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Old 06-10-2016, 05:44 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried to put a quart of motor oil in their Thor axis
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:07 PM   #2
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This thread might be of help. More about changing oil than adding but it goes hand in hand. Jamie's #3 post might give you some ideas.

RUV Axis/Vegas Oil change
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:20 PM   #3
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This thread might be of help. More abo ut changing oil than adding but it goes hand in hand. Jamie's #3 post might give you some ideas.

RUV Axis/Vegas Oil change
Thanks Larry I appreciate it I can't even seem to find oil cap It must be hidden in there somewhere
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:41 PM   #4
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It's over to the right side of the battery. Might have to pull some of the vent hoses back out of the way to see the filler tube.
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:52 PM   #5
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Look at this thread for oil cap location:

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Old 06-10-2016, 07:11 PM   #6
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Larry didn't mention it --but getting the oil cap off, not dropping it and loosing it in the wire bundle/hoses/air duct black hole next to the battery, using a funnel and flexible hose to get the oil in the oil filler hole is a three alarm royal PITA.

When I recently had some warranty work done and I was at 7000 miles I just had my dealer do the 7500 oil and filter change. I paid the labor and for me the cost was well worth the lack of aggravation.

But if you want to do it yourself -- as we used to say in the AF -- like reconnaissance aircraft you'll go alone, unarmed, and unafraid.
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:56 PM   #7
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Thanks to everyone I'm going to See if I can find an extension tube that will fit it and run it out to the front to make it a lot easier I'm sure the other manufacturers might have one I can borrow from them Called Thor where it was said it's in there somewhere Asking why they would do that No explanation other than a kind of laugh
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:06 AM   #8
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Last year I bought a funnel with about an 18" clear plastic hose with a plastic fitting and cap on the end at Walmart. The hose just fits over the oil dip stick tube. Very simple refill. I put a zip-tie on the funnel and either hooked it to the Windshield Wiper or the ladder. I don't remember now.

Before this solution I had purchased some clear plastic hose of the same diameter at Lowe's and run the hose to the fill hole. This was a real pain. Glad I found the easy-peasy solution.

Hardest job was building ramps out of 2x12s with a long shallow approach to get the low-slung Axis up in the air. Thought my days of crawling around on the ground under vehicles was over, but with cost of oil change and lube for an RV I am back on my back.
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Old 06-12-2016, 01:20 AM   #9
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ONE of the reasons I had the dealer do the oil change was because they have a centralized pressurized system to refill the crankcase. No funnel. No hose. No hassle.
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Old 06-12-2016, 11:42 AM   #10
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Thanks road hog never thought of refilling the crankcase through the oil dipstick tube good idea have that same funnel with clear tube believe I did get it at wal-mart Going to use my Leveling blocks just drive up on them to get up under it good idea?
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:42 PM   #11
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Not sure I would trust my life to leveling blocks if they are not absolutely stable or are those plastic ones. Please be careful.
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Old 06-12-2016, 01:00 PM   #12
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Thumbs up oil axis

Thanks road hog after I drive it up will put floor jacks in place 3 ton or I might go with advice and take in for service only thing is I trust me to do it right also thanks bevedfelker
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Old 06-12-2016, 01:51 PM   #13
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You are welcome. Enjoy your journeys.
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:30 PM   #14
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Like Roadhog, I use a funnel attached to a small hose. I used flexible irrigation tubing and taped it to a funnel. On the other end, I attached a 90 degree nipple.

Cheap and easy. I try to keep my coach away from RV service people as much as possible!
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Old 06-12-2016, 11:35 PM   #15
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I agree mr. Sunshine It'd be one thing if you paid and got the job done right but in the past I found i paid and got the job done wrong that's why I'd rather do it myself
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:43 AM   #16
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I agree mr. Sunshine It'd be one thing if you paid and got the job done right but in the past I found i paid and got the job done wrong that's why I'd rather do it myself
When changing the oil, there are a few grease zerks on the steering joints that require a touch from a grease gun. Go easy and don't blow out the seals. Remember to check all the fluids, while you are doing the service.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:54 AM   #17
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Thanks mr. Sunshine As always I love your comments and knowledge on this forum
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