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Old 05-13-2021, 12:53 PM   #1
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$300 for an OIL CHANGE..???

Ha, I scoff in your general direction !

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We have a 7.3L gas Ford in a BayStar. When I was up in Nappanee doing CPU, my technician and I were looking under the rig and noticed that the new F-53 V-8 is super simple to service.

The oil pan drain is easy to put a wrench on and the filter (about 10 inches away) can be grabbed with two hands and swapped out. The whole event took maybe 30 minutes. With Costco synthetic oil and a Wix filter I'm done at 25 bucks.
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Old 05-13-2021, 01:12 PM   #2
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Perhaps some of the former RV techs on this forum could comment on this,
but it has been my experience that some RV dealers feel that anyone who owns an RV
has plenty of money and can afford any and all maintenance costs,
regardless of what outlandish price they charge.
YMMV.

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Old 05-13-2021, 01:38 PM   #4
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Perhaps some of the former RV techs on this forum could comment on this,
but it has been my experience that some RV dealers feel that anyone who owns an RV
has plenty of money and can afford any and all maintenance costs,
regardless of what outlandish price they charge.
YMMV.

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Old 05-13-2021, 02:01 PM   #5
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Express Oil in Daphne Alabama has 12' doors and changed the oil in my Ford V10 and installed a new air filter for $65.76 in the Fall of 2019. This is the beauty of the Ford Chassis, they were very familiar with it as they get a lot of them in the door. Shuttle vans etc very popular chassis.

The dealer where I bought my RV has a price posted to change the oil in the ONAN on board generator...$169.99. I learned how to do it myself and it takes me about 30 minutes (working at a slow pace) and the cost is about $5. My model has an air filter but no oil filter, so even easier to do the job.
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Taking an RV to an RV shop (or is that a shoppe) for chassis maintenance is a way to insure that your wallet is properly lightened. You will not be disappointed.
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Well,
A very good friend of mine purchase one of those wazoo, 4WD super tall Mercedes vans about a year or so ago. He HAD to take it to the dealer for his first oil change. The bill came out at $350 for an oil change. And no, it wasn't any thing else, just an oil change. That's the cost of certain vehicle ownership.
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Ha, I scoff in your general direction !

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We have a 7.3L gas Ford in a BayStar. When I was up in Nappanee doing CPU, my technician and I were looking under the rig and noticed that the new F-53 V-8 is super simple to service.

The oil pan drain is easy to put a wrench on and the filter (about 10 inches away) can be grabbed with two hands and swapped out. The whole event took maybe 30 minutes. With Costco synthetic oil and a Wix filter I'm done at 25 bucks.
Jack, that needs to be at least a two beer job. Streeeeeetttchhhhh it out, man.
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I got a flyer in the mail a couple weeks ago from Cummins. They were offering a service package for a DP including the generator, it was ~$1200. Needless to say I'll do it myself
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Wow!
I paid $325 for my 450 ISL with all three filters included with the 24 quarts of oil.
I think the oil charge was $87-90
Filters are about $125 total
Rest is lube and labor

My Gen was $170 with oil and filter
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With Costco synthetic oil and a Wix filter I'm done at 25 bucks.

So from what I'm reading Costco synthetic oil is less than $5 a quart. Is this true?
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So from what I'm reading Costco synthetic oil is less than $5 a quart. Is this true?
Maybe heís stealing some of his supplies. Should we throw the BS Flag?
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Not to justify that price. With a normal oil change of a truck there are other things that should be checked. From air filters and fluid levels tires. Also if your chassis has any grease fitting they would normally lube those. $95 is high, but I have never been to a dealer that prices were not high. labor is $200 plus and parts are greatly inflated.

I would consider that to be about on track
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Interesting to see the cost of basic service. I have never paid anyone to do an oil change in any of my vehicles or motorcycles. Mostly it was a hassle to drop it off and pick it up, and a little savings helps also.
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