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Old 02-10-2014, 10:18 PM   #1
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Oil change

Where do you get the oil changed in you motorhome?
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:26 PM   #2
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Driveway. No need to put up on ramps either!
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Driveway. No need to put up on ramps either!
X2. Speedco is a good choice for L/O/F if you aren't a DIY type.
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Where do you get the oil changed in you motorhome?
Engine?
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Thanks, I think I will just change it myself.
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Search your manufacturer for lube points. I had an older MH on Force chassis that had quite a few but my current Ford has only a few, but important ones.
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I generally do it myself in the drive, went to a Ford dealer once in FL and had a mobile service visit the park this summer while we were in Vegas. Do yourself a favor and install a oil drain plug quick valve with a spigot the first time you do your own. Makes it so much easier the next time, just pop a short hose on the spigot and you don't have to balance the pan on the front axle.
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I do my own oil changes in the drive way. Our drive way has a slight slope to it so I just drive the MH in. I have plenty of room in the back end for me to slide under along with a 5 gallon bucket for the oil. My time is free, so no sense paying to have it done.
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Do yourself a favor and install a oil drain plug quick valve with a spigot the first time you do your own. Makes it so much easier the next time, just pop a short hose on the spigot and you don't have to balance the pan on the front axle.
X2 on that. The one we installed is called a Fumoto valve. Just clamp on a piece of tubing to the nipple on it, other end in a container and flip the lever.

Assuming you have a diesel, keep in mind there will be a lot of used oil to deal with. About 24qts in ours. I keep the old gallon jugs from the last change and just move the tubing to the next one when one gets full.

DIY will cut the cost in half or more but it can be a messy job if you aren't careful.
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I use Speedco for my routine service, including the generator. I really like their policy of letting me stand right there and observe what they are doing. I have learned to question them on just about every step of the process!
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I recently bought a Milwaukee lithium ion 18v powered grease gun, it is so nice to do my own lube jobs. I can hold the hose in the zerk and press the button with the other hand. Recommended!

I have been changing my oil for a long time, once I learned how.
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