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We have a 2015 Winnebago Vista. Will be changing the oil soon. Refill always seems to be a problem since the filler neck is so close to the top of the opening. I typically buy the 5qt oil jugs and can't seem to get them to match the opening with out spilling. Have tried different funnels even bought some different watering cans etc with out much success. It's hard to hold the big container and the funnel. Any ideas/suggestions??

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After my 1st oil change, I switched back to 1qt jugs. They're much more manageable.


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Decant to a smaller container. Buy a oil pump. Build a fill jig from PVC and a funnel secured with rope.


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If you have a place to store it, a Gear Oil Pump that goes on a 5 gallon bucket would be my suggestion. You will have to find a 5 Gallon bucket and put more oil in the bucket than you need to get the required amount in the engine, maybe an additional quart or two.


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just put it in from the top of the engine. Most vehicles we have had there are just extension from the engine to the front of the vehicle. One engine I pump it in from the ground. I used a electric pump. You have several ways list to do it.

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I attach a regular oil funnel to my oil fill hole and use 1 quart bottles of oil.

As a matter of fact I have it sitting on the workbench right now as tomorrow morning I'm changing my oil and filter.

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One of the advantages of being a 70+ year old country boy is that back in the old days I could stand in the shop portion of my local full service gas station and chat with Gus while he changed oil (NOTE: Gus is the fictional owner of Gus Wilson's Model Garage, an educational series in Popular Mechanics back then)

The page linked has several products ranging in price from around 25 dollars to hundreds of dollars and one of them... Was in Mr. Wilson's garage (The air operated version)

They simply PUMP the oil into the filler neck

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MY FRIEND WENT ON E BAY GOT a 12 volt oil pump for about 20 bucks. he puts the suction side of pump in oil pumps it into the filler neck no mess great idea i think. sorry about the caps but it really works well he connects the power ends to battery + and - and hits the switch pumps it right in gal size or qt.


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Yup. on the Northern tool page the low cost pump is about 28 bucks.. Harbor Freight has 'em too but I liked the NT site cause of the selection (some over 500 dollars ONE Under 30)

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