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ksg5000

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Posted: 01/21/21 02:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My rig from 92 and I do something similar to what you have been doing. At some point you need to change out all the rubber. Check your antifreeze every yr and replace as needed - when it doubt change it - not hard and lack of attention can lead to new pumps/radiator which are expensive. Don't forget to change transmission fluid - should last a long time but it's something we tend to ignore.


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Posted: 01/21/21 04:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mfan wrote:

It doesn't hurt to change early,it does hurt to change late.

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Posted: 01/21/21 05:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maintenance every year no matter how much we use it.

We average about 6,000 per year.


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The grease I use is about 10$us a tube. The engine lube oil is only about 30$us for the jug and the filter I like is 8$.

When I compare that to the 3K$us that the overhaul cost me two years ago (when I did the R&R and most of the engine work), that all looks real reasonable to me.

Grease is cheaper than parts - always.

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If the generator isn't being run a whole lot I would just change its oil along with the MH engine oil before it gets put into storage.


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I get mine serviced every spring

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Once a year like clockwork. $300 well spent as I don't do the oil change myself. I do have the SCA checked and added if necessary...Dennis


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Doubt our Mh went 4,000 miles without changing the fluids and lubricating. A couple three years we didn't go anywhere and still changed the fluids.

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Posted: 01/22/21 10:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Factory recommendations are a minimum for me, I see no issue if you want to replace fluids and filters to your hearts content, over 90% of the vehicles we have owned during our lifetime (100% of our RVs) have never been back to the dealer for service. Additionally, I just love doing mods and maintenance on our RVs, it's fun and keeps me from having to work on the rig while on the road when I just want to enjoy the RVing lifestyle.

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Lwiddis wrote:

“Keep in mind the guidelines are what the OEM has determined to be the minimum necessary to ensure the product operates thru the warranty period.”

I disagree. Do you have any evidence showing OEMs are only concerned with the minimum for warranties?


Nope, but can you show me evidence they are concerned with paying for repairs post warranty?


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