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Old 08-16-2012, 03:05 PM   #15
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I believe they are all yearly or milage whichever comes first, I do yearly.

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Old 08-16-2012, 03:35 PM   #16
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I too get yearly service which is usually at only about 10,000 miles... but I would suggest using the manufacturers' recommendations for your equipment.


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Old 08-17-2012, 11:49 AM   #17
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Once per year oil and filters chassis and generator includes fuel filters and chassis lube.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:38 PM   #18
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Once per year oil and filters chassis and generator includes fuel filters and chassis lube.
Yes sir i agree my buddy has had his tradewinds for over 10 years and he does this exact same thing and never has problems with routine checks,
I am doing same thing with ours.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:41 PM   #19
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We are going into a transition phase, where next year we hope to be going on the road for what I've coiued 'Permanent Part Time Full Timing'... Off for two or three month trips, then back to the home base to check on family. So we will be putting on many more miles over the years ahead, is teh plan.

I posted on another thread, taht I'm thinking of changing to Syn oil in the ISL next service, and then going to a yearl/miles change of oil filter and oil analysis. On the generator, will also shift to syn (help on cooling I hope), but due to the small amount of oil, change yearly.

All other services will be based upon time/miles per the normal schedule.

I'll also add an opinion, that I think many need to stay on the yearly schedule, if they are low miles per year, with periods of 'winter down time'. We get our coach out every 4-6 weeks for a run. Generator fired up, AC's running, and get everything up to proper temperatures and run things long enough to work out any moisture. Some in the 'winter down time' can't do this, and yearly service is probably the right thing to do... But, we all may have different opinions!

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The coach is serviced annually at the Freightliner Service Center in Gaffney, SC. So far it's been the annual need rather than the 15,000 miles. They use regular dyno oil. The generator oil is changed every 300 hours here locally. I use Royal Purple in the generator.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:10 PM   #21
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I do ours per the manuals since the manufacturer knows how the unit should be treated/serviced.

Always wonder why people think they know more about the unit than the engineers that designed, built and tested the unit. If it says 10,000 miles OR yearly I go by the lesser amout as they intended.
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True, the manufacturer has set some parameters for the average user in each user group of its equipment. When publishing the information, I suspect they add a safety cushion to control their warranty exposure and consider state of the art materials at the time of manufacturer.

So, if you are not an average user of a Spartan chassis and the current materials are superior to those at the time of writing the warranty, and if one assumes a generous manufacturer's safety cushion to appease the Financial and Legal Department, and if you do some reasonable fluids testing, the manual's guidelines can be safely stretched. IMHO.

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