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Old 10-11-2016, 06:39 PM   #1
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I'm new at this. I have a Monaco 42'. At the present time, I get the oil and filters changed every year on the coach and the gen set and the chassis greased, I'm thinking every two years. Is this okay? Are there other things I need to do?
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All of those actions are recommended to be annual, or 15,000 miles
I use Speedco. All of the oil/grease, oil filter, 2 fuel filters, and an oil test for about $230. They may (location specific) do the gen too for $56. I have all of this stuff done in Casa Grande AZ. Have had only the MH serviced at Speedco Milan NM
Speedco has an ap.
All other things to be done per the owners manual
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Annually at Speedco here as well. I service all our low miles / year vehicles in my birthday month, so it's easy to remember when due.
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Oil change before storage , there are corrosives and sludge in the oil at the end of the season that should be removed , before they get a chance to settle to the base of the pan and start rusting it from the inside out.
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most gas engines have margins of 'error' for maint. I would not try to apply similar practices for diesel. Current gas motors have closed loop fuel systems to minimize fuel wash down. Not really applicable for diesel.

Bite the bullet, find the least expensive service (like speedco) or your local craigslist mobile - which also did a lube for me (and watch them do the work), supply filters (or make sure the price they charge is comparable) and the powerplant will out live you - sleep easy.

this coming from a tightwad among tightwads.... how else did I get this DP for a screaming deal?

PS, I am currently putting up with a drivability/idle issue on a BMW bc I'm too tight to breakdown and pay 5x for the part locally as opposed to paying 40$ for it on ebay. OR even letting the dealer 'find' it for about 300$. So, man, I'm tight.. ok.?
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:55 PM   #6
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Where in Casa Grande are you having the maintenence done? I'm currently using a place in Coolidge that seems to know what they're doing, the Tire Factory.
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Where in Casa Grande are you having the maintenence done? I'm currently using a place in Coolidge that seems to know what they're doing, the Tire Factory.

Speedco 319
8212 S. Sunland Gin Rd.
Casa Grande,AZ 85131
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Now that's a new one. An oil pan rusting out from the inside out for not changing your oil every year.
Newsflash. Not gonna happen.
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I can do myself an oil change with filter plus both fuel filter and a lube for around $120. All OEM filters and chevron Delo diesel oil. If you can get all that plus an oil analysis for $230, that ain't bad.
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I do question the need for fuel filters annually without regard for mileage. I drain 4 ounces of fuel from the sediment bowl into a glass cup after every trip and look for any water or sediment. Takes all of 5 minutes. Maybe there might be circumstances to deviate fro this but I have not had to. We use the rv regularly and store in an enclosed garage.
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Air dryer and air filter every 3 years. Air filters break down from age and one could ingest paper or dust a motor.

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I'm new at this. I have a Monaco 42'. At the present time, I get the oil and filters changed every year on the coach and the gen set and the chassis greased, I'm thinking every two years. Is this okay? Are there other things I need to do?

Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I take the coach to Speedco once a year for routine service, oil change, lube, etc. Cummins recommends yearly or 15,000 miles, whichever comes first. They also service the Onan 7500 generator. I think Onan recommends service at 150 hours usage, but I just have it done at the same time for convenience!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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I have had air filters in some of my cars that I drive little that might get changed at 5 years. They don't "break down". Where do some people come up with saying stuff like that?
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