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Old 01-17-2023, 08:30 AM   #1
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Fuel filters need changing

I live in Plano, TX. It seems that no one wants to work on my 31' class C Ford E450. I'm getting "Oh, we don't work on RVs". Any suggestions for getting an oil and fuel filter change?
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Am surprised there isn’t a KwikKar up there there doesn’t.

I used to work up there - I know there are places, just can’t think of where they are at the moment.

Any heavy truck repair facility can do it. And, where do you get it inspected?

I’d get in your car and drive around looking for shops that have tall bay doors - tall bay doors is a good indicator, as well as heavy trucks located in the parking lot.
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Old 01-18-2023, 01:00 AM   #3
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Back when I had my 29’ Winnebago Aspect it was on the E350 chassis. When I needed service I would just call and say E350. I would make no mention of a motorhome. I would drop it off at night so I didn’t have to talk to anyone. They would come in the next day and do the work. Never once did I get a call saying no rvs or come get your camper. I used Tasca ford here in RI. They do have a dedicated truck center which is who I would use.
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Old 01-18-2023, 06:54 AM   #5
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Am surprised there isnít a KwikKar up there there doesnít.

I used to work up there - I know there are places, just canít think of where they are at the moment.

Any heavy truck repair facility can do it. And, where do you get it inspected?

Iíd get in your car and drive around looking for shops that have tall bay doors - tall bay doors is a good indicator, as well as heavy trucks located in the parking lot.
Good Suggestion! There's a Goodyear that does my inspections every year, but they refuse to do a simple thing like an oil or fuel filter change.
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Old 01-18-2023, 09:19 AM   #6
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Some ( not all) ford "quick lane" places will service ambulances ( F450/550) if they service those they will do a class c. I have seen one or two that will do oil changes on class A's outside just in front of the bay doors.
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Try a Love's or Ford Dealer

I also had some difficulty finding someone to change oil on my Jayco/Ford E-450.

I found a Love's truck stop which would change the oil and filter if I brought the oil and filter. (They only had supplies for big trucks.) The labor was about $70.

One of the Ford dealers in our area also services RVs (and utility trucks and ambulances.) The oil/filter/labor was $110.

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I live in Plano, TX. It seems that no one wants to work on my 31' class C Ford E450. I'm getting "Oh, we don't work on RVs". Any suggestions for getting an oil and fuel filter change?
Ask your rv dealer service manager whom they recommend. Many rv dealers do not service the chassis but they have relationships with chassis service shops for oil changes, maintenance, etc, and may be able to recommend one to you.

Some Ford dealers do service rvs as well
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Question No need to change fuel filter...

Not sure what year your coach is but many {most} V-10's {my 2011 for one} have the fuel filter inside the fuel tank and it is not something you change out. Oil changes should be fairly easy to find, as noted look for a place with tall doors and or a pit. Some shops will just do the oil/filter change out in their parking lot.

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Years ago I used to take my 27' Class C (E350) to Kwik Kar Lube in McKinney. It would just barely fit through the door, but we made it work. Not sure about a 31'.

A side note. If your fuel filter is in the tank, they won't be able to deal with that. I would spend a little time finding out where your fuel filter is.

You might do well to find a Mom & Pop shop that will work with you.
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I've had good luck using the Ford Commercial Truck Center search page: https://fordcommercialvehiclecenter.com/ You can search near your location and set filters to look for only dealers that will work on Class C. Once it gives you a list of dealers, you can look at the details for each one that will show the length of their bay and the height of their door.
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I've had good luck using the Ford Commercial Truck Center search page: https://fordcommercialvehiclecenter.com/ You can search near your location and set filters to look for only dealers that will work on Class C. Once it gives you a list of dealers, you can look at the details for each one that will show the length of their bay and the height of their door.
Yes. My local Ford Commercial dealer nearly always has RVs in for service. They are usually parked behind the building, where they canít be seen from the street.
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I live in Plano, TX. It seems that no one wants to work on my 31' class C Ford E450. I'm getting "Oh, we don't work on RVs". Any suggestions for getting an oil and fuel filter change?
Had the same issue until I found a Truck Service Center. They worked mostly on Big Rigs but said they would work on any issue I had with the chassis and engine. They change my oil about every 5k miles and did a tune up done. Pretty reasonable price too.
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