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Old 10-05-2007, 07:57 PM   #1
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I had my W22 serviced today in a workhorse warranty shop at a cost of 79.95 plus hazard fee of 5.00 and sales tax. this included lube, Oil and filter change only plus a 22 point safety inspection which it passed all.
This service is normally quoted at 150.00 which seems pretty high to me even for California, where 80.00 is a bargain for my San Francisco area.
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:57 PM   #2
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I had my W22 serviced today in a workhorse warranty shop at a cost of 79.95 plus hazard fee of 5.00 and sales tax. this included lube, Oil and filter change only plus a 22 point safety inspection which it passed all.
This service is normally quoted at 150.00 which seems pretty high to me even for California, where 80.00 is a bargain for my San Francisco area.
What say you people.
Thanks for your replys,
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:05 PM   #3
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Best deal I have found up here is $105.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:31 PM   #4
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:40 PM   #5
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The 8.1 holds the same amount , or less than many pick up trucks and the oil filter is the same. It is actually easier to change than a Pickup trk, especially a 4WD.
Do we have to pay 3 or 4 times more just because our vehicles are so big? I guess that's also why it's so hard to find someone who wants to work on them too.
I can change the oil faster than I could drive to a shop to have it done.
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:00 AM   #6
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It has little to with size and everything to do with $$$/labor charges. At $100+ an hour they get at least $50 for an oil change. Now add in the inflated cost of the oil, filter and grease the bill just jumped another $60. Lastly, toss in shop supplies, oil recovery fee and what ever else and you have a $125 oil change. They may even tell that the techs are ASE certified. Right, I need to good to class to learn to change oil.

My oil change runs about $50 for a 2 qt filter and 7 qts of synthetic oil. I bought a small hand pump grease gun an 3 tubes of grease (to replace my 30 year old grease gun) at Wally World for about $12. Now I can grease my rig and cars for probably 5 years or better. Do the math.
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:42 AM   #7
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My experience has been the cost of lube service has been a high of $154.72 in New Braunfels, Texas to a low of $59.10 in Hemet, California.
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:57 AM   #8
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Dale, you hit it right on the head. Labor costs. Not all of us are physically able to do the real lubrication called for on the chassis and it is worth it to have it done right. Changing the oil and filter may be a snap but I defy a quick lube place to even know where to lube the fittings on my chassis. They look for fluids only, if that. I asked Camping World how many fittings do they lube when they do their $79.97 lube and oil change. "Uh, I think it's about 4."
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:41 AM   #9
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It's 12 zerk's on mine. At least now that I added the zerk on the brake bell crank. Likewise as Dale says, I change my oil and filter and grease the chassis myself. At least I will continue to do so as long as I can.

Like Rocky 2 says, I too doubt most places won't know where to find all the zerks. You'd probably need to take it to a truck shop to get it done right.
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:14 AM   #10
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Just had mine done where I have my regular autos serviced locally. I pull up on level concrete pad raise all jacks they come out with heavy jack stands and thats it. I watched as they have always allowed that. They grease all fittings including drive shaft and brake bell crank, changed oil and filter and check all fluids $35.00. I maintain tire pressure and battery care myself.
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:42 AM   #11
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bob (WA0MQE):
It's 12 zerk's on mine. At least now that I added the zerk on the brake bell crank. Likewise as Dale says, I change my oil and filter and grease the chassis myself. At least I will continue to do so as long as I can.

Like Rocky 2 says, I too doubt most places won't know where to find all the zerks. You'd probably need to take it to a truck shop to get it done right. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bob, I think you may have missed a couple. I have 13 on mine - 6 on the driveline and 7 on the front end. I have not added the one on the brake bell crank yet.
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Old 10-06-2007, 11:55 AM   #12
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Yep, $100/hr for $10/hr worker.

When you take your rig in to have service you ASSUME that Oil/Lube greaser knows where the zerks are AND that they actually greased then and wiped of the excess. Me, I would ask first and if they gave the wrong answer I would give them a chart and tell I will be checking to make sure the work is done.
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:13 PM   #13
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Fortunately, I can do the lube and oil/filter change when we're at home. It's really easier than the pickup truck. On the road, it a different story when a oil change is needed because many places just don't know where all the zerk fittings are,as other posters have said. On the other hand, if the job is done correctly, $80.00 is a good price.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rocky 2:
Dale, you hit it right on the head. Labor costs. Not all of us are physically able to do the real lubrication called for on the chassis and it is worth it to have it done right. Changing the oil and filter may be a snap but I defy a quick lube place to even know where to lube the fittings on my chassis. They look for fluids only, if that. I asked Camping World how many fittings do they lube when they do their $79.97 lube and oil change. "Uh, I think it's about 4." </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I always give the mechanic a copy of my lube chart and I stay with the coach while it's being serviced. Below is the lube chart. Print a few and keep in your coach.

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