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Old 07-16-2013, 11:09 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by TdogKing View Post
Are you saying we are not experts here ?
SEXPERTS for sure!!!!

Change your oil in the spring. I have never found an owners manual that takes the place of common sense. The manufacturer gives advice that protects their interests, waranties.... not your bank account. However, my MH maintanence is driven by a high level of paranoia and a healthy fear of MURPHY the trouble maker. I call it motivational common sense.

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Old 07-16-2013, 04:14 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by TdogKing View Post
Are you saying we are not experts here ?
I suspect many of us here are ex-spurts___.

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Old 07-16-2013, 04:21 PM   #17
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Ford says to change your oil every 6 months if you don't accrue enough miles. Change the oil, $40 is what my dealer charges.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:36 PM   #18
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I change oil every 7500 miles regardless of the calendar. I use only Mobil I.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:00 PM   #19
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as someone who has a car that barely sees 200 miles a year, I say leave it. 2yrs is the max for me, regardless of how low the mileage, but I've seen cars fired up after sitting 5+ yr with dirty oil.

If a dealer sees your oil is perfectly new (and isn't very honest), they might just leave it and charge you anyway. It happened to me, back was I was a little more obsessive.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #20
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as someone who has a car that barely sees 200 miles a year,
Yes, but drag cars do not count.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:30 AM   #21
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:40 PM   #22
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Since I have owned our 96 Bounder (F53 / 460ci, ) I changed the oil and filter every 3 to 4000 miles. And the fuel filter to every 6000 miles . I do the same with the on board Onan 5500. Every 125 hrs, I replace the oil, filter a and every 250 hours the fuel filter. A often overlooked potential problem is lack of Battery Maintenance. Don't forget check your battery's for correct water levels. We carry two gallons of distilled water just in case...
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:00 PM   #23
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It will be fine if you decide to wait. But, drive it once a month for 20 to 30 miles to keep all the parts happy (seals, tires, and moisture out of the engine). Run that genny too while you are at it.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:56 AM   #24
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Since you asked I will give my 2 cents. I would change it however I am still working and have the money to maintain my MH as the manufacture states. If you can do it yourself and you have $36.00, then I consider that cheap insurance.

I can also tell you if you want to sell your MH, people will not want to hear you only changed you oil every few years.

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