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Old 12-01-2013, 05:22 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Mekanic View Post
They only cost more if you let them cost more.
My RV is on a 1994 Ford truck chassis
with a 5.9L Cummins 6BT Deisel
I spend about $100 on a oil change using Rotella synthetic oil EACH YEAR.
My oil filter (napa Gold #1607?)is about $10 at NAPA
I didn't change the fuel filter/water separator last year or this year. (I did check it to make sure it had no water in it.) I believe the air filter was changed in 2011 I can't even remember how much it was ($33? sound right) .
I did change and flush the cooling system the first year I had it.
That is it all my maintenance for this vehicle.
They Can cost more but don't have to.

as bought for $2500

with the box installed (by me) new total $4000
I love the idea you have here and actually considered it myself. Do you have pictures you would be willing to share of this rig converted into the motorhome? Love to see them if so!

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Old 12-01-2013, 09:43 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Monkey Run View Post
I love the idea you have here and actually considered it myself. Do you have pictures you would be willing to share of this rig converted into the motorhome? Love to see them if so!
If converted?? I have driven it for the last 3 years on vacations out west twice to Williams AZ.
I can't seem to keep the pics working between here and pgotobucket
Here is my acct to look at it all. in there scattered are picks of the inside as well as the outside.
James Norris Jr's (spnitecop)'s Library | Photobucket
here are a few of it in use

From on the road, crossing the continetial divide

in the campground doing its thing.

(RVM#26) THE U-RV 94 F-700/24 foot U-haul box home built RV
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:28 PM   #31
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I don't know why Motor home diesels should be more delicate than marine diesels, There are lots of recreational boats with 30-40 yr old diesels in them still running strong. A lot of them see only 100 hr. a year, more or less. I had some years on my Sailboat that 50 gal lasted all yr.Of course there are some times you don't have time to run a Tack course back to the marina and have to run the "Iron Jib" all the way back.
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:05 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by bailiff View Post
I believe the "branded days" are over, as I understand it now....
Actually no such thing as branded fuel. All gasoline, diesel #1 & 2, jet fuel, and several other petroleum products are piped to tank farms all over the US. You may be pumping shell gas or diesel into your tank from an Exxon affiliated or private refinery. The only thing that separates gasoline/diesel A from B are the additives like octane cetane boosters added to the tank truck as specified by the brand when loaded at the truck farm.
We still do it the old fashion way here in northwest Pennsylvania, refine crude,6 bay loading rack of semi's, 2.5-3 million gallons (every 24 hours)w/additives injected at the loading rack during loading, plus the railroad 3-4 times a week pulling #2 fuel cars,asphalt cars,and LPG cars out. Serving NY, PA,OH,WV,VA and maybe more. When sandy hit the coast we had trucks from the east coast coming for products! So at least "our" stuff is as fresh as it gets

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