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Old 03-01-2016, 09:30 PM   #11
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The price for my tail pipe on 2012 was $175 per freightliner. I went on Amazon and purchased the elbow for 35 and 40 for the tip. A local muffler company and cummins service center said they don't sell enough 4" they couldn't help me. Go figure. Also a warning- I drove it a few miles from storage to my house to repair, the whole coach filled up with fumes. It was horrible. If the pipe fell off during a trip that would be really bad for the family and hard to replace on the road. Replace it now if its rusted not worth the aggravation.


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Old 03-02-2016, 10:20 AM   #12
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The price for my tail pipe on 2012 was $175 per freightliner. I went on Amazon and purchased the elbow for 35 and 40 for the tip. A local muffler company and cummins service center said they don't sell enough 4" they couldn't help me. Go figure. Also a warning- I drove it a few miles from storage to my house to repair, the whole coach filled up with fumes. It was horrible. If the pipe fell off during a trip that would be really bad for the family and hard to replace on the road. Replace it now if its rusted not worth the aggravation.


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Thank you for the "where to buy/how much/where not to go" info. Even if ours doesn't need this repair yet this is good info to have BEFORE we need it!
Thank you to all of the Berk family for sharing your experiences (both good and bad)! This info is priceless, especially if you are stuck on the side of the road!
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Old 03-03-2016, 05:23 PM   #13
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For all of you that are attempting to replace the exhaust pipe with the heat sock in this thread you need to be made aware of a few things. First off there is a reason that the heat sock is included on our MH and that is because of the exhaust temp during Regen that can reach up of 1800 degrees F. Without the sock there is a huge risk of setting the MH on fire. Secondly if your insurance company investigates such a situation and sees that there is no sock installed they can and will most likely denie your claim. Just make sure that doing this repair does not compromise the design and that the parts meet or exceed the manufactures specification.
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:03 PM   #14
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With out going out and crawling under the Berk I'm not sure what length section of pipe is needed or how the 90* bend comes into play. I did find that Summit has 4" pipe / bends, some in stainless steel. Might be worth a look to those that need them.
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I looked for stainless and found that MBRP does offer 4" straight. Not sure if you could order it with bends but it might be worth talking to them. I have a MBRP cat-back system on my Dodge Ram 1500 and love it.
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:43 PM   #16
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I am not aware if anyone has been successful in finding a new tail pipe, but while I was broken down recently in Miami at Freightliner, I inquired about getting a replacement for mine and was told they are on National back order. Has anyone experienced the same thing?


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Old 03-17-2016, 12:56 PM   #17
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When I inquired at freightliner they didn't say anything about back order. They told me the price and I looked for a simple solution. I had a hard time finding 4" exhaust pipe. No local exhaust shops or large truck parts stores have any. I ordered from Amazon. The elbow I got was $35. That's all you need. I did add chrome tip. Is yours rusted out as well?


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Old 03-17-2016, 01:24 PM   #18
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Mine was broken (cracked top and bottom across the muffler) just after the "DEF Exhaust", just before the "heat shield". There was rust that I brushed off. I used exhaust putty and exhaust tape for a temporary repair. The breaks might have been cause when they lifted my unit up in the air from the front to hook the safety chains on before they towed it to Miami. My initial impression was that the end of the tail pipe was really close to the ground. Click image for larger version

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I bet that mudflap pushed right into the tip. Bummer. Hope you can get a replacement or find an elbow. It's not a hard repair. If you have any questions let me know.


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