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Old 04-16-2016, 04:38 PM   #1
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Where to get oil changed?

I went to my storage lot today to change the oil on my RV and could not break the drain plug loose with a 3/8" socket wrench. I will try my 1/2" wrench next weekend. But if I can't get it loose, where can I get the oil changed? I checked the nearest Camping World and they only do it during the week and close at 5 pm so it is nearly impossible for me to get there. I checked the closest Ford dealer and they can't do it.

I found a TA place just a few miles up the interstate, has anyone ever used a truck center for oil changes? Will they do it? Do they charge more than RV places?
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Old 04-16-2016, 04:53 PM   #2
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I went to my storage lot today to change the oil on my RV and could not break the drain plug loose with a 3/8" socket wrench. I will try my 1/2" wrench next weekend. But if I can't get it loose, where can I get the oil changed? I checked the nearest Camping World and they only do it during the week and close at 5 pm so it is nearly impossible for me to get there. I checked the closest Ford dealer and they can't do it.

I found a TA place just a few miles up the interstate, has anyone ever used a truck center for oil changes? Will they do it? Do they charge more than RV places?
A service center will use a 1/2" breaker bar with a 6 point socket. You should use the same. IF the threads strip, which I doubt will happen, auto parts stores sell oversize self threading drain plugs.
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Old 04-16-2016, 05:07 PM   #3
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I would call the local truck centers.

Kenworth, Peterbilt and Freightliner and ask them, some of the FL places do the MH's with a FL chassis so they might do it for yours.
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Old 04-16-2016, 05:22 PM   #4
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I went to my storage lot today to change the oil on my RV and could not break the drain plug loose with a 3/8" socket wrench. I will try my 1/2" wrench next weekend. But if I can't get it loose, where can I get the oil changed? I checked the nearest Camping World and they only do it during the week and close at 5 pm so it is nearly impossible for me to get there. I checked the closest Ford dealer and they can't do it.

I found a TA place just a few miles up the interstate, has anyone ever used a truck center for oil changes? Will they do it? Do they charge more than RV places?
1/2" ratchet should give you enough leverage to break it free. Make sure you set the ratchet in the counter clockwise direction, before you get under the unit to loosen the drain bolt. It won't snap off.
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Old 04-17-2016, 12:34 PM   #5
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Check your local service stations. Most service bays will accommodate a Class C MH.
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:14 PM   #6
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I used Freightliner or Cummins shops cheaper and they know what there doing.
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:38 PM   #7
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I went to my storage lot today to change the oil on my RV and could not break the drain plug loose with a 3/8" socket wrench. I will try my 1/2" wrench next weekend. But if I can't get it loose, where can I get the oil changed? I checked the nearest Camping World and they only do it during the week and close at 5 pm so it is nearly impossible for me to get there. I checked the closest Ford dealer and they can't do it.

I found a TA place just a few miles up the interstate, has anyone ever used a truck center for oil changes? Will they do it? Do they charge more than RV places?
I use a local lube place, after checking all the other ones in town only one had a 14' door. Some had 12' my class c is 11'6" but if there is any slope going in or coming out the door is not tall enough.
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My local Ford dealer about 1 mile from where we live will not change the oil on our 3010DS but I found another Ford dealer about 15 miles away that will. I also checked the 3 local auto repair facilities and only 1 of the 3 stated they could do the oil change but at least that gives me 2 options between the Ford dealer and the local auto repair shop.
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Our Ford dealer will do it because it is on the Ford chassis.
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Don't use a rachit get a good breaker bar and put a 4 foot piece of pipe on it (don't get it at harbor fright ) if you want to have skin left on your fingers
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