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Old 10-01-2007, 02:30 AM   #1
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We were camped at Waffle Farms in Michigan (a beautiful campground BTW) a few days ago. The sites are dead-level & so the jacks basically just stabilized the coach without raising it up off the ground.

When I went to detach, I noticed that the HH exhaust had burned away the grass down to the exposed dirt. Had it been dry grass & more of it, there could well have been a fire.

I'm now considering rotating the HH exhaust tip & the genset tip so that they point directly backwards, not down at a 45 degree angle.
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:30 AM   #2
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We were camped at Waffle Farms in Michigan (a beautiful campground BTW) a few days ago. The sites are dead-level & so the jacks basically just stabilized the coach without raising it up off the ground.

When I went to detach, I noticed that the HH exhaust had burned away the grass down to the exposed dirt. Had it been dry grass & more of it, there could well have been a fire.

I'm now considering rotating the HH exhaust tip & the genset tip so that they point directly backwards, not down at a 45 degree angle.
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:10 AM   #3
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Doc, I have observed the same thing with my generator exhaust.

I have been trying to buy a straight exhaust tip to prevent the possibility of a grass fire.

Jeannie in Newmar parts told me the exhaust tip for my generator comes from Onan. I went to Onan, and they have no straight tips, only curved.

I was at the Holiday Rambler dealer in Wakarusa on a previous mission, and noted that the HR's have straight exhaust tips.

The HR parts guy ordered a straight tip from Onan for me..........and when it arrived, it was curved. He was unable to obtain a straight tip.

A google search only turns up tips of a larger diameter for car and truck exhaust.

Someone makes them, but I have been unable to find the supplier.
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:12 AM   #4
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Mark, while I've not taken the time to do it,I know several folks that have in fact done it...

Same with the genset exhaust...

Here in Atlanta at the Region 5 rally the display coaches all burned a spot in the grass as the gensets were run to allow air conditioning in the coaches...

My vote......TURN IT!!
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:44 AM   #5
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See "tips" for straight exhaust tip for $10 any auto store!
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:50 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">See "tips" for straight exhaust tip for $10 any auto store! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> A google search only turns up tips of a larger diameter for car and truck exhaust.
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Can't find any tips for a 1 1/2" diameter exhaust pipe.
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As an alternative to having to obtain a new exhaust tip, or turning it, you may wish to do as "Lane" and others do when parked on grass or other than paved parking areas... he has an aluminium roasting pan with several stones the size of potatoes in it which dissipate the heat and keep the exhaust from scorching the ground beneath it.

It works well, and other than the occasional query as to what it is, or when will the potatoes be done, he just throws it into his storage bay for the next grass encounter.
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Any good muffler/exhaust shop should be able to obtain the pipe you need and bend it if needed.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:01 AM   #9
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Winnebago's have a straight generator exhaust tip. It is chrome, and is welded on to the metal pipe.

Might want to call Winnebago Customer Relations to see where you can get one. If that doesn't work (since you don't own a Winnie) is try Lichtsinn Motors in Forest City, IA.
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Kirk, etc,

Here in our park in Destin I have Country Coach's on either side of me and both of them have straight tips on both the Gen. and Hydro Hot. Should we all check with CC?
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:34 PM   #11
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Just found a chrome straight tip for $5.99 at Pep Boys.

Fits 1 1/2" to 1 3/4" pipes and is 7" long.

I'll check the installation out tomorrow.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cwg:
As an alternative to having to obtain a new exhaust tip, or turning it, you may wish to do as "Lane" and others do when parked on grass or other than paved parking areas... he has an aluminium roasting pan with several stones the size of potatoes in it which dissipate the heat and keep the exhaust from scorching the ground beneath it.

It works well, and other than the occasional query as to what it is, or when will the potatoes be done, he just throws it into his storage bay for the next grass encounter. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gosh I wish I'd have seen that pan....
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:33 PM   #13
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Just talked with a Cummins mechanic about the curved vs a straight exhaust tip. He told me to stay with the curved because they help keep dirt and road junk out of the exhaust pipe. So I guess I'll just keep my "potato baker". Thanks cwg.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">"potato baker </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hi! They will go well with Pheasant! Chuck is coming home with a load of it. He said he will save some for you to cook in Florida. I will pass on the Pheasant Feast. Paul
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