RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 

Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Motorhome Tech Topics
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-02-2019, 12:46 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: challenger 37YT
State: Michigan
Posts: 247
THOR #6874
Oil

Maybe this has came up before, but what do you use to put oil in your rig.
The oil Iíll use comes in a 5 qt jug and it wonít fit anywhere near the filler tube.
Heck, Iím not sure a 1 qt bottle will fit up there.
I know we got some guys here that use NASA type ingenuity .

I have a Challenger.

I REALLY donít want to remove the doghouse.
__________________

__________________
rick kirby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 01:19 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 31S
State: Texas
Posts: 2,356
THOR #6411
Hopkins 10106B/6 FloTool Spill Saver Trans Fluid and Gear Oil On-Off Filler Refill
__________________

__________________
Jim & Roy Davis
2016 Hurricane 31S
1961 Rampside in tow
Beau388 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 02:08 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: challenger 37YT
State: Michigan
Posts: 247
THOR #6874
i'll have to see if there"s even room for that deal.
__________________
rick kirby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 03:32 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Newmar Bay Star Sport 300
State: Alabama
Posts: 3,097
THOR #6826
Quote:
Originally Posted by rick kirby View Post
i'll have to see if there"s even room for that deal.


Use that gizmo and buy your oil in quart bottles. Easy.
__________________
Pete'sMH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 04:51 AM   #5
Site Team
 
16ACE27's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 5,422
THOR #7035
Yes, this has come up before; multiple times. The best idea i saw was get a new 1 or 2 gallon bug sprayer (the type you pump up with air), put your oil in it, leave the wand off (or just use a hose) and use air pressure to push the oil up the hose and into the fill tube.
__________________
Ted & Melinda
2016 ACE 27.1
2016 Chevy Sonic Toad
2020 Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Runner Alternate Toad
16ACE27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 11:07 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Brand: Still Looking
State: Missouri
Posts: 425
THOR #5437
I got a fancy funnel from auto parts store, put an extension hose on the end. I place the funnel between the windshield and whipper to hold it in place, put the hose down the filler tube and go for it.
__________________
S.O.B.
Retired and never looked back
be happy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 11:55 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
SuperD's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2017 Windsport 29M
State: Indiana
Posts: 3,692
THOR #5196
Click image for larger version

Name:	2AFB8EF9-7AAC-4E90-BF2F-CC391077BC88.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	340.6 KB
ID:	15913

You can get this filler tube at Wally World or most any auto parts store, cheap and works great.
__________________
USMC Veteran
FMCA 101070S

Dave & Myra
One day your life will flash before your eyes,
make sure it's worth watching!
SuperD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 01:24 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 24.1
State: Florida
Posts: 579
THOR #5313
I have a PVC pipe set up to allow refill of oil on Vegas. For on the road addition of oil I use a nozzle off a gear oil bottle and put oil down dipstick tube. I have only added oil once between changes and it worked fine.
__________________
Muggs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 01:31 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Chateau 35SF
State: Missouri
Posts: 713
THOR #2020
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperD View Post
Attachment 15913



You can get this filler tube at Wally World or most any auto parts store, cheap and works great.


We use one of these but the hose was not long enough so we bought a longer length of tubing at Loweís. Fits the connection perfectly.
__________________
pstandiford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 01:37 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: challenger 37YT
State: Michigan
Posts: 247
THOR #6874
Looks like Iíll try that filler tube.
__________________
rick kirby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 01:46 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Chateau 35SF
State: Missouri
Posts: 713
THOR #2020
You can also get one with a quart ďcontainer ď on the end. Makes it easier for filling from gallon containers of oil. Fill it up with the valve closed, insert in oil filler tube and open valve. Only problem with any of these is residual leakage. So we put ours in a plastic container and wear disposable gloves when using it.

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b...=Funnels&pos=6
__________________
pstandiford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 01:47 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: A.C.E. 29.2
State: Oklahoma
Posts: 153
THOR #2542
Oil

On another thread, a poster wrote that he used a hand pump from Harbor Freight. https://www.harborfreight.com/Multi-...ump-63144.html
Pump first from a 5 quart container then pour 2 quarts into the empty 5 qt. Jug and pump those. He described it as being without a mess. Iíd have already bought one except Iíd just changed the oil and cleaned up the mess. Definitely next time though.
__________________
Rick Norris
Norrirn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2019, 01:58 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Newmar Bay Star Sport 300
State: Alabama
Posts: 3,097
THOR #6826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norrirn View Post
On another thread, a poster wrote that he used a hand pump from Harbor Freight. https://www.harborfreight.com/Multi-...ump-63144.html
Pump first from a 5 quart container then pour 2 quarts into the empty 5 qt. Jug and pump those. He described it as being without a mess. Iíd have already bought one except Iíd just changed the oil and cleaned up the mess. Definitely next time though.


I tried that one time. It is indeed mess free filling but then the pump was an oily mess to store. I put it in a plastic bag but it was still a mess. Threw it away and just use the bottle hose shown above and oil in quarts. I find that the entire assembly fits within the engine compartment with the oil bottle more sideways than upright. Works for me.
__________________
Pete'sMH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2019, 10:01 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: A.C.E. 29.2
State: Oklahoma
Posts: 153
THOR #2542
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete'sMH View Post
I tried that one time. It is indeed mess free filling but then the pump was an oily mess to store. I put it in a plastic bag but it was still a mess. Threw it away and just use the bottle hose shown above and oil in quarts. I find that the entire assembly fits within the engine compartment with the oil bottle more sideways than upright. Works for me.


I need to revisit this issue as my next oil change will be due after our next trip. We have Thor A.C.E. with hardly enough space to tip a quart bottle. Are you using this long tube with a similar motorhome?
__________________
Rick Norris
Norrirn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2019, 10:13 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Newmar Bay Star Sport 300
State: Alabama
Posts: 3,097
THOR #6826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norrirn View Post
I need to revisit this issue as my next oil change will be due after our next trip. We have Thor A.C.E. with hardly enough space to tip a quart bottle. Are you using this long tube with a similar motorhome?


Mine might be different but there certainly isnít much room in mine either. I use the tube that screws to the top of a quart bottle as pictured above but had to cut the hose down by about half. On mine I have to hold the quart bottle on itís side (flat) with the shortened hose almost entirely in the filler. I tried to do it with a funnel and a long hose from outside of the engine compartment but did not find that to work very well. Good luck.
__________________

__________________
Pete'sMH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 09:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×