2013 Mohawk Damp, Bugger :-(

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  1. Stewart J

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    Habitation service last week has picked up 6 areas of damp some up to 23%, both sides at front below hab windows, offside quite high up adjacent to leg, garage wall both sides and Gas Locker door (gas locker door had to be renewed for same reason at first hab service, they now replace wallboard with plastic now much more sensible)

    Dealers workshop has five 2012/2013 AT's in for damp remedial work so mine has to wait till April which actually suits us we'll be flying out to Spain for a month. They will require it 2-3 weeks for the work so can have it for 30 days. Had a good feel around the affected area's and its impossible to detect they feel OK and sound ok when tapped with knuckles.

    They also very surprisingly have two V-Lines in with damp problems awaiting inspection by AT, "a panel van"!!! with damp problems would be very worrying.

    So feeling somewhat disappointed, dealer assures me it will be properly sorted and I wont know its been repaired? we'll see.

    On a happier note it flew through its MOT at our local garage this morning front tyres are almost down to their marks so new Vanco camper on order and they will change over my unused spare and fit the best of the two fronts onto the spare.
     
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    Welcome to the "water trail" club... !!!! :(
     
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    Cheers Tonka and here's me thinking mine was a good un!
     
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    Year 4 for me and it's back to factory on 22nd feb..
    The only good Autotrail is an old un....
     
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    Wonder how it affects trade in or resale values
     
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    Tonka my van is on a Y plate 2001 and never had a problem in the 4 years we have owned it john
     
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    My previous van was a 2005 apache 700.. That was solid and apart from a dryed up seal around the gas fire vent (£5 on ebay). no other habitation issues in 7 years...
    I need the new cab and engine, the layout mods and payload of the new one but the body off my old van... Then I will have my dream motorhome.
     
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    :):):):):) sometimes its good to be poor(y)
    mines 11 years old next month, just had its mot ( only advisery was exhaust pitted) +full serivice and I had new brake pads fitted all round as it was still on its origanal ones they wernt worn but I had them changed anyway (just in case)
     
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    Seems like its only the later models I.e. 2005 onwards . Must be all the parts imported from Europe that are defective,before that I believe all parts were homegrown. ... .
     
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    .......or it may be the way that the parts imported from Europe are nailed together by apprentices in the A/T factory. The same imported parts are used on many vans (indeed, the vast majority) without apparent problems. Unless you own a Swift, of course. Hymer, Rapido, Pilote, Chausson (same group as A/T) and even (spit) the dreaded Burstners* don't seem to have recurring damp issues.

    *no Burstner owners were harmed in the making of this post............ ;)
     
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    So you can't tell it's damp the other side ?
    So the other side stays damp and can't breath into the interior ?
    So it lasts beyond the warranty before the damp is found the hard way ?
     
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    Aahh so what your saying ,if I read you right is that the swifts are not made of recycled olive oil spread tubs .but are assembled using proper fixings ..... no margarine tubs were harmed in posting this . haha
     
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    the v lines have an extra autotrail roof added so no doubt this is the cause of those problems
     
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    Might be a good idea to google Swift and problems.......:whistle2:
     
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    I almost said that, Eddie....... ;)
     
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    Another one bites the dust..... Still as long as it is covered on warranty. Now if i were to buy another new/old motorhome then Autotrail would definitly not be on my list, thats for sure.
     
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    Continental vans have their issues as well, but it seems they are far fewer than with British products.
     
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    when we traded in our first motorhome (2009 chusson flash 3 43k miles) the dealer said he had to test for damp but expected none as it wasn't a British one..........despite the fact they are also dealers for them!!!!!!
     
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    I think they all do but for me i learn by my mistakes :) thats why i wont buy Elddis anymore as such bad customer service when you need it most. I will either buy german or maybe an RV next not sure.
     

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