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Old 11-03-2015, 09:32 PM   #1
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Fifth wheel LP inspection

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We are having our 2015 Sierra 380bh5 winterized and the dealer is saying that it will be a 320 to an LP inspection. What is this and is it worth it?

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Old 11-03-2015, 10:33 PM   #2
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One good thing about LP gas is the universal warning it provides if it escapes its container. You'll become aware of a problem long before any repair shop, shut the tank if you detect anything next year.
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:37 PM   #3
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Sounds like a cash grab... How much to winterize?
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What's actually included? I had a worry of a propane leak once (strong smell) and the mobile RV tech checked the exterior system in about 14 minutes.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:42 PM   #5
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Winterization is about $300, a lot I know but I've been really busy at work....
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Old 11-04-2015, 01:32 AM   #6
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Wow, 300 bucks? Really for about 2 gallons of RV antifreeze and about 10 minutes of work? Next winter, I'll gladly save your a hundred dollars and do it for you for $200.

Don't forget to get winter air put into your trailer tires. Its expensive but well worth it ;-)
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Old 11-04-2015, 06:00 AM   #7
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WOW !!!! our dealer charges $35 to winterize (that $25 plus for labor yours would be closer to $290 labor / profit)) & have never had a propane system test / inspection...... oh I winterize ours in about 30 minutes.

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Old 11-04-2015, 07:14 AM   #8
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$30 I could handle, $300 and you lost a customer.
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Our unit was in for a few final warranty repairs so we had the dealer winterize this time. They charged 69.95 which included all material and inspection of roof.
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Winterization is about $300, a lot I know but I've been really busy at work....
For two gallons of this and a 1/2 hour of work?

DOW South/Win RV Antifreeze with DOWFROST-147005 - The Home Depot

Is it too late to go somewhere else? Don't let him touch anything else. If you get a propane leak you will smell it, or your alarm will go off.

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