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Old 05-13-2013, 08:53 PM   #15
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While I have no issues with owners who choose to do their own oil changes, I do have an issue with the differences in safety when crawling around under a gas motorhome like a Hurricane or a class C unit. With these big Entegra diesels (or just about any DP with air bags), I wouldn't crawl underneath one without taking proper precautions. Like using portable jack stands to support the chassis - not the on board levelers. Heaven forbid you are under that coach and an air bag or two collapses. Might not be a pretty sight!
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:59 PM   #17
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I notice some people only change the motorcoach oil once a year. Bizaar. You would never do that on your car.....what makes you throw the rulebook out the window when it comes to the motorhome? I don't get it. Change the damn oil every three thousand miles or three months. Get a grip
Our Honda's have an onboard computer that tells us when to change the oil, usually it's around 7,500 miles but it can be less or more depending on how the car is driven.
Our MH has a Cummins engine, Cummins says every 15,000 miles or yearly for oil and filter. Last year I did and oil analysis, if came back "run the oil another 5,000 miles and recheck" and that everything looked normal.
Maybe those of us that go longer on the oil changes do it because that's what the engine manufacturer says to do.
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I am the only one that changes the oil in my vehicles. My Rv only get about 4K a year on it in 2 trips a year. It got back home last year a week after labor day and I change the oil in October before parking it. The money I save doing it my self I spends on better quality oil. I do NOT waste my time changing fuel filters unless there is a performance problem.
I keep all filters, filter wrenches, a can of diesel fuel, jug of coolant, and bottles of oil in my tool box so I am prepared for almost anything mechanical,.... No matter where I am.
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