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Old 10-02-2020, 10:06 AM   #1
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Antifreeze in short supply?

Getting ready for winterizing my RV. Usually prices around $2.50 a gallon at Walmart. None there and Amazon is showing $20+ per gallon. What the???
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Old 10-02-2020, 10:13 AM   #2
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I just got a case, 6 gallons, from True Value hardware. I ordered the propylene glycol. The store only stocked the alcohol based. Took 3 days. $3.99 gal shipped to store. Alcohol $2.99.
Our local Walmart stocks the alcohol based. $2.58
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Our WalMart had an entire giant display of Rv antifreeze. (Yesterday)
It was about 3 bucks a gallon.
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Amazon for liquids is often a poor choice. Look around some more.
True Value, Farmers Supply.

I bought my Antifreeze back in August as stores in Canada usually sell out early to mid September. Believe it was $6 or $7 dollars a gallon. 4 to 5 US dollars.

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Got it at Menards recently... They have lots of both the -50f and -75f
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Getting ready for winterizing my RV. Usually prices around $2.50 a gallon at Walmart. None there and Amazon is showing $20+ per gallon. What the???
The Walmart in Streamwood shows it in stock for $2.58/gal according to their web site.
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Rural King $2.09 per gallon. Not sure if they are in your area for pickup.
Just bought 6 gallons. Had a couple of pallets of the stuff.

https://www.ruralking.com/all-depart...ids/antifreeze
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Antifreeze supplies and prices can go weird this time of year, as demand goes up. It pays to look around. I picked mine up at Home Depot this year and last, although different manufacturers each time.

For a few years I bought Prestone alcohol-free antifreeze through Wal-Mart. Then, Wal-Mart started stocking a different brand. I looked on line for Prestone and wow!- the prices and availability were out of sight. That's when I moved to different manufacturers.

I generally pay about $1.50 more per gallon to get the kind without alcohol.
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Home Depot had both ethanol and non- ethanol varieties in store when I picked up mine.
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The Walmart in Streamwood shows it in stock for $2.58/gal according to their web site.
Yup, got 6 gal of -50 F goop at Walmart in Roseville MI for that price so I can do the motorhome and boat. But, there was none at Sam's Club or Meijer where I usually get it. There was a ton of it at Walmart in the isle.
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TSC (tractor supply) $2.49 /gal

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/se...%20antifreeze?
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Got it at Menards recently... They have lots of both the -50f and -75f
Yep, the cheap -32° stuff is $1.98/G, the -75 stuff is $3.98/G at Menards near me. The cheap stuff cannot be diluted, the -75° may be diluted.
While I was in the store there were about 3 pallets of each.
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If I remember correctly, the -75f stuff at Menards is also alcohol free.
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I bought a couple gallons of the -75º stuff at Menards a few weeks ago. Normally I don't buy it until right before I winterize but I figured with all the newbies buying RVs this year, there might be a shortage just when everyone needs it. Think toilet paper and paper towels...
Menard's had a huge display of -50º and -75º stuff. I don't remember what I paid, but I only need two gallons so not a big deal. I think it was around $3/gallon.
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