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  1. Ricky Hunt

    Ricky Hunt Read Only Funster

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    I'm viewing angle Eldiss autostratus 2000 Eb.It's a 2000 model. Looks very tidy.
    On the picture of the bathroom I've noticed 3 little drill type holes in the shower tray for.
    The seller says it's for drainage.
    Can someone just confirm why it may have little drill holes in the shower tray floor?? Thank you.
     
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    Ask whats wrong with the plug hole drain into the grey waste tank and why he did it.
    Additional drilled holes aren`t really going to work.
    Puts a whole new slant on grey waste disposal.....
     
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    Well it will drain.:) Maybe the proper drain is blocked?:whistle:
     
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    Sounds sus to me. If the holes are not sealed I guess water will penetrate the floor below .
     
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    Does sound very odd and potentially quite worrying, if the holes do not drain straight to ground I dread to think where any water goes, worth looking underneath, if you cant see the bottom of the tray I would leave well alone

    Buyer beware me thinks (y)

    Theres plenty more out there, if you can see the tray from underneath, at least factor in the price a new tray, including fitting, if you do decide to go ahead, it will not be cheap to change and it will be hard to sell on when you do unless changed
     
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    Thanks. See the motorhome looks lovely etc..... I just saw these tiny holes and it made me think.
    I asked the seller and he said they were drainage holes.......
     
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    There could well be a rotten floor below that will need replacing.
     
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    I understand what you are saying. Is there anywhere here I can upload a picture to show you?? Thanks
     
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    Have you done a damp check, could show if water is going somewhere it should not be.
     
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    you can upload a photo but you may need to subscribe
     
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    not sure if you can 'upload a file' until you are a member, worth considering anyway, good advice on here, even if I say so myself :D(y)
     
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    I'm viewing this tomorrow morning carol. All I've got is pictures and the description etc.....
    As I say it looks a very well cared for home but why would there be three times tiny holes
     
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    can you copy a link to where it is for sale, we might be able to pick more from those details (y)
     
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    When you check some of the things you need to definitely check Damp with a damp meter, the pay load. If you can have a look at Jims check list for buying a van. :)
     
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    Are you sure they are holes ? could they just be marks in the plastic.
    If the seller is genuine he will tell you why they are there / what caused them.
    As said, factor in a replacement tray, might be worth ringing a dealer to get a ball park figure before you view it
    Let us know how you get on
     
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    Maybe he once forgot his levelling ramps and this was the only way to drain the shower?
     
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    You only have 5 free posts before you need to become a full member £15 a year, the information, rally's and banter on here it's well worth it. Good Luck with your viewing.
     
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    Why three tiny holes, why not a larger one, and has been said what's wrong with the drain hole, sounds like a wrong un to me.
     
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    I suspect the seller doesn't know either. It's hard to imagine anyone would drill holes to let water onto the floor. Try probing to see where they go & if completely through the tray is the floor soft or is there something else under there. I wonder if they were drilled for foam injection to firm up the shower tray. If there's nothing untoward underneath they can easily be filled. A worthwhile negotiating point though :)
     
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