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Old 07-04-2014, 11:01 PM   #1
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Can some one please tell me how many miles before the first oil change on a new Fleetwood Excursion motorhome ? and Please don't tell me to read the manual they are useless, I don't have the time Or want the read 1,000 pages about chassis I will pay someone to do repairs when that time comes . I just need the information on the miles of a new engine so I know when to service it the first time then
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On a Cummins it will be 6K miles or 6 months, then 15K or 1 yr. After that its every 15K miles or annually. This is how I understand the schedule. This is based on a 6.7 ISB series and I will assume it will be similar for larger engines. If this is your first DP I would strongly suggest you read those manuals. Just my .02.
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Please don't tell me to read the manual they are useless, I don't have the time

Hopefully there will be a forum member that has the time to research it and type a reply to this pressing issue.
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:03 AM   #4
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Please don't tell me to read the manual they are useless, I don't have the time Or want the read 1,000 pages about chassis
I wouldn't exactly call the manuals useless . . . they WILL, for instance, tell you the interval for oil changes . . .
Bet you're the kinda person who had someone else do their homework for them in school!

I would do the research for you, but I don't have the time, either. Too many other folks on this forum who REALLY need help!
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I wouldn't exactly call the manuals useless . . . they WILL, for instance, tell you the interval for oil changes . . .
Bet you're the kinda person who had someone else do their homework for them in school!

I would do the research for you, but I don't have the time, either. Too many other folks on this forum who REALLY need help!
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Call the toll free number at Cummins, Freightliner or Allison and ask them specific questions such as oil change, grease jobs or trans fluid change intervals after a few months ask about the other items like adjustments or air dryer maint. Its gets confusing if you try to absorb evrerything at once. I was told by Freightliner that much of the maint. recomendations are written for over the road trucks putting on many more miles a year than an rv.
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Can some one please tell me how many miles before the first oil change on a new Fleetwood Excursion motorhome ? and Please don't tell me to read the manual they are useless, I don't have the time Or want the read 1,000 pages about chassis I will pay someone to do repairs when that time comes . I just need the information on the miles of a new engine so I know when to service it the first time then

You should probably proof read your posts before hitting the reply button. Sometimes a post doesn't convey the sentiment we intended. This post is called " the benefit of the doubt".

You need to give specific info to get specific and meaningful answers. In this case, the specific engine involved. I'm guessing the Cummins ISB but not sure. If so here is Cummins response:

http://cumminsengines.com/showcase-i...00#maintenance

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The Cummins web site has all that information available.
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OP, I would suggest that you find the time to read the manual that came with you MH! While you think that you 'do not have the time and that they are worthless' they do have a wealth of information. You may not have to read it 'cover to cover', but find a section about one part of the MH and read that. After a while you will have a much better understanding of the systems that make up the MH.
Good luck and proceed slowly!
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I appreciate the frustrations of a new owner and agree that giving you the "benefit of the doubt" is very appropriate, especially given the mission of this forum--but, given the generally sorry state of "professional" RV repair, I would encourage you to take the time to learn as much about your rig as you can. Without a modest understanding of your MH, and the motivation to engage the repair facility on what they are doing, you are in for a rude, if not expensive, awakening to the wonderful world of RV repair.....
PS--Cummins, CAT, or other...sounds like 5k is a good first-tiem change point, then 10k or annually there after....
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If you "don't have time" to read the manuals, please take the time to purchase an emergency road service plan from Coach Net or Good Sam. You're going to need it!


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If you "don't have time" to read the manuals, please take the time to purchase an emergency road service plan from Coach Net or Good Sam. You're going to need it!


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To the OP,

Don't worry about it. These new diesels really never need an oil change or service. They are "lubed for life" engine, chassis and transmission.

At 50,000 miles take it in (or have it towed) to any heavy truck shop, have an oil analysis.

Oh, the genny....she can run for 12 years non-stop without any service whatsoever.

Modern tires never need any air and have infinite treadlife.

Coolant is long life....it will live longer than you will.

Slide seals, pac-brake, steps are all in suspended animation...they will stay in factory state infinitely based upon new designs, advances in chemical compostion of lubricants etc.

Just drive on, please do not waste your time reading the manuals... you have better things to do!


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Call the toll free number at Cummins, Freightliner or Allison and ask them specific questions such as oil change, grease jobs or trans fluid change intervals after a few months ask about the other items like adjustments or air dryer maint. Its gets confusing if you try to absorb evrerything at once. I was told by Freightliner that much of the maint. recomendations are written for over the road trucks putting on many more miles a year than an rv.
Thank You for your suggestion and your kind words, Karma is a good thing ,Maybe I should have explained why I don't have they time but felt It was no ones business what personal things that is going on in my life at this time and I did look , now maybe I didn't look in the right place . I thank you again GGI for taking the time and being showing a kinder side to mankind,
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