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Old 02-16-2016, 11:50 AM   #1
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Where do you change your oil for DIY'ers

Sometimes you get campgrounds that frown on mechanical work ... how does everyone handle doing oil changes .... I think I have seen only one campground so far that mentioned it was ok, pending management approval, on the rule sheet.
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PI usually time it for when at home, but if needed, the best action is DADT. (Don't ask don't tell). Jmo. Forgiveness is easier than approval.
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I do my own changes and anything else that needs it at home where I keep it. I do not want to be working on it while out enjoying it.
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Normally I do all of my maintenance here at home. Once while on the road, I took my motorhome to Walmart once and asked if they could change the oil. They said no, the vehicle has to fit inside our shop before we can work on it, but you can do it right here in our service center lot and we will bring you everything you will need. So they did, and I changed it right there with them taking the used oil away to their recycling tank.
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Having no home :( I change mine, under the radar, at campgrounds.

I typically stay at Federal, State and County sites, so I park the toad in front and crawl under.

If needed, I wouldn't hesitate to use Wal-Mart, near the service bays.

I have a Class C so it goes quick.
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Normally I do all of my maintenance here at home. Once while on the road, I took my motorhome to Walmart once and asked if they could change the oil. They said no, the vehicle has to fit inside our shop before we can work on it, but you can do it right here in our service center lot and we will bring you everything you will need. So they did, and I changed it right there with them taking the used oil away to their recycling tank.
Wow, I would say that is pretty nice of them to do for you. Not sure that would happen out here where I live.
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Have the facility to do my own work at home now while still working, after retirement, I will hire Speedco to my work.........Part of retirement for me is not doing this type of maintenance no more. Can't hardly beat Speedco's prices today.............when comparing doing it myself, if I had one close to right now, they would have my business before I retire!
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As many have said I do it when I am at home along with as much of the "expected" maintenance as possible. On the road I cheat and go to one of these while you wait places. If I specify what oil and filter I want or even buy it and bring it they have a tough time screwing it up. It's just easier and I don't have the room for the oil collector pan nor do I want to find a place to take the used oil.
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I do it at home, but have changed the genny fuel pump, filter, and oil on the road. Just be quick and don't make a big deal about it.
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Walmart parking lot is the best place. They keep the oil and filters also.
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I'm lucky and can do it at home.
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I do it at home. I do carry all the stuff to do an oil change on the road if needed. So far I haven't needed to.
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PI usually time it for when at home, but if needed, the best action is DADT. (Don't ask don't tell). Jmo. Forgiveness is easier than approval.
This is my philosophy for EVERYTHING.
I change my own oil, save the old oil in jugs. I seem to always have a brush pile on my place, so when I burn it, I'll pour all the jugs of oil on it just before I light it off.
Or, use it for ground sterilization along the fence row. YMMV
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