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Old 10-03-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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RV Antifreeze Ingredients

I just bought a gallon of RV antifreeze that lists the 1st ingredient as Ethyl Alcohol !!! Geez, I wonder when the winos of the world will figure this 1 out.

Seriously, I would prefer to put ethyl alcohol in my camper lines rather than the common propylene glycol (the 2nd ingredient), as I usually do a daily dose of ethyl alcohol anyway. But I have never seen this as an ingredient in RV antifreeze before, and it just surprised me.

The other ingredients are water, colorant, and fragrance.

BTW, even water has an MSDS sheet. Included are these 1st Aid instructions:

Eyes: If irritation develops, get medical aid.
Skin: Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
Ingestion: Get medical aid if irritation or symptoms occur.


Just wondering what other members that use an RV antifreeze what they thoughts are on using ethyl alcohol in the their lines.
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After this weekend I'm also ready to winterize my camper. Brrrrrr. Maybe I'll winterize with some good old bourbon and then leave it in the lines for when I get to Florida this winter. I'll be ready to lay back and enjoy the sun.
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After this weekend I'm also ready to winterize my camper. Brrrrrr. Maybe I'll winterize with some good old bourbon and then leave it in the lines for when I get to Florida this winter. I'll be ready to lay back and enjoy the sun.
Oh, I am not ready to winterize yet. Just saw it in the store, and decided to buy it before I forget it.
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I just bought a gallon of RV antifreeze that lists the 1st ingredient as Ethyl Alcohol !!! Geez, I wonder when the winos of the world will figure this 1 out.

Seriously, I would prefer to put ethyl alcohol in my camper lines rather than the common propylene glycol (the 2nd ingredient)
I just looked at the RV antifreeze that I purchased at Wally World earlier this year and the first ingredient was propylene glycol.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:22 AM   #6
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Not only is it used for winterizing pools and rv,s we use about 45,000 gallons to cool the museum at a 30% mix. Ours is a fluorescent green, but not to be used for winterizing rv's and pools.

Chap, you are right there is an MSDS for everything including water.
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