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Old 11-20-2014, 10:38 AM   #11
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I had gone to Gaffney for Camp FL and had the list that they gave us for service intervals. When I brought it to the Oasis dealer, he said that the 37 point inspection that they do would be fine. I was really happy with their service and of course, their prices.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:09 PM   #12
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Update. FL charged me slightly over $600.00 for a chassis lube and engine maintenance. I paid $20.00 a gallon for Shell Rotella,(5 gallons) $7.00 for grease, $21.82 for fuel water separator element, $11.63 for a lube filter, $37.22 for a fuel filter, $42.70 for fuel/water filter and $318 for labor. They didn't do the gen set because it only had 12 hours on it and said Cummins recommended against it. And I thought Volvo parts were expensive.


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Old 11-21-2014, 08:10 AM   #13
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I recommend going to the FR rally in Goshen and getting oil changed there. I saved about a hundred dollars and they come right to your site. Jim
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:37 AM   #14
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It appears as though I'm in the wrong business. Almost $200 an hour for oil changes and basic maintenance!!!!!!!! That's completely insane.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:05 AM   #15
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Especially since they are paying the mechanic peanuts in comparison. Gen oil/filter change $28 myself. Grease is cheep $8, engine oil, and all filters $200 at most, but your paying to not get your hands dirty and convenience costs. I know my rig isn't a MH but I have all the same expenses as you mostly.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:31 AM   #16
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You should be able to use the top of the line Amsoil oil and filter for less than $200. And, yeah, I have a problem with a shop charging $189 an hour and paying their workers chump change. I'd be VERY surprised to find any workers there doing maintenance making over $20 an hour. Guys doing major repair might be making more, but my experience with all shops is that they put the new guys on basic maintenance and the experienced guys on the more technical stuff. Many times those workers have to provide their own tools, too.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:54 AM   #17
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Oil change with Rotella T and oil filter plus my time costs around $80. First time I had it changed, took it to the RV dealer (not freightliner) and it was almost $220 and they overfilled it. Just remember to fill the new oil filter with oil before replacing it. I don't do my own fuel filters, because I've heard too many stories of not having them prefilled as well and the engine having problems running/starting and I don't keep diesel at home to prefill.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:09 AM   #18
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The freightliner dealer that I go to has great service and reasonable prices. I would recommend Freightliner of Mattawan, Mi. to anyone nearby. They are an Oasis dealer and know how to treat motorhome owner's needs.
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:45 PM   #19
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Yeah, my feelings mirror many of those stated above. The local attitude is pay our prices or go elsewhere. No wonder I make most of my purchases online or in Seattle. For example i bought the dink in Boise and saved several thousand over what I could purchase a comparable vehicle here for. You'd think I'd learn after living here 35 years. Next year I'll be doing it myself unless I can find a competent independent.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:14 PM   #20
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As I stated earlier, the FL service schedule calls for changing the rear axle oil, the power steering fluid and filter on a 12 month basis. I do not any of you getting that done. Am I missing something?
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