RV Oil Change
Like any other vehicle, your recreational vehicle requires routine maintenance to perform optimally. However, unlike every other vehicle, you cannot trust just any mechanic for your RV oil change, you need an experienced RV mechanic.
How often should I change my RV’s oil?
If you follow the petroleum product’s manufacturer guidelines, it will recommend that you change your motorhome’s oil every three months or 3,000 to 5,000 miles. The confusion that most mobile homeowners face is that unlike a car, many RV travelers only log 5,000 to 6,000 miles over an entire year. RVs tend to spend a significant amount of time parked —which can lead to some problems, so routine maintenance is important. You can plan to change your motorhome oil every year or 6,000 miles unless you use a synthetic option. It is important to check your oil levels before taking your RV out to be sure that the levels are appropriate for the haul.
I’ve only put 2,000 miles on my class C motorhome, do I still need to change my oil?
There is no blanket answer for the mileage driven and the suggested routine intervals for your RV’s oil changes. It is best to refer to your owner’s manual and warranty rather than the oil recommendations. While many synthetic petroleum-based oils boast that they can last up to 25,000 miles, your warranty may be void if you don’t change your oil every three to six months. Check your owner’s manual and warranty and discuss your scheduling options with your RV maintenance shop.
What things affect my RV oil change routine?
Just like your car, there are many things that affect how often you should have your RV’s oil changed. For instance, the engine temperature can greatly affect the longevity of all of your fluids. It is important to know how hot your motor runs to ensure your oil of choice can handle it. Oil quality can be dramatically affected by contamination with other substances, which can happen at the manufacturer or during operation.
Does Mericle RV perform RV pilot changes on diesel and gas motors?
You betcha! If we sell it, we can service it and we sell all RV and motorhome engine types.
Do I need to make an appointment to get my RV’s oil changed?
At Mericle RV, we make every effort to accommodate all of our customers. Our maintenance department strongly recommends you make a service appointment to ensure we have all the supplies on hand and space in the bay to get you in. However, we understand that some of our customers are just driving through the Fort Lupton area on their cross-country motorhome adventures and we are here to service your RV too! Simply reach out to our service department to see when we can fit you in.
Can I do my own RV oil change?
If you’ve got the tools and the know-how, you can change your own RV’s oil. However, for your safety and to protect your RV’s engine, we strongly suggest you have it done by a certified RV mechanic, like those at Mericle RV. Some warranty providers will expect you to have documentation of a professional oil change at an RV shop.
RV Oil Change in Denver
Finding an experienced RV mechanic or RV repair shop may be your biggest hurdle in getting your motorhome’s oil changed. While a few auto shops may offer this service, they often charge outrageous prices because they are the only RV repair shop near you. If you are looking for an RV oil change in Denver, look no further than Mericle RV. We offer a wide range of RV service and maintenance options. All of our services are delivered by expert RV mechanics who have years of experience under their belts. Our engine oil and transmission change is a full-service oil change that uses conventional motor oil. Our RV oil changes meet or exceed most motorhome owner’s manual specifications and are aimed at extending the life of your RV’s engine.
RV Maintenance at Mericle RV
When you get your RV’s oil changed at Mericle RV, you can take advantage of a wide range of RV maintenance services, including routine services as well as upgrades for all RV — Class A motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, Class B and Class C motorhomes.