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Old 03-17-2020, 06:53 PM   #1
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Oil Drain container

Going to start changing my own oil this spring. Anyone have a suggestion for a good oil drain container? Meaning easy to use, not overly messy, not horribly expensive, all that jazz?

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Old 03-17-2020, 07:14 PM   #2
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since I knew I would be taking my used oil to Autozone or a similar 'disposal' place, I simply used an older unused clear 5 or so gallon container, the type you use for storage, with a snap on lid. These are 'flatter', with lower sides, but are perfect for sliding under the coach and handling the releasing oil.

One thought is that you can also use old milk gallon containers to 'catch' the oil, sitting them within the aforementioned storage container, making it even easier to manage the oil when transporting to a recycling facility or store.

My coach releases about 15 quarts : )
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:23 PM   #3
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I can't find my purchase info and I don't like typing anything here without proofs
But

I bought a special oil filter wrench. It has what looks like a piece of stinky slinky built onto it.
Specific for fords(and other specific wrenches are available) , it encapsulates the filter so nothing spills out when taking off the filter. I think it was $11.

Also bought the quarter turn valve which replaces the oil plug. $22

I use, and really like, the wide flat 16qt cheap plastic pan with the spout on the side.
You can dump the filter right into that pan without taking too much aim. $8

I havent changed my own rv oil yet. I figured an $800 savings over the next 10 years, but it's sssooo damn inconvenient for an oil change place and the special trip and the distance and such.
If I had a place within a reasonable distance I wouldn't even attempt the change.

I suggest you read one of the
'how in the hell did you get oil in this stupid class a?'
Threads.
(if yours is an a)

Edit:
I found two of the items. It involved a 100yard walk and now I've got chores to do down here, like empty and clean the damn black tank... (I blame you....)
I hate typing crap I can't back up....
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:44 PM   #4
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https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...1442_200611442

this one works well and you save enough with an oil change or two and pay for it
They have cheaper large ones as well
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:02 PM   #5
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I can't find my purchase info and I don't like typing anything here without proofs
But

I bought a special oil filter wrench. It has what looks like a piece of stinky slinky built onto it.
Specific for fords(and other specific wrenches are available) , it encapsulates the filter so nothing spills out when taking off the filter. I think it was $11.

Also bought the quarter turn valve which replaces the oil plug. $22

I use, and really like, the wide flat 16qt cheap plastic pan with the spout on the side.
You can dump the filter right into that pan without taking too much aim. $8

I havent changed my own rv oil yet. I figured an $800 savings over the next 10 years, but it's sssooo damn inconvenient for an oil change place and the special trip and the distance and such.
If I had a place within a reasonable distance I wouldn't even attempt the change.

I suggest you read one of the
'how in the hell did you get oil in this stupid class a?'
Threads.
(if yours is an a)

Edit:
I found two of the items.
I hate typing crap I can't back up....
That slinky dinky thing of ma-call-it is blocking the view for me to see what type of liquor I need when changing the oil; with certain liquors a drain pan is not required or not used

That valve $22 is something that I would like to have. I need to find one for the F53.
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:07 PM   #6
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07D9...b_b_asin_image

Found the drain (bung?)
I chose the one which has an extension on the outlet so I can install a piece of hose.
I also ordered extra locking tabs for it just in case one gets dumped in the drum at an oil change place.
The link above has a 'used' one from Amazon warehouse for $23. I have never ever received a real used part from Amazon, just beat up packaging.

There's a full picture of that cabinet and somewhat of an explanation on the second to last page of my signature thread.
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:44 PM   #7
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07D9...b_b_asin_image

Found the drain (bung?)
I chose the one which has an extension on the outlet so I can install a piece of hose.
I also ordered extra locking tabs for it just in case one gets dumped in the drum at an oil change place.
The link above has a 'used' one from Amazon warehouse for $23. I have never ever received a real used part from Amazon, just beat up packaging.

