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Old 05-17-2018, 12:00 AM   #1
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Oil change.

Bought a new unit. 1500 miles on it. We have a 4500 mile trip planned for this summer. Oil change now and when we get back or just when we get back? I know a lot of cars are going 5000+ miles between recommend oil changes. No, I haven't looked in the manual.
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Gas engine ? Diesel ? Owners manual service intervals ?
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If I had a new one with 1500 miles I would change the oil just to flush out all the break in junk and then go with recommended intervals, diesel gas doesn't matter,
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Since new I would change now. Putting it on Mobile 1 full synthetic. Then change it yearly. I change oil in my birthday month.
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Bought a new unit. 1500 miles on it. We have a 4500 mile trip planned for this summer. Oil change now and when we get back or just when we get back? I know a lot of cars are going 5000+ miles between recommend oil changes. No, I haven't looked in the manual.
If you don't tell us what engine you have and you don't want to look in the owner's manual, how can anyone give an intelligent response to your question.
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In any case plan to carry some extra as some engines have a tendency to burn some oil between changes.
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If you don't tell us what engine you have and you don't want to look in the owner's manual, how can anyone give an intelligent response to your question.
Seems to me he has a Coachman 35BH by his profile. I guess you were too anxious to go off on the guy rather than make one more click to look at his profile.

And in response to the OP's original question, yes I would go ahead and change your oil before you head out. I changed over to full synthetic on mine as well, but totally up to you on what you choose to use in your rig.
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Id recommend changing the oil now before your trip.

If you plan on doing your own oil changes you might want to consider getting a Fumoto oil valve to make it easier.

Enjoy your new RV!!!
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Sorry was on a jet all morning, yes it's a V10 gas motor.

Crasher, I'll say a prayer for you that you may find peace in your angry little world.
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I'm with pretty much with everyone else to change now. While cars may go longer now, they don't have the strain on them that RV engines do. On my RV's, I've always erred on the side of more oil changes vs fewer.

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Sorry was on a jet all morning, yes it's a V10 gas motor.

Crasher, I'll say a prayer for you that you may find peace in your angry little world.

No prayer necessary. Didn't mean to offend. It's just being considerate when you supply the needed info without requiring a responder to search for it. Have a great day.
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If you don't tell us what engine you have and you don't want to look in the owner's manual, how can anyone give an intelligent response to your question.
Per his profile he has a late model gasser coach. So would be a Ford v10.
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I would change the differential also........
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I would change the differential also........

In a coach with 1500 miles? Why?


As to OP not posting any info, or reading the owners manual, he ain't gonna have a good time in an RV.
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