Friday, March 23, 2007


Sorry, no pretty travel pictures today. Instead, motorhome owners take note!

We do not work on our engine, so that means we "take it in" for annual routine maintenance. In the past, we have taken it to a Cummins service center in Sacramento, CA, our prior hometown, since we return there twice a year.

Sacramento Trucking Company wants our MH onsite at 7 am; the work is completed by the time they close, 3:30 pm. During that time, we are out of our home, with Luna and her cat box, at loose ends.

Now we know that there is a better way, and we will use it again even though we have to come to Texas to do it!

On the recommendation of another Escapee, we made an appointment with RV Mobile Lube to have an oil change on our Cummins engine at 10 am last Friday morning. Ten minutes before our appointment, Robert Matthews, the owner, pulled his truck up to our site. In no time, he had gone to work, with Odel observing. We didn't have to move the rig. I went for a walk; Luna lounged around inside.

Look at Robert... this is a dirty job! He changed the oil, the oil filter, the fuel filter and the coolant filter. He lubed the chassis. He checked the air in the tires and added a bit. He was personable, knowledgeable, and full of good advice for us.

For all of this, we paid $255, less than we pay for similar service in Sacramento when WE go to THEM. Robert was finished at noon; we checked out and were on our way.

We HIGHLY recommend this service. It was totally hassle free for us, and a good price. They cover a huge area around Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, as far west as Fredericksburg and Kerrville. Click on the link to go to their website.

By the way, they also have a referral program. If you give 'em a try, tell 'em Odel King sent you!

1 comment:

  1. How nice to see Robert's services so appreciated. I've known him for many years...(Godmother to his first born) so I can speak first hand that he is a quality guy providing quality service. Thank you for helping an entrepreneur on his road to success. God bless you!