198 Tiffin Alegro - Grey waste pipe leak

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  1. paulkearnusic

    paulkearnusic Read Only Funster

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    Hi there - I have recently bought an 89 Tiffin Allegro and, although I love the vehicle, when I came to test out the grey waste tank, I found that the pipe (not the tank) leaked like a sieve.
    Can anyone out there tell me if its a 2" or 2 1/2" pipe?

    What I want to do is to find some flexible pipe that would fit over the existing pipe, cut out the leaking bits and replace it with flexible pipe.

    What I don't know is what the diameter of the pipe is and can't really measure it without actually cutting out a bit and hiking round the local shops.
    Problem is that, if I do that then there is no way I could try and repair the pipe (my second option).

    Can anyone give me some guidance??

    I was hoping to take it out for its first outing this weekend.

    Thanks girls and boys :) .

    Paul
     
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    I cant tell you the size of your pipe, but I tried something similar on my first MH, it is not easy, the pipe on mine was ribbed, it actually had a spiral wire through it, so the OD became an odd size

    Best bet really if it already leaks badly, cut a section out then go and match it, best options and usually cheapest will be your nearest aquatics shop, buy a length of pipe and 2 double male ended joining pieces

    Hopefully that should do it

    Good luck :thumb:

    David

    Just spotted the RV bit. This might make matching to UK pipe sizes more difficult:Doh:

    Wiser replies will hopefully follow soon
     
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  3. LARRY99

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    You could try wrapping some gaffer tape around the pipe until you sort out a replacement ,,
    Just make sure the pipe is really dry before applying the tape

    :thumb:
     
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    well, there are 'some' on here who would say that wasn't an issue.. in fact a bonus.. you can spray the road as you drive.. :Laughing:

    seriously..don't mess about trying to repair a pipe.. I would replace the lot... look on line or in a local pool or pond shop.. or..

    try this RV Dealer.. well known on the RV forums.. his name is Duncan.. (Dunc) give him a call and I'm sure he will be able to help

    Star Spangled Spanner

    Sewer Hose and fittings


    do it right.. do it once.. :thumb:
     
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  5. DavidG58

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    Totally agree, if possible to change it all, on mine though the offending split pipe appeared out of the bottom of my MH from the shower / bathroom through a mastic sealed hole. To change it all would have meant taking out the shower tray:Eeek:

    2 joints and an infill piece sometimes could be best :thumb:
     

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