Used Motor Oil (why keep it?)

0413180658When you decide to start fulltiming, you have put dependency on yourself especially when doondocking. Knowing how to reuse materials for diffrent things and doing things on your own is key of lasting longer then 2 weeks on the road.

Knowing how to do general maintance on your vehicle is an area that will make or break the bank. Unless your making alot money, taking your car to the mechanic all of the time will send you packing back home. There are alot of advantages in learning how to do general maintance to your rig:

  1. You can become more reliant to yourself
  2. You save money
  3. You learn a new skill

This post is focused on used motor oil, and why you should take it with you.

When ever I perform an oil change on my truck I keep all of the used oil as a fire starter when mother nature doesnt want to play nice. The wood can be wet, frozen or what ever other condition the wood may be in and will still light instantly.

I understand that most will see this as common sense but is something that might be overlooked for people just getting started in this lifestyle.

Have a great day!



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Have you ever wanted to chase your dreams but couldn't manage to get your foot out of the door to do it, due to money, or fear of the unknown? We decided to take a gamble at it by selling everything, buying a truck and trailer, and figuring out how we are going to manage having a family of 5 with a cat and dog fit in a trailer full time while we travel the country. We hope you will follow us along on our journey.

2 thoughts on “Used Motor Oil (why keep it?)”

  1. great idea jason,also if you use synthetic oil you double or more the distance between oil changes,and your engine will run better and get better fuel economy.


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