Do you change the oil in your RV or tow vehicle yourself?


When the time comes to change the oil in your RV or tow vehicle, will you do it yourself or will you take it somewhere to have it changed by the “professionals”? Do you change it in your tow vehicle but not your RV, or vice versa?

Please tell us your answer in the poll below. If you have any advice for others about changing the oil in your RV or tow vehicle, please leave a comment. Thanks.

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Bob Weinfurt
3 months ago

Being a retired mechanic that has a 43 year old motorhome, I do all my maintenance and repairs. That gives me an opportunity to look the whole rig over for other issues that may need attention in the near future. So far, so good.

3 months ago

I change my cars but not the diesel pusher. I take in, they charge me $150 for 5 gallons of oil, filters, and grease job — can hardly do it myself for that and they let me watch.

Retired Firefighter Tom
3 months ago

I used to do it myself on my car and pickup but, as I am turning 76 in January, its getting too difficult to crawl around under a vehicle like I used to.

Steve Minor
3 months ago

I do my own oil changes & service work, that way I know what goes in my RV & Truck. Also I know that the work is done right. When someone else does the work you have no idea if it’s done right, or what they have put in your vehicle. I like the peace of mind knowing it’s done right, with the best quality products.

3 months ago

I changed oil and all filters on our Diesel Pusher, recently downsized to Class C and I do the same.. change my own fluids until I’m unable to accomplish the task. I’m a bit of a maintenance nut!

Norb Dusyn
3 months ago

Yes, I change the oil, oil filter, fuel filters and air cleaner filter on my diesel pusher. For a grease job, I take it to a truck tire & service facility for that ($45 for grease job.) I also change the oil & filter on my toad – jack up and place on four jack stands so I can rotate the tires at the same time (have to remove right-front tire to change the oil filter, so motivates me to do the tire rotation.)

Gene Bjerke
3 months ago

At age 86 I don’t crawl under vehicles any more. While in the shop they also change the fuel filter, check the belts, and rotate the tires. It’s expensive but only needs to be done every 10,000 miles.

3 months ago

used to do most light maintenance on all our vehicles. back in the day my BIL and i spent one sat. afternoon rotating the tires m both of our cars. i never enjoyed any of it and did it only because of economics. these days we are financially secure and i happily leave virtually everything regarding vehicle maintenance to professionals.

3 months ago

No to all vehicles. I wouldn’t know what to do with the old oil if I did change it. I also don’t want to crawl around with a grease gun to lube it either. I’m not rich, but I can afford to pay someone better equipped.

Chris Kittilson
3 months ago

Retired tech, all of my rigs.

3 months ago


Joseph Azzara
3 months ago

In my RV YES, plenty of ground clearance. In my toad, 1986 Mustang GT, zero ground clearance, NO.

Sue from Minnesota
3 months ago

No poll. We hired it done the first time.

Diane Mc
3 months ago

No poll, but yes. Well, my husband, with me assisting. Also the fuel filter (which he’s done a couple of times, pulled off the road…eye roll), fluid changes and the generator maintenance. On occasion when we want a full maintenance we take MH to a truck shop. Living in Silicon Valley we have to drive hour or 2, depending on who we use. So just easier to do the basic maintenance. At least until he can’t of get up once he’s down on the ground!

Lu McNab
3 months ago

There was no question section to answer??????

3 months ago

Yes I do and greases too! No poll here either.

3 months ago

Yes, and it’s due again:( No poll for me either.

Gary Reed
3 months ago

Yes, I change oil on all my vehicles. Including brake, engine and g tire maintenance. This gives me a good opportunity to inspect for leaks and damage which my occur.

Ian Dingwall
3 months ago

I take my 40 ft to a shop which has a 35000 lb hoist .I get more than an oil change as crawling around under it to do the lubing is not fun.

Jim Langley
3 months ago

Yes because the local Ford dealer North Bay Ford in Santa Cruz, CA refuses to work on my 2016 Ford E450 Lazy Daze because it’s an “RV and we don’t work on RVs.” Super annoying and they have lost a potential buyer because of it. But, changing the oil is the E450 is an easy job anyway it turns out.