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Old 01-11-2022, 05:40 PM   #1
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Late Model View Potential Leaks

While working on my new SeeLevel sensor install, I noticed that Winnebago used 3" Neoprene fittings to connect the grey and black tanks to the ABS drain lines. My neoprene fittings are cracked, in many places, and the black fitting is leaking. I will need to pull apart the entire ABS drain line to replace these neoprene fittings.

I hope to replace the originals with the type that are wrapped in stainless steel. These will offer some protection from the weather and road debris.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Fernco-P...0-33/100372287

My rig is a 2019, just 3 years old. I suggest checking yours. The original fittings are doomed to fail.
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Old 01-11-2022, 08:18 PM   #2
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While working on my new SeeLevel sensor install, I noticed that Winnebago used 3" Neoprene fittings to connect the grey and black tanks to the ABS drain lines. My neoprene fittings are cracked, in many places, and the black fitting is leaking. I will need to pull apart the entire ABS drain line to replace these neoprene fittings.

I hope to replace the originals with the type that are wrapped in stainless steel. These will offer some protection from the weather and road debris.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Fernco-P...0-33/100372287

My rig is a 2019, just 3 years old. I suggest checking yours. The original fittings are doomed to fail.
Good observation. Mine were cracked the first day I got my new 2020 24D. I replaced them during my macerator install. The rubber compound must be very low quality. I replaced mine but not with one with the metal cover like you have. That's a great idea. I noticed when I replaced mine that the new piece had a softer rubber compound than the OEM.
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Old 01-14-2022, 08:04 AM   #3
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Yesterday, I replaced the original fittings with the Home Depot type. It was not easy, as both valves had to be removed also. After several hours, the valves were cleaned up and the new fittings were in place. Looks like these should last a long time.

The old fitting, on the black tank, had a full tear around 1/3 of its circumference. I have no doubt it would have completely torn away, in the near future, dumping the black tank contents at a most unexpected time.
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Old 01-19-2022, 10:14 PM   #4
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I have 2018 View 24J mine are fine.
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