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Old 09-12-2014, 07:21 PM   #1
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Tailpipe for Generator Falls Off

2011 Thor Ace 29.1. GENERAC 4000 GENERATOR LOCATED driver side behind front tire. I heard a slight clang while moving RV and after clang came a bump. Whoops, got out and looked and saw I had run over my tailpipe! Tail pipe attached by a U shaped saddle. My tailpipe fell off with saddle still attached.Local RV shop checks and informs me tail pipe was back ordered. I suggest u check the connection at the generator! I have gone to plan B as I have a trip planned shortly.

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Old 09-12-2014, 10:51 PM   #2
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Why the wait?? A muffler shop can fabricate, bend, weld and securely strap a new tail pipe securely.
Spend a little more and go stainless steel. Should last a life time.

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Old 09-13-2014, 11:03 AM   #3
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*I agree with DD.. Most muffler shops should be able to do it, though they may have a problem with the SIZE or the pipe..
you can also get a flex pipe for temp use but Id not trust that long time.

Side note: you know those blasted new fire rings that consist of concentric culvert pipe sections with concrete in between.. No way can you get one up to let air into the fir pit (Well you can tunnel under)

I had a muffler shop bend a piece of tail pipe 90 degree bend a few inches (As close to end of pipe as they could make it) 90 degrees the other way about 4-6 inches (roughly the height of the rings) from that, then another roughly the width (bit wider) of the concrete ring from that (same direction so pipe now heads down) and another not quite as far down (Remains just above the ground)

I mounted a small whisper fan (like a computer fan but smaller) in the "outside" end of the pipe, 12 volt rechargable battery powers fan.
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