Damp in ceiling Autocruise

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  1. polobonnie

    polobonnie Read Only Funster

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    I have recently discovered damp in the celing of my Stargazer - of course as Autocruise are now owned by someone else, they will not honour the warranty.
    Any ideas on a solution for stopping the damp, please? - I think it must be from where the cab and van join.
    Thanks
    Polobonnie
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Hi,

    Make sure its not condensation in the pod, if it is, put some foam rubber insulation or bubble wrap in it.

    You are welcome to bring it down to us and we will have a look at if for you, regretably not under warranty.

    Peter
     
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    peter,
    Sorry for the late question on this post, but exactly how would you use the bubblewrap/foam?

    Thanks
     
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    im glad you asked:Smile:
     
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    Hi

    Obviousley I dont know how badly this is affecting your mh or why it is happening.

    Can I please warn you dont mess with damp. Get it seen to by somebody who nows what their doing. It may cost you but it may cost a lot more in the long run if its not taken care of.

    I had a leaking washer on a pipe joint under the shower tray which caused water to run under the floor covering (unseen), right through the bathroom and kitchen.

    I had to have the lot taken out and renewed complete with new steel support work under the mh to take the new floor. All for the sake of a washer.

    Jim

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    Just place in tthe dome as tempoary insulation for the cold months ie Jan to Oct:thumb:
     
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    What happens if its not a bit of condensation Geo ?

    Jim
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    I was mearly answering Joggers and haganaps question, re Johnscross(peters)Suggestion
    Ive no more idea what tthe cause is,than the man in the moon from this distance:Doh:
     
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    Just an after thought, it would have to be some leak under the shower to cause a damp ceiling:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    You never know Geo, that man in the moon may just have the answer and it was a full one the other night as the nurses on the ward that June works on will testify. Spooky :Wink:

    Jim
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    Now youre being a tad mischevious Geo. As I recall it I didnt find it so funny as you do at the time.

    Jim
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    You say you recently discovered damp ! Have you used a damp meter to find it ? if so what are the readings ? In what area is the damp ?

    Mark
     
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    The over cab area on my Challenger has puddles in it in cold weather due to there being no insulation on the fibreglass of the pod. It has been suggested that sit mats or similar closed cell foam could be cut up and glued to help alleviate the problem.
    Meanwhile air the area whenever possible to prevent mold and other unwanted results.
     
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    Just a suggestion .....

    Gluing foam to the pod ceiling could be tricking, except for an instant contact adhesive, which might also react with and melt the foam.
    Personally I would use a roll of professional double sided carpet tape. Incredibly useful stuff for loads of jobs and it sticks like s**t to a blanket. It would allow you to choose the best type of foam without the risk of destroying it. Not sure how it would react to heating up in the sun though, although it would be easy to test.
     
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