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Old 11-01-2019, 09:41 PM   #1
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Changing the oil

I have a 2017 HR Vacationer 35K. I want to change the oil myself but when I looked at where the oil fill is located I wonder how I can get the oil in the engine without spilling a bunch of it. The fill is way up high under the front of the MH. Do I need to purchase a pump or What????
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I've had new cars like that. Can you get to the fill hole with a funnel that has a fill tube attached where you could put the tube inside the hole? You have to pour slowly or it backs up into the funnel & you STILL end up getting oil on the engine. Ask me how I know.

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Might try something like mentioned above. Try a transmission funnel with some rubber hose from the end of it to the fill tube. Small heater hose might work.

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You might be ok if using smaller quarts but that usually cost a bit more. I use two solutions, keep on quart bottle that does work (barely fits) and just refill from the big jug x6. Or I made a bracket to hold a large funnel with 4 feet of 3/4 inch hose. I clamp the bracket to a step ladder higher than fill spout in front of the hood and I can fill oil or tranny slowly but cleanly.
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My coach has the same problem, but at the opposite end! The filler is situated so you can't get even a quart bottle to work without making a mess, and it takes 19 quarts to fill. So here is what I made. The one end just fits inside the filler tube, and the other end is just big enough for a gallon jug spout to fit.

Maybe you can fix something up using PVC pipe that would work for you?
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