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Old 08-21-2022, 04:12 PM   #71
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I have 3 full time mechanics, they work on concrete trucks, 18 wheelers, pickups, tractors, loaders , and all sorts of other things, I just did not really want them crawling around on the inside of the MH, that is why I asked if all the work could be done from the outside. Thanks for all of the good advice
I guess the answer to that, would be a yes and have no need to to inside mine, except for starting it up and checking for leaks and so forth.
This would include all filters for both the engine and genset, as well.
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I can easily change the oil in my cars, etc. The issue with doing so on the RV is the sheer volume of oil. I don't have a container big enough to catch 6 gallons of oil. Trying to drain half, get the plug back in half way, then get the other half out would be an incredible mess. I know many put the Fumoto valve in place of the drain plug, but that first time would still be an enormous mess. How do you DIY guys deal with that?
I use a large storage bin I bought at Walmart or Target. Works just fine. Be gentle with it and it will work for you.
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Old 08-23-2022, 05:10 PM   #73
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Just to add a note on oil changes. I have been told, and the maintenance book shows, to service every 10-12,000 miles or every 12 months. I have a 2021 allegro 340 and feel that I can change the oil myself pretty easily, but I have been changing the oil only at 5,000 miles myself, then I have the complete service done around 10,000 miles. I don't mind spending for oil to do the more frequent oil change, but also want the shop to do all the filters for me at the recommended interval. This gives me more peace of mind that I am keeping my engine in the best shape I can.

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Old 08-23-2022, 10:13 PM   #74
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I do all the generator and oasis oil changes myself and all other related service items. I prefer though, to have a Freightliner service center do my annual PM service, check codes, transmission, grease zerks, etc. then there is a record of doing the major service. My rig has 61,000 on it now so the transmission probably needs to be changed, etc. and Iíll have them do that as well. Spending $500 on the annual PM service seems like a small price to pay on a rig, especially when I do most of the other service work. Iíve blown more than $500 at a casino on a given night so Iím not that hard pressed to save that on service.

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Just more oil and more filters!
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I have the M-11 450 HP and do all my own maintenance, biggest problem is disposing the 10 gallons of motor oil.
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So... we got lots of advise on "how to". I would really like a page of website links so we can find filters easily. My air filter has been "Out of Stock" or "no results" everywhere I have searched.
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I have the M-11 450 HP and do all my own maintenance, biggest problem is disposing the 10 gallons of motor oil.
I just put it back in the jugs I replaced it with and for dropping it off at the nearest auto parts store such as AutoZone.
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So... we got lots of advise on "how to". I would really like a page of website links so we can find filters easily. My air filter has been "Out of Stock" or "no results" everywhere I have searched.
I've never failed in getting the filters I needed from Amazon or eBay.
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