Pulling Out Soon!
Helen and I are pulling out for 5-6 months of running around in Florida and ???(mayme other points) in about a month. So, as you can imagine, we have been spending a lot of thime getting ready for our trip. A lot of that time is being spent adding a lot of little things to our RV for our personal convenience and comfort.
We just purchased our RV in January, and we had done a lot to our old RV, and we have been busy this Fall implementing the same kind of things on our new unit.
First, we have a 2008 Holiday Rambler Neptune XL 38-foot Diesel Pusher with 4-slides. It has a Cummins 340 hp engine, and the Ariens 6-speed Automatic Transmission, and has a RoadMaster Chassis. This is for your reference.
I have put over 8200 miles on it since it’s purchase, and decided that considering the length of our trip coming up (in and out of CG’s in FL), I should probably get the Chassis serviced, you know, Just-In-Case.
ConsidEring that Monaco went Bankrupt on me (and others), I no longer have a Warranty. And considring that the local Dealer went Bankrupt on me, I no longer had my favorite Service Center to use. Well, after some searching and conversations, I eventually found a local Diesel Shop that not only worked on RV’s, but had a good reputation as being professional and efficient.
So I decided to get the service done by them, and have just received my RV back.
The reason I am writing this is to let you know what Info they needed, and the actual parts that finally used on my unit. You see, the Owners Manual had a few errors, and luckily I had left it with him for reference, but there wer still some problems that had to be overcome.
When I left the unit I told the Manager of the Shop what I wanted done, which included;
- Replace the Fuel Filters
- Replace the Air Filter if necessary,
- Check all Belts and adjust if necessary
- Change the Engine Oil and Oil Filter
- Drop the Leveling Jacks, and lubricate the fittings and grease the Jack Legs.
- Grease all suspension fittings
- Grease any Chassis fittings
- Check and Adjust the Brake linings.
- Check the Air Brake System
- Give the Chassis an overall check for any potential problems.
Well, I was billed for 3-hours of Labor, and the specific parts used were:
- 7182- Oil Filter
- 15W40 Engine Oil (20-quarts
- P551003 Fuel Filter
- 3966 Fuel Filter
- Misc Shop Supplies
I hope this can be of some help to some of you Holiday Rambler, or Cummins, or RoadMaster owners out there. The Shop did a good job, and they were on time. I couldn’t ask a lot more.
Have a god Day!