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Old 06-03-2015, 05:51 AM   #1
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Question Preparing for a long road trip - mechanical maintenance

I have a 2003 Monaco Rogue with the Ford E450 engine. It has 32k miles on it. I am preparing for a 2 1/2 cross country trip and want to make sure I have all the proper maintenance done to my RV.
In my users manual there isn't any information about periodic type maintenance that should be done. I am assuming I should do the following:
1) Change oil
2) Change transmission fluid
3) Check brakes
4) Grease differential?
5) Anything else?

For item 2 (transmission fluid change), will I need to replace the pan seal, filter located in the pan and the transmission fluid? Anything else?

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We have done a lot of traveling and I have had a few more items done on mine.
1. Changed serpentine belt and tensioner.
2. Flushed brake fluid.
3. Drained and replaced rear differential oil.
4. New fuel filter.
5. New air filter and clean MAF.
6. I also replaced plugs and wires when I had Ultra Power done.
How old are your tires and batteries? I would check the dates on those as well and replace if needed.
Enjoy your trip.
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We have done a lot of traveling and I have had a few more items done on mine.
1. Changed serpentine belt and tensioner.
2. Flushed brake fluid.
3. Drained and replaced rear differential oil.
4. New fuel filter.
5. New air filter and clean MAF.
6. I also replaced plugs and wires when I had Ultra Power done.
How old are your tires and batteries? I would check the dates on those as well and replace if needed.
Enjoy your trip.
Tires are good - 2 year old.
What is Ultra Power?
Where did you find instructions on changing the transmission fluid and rear differential oil?
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4. Include grease all zert fitting, ujoints ect.
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I have a 2003 Monaco Rogue with the Ford E450 engine. It has 32k miles on it. I am preparing for a 2 1/2 cross country trip and want to make sure I have all the proper maintenance done to my RV.
In my users manual there isn't any information about periodic type maintenance that should be done. I am assuming I should do the following:
1) Change oil
2) Change transmission fluid
3) Check brakes
4) Grease differential?
5) Anything else?

For item 2 (transmission fluid change), will I need to replace the pan seal, filter located in the pan and the transmission fluid? Anything else?

Thanks.
How many miles on the transmission? The manual should have service intervals for all of the major components. Unless you are close to the recommended servicing of the transmission you may be wasting your money. If you have been using the unit in a harsh environment the service interval will be shorter.

According to my F450 manual the rear end contains synthetic oil and is good for the life of the rear end. Not comfortable with that statement but when I check the level the oil is clean. I will likely change the rear end oil around 150,000 miles.
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