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Old 10-21-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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RV Maintenance - DIY Question

How many folks do your own maintenance on your coach ( oil changes, generator oil changes, etc)?

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Old 10-21-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by drakethib View Post
How many folks do your own maintenance on your coach ( oil changes, generator oil changes, etc)?
I do all regular maintenance and have for about 5 years.

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Old 10-21-2013, 08:47 PM   #3
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I do oil change and filter changes for engine and genny, chassis lube, etc. Most minor / moderate repairs to house systems I can accomplish. Engine and drive line repairs I leave to the pros anymore. Any roof work I leave to others as I don't have any business being much off the ground...
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #4
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We do almost of of our coach maintenance. Have for many years.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:00 PM   #5
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I do all my work to buy it doesn't count due to the fact that I am a mechanic. I think that if your some what handy you can to the "basics", and you can save quite a chunk of cash to.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:01 PM   #6
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I do my oil changes and any other maintenance and installs that I feel comfortable with. I just replaced the bathroom faucet and need to change the microwave and install a fan up front as well. Rig is currently at dealer leaking hydraulic fluid so not tackling something I know nothing about.
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I do all the service work on my Trailers.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:47 PM   #8
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:41 AM   #9
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I do not but I want to learn to do it. We use rv quit a lot. We average 1000 miles a month and run generator all the time bc we use ours as a mobile office one to two days a month.
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Why do you ask? Hope to prove?
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:26 AM   #11
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Not so much anymore.
I pay to have nearly all maintenance done these days.
Gotta say I don't miss getting dirty and my back sure thanks me.

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Old 10-22-2013, 07:07 AM   #12
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Thom does all the work. The only time we had someone else do it was the very first oil and transmission fluid changes. The job he had at the time paid for it so why not have it done? The place we had it done at also went thru things and let us know other things that were going and fixed a few others with no charge.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:52 AM   #13
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Lots of folks, including myself DIY to some or great extent.

What are you trying to learn from your question?
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