Originally Posted by dsbear
My maintenance expenses are very manageable. Yearly oil change 175, genset oil change every 150 hrs 85, genset fuel filter and air filter every fourth change 45, transmission fluid change every third year can't remember the price. Other than that I budget about 2k per for wear and tear items other than tires, speaking of tires for 6 it's about 3.6k every 5 years or whatever your tolerance is for tire date timeout. I hope this helps
When we bought ours we had a few typical minor bugs but being full-timers we didn't return to our dealer - 1,000 miles away and we didn't have to return to our manufacturer - Newmar - 1,000 miles + away. We went to the closest Newmar dealer - 35 miles away and they worked with the manufacturer to get our issues solved.
After that initial visit, we have never had to return to any dealer or the manufacturer. We have our oil changes and other routine maintenance done as we're traveling. There's no inconvenience to us.
We've done this for the past 10 years. It helped that we got a good unit! Good luck to you!