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 02-12-2007, 08:44 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
SargeW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Fallbrook, Ca
Posts: 1,133
I am shopping around for my first transmission service on my Allison 3000 MH tranny. Dealer quoted a "discounted" price of $360. Does that sound fair?? Considered doing it myself, but would have to find something big enough to handle the 22 quarts of fluid. I don't know, what do you guys think??

Sarge
__________________

__________________
Marty and Diane, Fulltiming!

Our Travel Blog www.mytripjournal.com/rvnchickalaska
SargeW 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 02-12-2007, 08:44 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
SargeW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Fallbrook, Ca
Posts: 1,133
I am shopping around for my first transmission service on my Allison 3000 MH tranny. Dealer quoted a "discounted" price of $360. Does that sound fair?? Considered doing it myself, but would have to find something big enough to handle the 22 quarts of fluid. I don't know, what do you guys think??

Sarge
__________________

__________________
Marty and Diane, Fulltiming!

Our Travel Blog www.mytripjournal.com/rvnchickalaska
SargeW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 08:55 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
GaryKD's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 12,324
Sarge,
Why do you need something to handle 22 qts of fluid? I have the 3000 in my signature coach. The first servicing calls for one filter to be replaced. I lost less than a gallon of fluid. Please help me understand what servicing is to be preformed on the 3000?
thanks
__________________
Gary
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 09:18 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
BIGRED1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 330
Sarge, I changed the fluid and filters in the Allison 3060 in my '00 Monaco Diplomat(Cummins 8.3L ISC). I bought a 20 qt. drain pan from a local autoparts store. I got the filters from Inland Truck Parts in Irving, TX by mail(they have a website and an 800 #). It was not that difficult. It drained exactly 19 qts. of fluid from the main drain plug and the two filters. My total cost was around $100 for the fluid(DEXRON III) and two Allison Extended Life filters. If your transmission has Transynd in it, this costs about $40 per gallon and it takes 5 gallons. Dexron is $8-9 per gallon. The price you were quoted is reasonable if it has Transynd in it, but it's way too high if its Dexron. I'd also get a quote from a SpeedCo store or the service dept. at a Petro truck stop.
__________________
'00 Monaco Dip 38D

8.3L Cummins ISC
BIGRED1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 10:30 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
AFChap's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: ...hopefully on the road!
Posts: 4,719
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Dealer quoted a "discounted" price of $360 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I use Dexron. Total cost in 2004 at a Spartan chassis service place was $291. Total cost in 2006 with a mobile RV service was $290.
__________________
Paul (KE5LXU) ...was fulltimin', now parttimin'
'03 Winnebago UA 40e / '05 Honda Odyssey toad
AFChap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 11:32 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
SargeW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Fallbrook, Ca
Posts: 1,133
Gary,

The first service recommended in the owners manual by Allison is at 5000 miles, and to change the fluid and both filters.

Gaines and Paul,

There is Transynd in the tranny, and it does say in the manual to only use Transynd. So I guess $360 isn't terrible, considering im in CA.
And I guess I don't have to put up the the mess, and disposing of the old fluid. Guess I will let them do it.

Thanks for the info,

Sarge
__________________
Marty and Diane, Fulltiming!

Our Travel Blog www.mytripjournal.com/rvnchickalaska
SargeW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 12:19 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
BIGRED1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 330
Sarge, I'd give Allison a call on this one. 5,000 miles seems like a very short change interval considering it has transynd in it. This is supposed to be an extended life set-up. I agree the price you were quoted is reasonable.
__________________
'00 Monaco Dip 38D

8.3L Cummins ISC
BIGRED1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 12:23 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Pusherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Rochester NY
Posts: 2,546
Sarge,

Check your Allison manual again. If you have Transsynd (which I am sure you do) you only need to change the filter(s?) at 5000 miles. You don't need to change fluid until 3 years/75,000 miles.

I'd give a call to Allison to clarify this.
__________________
Don
'07 Winnebago Journey 34H - CAT C7, Koni's, MCU's, SS Bell Crank, Safe-T-Plus
'07 HHR Toad, SMI AFO, Blue OX
Pusherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 01:18 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
GaryKD's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 12,324
Sarge,
Yep, before doing anything call Allison. They should tell you that the main filter and what ever fluid you loose is all that needs changing at 5K. I have "heard" they have eliminated this change. You may get the answer you need to do nothing!
__________________
Gary
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 02:06 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
SargeW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Fallbrook, Ca
Posts: 1,133
I am fairly certian that's what the manual said, but heck, if it could save me some money it's worth a try..........
__________________
Marty and Diane, Fulltiming!

Our Travel Blog www.mytripjournal.com/rvnchickalaska
SargeW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 03:04 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
GaryKD's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 12,324
This is from another forum:
"I talked to Allison today regarding the first transmission filter change @ 5000 miles, and learned that if your transmission was built after June or July 2006, you may have a new style filter that does not require a change until the first fluid change @ 75K miles/36 months. You should verify your transmission S/N with Allison to see if yours qualifies. Spartan can give you the transmission S/N. According to
the tech I talked to, I'm only the second inquiry they've had on that subject. Our coach was built in December 2006, so if you have a fairly new coach and have not changed the filter yet, you may get a nice surprise. It's certainly worth the phone call."
__________________
Gary
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 05:55 PM   #12
Registered User
 
SacsTC's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA.
Posts: 846
On page two of the Allison publication 1099E highlighted by a red line in the left side of publication gives the serial #'s of the trannys that do not require 5000 mile filter change.http://www.allisontransmission.com/servlet/DownloadOnDe...nID=155&DownloadID=5
__________________
SacsTC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 06:58 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
SargeW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Fallbrook, Ca
Posts: 1,133
Wow, great info guys!! I will check the ser no of the trans and see where it falls within the new specs. Gary was right as well, I re-read the manual and even if the 5000 mile service is required, it's filer only. Thanks a bunch, once again IRV2 saves me a bunch of money!!
__________________
Marty and Diane, Fulltiming!

Our Travel Blog www.mytripjournal.com/rvnchickalaska
SargeW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 08:03 PM   #14
Registered User
 
SacsTC's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA.
Posts: 846
MH3000 Trans beginning with sn 6510670912 and going up from there
MH4000 Trans beginning with sn 6610205144 and up.
__________________

__________________
SacsTC 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
LUBE SERVICE COST BEBOP Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 21 11-21-2007 07:35 PM
Cost of Freightliner M3 service LK23 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 21 11-09-2007 03:30 PM
Cost of my M-3 Service Corvette Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 2 11-21-2006 05:07 PM
Transmission Service SideRoads Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 3 10-28-2006 05:28 AM
Transmission service? supercub Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 2 09-17-2006 09:34 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:06 AM.


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