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Old 02-11-2009
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I did call PowerTec who advised me that BB fabricated the system house. Since BB is MIA I expect someone will need the pipe info at some point in time. I also put it in links on another forum.
Good move Leroy. Spread the word. Valuable info like this needs to be shared for safety's sake.
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Mine has a flared end on the engine side as it comes comepletely out when the gen
is extended to the max. Don't know if that is factory or not, but it helps. Plus I put
header wrap on it as it goes over the axle. Lots of air lines in area.
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Update

Got in touch with Riker Products.com and they disavowed any knowledge of the telescoping pipes. Pushed them a little harder and the response was, "well if we had a part number...". Well we don't have a part number, apparently they furnished the stock and BB made up the pipes, seems the little pipe has a coating, perhaps, graphite and the big pipe is lined with an "asbestos type" material. Pushed a little harder and the sales person stated, "....send us a picture and/or the damaged pipes and we can measure and access our data base...". The pictures and the old pipes have been sent we'll see what happens.

Don't know why such a matter should be so complicated and as someone suggested, looks like with the economy being like it is businesses should (you would think) try to be a little more accomodating.
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All I can say is, if the stuff is asbestos, get rid of it. That stuff can kill you, maybe tomorrow, or maybe 20 years later. One pipe sliding into another with a good cabon monoxide detector in the coach should do just fine.
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The pipe (big one into which the small one slides) does not have abestos lining. I don't know what it is, but it apparently in a material that prevents exhaust gasses from escaping at the joint. While I agree IMO escaping CO would be minimal, and just two pipes that telescope together, would be simple enough. Coachcraft however will not complete such a "fix". In this day and age of worry about lawsuits, its a fact of life and we all pay the price for people that don't use common sense. I tried to do some research on carbon monoxide poisoning and I'm not sure after what I have learned would want to take a chance, relying only on a CO detector. I've read some interesting posts on CO on the Motorhome Mag forum site, particularly concerning a couple of CO deaths of tent campers set up next to a motorhome that was exhausting at ground level.
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I'm getting some inquiries about these slider pipes, has there been any further development on this topic, or a solution.
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John:

CoachCraft had Riker Products (the OEM for Wanderlodge) make up a run of the pipes in order for me to have my genny slide out repaired. They do have several sets in stock. Matter of fact, just a few days ago the subject came up when I was talking to John (John Boy) Hughes. They are available. I don't know what they would be asking for a set, but they have them in stock.
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John:

CoachCraft had Riker Products (the OEM for Wanderlodge) make up a run of the pipes in order for me to have my genny slide out repaired. They do have several sets in stock. Matter of fact, just a few days ago the subject came up when I was talking to John (John Boy) Hughes. They are available. I don't know what they would be asking for a set, but they have them in stock.

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I had the pleasure of getting to work on the exhaust and found out the hard way that you don't want to extend the generator out as far as it will go. There is only and inch or two from the pipe still being engaged and coming apart when fully extended. The larger pipe on mine has a ring stamped around the end of it which holds an exhaust donut. This donut is only about 3/8 of an inch wide but does stop the exhaust fumes from coming back out. while I was down there working I replaced a couple of exhaust hangers that had rusted off and was allowing the pipe to move around. It is a real bear to work on this and I stacked numerous 6x6 for pinning to keep the bus from coming down on me. Not something I enjoyed doing and I was puckered the whole time I was under there. I learned the hard way that I did not have to extend the generator so far out!!!!!!
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