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Old 11-22-2014, 12:24 AM   #21
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I have a problem giving people money for something I can do myself.
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Old 11-22-2014, 01:45 AM   #22
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I have a problem giving people money for something I can do myself.

Amen......
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:46 AM   #23
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I have a problem giving people money for something I can do myself.
I've traditionally done most of the oil changes on my trucks myself, but with my current one I take it to the dealer. It is a very valuable sales tool when I get ready to sell (usually sell things myself) to be able to get a report printed proving all maintenance was done properly and on schedule. Granted, I'm talking about a $39 oil change which includes a quick inspection. For $175 an hour you can bet I'd be doing it myself.
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:05 AM   #24
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I used to refuse to pay someone to do the work, but with age I've found that I was willing to trade cash to avoid all the muscle ache's, scrapes, etc.

I sure wish I had the energy that I used to have.
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:17 PM   #25
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x2 plus I'm still trying to earn a living and raising 3 grandchildren, 13 year old twins and a 10 year old. After the kids, homework, dogs, house, work, etc. I pay to have just about anything done to the motorhome or anything else for that matter.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:40 AM   #26
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With regards to the subject of this thread, namely Cost of Service; whether you do it your self or pay; my question to you all is "Does everyone do everything called out by the Freightliner maintenance schedules"?

I attached some of the schedules. For instance, do you change the axle rear oil and power steering fluid?

Of course, the less done the cheaper it should be and more easy if you do it yourself!

So, what do you all do?
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:17 AM   #27
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When I did my 12 month service at a Freightliner service center, I had them print those attachments out and ensured they did the correct inspection.

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Old 12-02-2014, 01:35 PM   #28
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I just changed oils and filters in the genny and engine. I changed the fuel filters also. I will bring mine to someone to do all the rest.
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:13 PM   #29
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For those who want to know what is performed at the 24 month service interval, I had my MH serviced yetsteday at the Freightliner Service center in Gaffney SC. Attached is a copy of the invoice defining all that was done and the cost associated with each. They did things I did not know existed or how to service them. I also had my defective alternator changed under warranty. I hope this helps understanding the expenses of MH ownership and what needs to be done periodically. Click image for larger version

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Old 12-06-2014, 07:06 PM   #30
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Marty,
I didn't see a chassis lubrication (grease job) on the list. They don't do that as part of the service?
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