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Old 07-06-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Hello from the old country

hi every body l,m Paul a trying to retire locksmith living in england, l have had Rv,s for over 20 years which is amazing when you see the size of the roads in england, but if in dou,t just close your eyes and breeve in, never hit anything yet drove off with a petrol pump stuck in the back bumper once or should l say fender, your forum looks good and l will have to find out why you change engine oil so often in the states we do it about every 20k is it cause its cheap there or you like gettin dirty? have a nice day Paul

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Old 07-06-2009, 11:34 AM   #2
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I am with you on this "oil change" issue. Peronnally I change my oil on all my vehicles once a year, I run synthetic from front to rear. On the engine I change the oil filter every 7,500KM, and top up the oil.

Changing the oil every 5,000KM is a waste of our resources!

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Old 07-06-2009, 11:42 AM   #3
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Welcome to iRV2.

For decades, garages, oil companies, and vehicle dealerships have pushed the 3000 mile oil change interval. Nowadays, these short intervals are mainly for generating business.

Decades ago, that may have been necessary, but with modern engines and modern oil, it's not necessary.

Many folks still believe it's "better" for the engine to change oil more frequently than the manufacturer recommends.

I believe it's a waste of money and I follow the manufacturers recommendation.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:32 PM   #4
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Welcome to the SUPER Highway of RV information! Now I change twice a year.
When living in Texas in the 60's I changed Oil on my VW every Saturday morning..... !!! At a price of around 0.25 Cents a Quart at the time, cheap insurance. At the time I pulled a boat or a camper with the VW.
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Paul, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us. I too change the oil in the motohome once a year. I am looking forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Take care and keep us posted.
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