Van and truckmount will sit for 6 months-

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    johnp94

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    Hello everyone. I'm going to leave van with truckmount in Florida for the summer while I'm in New York for 6 months. TM runs off of vehicle fuel tank. I also have a diesel burner. What do you recommend for for the fuel tanks and any other advice.
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    Todd the Cleaner

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    Disconnect the wire to yout TM fuel pump and start the machine and let it run out of gas (should only take a minute or two). Run the burner out of gas too. as for the van tank I would put some fuel stabilizer in it to help perserve the gas. Try to leave the tank as close to empty as you can so you can put fresh gas in when you come back.
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    Rick F

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    Whats up john? why are you not bringing to NY?
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    I've had my TM for 18 months and I still haven't quit my day job due to lack of marketing experience. Last summer in New York I only had five jobs because I work 7 days per week at the golf course. I have another van and a Camaro and a car hauler. I will need four parking spots if I bring the carpet van. Insurance, parking and transporting will be $1,800 if I leave it in Florida it will cost $1,000 and it will be in a garage. Thanks for the help.
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    I agree with Todd about the first 3 points by running the burner and engine out of gas and adding fuel stabilizer, but I like to fill the gas tank completely so that moisture does not build up in the tank (JMO) and how I see it. Also you can easily take out the spark plugs and spray some fogging oil in the cylinders(it won't hurt). THE END
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    I didn't think about all that humidity you guys have to deal with, a full tank is probably a good idea.
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    Having it in a garage will certainly cut down on some potential problems. I had a van sit in my back lot for a couple of years and the heat did a number on the head liner and vinyl upholstery. Not to mention the mold growing inside the doors.
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    Fuel stabilizer, fog cylinder(s), lube every moving part, diconnect battery. You should be able to hook your battery back up when you get ready to run again and go clean.

    The ethenol will screw with your carb. so that is a must with a fuel stabilizer. 1 month on my grizzly 660 floats stuck because of that ethenol crap. Took me about 3 hrs to pull carb out and fix it.
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    Thanks everyone. It's in a storage garage. I ran the fuel out of the TM, full tank of gas for the van and diesal burner tank. Added stabalizer to both tanks. Took out the battery and brought it to New York to switch it into my other van every month to keep a full charge. I didn't know how to fog the cylinders. I also ran anti freeze/coolant through the TM. Hoping I can just start and go when I get back to Florida.
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    don't worry about the fogging not the end of the world.
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    Would he not get flat spots on his tires from sitting? All the weight ?
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    Yes, but I read that after you drive the flat spots will even out.

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