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Old 05-21-2017, 03:23 AM   #1
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Los Angeles - Class A Diesel Oil Change Shop Recommendations

We're debating various oil change options around the L.A. area, from truck stop/service shops to Cummins themselves to a mobile service.

Any recommendations for a reliable, well-rated shop or freelancer or...whomever, would be gratefully received!

Cummins is...shall we say, a bit high for us at the moment. We'd like to save some money if possible but can't do it ourselves, for a variety of reasons.

Thanks for the help!
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I'm not sure how far you are willing to drive. Colton Truck Terminal Garage in Colton, CA is a great place with very fair prices.

I would go out of our way to ho there.
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:49 AM   #3
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I have my coach serviced at Redlands Truck & RV in Redlands. Top notch service. And they have a 10 site RV park with full hookups if you need to stay.
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I use speed-co.. don't know if there is one close to you. Costs me around $300 chassis and generator service.
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You have Velocity Freightliner, a shop in Oxnard. I don't know if they're any cheaper than Cal Cummins in Oxnard.
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I use speed-co.. don't know if there is one close to you. Costs me around $300 chassis and generator service.
I agree that Speedco is a great solution, I was spending around 550.00 going to an RV center, and Speedco was about 340.00 including generator. The issue is l don't see one in the LA area? If you take a trip you might be able to use one where your heading. They are in Vegas and the a Phoenix area I believe. Regards Marc
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I agree that Speedco is a great solution, I was spending around 550.00 going to an RV center, and Speedco was about 340.00 including generator. The issue is l don't see one in the LA area? If you take a trip you might be able to use one where your heading. They are in Vegas and the a Phoenix area I believe. Regards Marc


I live in Vegas and was new to the oil change process as this is my first RV. I'd heard good things about Speedco and decided they were worth a try. Service was quick, they invited me to observe, showed what they did and at a very competitive price. I'd called around and got prices in the $550-$600 range. Speedco charged $345 and took about an hour. I'm happy with their service and have been under the coach two times looking for leaks since the service. NOTHING! Might be worth just planning on a stop at one during a trip if you don't have one in your town. I'm a very satisfied customer.
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The closest Speedco to LA is either Las Vegas or Kingman (west AZ).

The least expensive method is to do it yourself. With an ISB it's fairly easy because it only holds 12 quarts. With an ISM or ISX it's tough to manage 10-12 gallons (40-48 qts) of oil. You can get the new Shell Rotella T4 oil at almost any Walmart for $13.77 per gallon ($41.31 for 3 gallons). I order oil filters from Amazon for $13.70, but Cummins ISB oil filters are very common because of the popularity of Dodge/Cummins pickups. That's only $55 total for oil and filter.
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Try Myers RV in Torrance, or McBrides in Chino

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Thanks!

We appreciate all the helpful suggestions. We're actually making a list of these for the future, as we're traveling around the western U.S.

Sounds to us like a trip back to Vegas is in order, and we'll visit Speedco while we're there. Another option that sounds good to us is the Redlands facility with the hookups, depending upon price.

Many thanks again to everyone!
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I use speed-co.. don't know if there is one close to you. Costs me around $300 chassis and generator service.
Speedco charged me 300 didn't have any of my filters and didn't do the generator the standard price jumped 50 bucks just because it was a motorhome
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