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Hi guys, just wondering if you guys have a rough idea on servicing costs, both for the main engine and generator.

Specifically, I've got a 2004 Ford F450 and the Onan Microquiet 4000 generator and I'll be in CA or NV. I'll obviously appreciate specific answers if anyone has them, but general ones may be of use for the community!

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Rob

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Hi Rob. I would call a local Ford dealer and ask for a quote/estimate. That would give you a benchmark to work on. Remember though that not all dealers will work on motorhomes. You may also consider calling a Camping World. Many of them can do the engine and generator service in one stop.

 

regards

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Thanks for the database and other hints guys, it's just that in the UK I'd have an idea of costs, here not so much and I don't want to get ripped off. I was quoted 450-550 at a place yesterday. Think that was just the engine. Unfortunately we don't have any tools due to travelling so doing it ourselves not an option...

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Rob for a 'standard' service on our RAM gas pickup we are looking at $40.00! At a Chrysler dealer. Simple oil and filters etc. $450-550 sounds a bit steep to me. But that depends on what they included in the service. Onan can be very expensive.

 

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Hi guys, just wondering if you guys have a rough idea on servicing costs, both for the main engine and generator.

Specifically, I've got a 2004 Ford F450...

Is this a Super C? When we had a Class C, some dealers would not/could not work on it because of the height and or weight. With my current Chevy 2500 diesel oil/filter change is about $90 (every fifth change free so $72). Change the fuel filter, about $75. Air Filter about $35. Service of the Allison transmission; dropping the pan, changing both filters(internal and external) and replacing the synthetic fluid is about $225. I don't recall the cost of a radiator flush or changing the brake fluid.

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Rod I had a brain failure. No comments please!!! :unsure:

Try these guys. They are the best and we used them often. They will do a motorhome for you. https://www.speedco.com/en-us/index

 

regards

This is the pdf webpage for Speedco RV service costs: https://www.speedco.com/content/dam/bcs-sites/speedco/pdfs/Speedco_RV_Services.pdf

 

Nope, it's not brain failure, it just slips into neutral now and then, leastways that's my excuse.

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Welcome to the USA market Rob. While us outsiders often think of the USA as being a place where everything is plentiful and cheap it's not always the case. After 7+ years of living in the USA our summary/conclusion is that it's cheap to buy some things in the USA but expensive to maintain them. We owned a 40ft bus conversion in Australia. Heavy duty 22" tyres cost A$300.00 each. (current exchange rate that's about US$210.00). We purchased new tires for our 40ft motorhome in Texas for US$600.00 each!!!! Yup almost identical tyres/tires.

(Computers are cheap in the USA but accessories are more expensive. Our RAM pickup costs US$40.00 for a basic service in the USA. Our Jeep in Australia costs A$300.00 for the same service. Yes I'm generalising). I could name many other things but that's not productive. On balance it all balances out!!!! :wacko: Yes and taxes in the USA hurt way more.

 

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