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Old 07-16-2015, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default Early servicing for 2014 Sprinter?

Hi All, I purchased a 2014 Winnebago 170A Era and it has 8800 mile on it right now. Its first maintenance servicing is in another 6200 miles (total 15K mileage). The unit was placed into service by the previous owner Jan 2014. I am wondering if it makes sense to do the servicing now as its been 18 months or wait till it has 15,000 which based on our AK trip plans will be in a month. Prior to our purchase, the RV dealer did take unit to a MB dealer for a check but it was not serviced.
Thank you in advance for your thoughts.
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:26 PM   #2
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I would take it in for servicing before you next trip especially if it is Alaska. There is no rule you have to wait for 15,000 miles. It is your money and your peace of mind knowing all is OK before a trip. We will be doing our first service about 4,000 miles short before heading to the Maritimes.

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Old 07-16-2015, 10:49 PM   #3
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It seems likely that you'll hit 15K before you get back from your trip, so I'd go along with Davydd on getting it done before you leave. One less thing to worry about on the road.
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:09 PM   #4
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Good advice to get it done early. Just because there is a MB dealer in a town does not mean that dealer services Sprinters. You may have to travel somewhere else to get Sprinter service. Can mess up a trip.
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:48 PM   #5
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Thanks Davydd, Gryphon and mikes47 for your responses. Your right on that its peace of mind and good insurance for sure. First RV and first diesel so I have a lot to learn. Reading on here I haven't even made a trip yet but already planning for what I might like in another Class B. lol
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:35 AM   #6
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I would service the Sprinter now. 18 months is a long time between services and as Davydd notes, one doesn't have to wait until 15K. I have serviced mine at under 10K due to time factor. Happy trails.AL
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Old 07-19-2015, 01:55 PM   #7
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Absent extenuating circumstances, there is absolutely no reason to do an early oil change. Time-based change intervals are no longer recommended nor necessary. If the 18 months were your only concern, my advice would be to give the environment a break and just follow your maintenance manual. That said, I agree with the others: Your upcoming adventure counts as an "extenuating circumstance". Get it over with and get it off your mind.

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