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Old 06-16-2016, 10:19 AM   #1
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Oil changes on the road

For the do it your selfers like me, when traveling and doing your own oil changes, where do you get rid of your used oil?
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:31 AM   #2
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For the do it your selfers like me, when traveling and doing your own oil changes, where do you get rid of your used oil?
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Started doing my own on F350 and found you can take the old oil and oil filters to any of the major parts stores, Auto Zone, Advanced, NAPA, they have a drop off point. You can even get one of their loaner oil pans and filter tools, just have to leave deposit. Found it saves me around $125.00 to do my own.
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:42 PM   #3
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Started doing my own on F350 and found you can take the old oil and oil filters to any of the major parts stores, Auto Zone, Advanced, NAPA, they have a drop off point. You can even get one of their loaner oil pans and filter tools, just have to leave deposit. Found it saves me around $125.00 to do my own.
That is exactly what I was hoping to hear. I appreciate it.
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Walmart's with auto center also takes used oil.
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Old 06-18-2016, 08:30 AM   #5
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Walmart auto center added to the list.
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Old 06-18-2016, 01:14 PM   #6
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I always use Auto Zone...no questions asked ever. They take the container and empty for me. In fact need to empty it again to make room for the icky 12 qrts I'm going to dump from my Solera's 3.0 Blu Tec. Also, I ALWAYS change my own filters and oil on all my vehicles and save a bundle! When I bought my Mobil 1
ESP 12 qrts at the local Freightliner I casually asked them how much THEY would charge to change the oil\filt and w/o batting an eye they said...$400-. I thought I had misheard them so asked again and got the same response without a smile or anything. So, for little over a $100 I change it myself and takes around an hour to do. DO NOT forget to change the crush ring each time which slips onto the oil pan plug as this will prevent slight weeping of the black ugly
stuff onto your driveway whenever you park there. You can buy a 4-5 pack of these at O'Reilly's (or...RockAuto?) for practically nil.

I'm with you and... do your own(and spend the rest on diesel fuel!)
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We are going on a coast to coast trip and will be changing just the oil when I get there. Using Mobil 1 and their extended filter. I have the Fumoto valve so it's easy to drain into a jug and drop off at an Autozone. May just leave it alone until I get back too, around 6,000 miles round trip.
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I thought anybody who sold oil / batteries HAD to accept used oil / batteries for recycling.
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:59 PM   #9
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Our county has recyling center that takes up to 5 gallons a day. Been using them and occasionally Tractor Supply, who actually gave me a 5 gallon bucket to store used oil in.
Currently use Rotella in my diesel trucks. Rosella comes in 10 quart jug which is nice, just place used oil back in container to carry to recycle center. Tractor Supply has Rotella on sale for $5 off on 10 quart jug.
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I thought anybody who sold oil / batteries HAD to accept used oil / batteries for recycling.
I sure hope that isn't the case and you're thinking of Russia or China. If that's the case, any company that sells anything that is made of something that needs to be recycled would be forced by the gov. to take it back when you decided to get rid or it. I wouldn't be surprised if this isn't true in states like California or New York though.
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For my 2013 Ford F-250 6.7 diesel truck I buy the oil and filter at Walmart for $80 - 85 and I have them replaced at a place that does this for a living. In Anaheim, CA it was a local garage that did tune ups and oil changes. In Sevierville, TN it was at a transmission shop that worked on diesel engines. In Deming, NM it was a Penzoil Quick Lube. I check the Google reviews and/or Yelp to help with my decision. The cost has been $25 - 35. I have done all my own oil/filter changes for 45 years and now that I'm on the road it is so easy to just pay someone to do it. No fuss, no mess.
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This website is very helpful and easy to use to find a location that accepts used oil and the filter.

Just punch in the zip and click the tab to the left of what you want to recycle. It will then show a list of local places and a map also.

http://search.earth911.com/american-...-institute.php
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:06 AM   #13
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This website is very helpful and easy to use to find a location that accepts used oil and the filter.

Just punch in the zip and click the tab to the left of what you want to recycle. It will then show a list of local places and a map also.

Motor Oil Recycling Locations
What a great website !!!

I had no idea some of those places took used oil !!!
If you were to take it to Walmart,,, I guess you take it back to the auto parts department ???
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For my 2013 Ford F-250 6.7 diesel truck I buy the oil and filter at Walmart for $80 - 85 and I have them replaced at a place that does this for a living. In Anaheim, CA it was a local garage that did tune ups and oil changes. In Sevierville, TN it was at a transmission shop that worked on diesel engines. In Deming, NM it was a Penzoil Quick Lube. I check the Google reviews and/or Yelp to help with my decision. The cost has been $25 - 35. I have done all my own oil/filter changes for 45 years and now that I'm on the road it is so easy to just pay someone to do it. No fuss, no mess.
I bought the class c recently in s.w. Florida. I've only found 3 local places so far that would service the rv fluids. The cheapest quote so far is $120. with their oil. I am a young 68 years old and don't mind doing it myself. Thanks for the info.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:22 AM   #15
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Not wanting to start any arguments but where do you change your oil? I thought most campgrounds do not allow working on your rv.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:24 AM   #16
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I agree with Wolverine, this site is very helpful.
Thanks for the link
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:59 AM   #17
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We noticed one day that the Oil Change center down the highway from us was working on a Firetruck. So, I took my RV there and asked 'em. Sure they said. We do all the firetrucks around from the volunteer fire dept.

They took over and drove the RV halfway into the bay. And went about their business. I wanted synthetic oil so the whole process which changed the oil, filter, topped all fluids, filled the tires all the way around, washed the windshield, etc was $90 and took 15 to 20 mins top.

It's a Valvoline Master Care place attached to a gas station. Google Earth had a photo - below. So, you guys might check these out in your area or on a trip.
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We noticed one day that the Oil Change center down the highway from us was working on a Firetruck. So, I took my RV there and asked 'em. Sure they said. We do all the firetrucks around from the volunteer fire dept.

They took over and drove the RV halfway into the bay. And went about their business. I wanted synthetic oil so the whole process which changed the oil, filter, topped all fluids, filled the tires all the way around, washed the windshield, etc was $90 and took 15 to 20 mins top.

It's a Valvoline Master Care place attached to a gas station. Google Earth had a photo - below. So, you guys might check these out in your area or on a trip.
I guess that's fair,,, sounds like they charged you about $40 for labor !!!
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Not wanting to start any arguments but where do you change your oil? I thought most campgrounds do not allow working on your rv.
I'm not new to camping but I am to having an RV. I have not heard of parks that restricted changing oil, but I'm sure there are some even though I can probably change oil faster than some folks take to hook up utilities, put up the fence, setup the satellite dish, the outdoor kitchen and television and plant the flag:-)
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I am guessing there are very few CGs that would allow to change your oil there !!!
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