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Roscoe's Roadtrips

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Hello again!

Thank you for all of the useful information that you have so generously given to a newbie RV'er. I have a gas 2018 Thor Ace 30.4 motor coach. I am trying to find the recommended fluids to use in my coach. I have read the manuals but have found nothing. When adding engine coolant for example, what type should I use? Type of oil, transmission fluid, etc.

Where do you find this information?

Thank you once again!
 

donn

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What does the engine mfg recomend? Actually what motor do you have?
 

Mark_K5LXP

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That's a ford F53 chassis, so most of what you're looking for will be related to ford trucks. You should be able to find a chassis manual for your exact model online.

Mark B.
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Roscoe's Roadtrips

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It has a Triton v-10 gas engine. The coolant currently in the reservoir is orange but I do not know what type.. The manual says to use a 50/50 mix but I cannot find where is says which type of coolant is recommended.
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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Download the 2018 Ford F53 Motorhome Chassis Owner Manual here.
Ford of course recommends Ford-branded oils & coolant, but you can use any equivalent. The coolant shown in the owner manual is Motorcraft® Orange Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant VC-3DIL-B
 

Roscoe's Roadtrips

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WOW! It is so unselfish of you ALL to offer advice and help to those that know little! Thank you for sharing what you know! I am so glad that we found this RV Forum. It has been a great help thus far.

God Bless and Safe travels!
 

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WOW! It is so unselfish of you ALL to offer advice and help to those that know little! Thank you for sharing what you know! I am so glad that we found this RV Forum. It has been a great help thus far.

God Bless and Safe travels!
This site is a godsend.
Keep treating it with the respect that it deserves. Then stick around long enough and you’ll start departing sage advice.
 
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