Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-30-2014, 02:03 PM   #1
Member
 
nccamper's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Mortimer, NC (Ghost Town) in Pisgah Nat Forest
Posts: 81
Rotella Oil

Does anyone use Rotella T-6 full synthetic 5W40 motor oil in their RV?

I have a 1994 Chevy 454 with 50K miles on it.
I use Rotella T-6 in everything I have and was getting ready to change oil in my RV. I been using Mobil One but I have plenty of Rotella T-6.
NC Camper
__________________

__________________
1994 Fleetwood Coronado 30 foot
2016 Coachmen 17FQ Travel Trailer
nccamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-30-2014, 02:31 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Nick-B's Avatar
 
Forest River Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vaughn, WA
Posts: 1,365
Rotella T6 is a great heavy duty oil and is absolutely fine in gas motors. Some folks decry that it is a "diesel oil" and shouldn't be run in a gas motor. Nonsense! Look at the label on the container, besides the diesel ratings it is also rated SM, SL which are oil ratings for gasoline engines.

Use it and be happy!
__________________

__________________
Nick
1995 Coachmen Santara 360MB 36' w/slide.
Ford F53/460 chassis, 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee "toad"
Nick-B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 09:36 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Garand1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Central Ny
Posts: 29
I use it in everything I have that is a 4stroke engine. From portable generators, lawn & garden to motorcycles(Its JASCO MA rated for wet clutches) to my truck & SUV. On the vehicles(other than MH) I do a once a year change with a filter change at 6months. Been doing that for years.
__________________
1996 Bounder M32h, Ford f53 chassis, 7.5l(460)
Onan Micro-Lite 4000
Garand1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2014, 05:02 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
DGShaffer's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Mid Atlantic Campers
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,097
Same here I use it in my MH, cars and bikes. I use the T5 in my generator
__________________
DGShaffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2014, 12:41 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
jcthorne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 474
T6 in the motorhome and genset, pickup, my GT and home genset. Still not using it in my bikes yet but considering it.
__________________
38ft 2008 Damon Daybreak 3575 (forward kitchen)on Ford 22,000lb chasis, 242" WB.
jcthorne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2014, 01:10 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
mikeh2obury's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 124
how does it compare in price to Mobil synthetic?


93 Southwind
2001 Saturn SC2 toad
__________________
mikeh2obury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2014, 09:02 PM   #7
Member
 
nccamper's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Mortimer, NC (Ghost Town) in Pisgah Nat Forest
Posts: 81
how does it compare in price to Mobil synthetic?

They are about the same price but I had a few mail in coupons and got $5 off each gallon of Rotella T-6.
NC Camper
__________________
1994 Fleetwood Coronado 30 foot
2016 Coachmen 17FQ Travel Trailer
nccamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 08:45 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Modela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Princeton, LA
Posts: 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeh2obury View Post
how does it compare in price to Mobil synthetic?


93 Southwind
2001 Saturn SC2 toad
I have been using the T-6 in my 2006 Goldwing (I wouldn't put just anything in it) and I think it is one of the best synthetic oil made. The cost is less than Mobil 1, which is also a good oil. Some drivers thanks it is only for diesel motors. It is for Gas and diesel motors.
__________________
2008 Gulf Stream BT Cruiser
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of a lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Modela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 10:27 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 250
I use T6 full synthetic in my DP without any problem.
__________________

__________________
2011 Monaco Knight 36', MaxForce 10, 350HP, 1150 lbs. Torque.
2008 Saturn Vue Toad, SMI Duo Brake, Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar
San Antonio, TX Home Port
wigginsjsr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Urgent: Where's my oil going? Piker Cummins Engines 819 07-10-2016 08:40 PM
Low oil pressure | erratic oil pressure | inconsistant oil pressure GlennLever Cummins Engines 45 08-28-2014 09:24 AM
Oil Seal Leaks - Front Wheels pagosajoe Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 5 05-17-2014 11:27 AM
Oil Change Thoughts Vtxbiker Cummins Engines 39 04-09-2014 09:20 PM
Check the oil. Giant Jeff RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 4 01-10-2014 10:51 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.