There's a full picture of that cabinet and somewhat of an explanation on the second to last page of my signature thread.
Wow!!!! Post #275 on that thread. I must be doing something wrong I would never have to get off your top shelf. How you could possible get into that RV and leave that cabinet behind is something that would challenge me. I bet the right combinations of those liquors would kill the coronavirus. I should get paid to keep mixing drinks until I find it. It is sacrifice I am willing to make for the country.
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:57 PM   #8
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Yep I installed the fumoto valve on its first oil change. I attach a 3/8 clear hose to its nipple, the hose goes into a 5 gallon plastic gas can I bought just for oil. The can fits under the engine

Only possible mess is the filter. I get a 2 litter plastic coke bottle and cut the top off. Once loose the bottle fits around the filter it catches the filter and oil.

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Old 03-17-2020, 10:02 PM   #9
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Here is a great pan for most eng's with easy pour spout to transfer oil to containers for disposal.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/FloTool-4...quart/44580714

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Old 03-17-2020, 10:25 PM   #10
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Here is a great pan for most eng's with easy pour spout to transfer oil to containers for disposal.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/FloTool-4...quart/44580714

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I'd buy that before I'd buy mine again.
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Old 03-18-2020, 12:26 AM   #11
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Here is a great pan for most eng's with easy pour spout to transfer oil to containers for disposal.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/FloTool-4...quart/44580714



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I have this also for the camero

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Old 03-18-2020, 01:09 AM   #12
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Next time youíre at a fast food place get a big styrofoam cup and use that to unscrew the filter. The cup holds the spilling oil and the styrofoam keeps you from burning your hand. Hot tip. Another is to buy a supply of large dog training pads. Spread under the oil change they catch and hold the inevitable drips and spills. Even with the Fumoto valve itís a messy job. Donít forget to grease the 9 suspension fittings whilst youíre under there and dirty.
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https://www.walmart.com/ip/FloTool-4...quart/44580714

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I use a similar catch pan that I bought at one of the auto parts places years ago. Just added the Fumoto valve at the last oil change. Will continue to use the catch pan.
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Old 03-18-2020, 02:47 AM   #14
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I put those 1/4 turn EZ oil drain valves on all my vehicles, just put one on the motorhome last week. A short piece of clear tubing fits on the end and I just drain it straight back into the last empty 5qt oil jug from a previous oil change. After a few of those fill up I take them to the local auto parts store to dump into their disposal tank and they come back home with me for next time.

For the filter, I use a 2 liter soda bottle cut in half like Jerry.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07D9...b_b_asin_image

Found the drain (bung?)
I chose the one which has an extension on the outlet so I can install a piece of hose.
I also ordered extra locking tabs for it just in case one gets dumped in the drum at an oil change place.
The link above has a 'used' one from Amazon warehouse for $23. I have never ever received a real used part from Amazon, just beat up packaging.

There's a full picture of that cabinet and somewhat of an explanation on the second to last page of my signature thread.
I am sure this plug is fine but I would be nervous about it opening.
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Old 03-22-2020, 05:22 PM   #16
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I am sure this plug is fine but I would be nervous about it opening.
The locking tabs and the extra locking tabs I bought and the product pictures can be confusing.
An added zip tie maybe?

I don't know where your comment comes from.
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Old 03-22-2020, 06:04 PM   #17
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I am sure this plug is fine but I would be nervous about it opening.
I have the fumoto valves on all 3 cars and the motorhome. The valve lever is spring loaded and with the locking clip I'm not worried at all that it will open

Now if you hit something while driving the plug could break off but if that happens you've probably damage other things also

The fumotos are great, they make an easy clean oil change

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Years ago: I got an old five container that cooking oil came in. (Got it from a local Diner.)
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I don't know where your comment comes from.
Hope the zip ties hold.
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Hope the zip ties hold.
No zipties needed. The valve will not open on its own. They're a great addition to any engine

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