Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-02-2013, 11:55 PM   #1
New Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Anacortes, WA
Posts: 4
Default Ethanol in Gasoline

I recently watched this video about the dangers of using E15 (gasoline with 15% ethanol) in cars more than two years old. (

So I'm curious if anyone is concerned about having to use E10 in their vans, which is 10% ethanol. Do you try to avoid gasoline with ethanol, or perhaps do you use an addative to counteract the ethanol? From what I've been reading, the ethanol reduces performance, and over time can damage your fuel lines and other components. I would like to her if others are concerned about this.

Xplorer2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
Platinum Member
markopolo's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 8,826
Default Re: Ethanol in Gasoline

You can follow this topic on the RT Yahoo Group:

Two bikes on sliding cargo box: & 1997 GMC Savana 6.5L Turbo Diesel Custom Camper Van Specifications:
markopolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 12:39 AM   #3
Platinum Member
Mike's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sarnialabad, The Newly Elected People's Republic of Canuckistan
Posts: 3,240
Default Re: Ethanol in Gasoline

I've seen warnings on some vehicle fill pipes that tell you whether it's OK or not to use some types of ethanol laced gaaoline. For example, my 2009 truck has an "E85" symbol with the red circle and the diagonal line through it, meaning don't use, so I wouldn't use that concentration if I could avoid it. Most Canadian and US gasoline can now contain up to 10% ethanol, and often does, as far as I know, so there aren't many options except to use it, if you really need to fill up.
I wouldn't think it would be that harmful, but I'm not an engineer or chemist. Do you know anyone who has had problems? Have you asked the chassis manufacturer what the allowable ethanol content is for your vehicle?

If you want pure gas, here's a website I found that might help. I don't know how reliable this info really is, either online, or at the actual pumps.
It's not a sprint(er) (unless you make it one), it's (hopefully) a marathon.
RV - 2018 Navion 24V + 2016 Wrangler JKU
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.