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Old 06-20-2018, 03:12 PM   #1
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oil change

Do you guys change your own oil or go to a dealer? I have a new class c with a Chevy chassis and need an oil change.
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Old 06-20-2018, 03:17 PM   #2
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I use a local truck lube service. I go to their shop, but they have a mobile component if I wanted to have them come to the house.
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Old 06-20-2018, 06:19 PM   #3
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change my own oil.
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Old 06-20-2018, 06:25 PM   #4
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I have a 1994 gas claas A and I change my own, don't even need to jack it up, just crawl under it...
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I change my own. Easier than my car because you can crawl underneath the motor home. I have to jack my car up to get to the drain plug.
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Same here, change it myself, though I do take my car to an oil change shop since it is easy to get under the coach without jacking it up.
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change my own oil.
Yep! Make sure your rig and oil meet dexos cert, do NOT overtighten the drain plug.

I have a 1996 Southwind, oil comes out clear on a 454/P30 narrowtrack chassis @ 2,000 mile oil and filter changes (if that).

Do yourself a favor, exceed the factory intervals, my old barge has almost 150k miles.....
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Gasser I DIY. My DP I get a mobile guy. Quarts vs gallons of oil to handle and dispose.
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I do my own. I order two 5 gallon buckets and have them shipped to me in California. Same cost as when I used to be able to pick it up at a local distributor but they stopped carrying it. I have the big 5 gallon drain pan/container and take it to the local auto parts store for recycling. Altogether costs about $130 including the filter. Coach holds 26 quarts including service reservoir.
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Do my own.

Install a Fumoto valve to make draining easy..

Knock the filter lose then punch a hole in the bottom-side of the filter to drain oil from it. The put a plastic shopping bag over it when I remove it to keep from spilling any.

I use 7 qts of 10 w 30 old dead dinosaur oil and filter.
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Do my own.

Install a Fumoto valve to make draining easy..

Knock the filter lose then punch a hole in the bottom-side of the filter to drain oil from it. The put a plastic shopping bag over it when I remove it to keep from spilling any.
bingo. this is how i do it.
(except not "knock" but wrench twist to loose)
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I have a 95 F53. Like many above, I just crawl underneath and do it myself. I installed a fumoto drain valve, which made it even easier. Really a quick install, and even quicker oil change.
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Is there an easy way to know which Fumoto valve will fit a given application prior to removing the existing drain plug? I have a Detroit 6V92TA.
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