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Old 05-19-2022, 04:09 PM   #1
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Where are you going for your oil changes? Oregon Area

Hey guys. I am new to the Pacific Northwest, but one of my coworkers is having a hard time finding somewhere to get his oil changed. I have called all over the place and most of the service centers I call say they do not handle chassis or powertrain work. Any suggestions around the Gresham, Oregon area?

Edit: Forgot to mention, this is a class "A" motorhome powered by a Cummins L9.
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Oil change on what ?
Since we're not talking about you, I'll say it. Any one who can't change their own oil, and filter has no business owning a vehicle.
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Some people are allergic to motor oil.
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Old 05-19-2022, 04:31 PM   #4
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Oil change on what ?
Since we're not talking about you, I'll say it. Any one who can't change their own oil, and filter has no business owning a vehicle.
It's a class "A" motorhome. Your statement seems kind of assumptive though. Not every person is fully capable. Some are older, some are handicapped, and some are not mechanically inclined. Seems wrong to assume they would be incapable of operating a vehicle because they can't or don't want to work on it.
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It's a class "A" motorhome. Your statement seems kind of assumptive though. Not every person is fully capable. Some are older, some are handicapped, and some are not mechanically inclined. Seems wrong to assume they would be incapable of operating a vehicle because they can't or don't want to work on it.
Hello sir and sorry about your friends issues. Some shops don'
t want to mess with this because there is little to no money to be made. If your friend is mechanically capable at all it would be a heck of a lot cheaper to change yourself. Oil is getting real expensive along with gas these days but having said this we need to know what size engine is in the motor coach so we can offer suggestions to help. Good luck and with out a doubt I'm sure you will get a better answer to your liking.
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I'm not in your area, rather SoCal. Here and in AZ there are mobile guys who only do such as oil changes.

Likely similar there.
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Hello sir and sorry about your friends issues. Some shops don'
t want to mess with this because there is little to no money to be made. If your friend is mechanically capable at all it would be a heck of a lot cheaper to change yourself. Oil is getting real expensive along with gas these days but having said this we need to know what size engine is in the motor coach so we can offer suggestions to help. Good luck and with out a doubt I'm sure you will get a better answer to your liking.
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What service centers are you calling? If itís RV dealerships, sure, they wonít do that type of work.

You should be looking at heavy truck repair centers. Or if you have any truck stops in the region like a Loves Speedco.
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What service centers are you calling? If itís RV dealerships, sure, they wonít do that type of work.

You should be looking at heavy truck repair centers. Or if you have any truck stops in the region like a Loves Speedco.
Thanks. That makes a lot of sense. I figured it would be kind of like a car dealership, lol. If they sell 'em they should work on 'em right? Thanks for the tip.
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Look on cummins.com and find a local service center.

The ISL9 will take approximately 7 gallons of oil.
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I recently recommended Blue Lake Auto & RV Repair in the Troutdale/Fairview area but it's been quite awhile since I've used them. Here's the post from last month:

Any recommendations for routine maintenance on an older DP in the PNW?

There is a Freightliner Oasis facility in Portland but they're pretty expensive just to do an oil change and the Cummin's authorized dealerships are usually pricey too.

Maybe have your co-worker call Blue Lake and at least inquire about their prices:

Blue Lake Auto & RV Repair

2650 Fairview Pkwy
Fairview, OR 97024

(503) 491-9871

One nice thing is that if he finds their service satisfactory, they also do coach house repars too so it's a good reference contact if future repairs are needed on house items such as plumbing, electrical, slides, water heater, a/c, roof repairs, etc. etc. as well as chassis work.

I do have a few other places in the Portland area (private semi truck service shops that will work on motorhomes) listed in my journal notes too but am mentioning Blue Lake now as it's close to Gresham.
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I have taken my Class A to Freightliner for the oil change. Have used many locations. Tucson, Omaha etc. I pay $550.00 for oil and filter and $250 for the genny. $800 total. Found Cummings to be a lot more expensive. Used an independent one time in Phoenix, Massey Diesel. Same price as Freightliner. Call you nearest Freightliner or Google independent diesel service centers in your area.
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Ah, I didn't think there was a Speedco in the Portland area. Now I see that there's one down near Woodburn somewhere, that may be a good option for just an oil change. However, it's still probably over an hour to get to that location from Gresham, right? And I also have hear that Speedco's prices have been steadily inching up (like everybody's) so not sure though how much savings it would be to travel that far just for an oil change. It seems like I paid about $150 for a Cat C7 over ten years ago at a Speedco somewhere but I'm thinking it's double that now, correct?

That's why I thought I'd mention Blue Lake as the convenience may be worth the slight savings of spending over 2 hours in travel time rather than just going a few minutes to the Fairview area even if having to pay a little more.

OP, maybe call Speedco and then call Blue Lake to compare prices (or have your friend, rather)?

Speedco in Aurora OR: (503) 678-7951

Blue Lake in Fairview: (503) 491-9871
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