Here at Dennis K. Burke Inc. we strive to only sell the best products to our customers. There has been a lot of confusion in the marketplace with RV Antifreeze and manufacturers have intentionally blurred the lines by labeling very different products all as “-50 RV Antifreeze”. This issue became much more prevalent around the beginning of the pandemic as propylene glycol became scarce and prices soared.
RV Antifreezes can typically be grouped into 1 of 3 categories:
The first category is alcohol based products (commonly referred to as ethanol based) which contain a variety of alcohols such as ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, methanol, glycerin, and methyl isobutyl ketone. While these products are common to see on store shelves everywhere, rarely will you see the ingredients prominently listed on the label. Not only are these products flammable due to the alcohol content, but they will also dry out the seals, hoses and gaskets. They can also corrode and leach chemicals from many types of piping.
The second category is alcohol blended with propylene glycol. The ratio of alcohol to propylene glycol will vary product to product and can also vary batch to batch for the same product. Because there is no set standard for these products, they often cause the same issues as alcohol based products.
The third category is propylene glycol based products which are 25-30% propylene glycol and water to make -50 RV Antifreeze. Propylene glycol does not have the fire risk of alcohol containing products, nor will it damage the hoses, seals, gaskets and piping. In fact, propylene glycol acts as a lubricant that can extend the life of your seals. For these reasons, this is the only type of RV Antifreeze that Dennis K. Burke Inc. sells so you know your equipment will run Better with Burke.
Alongside PEAK RV & Marine Antifreeze, stock up on other winter accessories with DKB! As the temperature drops, vehicles and machines require a little extra attention to ensure they run smoothly and reliably throughout the season.
- Dyed Ultra Low Sulfur Kerosene: A winter-ready, high-performance energy solution. Available in 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums.
- Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF): DEF is an essential component for diesel-powered vehicles equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems. During winter, it is crucial to have an ample supply of DEF, as its freezing point is around 12°F (-11°C). Available in 2.5 gallon cases, 5 gallon cases, and 55 gallon drums.
- Kendall Hyken Glacial Blu Hyd: Maintaining proper hydraulic system performance is vital, especially during winter. This fluid's low-temperature properties ensure smooth hydraulic operation, preventing any potential damage caused by freezing or thickening. It is a great solution for snow plow hydraulic systems. Available in 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums.
- Fleetline Washer Fluid Premix -25: Driving in winter means dealing with snow, ice, and dirty roads. Fleetline Washer Fluid is an excellent choice with its antifreeze properties, it prevents the fluid from freezing on the windshield while effectively removing dirt and grime. Available in 4 gallon cases and 55 gallon drums.
- PFC Undercoating Kit: Winter conditions often mean exposure to salt, slush, and other corrosive elements on the roads. The PFC Undercoating Kit provides a durable protective barrier, shielding your vehicle from the harsh winter elements and extending its lifespan. Available in 1 gallon cases.
- Power Service Diesel Fuel Supplement: A must-have during winter. This product prevents fuel gelling and lowers the cold filter plugging point (CFPP) to ensure reliable engine performance in colder temperatures. Available in 32 oz. cases and 55 gallon drums.
- Kost DefendAl Global Auto ELC RTU 50/50: Keeping your vehicle's coolant system in good condition is crucial, especially in winter. Kost DefendAl Global Auto ELC RTU 50/50 is a ready-to-use coolant that provides excellent freeze protection and corrosion prevention. Available in 3 gallon cases and 55 gallon drums.
- Power Service Diesel 911: This emergency anti-gel treatment quickly dissolves wax and ice crystals that form in the fuel line, preventing blockages and restoring fuel flow in no time. Available in 32 oz. cases.
Preparing for winter is a task that should not be overlooked. By stocking up on essential winter shop supplies with Dennis K. Burke Inc., you can ensure that your business runs smoothly and avoids potential winter-related issues. So, don't wait until the first snowfall! Get your winter supplies ready and enjoy a safe and trouble-free winter experience. Stay warm and stay safe! Contact us today: ContactUs@burkeoil.com.