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Old 11-17-2014, 02:59 PM   #1
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Cost of service

I owned a twin disel powered boat for years (Volvo D-6's) and did all my own maintenance, fuel filters, oil filters, air , coolant, etc. When I suggested to DW that the motorhome should be easy in comparison (no impellers to change, no zincs, and much easier access) she said let the local Cummins people take care of it. They quoted me $284.00 for the gen set and over $400 for the engine ,an ISB 6.7 360. The genset included the air filter and the engine service included checking coolant , serpentine belt, etc. Do these figures seem high to anyone but me? What do you pay for service?
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:34 PM   #2
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Dan,

A bit high compared to what we pay, oil, chassis lub, all filters, (oil and gas) inspection of entire chassis around $500 for both engine and generator at our local FL/Cummins dealer.

We budget $1,000 each fall for our yearly preventative maintenance, air filter some years, air dryer others, there is always something beside the oil change each year.

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Old 11-17-2014, 03:54 PM   #3
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After going to camp freight-liner I do it myself. Spend less than $100 per year and I know what has been done. As you stated it is not hard. The money I save goes for diesel.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:06 PM   #4
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Sounds high to me too, I do the generator myself for maybe $40 ish.... I take it to my local FL service center for the chassis lube and all the oil and fuel filters and it was around $375ish I believe.... Gen set is very very easy!

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Old 11-17-2014, 07:06 PM   #5
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Called FL and they'll do everything including the chassis lube for $400-$500. Sounds better. I had the DW talked into doing it ourselves this weekend but with temps in the teens I'd rather let them do it than freeze doing it myself. And, I probably would have taken it to FL for the chassis work anyway. Apparently they have some sort of package pricing for lube , oil and filter changes as their hourly rate is $189.00. I'll have to raise my hourly rate to keep up.

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Old 11-17-2014, 10:57 PM   #6
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$189, because $200 would seem unreasonable



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Old 11-18-2014, 09:12 AM   #7
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Just had mine service @ Kent Mitchell oasis dealer in hammond, La One yr service, 6k miles. Oil & filter change, fuel filters changed, transmission filter changed & chassis lube. $332 Did generator myself!


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Just had mine service @ Kent Mitchell oasis dealer in hammond, La One yr service, 6k miles. Oil & filter change, fuel filters changed, transmission filter changed & chassis lube. $332 Did generator myself!


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Not a bad price for all that.
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:13 PM   #9
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FL Oasis dealer in Mattawan, Mi. 37 point inspection, lube, fuel filter, water separator, coolant test, washer fluid ad 16 oz. bio kleen power service fluid (16) oz.......$189
I did my own oil change and gen oil change.


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Old 11-20-2014, 08:26 AM   #10
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I applaud all those doing there own maintenance. I hate to say what I paid at the Freightliner Oasis in Gaffney with seeing all of your low dollar figures. I paid for 5 hrs. of service. They got me on a $163 air dryer kit and $80 air filter. This was my 24 month maintenance.

I am wondering however if everyone is following the Freightliner maintenance schedules. I have attached two schedules. I for one do not understand Freightliner calling for changing the power steering fluid, its fluid and rear axle fluid every 12 months. Also the tranny filter for the 2500MH, every other year.

Some of this appears to be excess, but I wasn't about to argue, considering my investment.
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