Originally Posted by Danieldd
Appears the consensus is to add stabil to the tank. Thank everyone.
Indeed, but there's more to it I neglected to address in my first response.
Even if you can siphon the tank dry (which is darn near impossible anyways) any remaining fuel in the system will, over time, form gum and varnish deposits. It's just not possible to get 100% of the fuel out of the system. Draining the tank can help prevent the tank from getting gummy, but fuel stabilizer will reach the ENTIRE fuel system and help prevent the fuel from breaking down and forming gum and varnish deposits.
A fuel stabilizer (Sta-Bil being the most popular and well-known brand) really is the way to go. I use it in my lawnmower, snowblower, used to use it in my boat, use it in my jet ski... anything that sits for extended periods of time.