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Old 08-11-2022, 12:01 AM   #1
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Oil changes when full time travelling

We've done most maintenance ourselves for the past many years. However, are in process of selling our home to FT and wondering where you folks who don't do your own oil changes go to when on the road?

For tires/brakes etc we always look for a Les Schwab but is there a specific national type company for affordable RV Oil Lube Change and anything else needing service when on the road travelling a lot.

Thanks for sharing where you get your oil/filter changes done and anything else you think might be useful to know as we hit the road.

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Old 08-11-2022, 03:17 AM   #2
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My driveway.

Oil from Costco or Sam’s. OEM equivalent and oil filters from Amazon.

Transmission fluid upgraded to TranSyn so ‘ner a worry there.

Rear differential gear oil will probably be from one of the above sources.

Chassis grease from whatever I have in my grease gun.
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How much oil are you changing? With a gasoline engine holding less than 2 gallons you could probably use a Fumoto valve and drain into a 2-gallon jug then dispose of it at the nearest Walmart, etc. But a diesel that holds many gallons, that wouldn't be so convenient. It'd be possible, though, if you've got a way to deal with the filter.
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Old 08-11-2022, 10:12 AM   #4
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...wondering where you folks who don't do your own oil changes go to when on the road?
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My driveway.

So, you're inviting those who don't do their own oil changes to drop by your driveway? That's real neighborly of you!
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So, you're inviting those who don't do their own oil changes to drop by your driveway? That's real neighborly of you!


No - only replying per the OP’s request “Thanks for sharing where you get your oil/filter changes done”.

But will consider sharing our driveway any time for a nominal fee TBD, and adequate quantities of good wine. Rules and restrictions will apply.
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Old 08-11-2022, 03:23 PM   #6
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We currently do do our own oil and filter changes at home but we are selling next year to hit the road and the only home we'll have will be our Gasser 37ft with workhorse chassis for however long the mood takes us to stay out and about.

Yes we do pour into plastic containers and locally dispose at our Fire station hall drop off but with hubby having more and more back issues, it's time when our younger family members aren't around to assist to start paying someone.

I'm wondering those of you that DON'T do your own oil changes if you have a preferred national or otherwise place you tend to go to for oil changes at a fair price when NOT doing them yourselves.

Thanks for sharing.
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No - only replying per the OP’s request “Thanks for sharing where you get your oil/filter changes done”.



But will consider sharing our driveway any time for a nominal fee TBD, and adequate quantities of good wine. Rules and restrictions will apply.


Yes but the op sold his “driveway” and was asking full timers how they did it. “Your driveway” doesn’t apply. I did it at home also .. when I had a home. But that’s not what the question was
To answer .. depends on what coach gas or diesel .. I’m diesel … I’ve used speedco (now loves) but they’ve changed and many don’t do mh now.
Most of my changes are at truck shops. I have a cat and that’s where I take mine. And the last two at a mobile lube truck that came to me
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Assuming DP.

Speedco is pretty much nationwide.

We travel through Yuma/Quartzite every winter and have an excellent mobile guy we meet up with there.
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Any GM, Ford, or Chrysler dealership that has a truck service shop will probably do it.

We had the brake recall completed on our WorkHorse by a Navistar (Ford) heavy truck dealer/service garage (they were formally a WorkHorse shop as well).
I had them lube the chassis and test the ABS system while there as well (I had already changed the oil).

Could also take it to any oil change place that has bay doors high enough for your coach to roll into.
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We full-timed for 7 yrs all around the country, including Canada and Mexico. I do all the oil and lube myself. I always drain the oil hot after a long drive, usually in a remote section of a parking lot or at a friend or family we are visiting. I got the process down to a easy quick and clean steps. I despise oil drips in my driveway and I treat other locations with the same respect.

Since you don't want to or can't DYI, I see mobile oil change guys advertised in most campground map guide handouts. Same issue with no wash/waxing in rv parks, so you have to pay the mobile guys to wash your rig.

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Most RV parks and campgrounds do not allow yo to do maintenance on the truck of motorhome without their approval. Oil changes are generally a no-go.

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I've heard that Walmart will, never tried it personally as I had DP's in the past. Now have Class C with Ford engine. Would like to hear if that's an optrion
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Most RV parks and campgrounds do not allow yo to do maintenance on the truck of motorhome without their approval. Oil changes are generally a no-go.

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I can do the job without anyone ever even noticing. Very easy.

As for washing. Do that as well. Use water-less wash & wax and a micro cloth towel. Done.
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