Business Travel in a Mobile Command Center – Changing the Oil
May 4, 2021
If you’re a road warrior, you may want to consider doing your business travel in a corporate command centre, as I did. However, before you do so, you must develop a regular maintenance schedule, which is not always simple given today’s frantic pace. For example, changing your oil can be a time-consuming task, but you must do so or your mobile office will become an office on the side of the road in the middle of Nowheresville one day!
It’s not always convenient to get the company’s moving motor coach into the shop for anything as simple as an oil change. Worse, many oil and lube shops are unable to accommodate large vehicles. Even if you go to a truck stop, they always stare at you funny and are uninterested; after all, it’s not a truck to them; it’s just a big car with a nagging owner who wants it to be perfect because they believe it’s their house.You may want to check it out Mobile Command Center for more.
The truth is that a motor coach is a home or, in this case, a business office, and you need respect, so do-it-yourself if you can’t get it easily. That’s right, you can change your own oil; it’s not difficult. Here are few pointers on how to do this in-house rather than outsourcing it in order to keep on track with your busy business schedule:
- Run the motor for 10-15 minutes to warm it up. You want the oil to be hot enough to flow out quickly when you remove the plug.
- Next, get a big oil pan with the proper ability to position under your motor home. Wal-Mart has some good plastic ones for a reasonable price; get the largest model. Place this oil pan “directly” under the oil plug on the motorhome.
- Using a ratchet, loosen the oil plug and then clamp a vice-grip to it for the final few turns to keep the oil plug from falling into the oil pan.
- Take out the old oil filter and throw it away.
- Allow the oil to drain completely before replacing the oil plug.
- Install the new oil filter.
- Fill the motor with fresh oil from the tip.
- Start your RV and let it run for 1-2 minutes before turning it off.
- Using the dipstick, check the oil level to ensure it is at the right level.
- Dispose of waste oil properly and never pollute.
That’s all there is to it; as you can see, it’s really very easy. Why is this simpler than changing the oil in your car? Simply put, there is plenty of room to slip underneath, which helps the job go smoothly and quickly. Please think about it.