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rlw999

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Posted: 05/30/21 11:24am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

two travelers wrote:

We have a 27ft Winnebago Vista with the V-10. We'll be taking (we hope) an extended trip late this summer and will need to get an oil change while we're on the road. Looking for suggestions as to what places we should look for that could do the job. Wonder would a camp ground office be able to provide that kind of information?


If you can change it without a lift, one option is to call a mobile oil change place to come to you (the guy that stores his class A next to me does that at the storage place). If the campground won't allow it (ask them if you can do it in their parking lot if they won't allow it at a campsite), the oil change place will probably be able to tell you where to meet him.

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Posted: 05/30/21 01:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GDS-3950BH wrote:

PastorCharlie wrote:

I have asked campground managers if I could discretely do an oil change if I complied with EPA rules and did no polluting of soil.



EPA rules as to how to do an oil change? Whoda thunk?


Spill it on the ground and then ask the question if EPA rules cover that. [emoticon]

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Posted: 05/30/21 01:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lots of options.

As mentioned, take care of it before the trip if possible but if you are going to do a lot of miles, just call around to oil change places. Most just have you drive over a pit, so as long as you can get in thru the garage door, it really makes no difference...just call ahead and check google maps to make sure you can maneuver their parking lot.

Truck stops or other repair shops will work also. It's not rocket science to have a guy slide under to pull the drain plug and swap the oil filter.


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When making a long trip like Alaska I had to change the oil twice once at a CG with the MGR's permission and once at a boondocking location. Most all the other trips were less than 7000 miles so I just change oil before the trip.

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I installed Fumoto valve on our V10 which it made it super easy to change the oil on our trip, the filter is still a pain but manageable with a gallon baggie around it while taking it off

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I would ask the office about a mobile service to give you one more day at the pool and one less day at the shop.


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Walmart...$45 oil change...I supplied the oil and filter from their shelf stock.


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swphotobug wrote:

....We usually get an oil change just before we leave...


Same here, that's the safest thing to do.


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Posted: 06/04/21 07:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In my truck I would just top it off and keep driving.

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PastorCharlie wrote:

GDS-3950BH wrote:

PastorCharlie wrote:

I have asked campground managers if I could discretely do an oil change if I complied with EPA rules and did no polluting of soil.



EPA rules as to how to do an oil change? Whoda thunk?


Spill it on the ground and then ask the question if EPA rules cover that. [emoticon]


Oh the drama....... Every day tens of thousands of vehicles get their oil changed, outside, on gravel, dirt, and paving. Tractors, heavy equipment, cars, trucks, and more. The humanity of it all. The masses of secret agents from big government, lurking behind every tree, hoping to catch those scofflaws who dare to let a drop of oil hit the ground.

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