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An adjustable wrench, oil filter wrench, plastic dish pan, Funnel, plastic gas can, 4x8 tarp, and disposal rags are the needed tools. Buy oil at Advance auto store and they have tanks for the old used oil. Ask them where it is possible to change the oil.

Spread the tarp under the motorhome. Slide under with the dish pan and oil filter wrench, adjustable wrench, oil filter and disposal rag. Drain oil and change filters. Slide out with old oil, filter and tools.

Using funnel pour old oil into plastic gas can and clean dish pan. Using funnel fill engine with new oil. Remove tarp from under motorhome. Clean all tools and store. It's a ten to fifteen minute job. Deliver old oil to Advance auto parts store and pour into their disposal tank. Thank them. [emoticon]

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One thing I'll add is since my Cummins ISL diesel filter holds approx 2 quarts of
really black oil I punch a hole in the bottom and let it drain while the engine drains. Full of oil it's heavy and if I dropped it, it's bound to make a mess.

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With your 2007 Bounder you have either a Ford or the GM engine. I had one coach with the 8.1L GM engine and I have one suggestion which is to switch to a 2 quart oil filter. Besides giving you extra oil capacity and extra filter capacity, it allows the filter to hang low enough that it is very easy to get to with an oil filter wrench. The larger filter costs about $2 more than the standard 1/2 quart filter. Remember to fill it with oil before you install it. For all I know the same thing may also work on a Ford 6.8L engine.

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Find a storm drain and let her rip.


I have a burn barrel in my yard.

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Here's one more vote for, find an auto parts store with a large parking lot, and do it there. You can buy the oil and filter there, and dispose of the old oil right there when you're done, making it pretty convenient. Just make sure you bring plenty of rags or whatever for cleaning up any accidental spills you have.

That, or just do it there at the campground, quietly and discreetly, and don't make a mess. Odds are as long as you don't make a mess (or clean up real good what mess you do make), and be somewhat discreet about it, nobody won't say nothing.

With RVs, doing the oil change yourself is a no-brainer since it can save you a lot of $$. Most shops that are willing to work on RVs and do this for you will charge you an obscene amount of $$. I probably save a good $100 or more every oil change by doing it myself.


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PButler96 wrote:

Find a storm drain and let her rip.


NO NO NO don't do it. It's not right and a good way to end up in jail.

Or at least a hefty fine.

Those days are long gone and were always wrong.

Plus it'll give all RVers a bad reputation++++

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