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Old 05-29-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Oil changes

We will be going to the East coast this fall, probably leaving Ca. in late August heading for Nova Scotia. The object is to go down the East coast and do some leaf peeping, taking in the Fall colors. My question is, where can I get an oil change? we will put on 7-8 thousand miles and I would like to change at about 3-4 thousand. I know that you diesel guys use Speedco, but what about those of us in gas rigs? Thanks in advance.
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Hi Craig,
The CGs I stay at always seem to have a CG map with a variety of services being offered. I have seen oil changes being one of these services. Lacking that, I'm sure the CG staff would know a reliable local shop that would handle the oil change.
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Many Walmarts will change oil in RVs. Call ahead and check.

Lots of people don't trust Walmart, but I always stand behind the fence next to the service area to make sure they get the filter and drain plug tight, and to make sure what oil they are putting in. The one I go to where we winter in FL isn't very thorough on the lube, though. I crawl under myself with a hand-held lube pump and go over everything when we get back to the campground.

You can also check the Workhorse web site for approved service centers near where you're going to be.
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Last year we drove our gasser V-10 from the Seattle area to Key West, FL and back. I always change my own oil and filter and most other maintenance if I can. I doesn't take long to scoot under, drop the oil and filter, replace the plug, and replenish the oil. I am most comfortable doing it myself. FYI
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Almost forgot, we will be making some of your same trip but plan on leaving in September from Washington State to Nova Scotia and back. Hope to see you out there.
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3-4000 miles for an oil change? That's quite frequent and likely unnecessary. Have you checked the owners manual to see what the recommended oil change intervals are? I know the automotive oil change franchisees would like us all to be wasting our money changing our oil way too often but I didn't think this had spilled over into the RV industry.
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put mobil 1 syn. in it and change it when you get back home. on my corvette the mauuel say change once a year or 30,000 kms. i go 18000 on my deisel pickup before change
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3-4000 miles for an oil change? That's quite frequent and likely unnecessary. Have you checked the owners manual to see what the recommended oil change intervals are? I know the automotive oil change franchisees would like us all to be wasting our money changing our oil way too often but I didn't think this had spilled over into the RV industry.
Check your owner manual under severe service frequency, motorhomes are considered in the severe service category so 4,000 miles could be correct.
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Many Walmarts will change oil in RVs. Call ahead and check.
Surely this doesn't apply to Class A motorhomes ? I have never seen a Walmart that could accomodate a 40ft rig?
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There seems to be a new business nitch growing in certain areas throughout the country for mobile lube service like this one. You call them, make an appointment and they come to you, as long as your RV park will allow it.

Here is another one.
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Had not heard of the Mobile service, if that catches on it would be convenient. I wonder how the campgrounds would feel about it.
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Many truck stops also have repair facilities that you can also get an oil change done.
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Had not heard of the Mobile service, if that catches on it would be convenient. I wonder how the campgrounds would feel about it.
There are some parks that don't allow any repair or maintenance of vehicles on their premiss however I think this is different. The lube services have the tools and equipment to do a fast clean job and they take away the old oil. Like anything else that's new, it takes time to catch on but eventually the parks will allow it. If your interested and there is one in the area where you are I would talk to the park owner and let him see the equipment they have to ease any concerns about them making a mess.
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