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Old 10-25-2017, 01:26 PM   #1
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Winterizing cost

I just picked up 2 gallons of RV antifreeze at Walmart. The price on the shelf said $3.94 and when I went to the checkout it was $2.58, what a deal. So for under $6.00 and less than an hour of labor (actually 1/2 hour) winterizing is complete. I can't see going to a dealer, parking your RV there for 2 weeks and pay $100. I understand some people don't have the ability to do it but maybe those people can find a friend to do it for them and save the bucks.
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:18 PM   #2
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Pretty much sums it up.
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:43 PM   #3
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That`s what I paid at Walmart, but it was marked 2.58, lol. Yeah I can winterize for $5 and change.
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I just picked up 2 gallons of RV antifreeze at Walmart. The price on the shelf said $3.94 and when I went to the checkout it was $2.58, what a deal. So for under $6.00 and less than an hour of labor (actually 1/2 hour) winterizing is complete. I can't see going to a dealer, parking your RV there for 2 weeks and pay $100. I understand some people don't have the ability to do it but maybe those people can find a friend to do it for them and save the bucks.
$3.94 is a -75 degree rating from a different manufacturer. The $2.58 is rated at -50 degrees and manufactured by another company. Our local Wal-Mart appears to have switched to the higher price units and clearing out the $2.58 a gallon. Still beats other RV dealers!
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:27 PM   #5
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just a question. can you mix antifreeze from different manufacturers? I have some left from last year but need to get some more. if I can't find the same brand can I mix two different brands?
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Ace Hardware has it on sale at times for $1.99 a gallon, with a limit of 2. I make sure to score that deal at least once each fall.
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:04 PM   #8
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My storage facility charges $165 for motorhome winterization. $135 if done prior to 3 November. I'll continue to buy the pink stuff and do it myself.
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So far I've winterized, or helped winterize 3 Rv's. Total cost for antifreeze was less than $15.00. At a dealer cost of $125 each unit, we've saved $350 so guess we're doing pretty well!
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Pretty much sums it up.
Yep, as long as you drain the water heater and change the valves so you don't fill it full of antifreeze (no need). Not a hard task and heck of a $$ savings.
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$0.00 if you use the "blow it out" method.

Oh... ok...maybe $0.12 worth of electricity, and $0.50 worth of pink stuff in the traps and toilet bowl, if you want to pick nits...


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