Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-18-2013, 12:07 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 292
I usually pick up 4 gallons of the cheap stuff in the fall. Usually 3-4 bucks a gallon up here in Canada.

I don't even look at the brand.
__________________

__________________

2011 F150 SuperCrew 5.0 4x4
2012 Flagstaff 27BESS
pappcam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 01:43 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840

Walmart $4.89 a jug.
__________________

__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #33
B47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 6,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford Idaho View Post

Walmart $4.89 a jug.
Not sure - but that sounds like a good price for a big brand antifreeze. Thankfully I don't have to buy any of the stuff.
__________________
B47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 01:52 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
Quote:
Originally Posted by B47 View Post
Not sure - but that sounds like a good price for a big brand antifreeze. Thankfully I don't have to buy any of the stuff.
They did have another brand that was cheaper by about a buck and a half, did not know the name so I paid a little more.

__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 01:57 PM   #35
B47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 6,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford Idaho View Post
They did have another brand that was cheaper by about a buck and a half, did not know the name so I paid a little more.

That's usually what I do in these situations also.

I have read studies about whether the famous brands are really better than the store label brands and they have mixed reviews.

I figure the store brand has to cut some corners to have the lower price.
__________________
B47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 07:56 AM   #36
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,169
I have "Murphy Proofed" my RV Antifreeze and ONLY buy PINK colored RV Antifreeze.

I bought an orange colored one once and almost put in in my truck's windshield wash filler.

My winter flavor windshield wash (De-Ice formula) is also orange.
GFB, I should have reversed it.
__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 10:45 AM   #37
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by cobiker View Post

Brands using propylene glycol and percentages

Dowfrost ** 18-21% / 11-13%
Super Tech (Walmart) 30% <====== Incorrect
Splash (O'Rielys) * <20% / < 20%
Prestone 20-40%
Polar 25.5%
WinterCare 40%
Camco EasyGoing ???
Correction on Super Tech. It does contain Propylene Glycol but Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol) is the primary ingredient.

Here's the breakdown;
Ethyl Alcohol
Propylene Glycol
Water
DI Potassium Phospate
Colorant
Fragrance
I was going to use it yesterday, but opted out and picked up some Pink Stuff from O'Rielly Auto (Splash). On sale 2 for $8.

Ingrediants for Splash (RV & Marine Antifreeze)
Water
DOW® USP propylene glycol
Proprietary plant-derived additive (Glycerin)
DOW® corrosion inhibitors
Dye
__________________
TT 2011 Rockwood Windjammer 3008W
TV 2015 RAM 3500 MC 4x4 DRW w/ AC69RC HD Trans
Anderson WD hitch
cobiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 11:30 AM   #38
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,169
Other than color, I buy what is cheapest. I would most likely pay more attention if temperatures routinely dropped sub-zero for any length of time.

PA does not get all that cold and stay there for weeks at a time like other places.
__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 12:23 PM   #39
Canadian Member
 
itat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,900
Quote:
Originally Posted by herk7769 View Post
I have "Murphy Proofed" my RV Antifreeze and ONLY buy PINK colored RV Antifreeze. I bought an orange colored one once and almost put in in my truck's windshield wash filler. My winter flavor windshield wash (De-Ice formula) is also orange. GFB, I should have reversed it.
Up here, we can buy pink windshield washer fluid for summer use. It apparently does a better job at cleaning bugs. And you can get a pink RAINX product for the winter. So, I use the entire container of RV antifreeze every year to be sure it doesn't get used in my vehicles.
__________________
2011 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8293SS, 12K Equal-i-zer WDH
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)
2009 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew, 5.4L, 5'6" bed (2012 - 2016)

itat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 02:18 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
racer4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 107
I use whatever RV Antifreeze Walmart or Tractor Supply has. Then I drain it.
__________________

__________________
Chris and Pat
2016 Ram 3500 Cummins Aisin Dually, 4.10 axle ratio, Auto Flex Air Ride Rear Suspension
2017 Cedar Creek 36CKTS, Disc Brakes
racer4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
antifreeze

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



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:24 AM.