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Old 12-23-2016, 02:14 PM   #1
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I own a 2006 Dolphin 355 with the Ford V-10 engine. I am the second owner of this RV and it currently has about 21,000 miles. I have personally put about 6k miles on it and I am looking for advice from more experienced Dolphin owners as to what I should be doing as far as regularly scheduled maintenance. I get the oil changed and generator serviced in June every year when we return to Maine after snow birding in the South, as well as my yearly required state inspection. My tires are brand new Michelins as of last year and I inspect them and maintain proper pressures regularly. What else should I be doing or looking for on a regular basis? Thanks in advance for any input and advice.
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Old 12-23-2016, 11:45 PM   #2
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Brake fluid gets neglected a lot should be exchanged every 2-3 years. The brake fluid adsorbs moisture the moisture will lower the boiling point of the fluid. Under heavy braking the fluid gets hot, moisture will turn to steam when that happens you lose your brakes. Also if it has never been done the coolant and all radiator hoses need to be changed.
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Do maintenance on the batteries, and rodent proof the coach.
Also run the gennie for 30 minutes or so under full load (A/C's on) every 30/45 days
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How are you guys rodent proofing your rigs?


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We only rodent proof while it is stored in the winter. We use fresh cab. We have never had an issue with rodents.
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I would suggest an annual check of all your sealants on all Windows's and roof openings ect. And AC. Gasket seal . As well as lubricate your slide mechanism and treat the slide seals with silicone spray or slide seal treatment... also an annual chassis lube. Those are things I do!
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Brake fluid gets neglected a lot should be exchanged every 2-3 years. The brake fluid adsorbs moisture the moisture will lower the boiling point of the fluid. Under heavy braking the fluid gets hot, moisture will turn to steam when that happens you lose your brakes. Also if it has never been done the coolant and all radiator hoses need to be changed.
I agree on the brake fluid and make sure they use the correct fluid, the wrong fluid can ruin the system. The chassis over 20.000 Lbs use a different fluid than the lighter chassis. Your owners manual should have a grease zerk location diagram for the front end. I think it is nine fittings that require grease. Air Cleaner every 10k and fuel filter every 15k ? Not sure on the mileage so double check. Coolant needs to be changed at 30 k and then the generator oil / filter and plugs. If you have a remote Transmission filter like mine it needs to be changed at 30K

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I forgot one, If you have Power Gear Jacks the shafts are lubed with silicone spray and some have a zerk fitting for grease. In addition the Hydraulic fluid needs to be changed very easy to do uses ATF.
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