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Old 08-15-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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How often do you service your Diesel pusher ?

just curious how often one is changing oils ect ? servicing generator ect ?
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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For me, once per year.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #3
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Change mine every 2 years at around 1/2 the miles required.
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ive gone about 12000 on the oil and the generator has 200 hrs since the last so im just curious ?
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:23 PM   #5
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We do a complete Oil and Lube Service Once every Year! We put about 6,500 Miles per Year.Current mileage 59,000
I changed the Air filter last fall it was about 5 Years old according to the Date marked on it.
The Transmission checks OK so that will be checked (Level and Smell Test) every 1000 Miles until the next service interval indicated in My Log Book at 75,000 Miles.
The Tires are in great shape ,but will be checked before Our Next Long trip.

We have owned this Rig for 3 Years. It had 46,000 Miles when We bought it. I immediately gave it a Total Servicing including Tires .
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Once a year, unless the book gives me a longer time interval (coolant, transmission, etc).
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6 mos or 11,000 miles which ever comes first. Usually pretty close, somewhere in the 9,000 to 10,000 mile range after 6 months.

I go with the CAT Service PM Level 1, oil, filters, lube, clean rads, CAC, etc...

Catch the generator at the same time. On the generator if its been cool and low dust I use the 250 hour service schedule, if it's been hot and dusty I go with the 500 hour service schedule.

All in bout $2,000.00 each service.
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Previous coach was a FRED not a DP. Serviced annualy in my birthday month.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:42 AM   #9
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Once a year for me oil and fuel filters, lube, batterys/connections and inspect chassis/brakes. Generator once a year or 250 hrs. Coolant, trans(syn fluid and filters), Hyd systems every 3 years. Last year due to family problems we only ran 3000 miles, and 30 hours on the gen, on the mostly a bunch of 100 mi round trips, if that continues, my oil sampling says I can go way longer on oil changes. I take care of a lot of diesel equipment those are done strictly on hours/gallons of fuel burned some of them go 2+ years on oil changes, and sampleing says all is good. IMHO While service is all important, over service is just throwing good $$ away.
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Once a year usually about 10,000 miles do generator at the same time
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Once a year, 2004 350, ISC Cummins, engine oil, filter, Onan 7500 gen. the same, grease front steering on the coach, rear drive shaft joints. Check tires,brakes, lights.
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ive gone about 12000 on the oil and the generator has 200 hrs since the last so im just curious ?
I guess if I were looking at those numbers, a lot of how I might act on them might have to do with how close I am (time wise) to my "annual"?

If I were looking at them just prior to another 2-3 week, or 2-3 thousand mile trip that was going to happen prior to the "annual" date, I might be tempted to move that annual date up a little?

Don't think I'd want to put too many more miles on the engine oil, but that's just me...

BTW, that's an awesome coach you have there!
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I guess if I were looking at those numbers, a lot of how I might act on them might have to do with how close I am (time wise) to my "annual"?

If I were looking at them just prior to another 2-3 week, or 2-3 thousand mile trip that was going to happen prior to the "annual" date, I might be tempted to move that annual date up a little?

Don't think I'd want to put too many more miles on the engine oil, but that's just me...

BTW, that's an awesome coach you have there!
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thanks we enjoy it i see u have the same awesome coach 4 sure
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We do a complete Oil and Lube Service Once every Year! We put about 6,500 Miles per Year.Current mileage 59,000
I changed the Air filter last fall it was about 5 Years old according to the Date marked on it.
The Transmission checks OK so that will be checked (Level and Smell Test) every 1000 Miles until the next service interval indicated in My Log Book at 75,000 Miles.
The Tires are in great shape ,but will be checked before Our Next Long trip.

We have owned this Rig for 3 Years. It had 46,000 Miles when We bought it. I immediately gave it a Total Servicing including Tires .
Don't just go by miles on the transmission. Allison also has a time requirement and it's a which ever comes first issue. If you have high capacity filters the time requirement is 36 months. If you have Transynd the time requirement is 48 months and this can be extended with annual sample analysis after that. Many motor home owners will never make 75,000 miles bit that doesn't mean they have no transmission service requirements.
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