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Old 01-19-2019
Jim Brookshire Jim Brookshire is offline
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see attached pictures. This arrangement allows any water that enters the exhaust bend to exit the exhaust system before it enters the muffler. By the time any moisture goes around the 90 degree bend, it is attached to the walls of the exhaust tubing, it will run down the outside of the pipe and muffler. This arrangement will also act to pull additional air up the exhaust compartment.
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Default M380 Exhaust Peace of Mind

I picked up the coach from J. W. Hunt in Bad Axe today. They removed the stock muffler and installed a "muffler delete" system. They also fabricated a rain trap similar to the one shown in a previous post on this thread. The photos are as follows:
1. View from below, showing the rain drain slots. Essentially the lower part of the vertical pipe is double wall. 4" for 2', surrounded by 5" all the way to the chrome tip. The rain slots are around the 4" - 5" adapter. Note the heavy fire-wrap.
2. View from top. Note fire-wrap and tons of air circulating clearance.
3. Chrome tip with bird screen still off. Time to get out the chrome polish!
4. View looking down inside the chrome turn-out. Good thing I didn't drop the I-Phone. Note the 4" liner a few feet down.

Total cost was $620. While I probably could have done the job myself, $320 was parts, $300 labor. No argument from me on this one. No skinned knuckles and no dented body panels. And now I have peace-of-mind on the upcoming trips this summer.

And yes, it is louder. Will I get used to it and not mind? Time will tell. I know I'll need to be a little more thoughtful when applying the exhaust brake in neighborhoods.
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