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HighwayJunky

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Posted: 09/26/19 08:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a basically new 2017 Newmar LE with 18,000 miles that has never been serviced since new. Wondering if its time to get service on the 340HP Cummins and Onan Generator? Any ideas on cost for service assuming there are no serious problems??? Can just any MH service center do this, and as efficiently??

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Posted: 09/26/19 09:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

on my little sprinter mh they wanted $1200. for a forty mile check up so sit down before they quote you a figure.p.s I did it myself.

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To answer your question, yes, it’s couple years past time for servicing.

Since you have missed a couple services, contact a reputable center, tell them you’ve never had service done since new, if Im reading your post correctly, and they will give you an amount.

Our P1 service every year is around $500 from a great service center in Phoenix

Generator,if you’re handy, can be done yourself to save the $300-$350

For future, do your coach a favor and have it serviced regularly. Maintenance is key to these coaches. Waiting 3 years is doing nothing but asking for problems.

I’m sure you knew going in, these rigs are not inexpensive to own, so,it shouldn’t be sticker shock. Service, inspections, and maintenance are the most important things when you own one.


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Posted: 09/26/19 09:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Agree you're way over due on the engine and I assume lube. Gen might be OK. What does your manuals say for gen and tranny? What about battery water? And everything else that's recommended in the manual for service?


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You need to look up service and maintenance schedules for your engine/ tranny/ generator.

Being a newer rig, there are usually adjustments,tweaks, etc at certain mileages/ hours.

There could be quite a few things that need to, or should have been done already

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Posted: 09/26/19 10:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just had our ISL done; lube, oil & filter, plus they tested the transmission fluid, hydraulic oil, and coolant as technically they were past due time wise but not mileage wise - $469.22.


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I take mine in every year. They do the engine and generator including all filters + grease everything. They also check everything that needs checked. 8.3 Cummins, 7500 Onan. Around $400.00

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CAR no longer service over the road CAT engines. Freightliner is the Authorized Service Provider.CAT C7
Change coolant, thermostats, clean cac and radiator and possible hoses and belt. Appx $3,000.00, quote.
I read on aforum from 2007 it cost $608.00 to change coolant and thermostats.
I cn live with that. I could do it all myself a few years ago but not now for cost of coolant 1400+ a gallon and two thermostats and possibly a belt 20.00 and a few hoses at most 100.00 or possibly a total of $300.00 or less.
Coolant Freightlienr Long life, or whatever they call it was changed in 08 so it is time. If they had put a coolant filter on it like they do semis then a filter change and possibly some additive would have been it plus thermostats.
Silicon coolant hoses should last a very long time.
On engine an generator service and air filter 400.00 or so without air filter 300.00-450.00 possibly. Trans fluid change on Allison should be around 400.00 at Allison Dealer.
These Speeco service centers advertise a lot cheaper prices. We don't have on in our home neck of the woods so I have not used them.
I m thinking of finding one here in AZ to asak about price on coolant service, if they do it.

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Posted: 09/26/19 10:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm confused
Couple of years overdue !
It's a 2017 model
And this is still 2019 asuming he bought it sometime in 2017 he is just over or just under 2 years of owner ship
And 18000 is low mileage
On my Cummins some of the items were listed at 15000 mile intervals

Using mileage , I would say sightly over due, using time then a yearly is normal
And he missed it the first time


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Agreed. As noted above, some of our stuff technically was over due time wise. I ask the shop about it, they did an analysis on the fluids and gave them the green light.

These maintenance schedules are based on OTR truck miles, not typical MH duty stuff. In our case the MH is garage kept so the environment isn't an issue, and unfortunately we haven't been covering the miles we used to. On paper our ISL has a 12 month or 20,000 mile oil change interval. Not a chance I'm dropping 28 quarts of oil at 5,000 miles just because it hit 12 months.

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