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Old 10-09-2015, 06:53 PM   #1
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Periodic RV Maintenance Schedule

Hi Everyone,

Does anyone have a good maintenance schedule for a Class A RV? If there is a good App for this, that would be great as well.

I don't have my RV yet but I am planning on buying a used Monaco Signature RV...if that helps.

Thanks in advance.
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Do your best to get all the manuals which originally came with the motor home you buy. They will include the factory recommended maintence items and schedules.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:20 PM   #3
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Do your best to get all the manuals which originally came with the motor home you buy. They will include the factory recommended maintence items and schedules.
Great idea....I feel stupid for not thinking of that. I will try to find a manual online to get a sense of what to expect.
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Creating a good checklist is a complex and time consuming process and is constantly changing as you find out more about your rig and how you use it. Your engine will generate some requirements. Then add the transmission, your chassis, your aux power unit, your batteries if not original, your jacks, your RV coach itself, and any number of other maintenance that is necessary on installed equipment. Further, once you get into developing your own checklist you'll find yourself modifying some of the times/mileage recommended by manufacturers based on how you use your coach and what you find when you do your maintenance.

I have an Excel file that I apply when doing my maintenance. It is tailored to my rig and where I travel. We have over 51,000 miles on our rig in less than 30 months so we use it much more than most. I'd be glad to share it with anyone who would care to PM me with their email address.
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I have created an Excel spreadsheet with all the maintenance items. It includes the intervals for each item. If you send me a private message with your email address, I will send it to you. I created it based on the information I gathered when I attended Camp Freightliner.
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Another question.....how much would you allocate to spend on annual maintenance for a 2005 Monaco Class A?
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Hi Everyone,



Does anyone have a good maintenance schedule for a Class A RV? If there is a good App for this, that would be great as well.



I don't have my RV yet but I am planning on buying a used Monaco Signature RV...if that helps.



Thanks in advance.

This is somewhat generic but is a starting point:

Complete base line service for Cummins diesel motorhome:

Engine: filters to be Fleetguard
1. Oil/filter
2. Fuel filters (2)
3. Coolant filter if equipped and test/ adjust SCA level if standard coolant. Change coolant @ 5 years. Add extender at 3 years if OAT type coolant.
4. Air filter if over 3 years old. Inspect plumbing between filter and turbo inlet for evidence of dust. Inspect CAC plumbing.
5. Inspect hoses & belts.

Transmission: filters to be Allison high capacity.
1. Change filters @ 36 months & top up.
2. Change fluid @ 48 months or test sample.
Always use TES295 fluid as approved by Allison.

Chassis:
1. Complete lube including lifting front axle from ends to unload king pins.
2. Including 3 zerks on steering column and one zerk on steering box.
3. Change Hydraulic filter & top up.
4. Change air dryer cartridge @ 2-3 years.
5. Grease front wheel bearings 3-5 years or change to oil hubs & inspect.
6. Change differential gear oil @ 3-5 years.
7. Inspect brake surfaces.
8. Inspect oil level tag axle hubs.
9. Inspect both chassis & house batteries. Make sure all connections are clean & tight. If flooded lead acid, check & top up with distilled water monthly.

Generator:
1. Oil/ filter
2. Fuel filter
3. Air filter
4. Perform valve lash, belt/ hose replacement and generator unit service before 2000 hours. Replace thermostat and coolant @ that time.

AquaHot:
1. Replace fuel filter
2. Replace burner nozzle
3. Exercise tempering valve.
4. Inspect coolant level at top of AquaHot unit and at expansion tank.

Inspect and clean all battery terminals.





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Thanks Steve. A very simple breakdown easy to follow.
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For yearly maintenance and 7 year tire replacement, I would budget about $2200 per year. There are a lot of variables, such as how much work you do yourself and how expensive a tire you purchase.
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Hi Everyone,



Does anyone have a good maintenance schedule for a Class A RV? If there is a good App for this, that would be great as well.



I don't have my RV yet but I am planning on buying a used Monaco Signature RV...if that helps.



Thanks in advance.

There is a Monaco Signature for sale near me maybe around 2002-2004 maybe 35' range? it has terrible delamination on the right rear.


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That can be fixed if the price is right. If the coach is otherwise fine, it might not be Delam.
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