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jplante4

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Posted: 09/27/19 06:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MrWizard wrote:

I'm confused
Couple of years overdue !
It's a 2017 model


Yabut... the chassis is 2016, and it sat for a year just being started to move for the first year. I believe most DP owners have the chassis serviced yearly regardless of mileage.


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One thing I can tell you is an old song title Shop Around.

Now I don't drive a Big D. I drive a Big G (Gasser)

My first Oil Change was 99.95, and they used the wrong oil (I specified synthetic or blended forget which 14 years back)

My second was 69.95.. They used blended (which I still use today and that is still the price) at an authorized Workhorse Service Center (Chevy Dealer).

The moral is 2 fold
1 Dealer may be less expensive than other but no guarantee
2: Shop around


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As other's said, you are way behind the scheduled maintenance-- the first one being 6 months after chassis build
Take a look here for the services that should be done at the various intervals.


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Posted: 09/27/19 05:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I did not read all of the responses but the facts are that RV's are not inexpensive to maintain. You need to find service folks that you are comfortable with that will perform the required service at an acceptable (not necessarily reasonable) price. We full time and have to just suck it up when we need service and we are not close to any service center we have confidence in. That's our choice. If you have a Winter or Summer location you frequent you can likely find good service at reasonable prices. Forget cheap, think reasonable.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
Can't we all just get along?

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My neighbor owns a truck garage/servicing center. He has over 40 employees and is in the process of purchasing my farm. I asked him how much is the charge for a full service at his place. He said around $350 to $500. So once he gets the farm and we retire, I know where the coach is getting serviced at.

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