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Old 03-23-2017, 07:25 PM   #1
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Engine Oil Change Cost

Hi Folks,

I contacted the local RV dealers about an oil change for our Legacy. The quote I was given was $380.00 for oil and a filter.

Is there something special the requires more labor for a MH oil change? I figure the oil and filter should be under $100.00. Labor should be less then 1hr, $135 at the most expensive shop.

Whats up?

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Old 03-23-2017, 07:34 PM   #2
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Engine Oil Change Cost

You forgot to add the pain in the butt tax...
Plus, it takes up a lot of space for such a low profit job, as an oil change.

Try an independent garage, one that would do it in their parking lot.
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Old 03-23-2017, 07:45 PM   #3
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Why take it to an RV dealership. Take it to an authorized feightliner/cumins dealer where they can do all the required maintenance, i.e. Lub the joints etc. We learned that our RV dealer just drove the units to a feightliner shop and charged a fee for that too.
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:23 AM   #4
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Take it to a FL dealer & ask for the PM-1 maintenance.

That will take care of the oil change.
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:32 AM   #5
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I use my local Freightliner service center and pay around $450 for the annual service. Doesn't include generator.
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:37 AM   #6
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ahh...remember how good you feel when you put diesel in that tank. Time to pay when it comes to oil changes and other maintenance. A gasser would cost $60 if you do it yourself.
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:31 PM   #8
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ahh...remember how good you feel when you put diesel in that tank. Time to pay when it comes to oil changes and other maintenance. A gasser would cost $60 if you do it yourself.
I have a 2012 Ram 3500 with a Cummins. It takes 12 qrts of oil plus a Wix filter and I have never paid more than $75.00 for a oil change. If you can do it yourself it's not that expensive. Some of the newer trucks with the 6 liter engines take at least 8 qrts of oil and the manufacturers require full synthetic oil so if you can do it yourself it's almost a wash as far as the cost of a oil change. If you can't then your going to pay.
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You're also forgetting it takes 18 quarts of oil at about $4.00 per quart, not including the generator. I do them both at the same time and use the Freightliner shop. They know what they're doing, check it all out, lube, etc. and for the record, shop rate for motor home repair is closer to $130 per hour at every shop I've seen.
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When I purchased our used Chevrolet Duramax diesel(8860 miles) in 2016, the dealer agreed to change the oil & filter for the first 50,000 miles free of charge. After that I will change it myself, not a difficult job at all. It holds 10 qts. of oil.
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