HOW MUCH?? Slap a vent on it!

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  1. Tootles

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    The two great things about owning a tenth hand motorhome, is that they are fairly inexpensive, and when it comes to making change type decisions, it dosent really matter.
    Example: I have a 'denge' on our van, well, a 'denge and small tear', to be honest, right at the rear O/S. 10" x 5". New panel needed. Lotadosh. Now, if the truck was say five years old, then to maintain the re-sale integrity, I would stump up the cash, swallow loudly, and kick the cat. However, ours is 21 years old, and so onto Fleabay. 11" x 6" exterior vents, 2 for £15.00. Deal done. Cut an exact backing from dimpled alloy, eight screws plus silicon, and that vent looks like it always belonged there.
    Below, near to the rear O/S skirt, another, but smaller denge. Add one side reflector, job's a goodun. :thumb:
     
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    at lest your tenth hand 21 year old van runs:cry:
     
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    BILL, I cry in sympathy with your engine probs.

    They are doing some of that model aeroplane elastic on Flebay. Bet you could get ten miles on one wind!! :Wink::Wink:
     
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    Some pictures would add to this post, methinks.

    Wyn
     
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    Yes, will do. Will take the camera down in the morning. :BigGrin:
     
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    We are doing something similar!

    As some of you may remember, our Shirley has got a soggy bottom - just at the lower edges of the sides where they catch the spray from the road.

    We've made a cardboard template and Barrie's mate is making us some u-shaped sections of stainless steel which will come up to to the nearest bit of trim to be fixed on.

    We'll stuff loads of silicon inside to stop them holding water and Bob's your auntie...or was that another topic?? :Laughing:
     
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    well i wont nead that it's up and ruining:BigGrin:
     
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    For gods sake dont use silicone, get yorself to screwfix for some sikaflex
     
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    Janine - You must remember ... Bobs your uncle !!!!
     
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    Not sure if a vent would work on that one.

    Would a tenalady help, perchance?? :Doh::Wink:
     
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    silicon is acidic so best avoided on steel or ally
     
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    That's interesting. I have always used silicon on rivet heads, to stop corrosive electrolysis between the alloy heads and the steel it's holding, and they seems to last for a long time.
     
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