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Old 10-15-2018, 04:25 PM   #1
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Pink Stuff: all the same?

What do you think? Are all brands of pink stuff created equal? I noticed some brands cost almost half as much as others. What's your opinion on antifreeze quality and price?
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:36 PM   #2
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I would think that it is the same as long as it says marine/rv. But never tired another then the one brand. Maybe someone who has tried multiple brands will chime in. We usually pay around $2.99 a gallon.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:46 PM   #3
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I have noticed that some is all Propylene Glycol, and some is a mixture of ethanol and Propylene Glycol.


I have 2 brands here: SuperTech from Wally World, it is:
Ethyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Water, DI Potassium Phosphate, Colorant, and Fragrance.


I also have some "OnLine" brand... it's ingredient list:
Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dye, and Inhibitors.


Both state "-50F Protection"



I guess they both do the same thing, the "OnLine" was about a dollar more per gallon, and as you can see it doesn't have the alcohol in it.
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NO, they are not all the same. you can buy and use what you are comfortable using as they all do the same thing with different ingredients. contrary to popular belief, RV antifreeze does freeze, but does not expand to the point of bursting pipes.

ETHANOL (alcohol) BASED - (have not seen this ever)

PROPYLENE/ETHANOL BLEND - (I see this at walmart a lot)

PROPYLENE GLYCOL - (this is what I prefer to use)

read the reviews of the one you want to use. there are certain brands that say good down to -50 or so, and people say they have issues when using it and the reviews are horrible.

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The lower priced AF is made with Ethanol alcohol which contains water. Most common is a combination of Ethanol and Propylene glycol, found at any hardware store, Menards, Walmart, etc. The most expensive is strickly Propylene glycol, mainly found at rv dealers. I have used all of them and never had problems. Though the plain ethanol type does tend to dry out gaskets and seals unless completely submerged.


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I know a guy that uses cheap vodka.

Whatever the stuff is that's cheap, with a very low freezing point, that's edible.
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I know a guy that uses cheap vodka.

Whatever the stuff is that's cheap, with a very low freezing point, that's edible.
does he throw a party when unwinterizing?
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i don't think even the cheapest vodka is as cheap as RV anti-freeze! Don't be an alcohol abuser!
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does he throw a party when unwinterizing?
Yes.
And before.
And during.
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