Back on the road after a nightmare of water ingress!

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  1. Faye Macnaught

    Faye Macnaught Funster

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    Hi there

    I had such tremendous help from some really generous members back in June when we experienced a horrendous water ingress problem in our Elddis Autoquest Motorhome, which looked like it was going to take us off the road for the entire summer (and more). I just wanted to say that, we found a wonderful motorhome expert, who spent 3 weeks repairing and resealing and we got back on the road in early August! It cost us a lot, but it was worth it, as I don't think we would have managed it ourselves.

    We still have a lot of resealing work to do (pretty much the entire van), but the water ingress problem we had is fixed, we have a new ceiling as we decided to rip the entire ceiling out whilst we were at it and its wonderful to have it back.

    There were so many of you members who supported me through a really emotional time and I hope you get to read this message, as you have all been absolutely wonderful. I only hope I will be able to help other members at some point.

    One thing I have learnt though is that nothing inside a motorhome is difficult or too technical (I know the full structure of a motorhome now!) and its a fairly basic structure - BUT that one should always get a habitation check, or at the very least check it every few months with a good damp meter. I wouldn't ever want anyone to experience what we went through this year, it truly was so distressing.

    And, the one positive thing is the weather has been wonderful these last few weeks, so we have managed to enjoy more weekends than we thought we ever would when we got it fixed.

    We are very happy campers, as they say!

    Faye
     
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  2. jollyrodger

    jollyrodger Funster Life Member

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    Enjoy your travels (y)
     
  3. funflair

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    Nice one(y) glad you are back on the road.

    Martin
     
  4. aldhp21

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    Glad it's worked out ok Faye and it's always good to get an update on a happy ending.
     
  5. Camping Gaza

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    Great news! Happy Trails
     
  6. Anthea M

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    Welcome back :wb: So glad you have managed to solve the damp problem.have great holidays and keep in touch !!
     
  7. wigster

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    Glad your sorted now. Enjoy your van (y)
     
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    Welcome back and nice to see you got it fixed (y)
     
  9. big bertha

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    Great it's been fixed, enjoy your travels.(y)
     
  10. Rob and Val

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    Glad to hear that your problems are (almost) resolved.

    Enjoy life and lice long.
     
  12. Neckender

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    Nice to hear that it's all fixed Faye, hope you get many happy travels in your motorhome.

    John.
     
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    great job , bet you's are so glad to be mobile again :)
     
  14. irnbru

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    Great to read you are now back on the road. Happy travels.
     
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