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Old 02-10-2015, 11:43 PM   #1
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RUV Axis/Vegas Oil change

This seems like the appropriate place for a simple oil change procedure. It has been asked in other threads but not really any good feedback to the question. For all you Axis/Vegas owners have you personally completed or watched a completed oil change yet? If so maybe some pics or a video might help. For those that don't have these coaches, the fill tube is in the most awkward place to put a fill tube, it almost goes to the roof of the engine compartment way back in the engine. Maybe we could help each other out here.
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:19 PM   #2
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Just use a hose long enough to reach the filler tube attached to a funnel. Hold the funnel higher than the level of the filler tube inlet.


Actual service centers these days have their oil dispensed from a pressurized metered hose system that hangs from their ceiling. It's a non-issue for them.
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:52 PM   #3
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Just use a hose long enough to reach the filler tube attached to a funnel. Hold the funnel higher than the level of the filler tube inlet.
Although this is a solution it isn't that practical as you'd have to be standing on a short ladder in front of the coach holding the funnel/tube and the quart of oil. That doesn't leave a hand free to hang on to the ladder!
You could probably do it with this guy and connect your hose right to the end of it...no funnel required:
Amazon.com: Lisle 19732 Plastic Oil Dispenser - 6 Quarts: Automotive
or you could use a screw on pump such as this one:
Custom Accessories 36670 Pennzoil Fluid Transfer Pump - Quart
Although it would take a bit of pumping to complete the job.

I just took ours somewhere that did the job (both the engine & the genny at once).
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:43 PM   #4
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Took mine in and had it changed out also. Didn't observe, so not sure how they accomplished it but was told it went ok. Took over 6 quarts of oil. A word to the wise: Don't ask Camping world to check your engine oil or genny oil unless you want to shell out about $50. Wanted to charge $10. more but I refused to pay the "materials used" fee.
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:55 PM   #5
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Took mine in and had it changed out also. Didn't observe, so not sure how they accomplished it but was told it went ok. Took over 6 quarts of oil. A word to the wise: Don't ask Camping world to check your engine oil or genny oil unless you want to shell out about $50. Wanted to charge $10. more but I refused to pay the "materials used" fee.
Thanks for all the advise. I'm going to take the plunge and do it myself. Maybe I will take some comedy (beer bong oil change)pics while I tackle this project. 😅
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Old 02-17-2015, 12:37 PM   #6
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Well, oil change complete. No issues and saved a bit of money. I used the money to stay at a coastal campground. It did look kind of funny if someone was watching. I looked like the statue of Liberty holding the funnel, but ready for the next one. Thanks for the replies.
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Old 02-17-2015, 12:42 PM   #7
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I used the money to stay at a coastal campground.
Did you change your oil at the campground? That would look really funny!
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Old 02-17-2015, 01:35 PM   #8
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Did you change your oil at the campground? That would look really funny!

Now that there is funny.
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:14 PM   #9
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Well, oil change complete. No issues and saved a bit of money. I used the money to stay at a coastal campground. It did look kind of funny if someone was watching. I looked like the statue of Liberty holding the funnel, but ready for the next one. Thanks for the replies.
I am about to change mine. (an Axis 24.2). I thought I could put my funnel behind the windshield wiper as I filled.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:54 AM   #10
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There's enough room to pour quarts into a short funnel set in the filler tube. Any larger container and plan to rig up some other tube to feed from outside the engine bay. Cut off the top of a wide mouth plastic bottle as the funnel works great for quick dumping of the quarts.

Lever drain valves like the Fumoto F-106N helps reduce making a mess. Attach flexible tube to control draining directly into quart or gallon containers for disposal.
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:05 AM   #11
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I am about to change mine. (an Axis 24.2). I thought I could put my funnel behind the windshield wiper as I filled.
The funnel worked as I had oil in a 5 qt container. The biggest mess was removing the oil filter.
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:36 PM   #12
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l change Vegas

The old Ford Econoline vans had a long oil filler tube attached to the valve cover. It reached right to the front where you could easily refill the crankcase. I am checking with Ford dealer for the correct part. I had a 1984 class C on an E-350 chassis that had this filler tube, so it should be available through Ford parts. Using a long tube with funnel is stupid, time-consuming, and takes forever.
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Old 12-23-2018, 09:44 PM   #13
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oil change aid

This what I made for my first oil change worked slick!
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Old 12-23-2018, 09:46 PM   #14
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Old 12-24-2018, 12:47 PM   #15
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BESEIDER - I love your Idea with the PVC pipe. I ended up attaching a flexable rubber hose to my funnel and hooking it to my wiper arm. But the hose sags down and you have to lift it up and hold it so most of the oil drains out of it.

But your idea looks like it would work much better.

Thanks for sharing.
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