Leak in over cab storage cabinet

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  1. Sarahbrightvan

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    Hi everyone. We recently purchased a 1999 Peugeot boxer autosleeper and have discovered a leak in the over cab locker. The internal fabric is wet and there us water staining up to almost 30cms up the front lining from the floor of the cabinet. We have checked the roof and drainage hole in the roof black strip, all appears OK. Anyone else experienced anything similar?
     
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    Sounds like all the external joints need resealing.
    Just because they look intact doesn't mean they are.

    Water may enter at one point on the outside but not actually reappear at the same point inside....It may follow joint lines etc and appear a few feet (or more) from the entry point.
     
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    Top windows might also need resealing, quite an easy diy job, or not expensive to have professionally done (y)
     
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    Thanks guys. Sorry to be thick, but exactly what external joints? Where the high top joins the body? My husband has already sealed the joint right across the top of the windscreen. We are expecting rain tomorrow, so we'll see if that's helped at all.
     
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    hi there

    Having stripped quite a few Autosleeper high tops for spares I can say that when they cut the roof out to bond on the high top, they do not do any rustproofing as such. It is fairly common for me to find serious rust in the roof structure due to poor build practices.

    I would strip out the cupboard lining and check the van steel roof structure.

    Cheers - mike
     
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    Any roof ariel up front. Rubber seal could be shot. When you notice if the van is on a slight hill facing down the water could be getting in further back and running forwards before you notice.
     
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    i would be resealing the top of the window and lower roof joint. make sure to use a urethane based sealer like sikaflex though as silicone based sealants as used in bathrooms will not bond correctly. Although the sealant may look sound water can still get past
     
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    Actually thought about doing this as it fairly obvious that the water is soaking up the lining from the front, but as you say, difficult to actually see what's going on with the lining in place. Looks tricky though
     
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    Thanks will get up there and check it out..trying everywhere at this point
     
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    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    Im barking up the wrong tree mate. Looking at other vans like yours the ariel was moved to the O/S wing. I was thinking they may have put it up top but then that is fiberglass and would make a crap ground now i think more about it.
     
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    No worries..actually thought you meant the TV ariel lol
     
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