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Old 11-11-2013, 02:32 PM   #29
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I do my own changes along with lubricating the chassis. I'm sure there will come a time down the road though that I'll likely be having it done.
I'd like to. Not sure I trust cw. How do you catch all that oil? It's got to be close to 5 gallons?
Where do you guys buy oil? Does it come in 5 gallon jugs?

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Old 11-11-2013, 03:37 PM   #30
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Mine holds 34 quarts and I use a big galvanized bucket that I used to put a live Christmas tree that you plant in.

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Old 11-11-2013, 03:52 PM   #31
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x2 speedco does it right and is reasonable.
X3, plus it is nice not to have an appointment, get the generator serviced and I like how they involve the owner in the work being performed.

In and out in less than an hour = a stress free experience.

Big plus for me is that all the fluids are at operating temperature and the on-site oil analysis which prints out with your prior oil analysis for comparison purposes.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:58 PM   #32
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I did all my own maintenance on our gas rv. We just bought our new to us diesel pusher. I wanted to start everything off fresh so I changed the oil, filtesr, and antifreeze and greased in the RV and the generator. I found out that it is to hard fro me to crawl under it with my physical ailments. I will now take it to the cummins dealer to have everything done.
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:04 PM   #33
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I use Speedco they do a great job reasonable.
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:11 PM   #34
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I utilize a large truck garage for oil changes.

I have the oil changed when I have my yearly PA state inspection done. I also have the chassis lubed and tires aired at this time.

I'm hoping that you have the air checked much more often than yearly!
If you had a DP then I'd also tell you to have the driveshaft slip joint should be lubed every 5,000 miles too.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:17 AM   #35
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I do all my other vehicles, but not the MH. 28 quarts of oil is too much to fool with. I have a mom and pop Allison shop that changes the oil/filter (which I furnish), discards it and lubes the chassis for $65.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:19 PM   #36
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Smile oil changes

I do my own oil changes, i have a gasser so 5 qts and a filter 25..00 and i bring the old oil back to wal mart for free disposal, twic a year sometimes less. piece of cake. paul
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #37
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Sounds like we paid to much? $280.00 for oil change on our DP they did change the oil and fuel filters to though?
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$280 sounds like a good price to me. Try having it done at a Cummins center. Will be more!
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:43 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by pmcsurf1 View Post
I'd like to. Not sure I trust cw. How do you catch all that oil? It's got to be close to 5 gallons?
Where do you guys buy oil? Does it come in 5 gallon jugs?
suck it out by this.
I have time and don't mind making couple trips to autozone to dump.

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Old 11-12-2013, 06:49 PM   #40
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Consider a Fumoto valve. Google it.
Works very well.
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At Speedco. Oil change, oil filter, two fuel filters, generator oil, oil filter, fuel filter, lube chassis. Less then $ 200.00
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I also do my own oil and filter changes, chassis lube, and pull periodic oil samples to send off for analysis. Easy to drain the oil into a 6 gallon bucket, with the motorhome raised up a bit by the leveling jacks, and I place jackstands for safety. Easy to roll around under there on a nice creeper.

I use Amsoil full synthetic, and change the oil on Cat's recommended schedule, but I like the lab printouts, to know what's going on inside the engine.

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