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Old 02-20-2015, 11:08 AM   #1
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Camping World DP oil change $169

Good morning folks.
Our DP is at Camping World right now getting a new set of tires.
I notice that they do a simple oil and filter change for DPs for $169 for up to 20 quotes of oil. They also do the lube. Oil should costs a minimum of $100 and the oil filter for a cummins isl is about $70.
So how can they do the job so cheaply? Not that I'm complaining.
We normally get our oil service done at Rv Specialists in San Diego. Not a lot of alternatives here. They charge $600 and bundle the oil change, lube with they call a pre-trip inspection of the rig. Labor charge alone is $240. Seems like a big money maker from them I would think at this price
I'm having a tough time getting my brain around the big price difference..
Any experience with the oil change at Camping World?
Thanks.
Dan
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:29 AM   #2
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Good morning folks.
Our DP is at Camping World right now getting a new set of tires.
I notice that they do a simple oil and filter change for DPs for $169 for up to 20 quotes of oil. They also do the lube. Oil should costs a minimum of $100 and the oil filter for a cummins isl is about $70.
So how can they do the job so cheaply? Not that I'm complaining.
We normally get our oil service done at Rv Specialists in San Diego. Not a lot of alternatives here. They charge $600 and bundle the oil change, lube with they call a pre-trip inspection of the rig. Labor charge alone is $240. Seems like a big money maker from them I would think at this price
I'm having a tough time getting my brain around the big price difference..
Any experience with the oil change at Camping World?
Thanks.
Dan
No experience with oil change at Camping World, oil change in my drive way last fall Shell Rotella $200. oil filter $35. grease job, half a tube, checked anti-freeze. and all fluids, grand total $235.00
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:29 AM   #3
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Good morning folks.
Our DP is at Camping World right now getting a new set of tires.
I notice that they do a simple oil and filter change for DPs for $169 for up to 20 quotes of oil. They also do the lube. Oil should costs a minimum of $100 and the oil filter for a cummins isl is about $70.
So how can they do the job so cheaply? Not that I'm complaining.
We normally get our oil service done at Rv Specialists in San Diego. Not a lot of alternatives here. They charge $600 and bundle the oil change, lube with they call a pre-trip inspection of the rig. Labor charge alone is $240. Seems like a big money maker from them I would think at this price
I'm having a tough time getting my brain around the big price difference..
Any experience with the oil change at Camping World?
Thanks.
Dan
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:37 AM   #4
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I feel so much better now, Oil and Filter ( not the cheap kind) cost me $80.00
That is 5 gallons of oil and a xtra high efficiency oil filter.
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If I was to venture a guess they use no-name bulk oil and off brand oil filters. I bet if you specified say Mobil or Rotella oil and Cummins specific filters the price would be 75% more.
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Holy smokes! I never realized diesel oil changes were so much money. What is the recommended interval between changes?
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Just did my coach:
Extra efficiency 5 micron oil filter $38.70
Two high efficiency fuel filters : $31.63; $17.89
20 quarts (5 gallons) Shell Rotella T $69.99
Grease $ 04.23
Grand TOTAL $162.44

If you don't include the fuel filters Grand Total is $ 112.92
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Holy smokes! I never realized diesel oil changes were so much money. What is the recommended interval between changes?
My Cat C7 is 11,000 miles or 12 months.
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Holy smokes! I never realized diesel oil changes were so much money. What is the recommended interval between changes?
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IMO nobody knows your engine like the engine manufacturer.

To find the "recommended intervals" for your particular Cummins engine call Cummins Care at 800-343-7357, (with the engine serial number), and ask....(If you have a Cat call the Caterpillar RV Hotline, 877-777-3126).

BTW, my oil and oil filter, (and both of my 2 fuel filters), are changed every 6k to 10k miles... (whether they need it or not).
(Some owners change more often.... and others annually).
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Old 02-20-2015, 01:15 PM   #10
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There are some "big rig" places that will change oil for that price or better, and you can often supply your own filters for a reduced rate if you are worried about that. I'm convinced that our local RV sales/services places quadruple the price of any service item --because they've got us by the short hairs. Most RV owners, including myself, don't know enough about these kinds of things to reject a ridiculous quote, and/or we feel like RV dealers must "know more about my RV" than a local big rig place, so we pay the price. I suspect that's true for everything that's non-chassis, but oil and filter changes--nah. SpeedCo did my last oil change. Their default filters were some off-brand, which I rejected, but they did have Cummins filters too. I watched them pull the old ones off and screw the new ones on. And they used Rotella oil. Now... maybe they missed a few grease nipples here and there? I suppose that's possible.
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When CW or any outfit does work for you, personally inspect their completed work. Look over their inspection check list and verify what you can to see it was done.

After CW did their free inspection of my coach, I asked what my tire pressure was. They did not know. I asked what condition was my belts. They did not know CW Tech who did the inspection SAID HE COULD NOT SEE THEM. [Guess they never heard of mirrors, flashlights and removable dog house covers]. I definitely will not be returning to the San Martine CW for service or repair work.

Check to see they wiped off the grease zerk fittings, did they get all the fittings? and any oil mess around the filter and plug.
Your inspection will tell you about their quality control and professionalism.
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The basic oil change & lube at Speedco was about that same price the last time I had it done!
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I don't think the CW price includes a new fuel filter. When I asked them about it, they said nobody knew how to prime it.
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Holy smokes! I never realized diesel oil changes were so much money. What is the recommended interval between changes?
Not being an smarty pants but are you driving a diesel? Did you not realize the maintenance costs on these thing? I hope you are ready to accept those high prices if you don't do the work yourself, The filters are high and the quantity of oil is a lot more than your vehicle!
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