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Old 09-07-2017, 10:25 AM   #1
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Eugene Oil Change?

Normally do oil changes on our Allegro Bay 34XB gasser ourselves but need it changed before we make it back to Yuma, AZ. Will be in Eugene,OR area in the next few days and thought there or Junction City might be good place? Any suggestions? Idea of what they charge? Anyone use Guaranty? Thanks for the help!
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When we had gassers we used local service stations .... way cheaper than an RV dealer or Truck center. Get a phone book and make a few calls; who'll save a lot.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:07 PM   #3
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Found a couple quick lubes but bays were only 11' high. Amazed by how much the couple places we could find wanted to charge when it is basically 6 quarts of
Oil and a filter. Or else they couldn't do it for a month. Fortunately we got a lead on a reasonably priced place so will get it done in a couple days.
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Changed mine once in an AutoZone parking lot. Bought the oil and filter there then gave them the old oil back. Total cost ~$25.

Probably could do the same thing at Walmart.
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A lot depends on how far from home you are.....extra couple hundred to thousand miles won't make much difference, change as soon as you get home. If your woried change the filter and top up.....
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I use Mobile 1 synthetic, and a Mobile 1 extended life (20,000 miles so they say) filter. I just suck the oil out of the dipstick tube (it's almost exactly 5 quarts), and then dump a 5 quart container back in. So I can change oil while on a trip with no mess, as the extractor thingy I use holds 8 quarts doubles as an oil container until I find an auto parts store where I can dump it. When I get to 15,000 or 20,000 miles on the filter (so either 3 or 4 oil changes) I'll make sure I change it at home (a bit more messy).

This makes it easy to change the generator oil on the road as well.


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Changed mine once in an AutoZone parking lot. Bought the oil and filter there then gave them the old oil back. Total cost ~$25.

Probably could do the same thing at Walmart.


That's my plan B, buying a cheap oil drip pan and giving them the old oil and donating the pan. Plan A is to find a nearby military base (I'm retired military) with a Auto shop and do the change in their lot using their oil drip pan. Some bigger bases have large bays I hear.

I plan on making a long trip next year of about 6K miles. As I do my oil changes at 7.5K I should be back at home for the next change. I will continue to do my own oil changes as long as I physically can.

I always wondered how full timers do their own oil changes.

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