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Old 11-14-2015, 02:44 PM   #15
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Oil change DIY Vs truck stop

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Old 11-14-2015, 03:47 PM   #16
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I go to Walmart where they have big doors, $75 for oil change and lube, I ask for Rotella 15w40, I supply my filter at $10.

I also use to go to Walie with my truck camper and it was never a problem.

I might try Speedco, heard good things about them, but I read it is $179 for a cummins engine?

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Old 11-20-2015, 10:27 AM   #17
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Your issue is why many of us do it ourselves. Service you get depends entirely on which tech does the work, how he feels that day, and any other of 100 factors. When I do it myself I know it's done right and I'm constantly looking for all those other minor things the oil change guy won't even look for. A chaffing wire bundle, a rubbing hydraulic hose or a minor coolant leak will all be missed unless you spend a few minutes looking for them. Do it yourself and you know it's done right....every time. Besides, it's fun, and cheap, and the company won't lie to you, or screw it up.
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:51 PM   #18
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I would suggest finding your nearest "Thomas Built" bus dealers.
They typically sell school buses that are on the same chassis as
many/most motorhomes. Unlike the Freightliner shops that work
on trucks, these guys know your chassis very well. My experience
has been great with my local shop, their service department has
been excellent, and affordable.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:15 AM   #19
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The only similarity between the bus chassis and DP chassis is that they are built by Freightliner in Gaffney, SC.
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Old 11-21-2015, 03:25 PM   #20
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Yep, do it yourself is many times doing yourself a favor. While you are doing something, you can check many other things. Example, I went for new front tires installation and taking the old front one to the back. Oviously, I would not do this myself. Back home, I checked the front tires and pressure was good but the one they installed at the back where never checked, pressure was only at 89 pounds and unequal with the others at 98 pounds.

This was a reputable big rig shop but many times they will take extra step to complete the job properly.
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:42 PM   #21
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While I generally agree about Speedco, they are all not equal. The one in Kingman Az. is a joke and will never see me or my coach again.
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i used speedco only once. i'd say they are good if you can't diy. i have always maintained my own cars in my life, so doing the same on my rv would be a natural choice. yesterday i did oil change. for less than $100 for parts and in 2 hours, i got it done, knowing i did it right and nobody else messed with it. while under there, i also looked at other areas.

for those diyers, installing a fumoto valve is recommended. it makes oil change so much easier.

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