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I am doubling this post as I originally put it in What Did you Do to your Bus Today and it might get lost. I think it's important enough to share here in the M380 forum and for any other BBs with roof exhausts that live outside during rainstorms...
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TheBradnerBucket(R)(TM), otherwise known as the cover for my roof exhaust on the M380, had been in poor health for some time as shown below with its duct tape repairs. It unfortunately detached from the exhaust pipe during a heavy rainstorm on Sunday morning. I found its remains behind the shop this afternoon. Funeral services will be at sea.

The engine, or at least the exhaust, ingested a little bit of said rainstorm, all of which has been belched out along with some black stuff I wiped off the left rear corner of the M380, making it all the more apparent how necessary TheBradnerBucket was.

TheBradnerBucket 2.0 was cobbled together in haste this afternoon along with a spare. If you would like your own TheBradnerBucket 2.0, go to your local Lowe's paint department, buy a 2 gallon bucket ($3.50), a 21" tarp strap or similar bungee cord with metal end hooks ($2.48) and a regular carabiner (? since I had plenty AND the original). If you do not have a Girard awning rod, you might want something of similar length as the installation tool. Cut the bucket handle and remove it, drill its hole all the way through the bucket on both sides, bend the hooks of the tarp strap/bungee cord to go through and then close them up tightly. Fit the carabiner to the tarp strap and using the Girard awning rod or similar, use the carabiner to fit TheBradnerBucket 2.0 to your exhaust outlet so that the strap loosely fits around the 90 degree bend and holds it in place. The photo here shows the spare one I made and a carabiner is not in the photo but should be loose on the tarp strap.
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I am doubling this post as I originally put it in What Did you Do to your Bus Today and it might get lost. I think it's important enough to share here in the M380 forum and for any other BBs with roof exhausts that live outside during rainstorms...
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TheBradnerBucket(R)(TM), otherwise known as the cover for my roof exhaust on the M380, had been in poor health for some time as shown below with its duct tape repairs. It unfortunately detached from the exhaust pipe during a heavy rainstorm on Sunday morning. I found its remains behind the shop this afternoon. Funeral services will be at sea.

The engine, or at least the exhaust, ingested a little bit of said rainstorm, all of which has been belched out along with some black stuff I wiped off the left rear corner of the M380, making it all the more apparent how necessary TheBradnerBucket was.

TheBradnerBucket 2.0 was cobbled together in haste this afternoon along with a spare. If you would like your own TheBradnerBucket 2.0, go to your local Lowe's paint department, buy a 2 gallon bucket ($3.50), a 21" tarp strap or similar bungee cord with metal end hooks ($2.48) and a regular carabiner (? since I had plenty AND the original). If you do not have a Girard awning rod, you might want something of similar length as the installation tool. Cut the bucket handle and remove it, drill its hole all the way through the bucket on both sides, bend the hooks of the tarp strap/bungee cord to go through and then close them up tightly. Fit the carabiner to the tarp strap and using the Girard awning rod or similar, use the carabiner to fit TheBradnerBucket 2.0 to your exhaust outlet so that the strap loosely fits around the 90 degree bend and holds it in place. The photo here shows the spare one I made and a carabiner is not in the photo but should be loose on the tarp strap.
Thanks Chip,
Bradner & I were 2 of the 4 against posting in the "What Did you Do to your Bus Today", for the reason you state, But it is one of the most popular threads. And information does get posted that otherwise may not.
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https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...0&d=1238610340


mine is just about like this one of Kurts



fixes that water problem
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Just like this?

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Yep! Less duct tape in version 2.0. Beta testing!
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Yep, Straight out the top and a flapper worked for me. (It also enhances the Jake brake under bridges!) But it made the exhaust a little quieter most of the time as all the noise went straight up!
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I'm with Randy.
I went to a straight pipe with flapper - easy, always there, nothing to pack.

I've been thinking about adding one to my generator roof exhaust too.
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Why not a 90 elbow? Unless the rain is absolutely pouring and wind driving in the right direction doesn’t that solve the problem?
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The 90 degree elbow is not enough in a driving rain, hence the bucket.
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the rain is absolutely pouring and wind driving in the right direction
That is exactly the problem. Particularly if you are traveling it is hard to be able to orient to the prevailing winds all of the time, and one good storm can really put a lot of water down the pipe.


We were north of Perry when Hurricane Michael hit last year, and when we got to Pine Mountain we discovered our GC was covered with that black wet soot! Didn't get enough water to inhibit starting, so I didn't notice, but that was always a worry.
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