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Old 02-13-2014, 07:23 AM   #29
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:28 AM   #30
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I have been thinking of buying lube service due to age. What is a fair price at Speedco for a gas MH on Ford chassis? My closest Speedco is at Pilot about 60 miles away.
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Changing the oil isn't difficult---but greasing is a bear. I don't have a concrete pad so slithering around underneath while scraping my back on gravel is unpleasant. There just isn't much clearance, even when the air bags are fully inflated. So for that reason, I go to Speedco and get a lube and oil change. Costs about $250 for a Cummins ISM. I have them give me the fuel filter and change that myself at home. Why I do that myself is a long story: in a nutshell, I know how to avoid air-locking the engine. And I really like going into the pit while they're doing the work and looking around underneath.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:58 AM   #32
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Changing the oil isn't difficult---but greasing is a bear. I don't have a concrete pad so slithering around underneath while scraping my back on gravel is unpleasant. There just isn't much clearance, even when the air bags are fully inflated. So for that reason, I go to Speedco and get a lube and oil change. Costs about $250 for a Cummins ISM. I have them give me the fuel filter and change that myself at home. Why I do that myself is a long story: in a nutshell, I know how to avoid air-locking the engine. And I really like going into the pit while they're doing the work and looking around underneath.

That's the reason I bought two of the 12-ton jack stands from Harbor Freight! I don't do my own lube but I sometimes need to get under there for other things. I believe in the old saying "what can go wrong WILL go wrong"!
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:34 AM   #33
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Once, on a long trip out west, I changed mine in the corner of the parking lot by an AutoZone. Bought the oil and filter there, then went inside and deposited old oil in their tank.
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:26 PM   #34
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Me? If so I would love to help but we are only in Cicero in the summer.
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Lived near green lakes and kept boat in fish bay.

I change my own oil and lube with a HF air grease gun. Some said they use a 5 gallon pail to drain oil. I must relate my tale of grief about the use of a plastic 5 gallon bail.

MY MH uses the full 4 gallons of oil so I too used the 5 gallon bucket under the back of the rig. Popped the plug off and let it drain into the buck. About just finished an I notice a small black puddle of oil appearing on the concrete in back of the pail. By the time I realized what was going on about half of the bucket leaked out of a small crack that opened on the side of the bucket..

I was really freaking out since this was my second year on my new $5000 concrete drive. I got some 2x4 to dam the puddle and an old shop vac to suck up the black goo. I had the DW drive to the local Autozone to pick up some oil soakup stuff. Then after refilling the oil in the engine, spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning with oil sorb, degreasers, every soap detergent and bleach bottle available. Finally cleaned it off with the pressure washer.

What a stinkin mess. in the end had to cover the grey stain with a slurry of grout to match the concrete.

Now - what I use is a 25 gallon heavy duty plastic barrel cut in half to match the elevation of the drain plug. AND now I do it in the street.
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Doesnt Camping World Do full service, oil, grease, coolant, and trans service?
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I go to WalMart for my changes. For the last 11 years the same fellow has been doing the grease jobs there and he knows my MH. Gaspar may hold a record for a Walmart lube employee.
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