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Old 11-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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I just had my 98 Country Coach in for a fluid and filter change at Valley Power Systems in San Diego.They are an Allison service and distribution center. They did an awesome job!. I switched from the standard dextron tranny fluid to the Allison recommended synthetic fluid called TranSyn. The total cost was $456. The Cummins Cal Pacific shop that is also an authorized Allison service center in El Cajon just east of San Diego wanted almost $800 for the same service, they also wanted $450 for a basic oil change and to replace my fuel filters. I said no thanks! But kudos go out to Valley Power Systems of San Diego.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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I'd suggest you go put a review of RV Service Reviews. Always good to spread the news on good service.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion. I just did it. I was unaware that the website existed
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:42 AM   #4
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Wow $450 bucks to get your trans oil changed
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The Cummins Cal Pacific dealers are no deal for sure!
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:50 PM   #6
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Hanko you sound surprised. Do you think it was too much or a good deal. Cummins Cal Pacific wanted around $800 for the same service and $450 for an engine oil and fuel filter service. They did put in the synthetic fluid which means I'm good for 300K miles or 4 years. The regular Dextron fluid was 20K miles or once a year. It was a worthwhile expense in my book
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No, not really. I just added it to my list of reasons I dont want a deisel coach.
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One reason I like to have having a DP is that its good to know that I have a very good chance that my Engine and Transmission will still be around and running in 300K miles. Not too many gasers owners can look forward to that. I've talked to a gaser owner that said he had to replace his engine after 108k miles. And now his tranny is about due to be overhauled. I currently have 94k miles on my Cummins engine and Allison Transmission. At that milage they were just broken in and warmed up. It may be cheaper to maintain a Gaser but it won't last as long as a diesel. I plan on having this coach until the day I go to meet my maker.
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I paid 950 for engine oil and filter and the tranny filters and oil with synthetic in the tranny. The oil is expensive but as mentioned won't have to do it for a long time again. The engine oil change averages around $400 with regular oil. They have to remove a rock guard which adds ten minutes to the job. The oil change last at least 15000 miles and a year by the book but with our easy driving can go longer with analysis.
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One reason I like to have having a DP is that its good to know that I have a very good chance that my Engine and Transmission will still be around and running in 300K miles. Not too many gasers owners can look forward to that. I've talked to a gaser owner that said he had to replace his engine after 108k miles. And now his tranny is about due to be overhauled. I currently have 94k miles on my Cummins engine and Allison Transmission. At that milage they were just broken in and warmed up. It may be cheaper to maintain a Gaser but it won't last as long as a diesel. I plan on having this coach until the day I go to meet my maker.

your engine and trans might, but I doubt your coach will be. Is there any motorhomes still runnin around with 300 thou on them?
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