New Autotrail - big worry!

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  1. Candapack

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    I know, I know. Lots of you said not to buy British. D'oh!
    Had my brand new Apache for 6 weeks, during which it has rained almost non-stop.
    I have extensively tested all systems, catches, hinges, doors. Everything.
    And I can't find a bloody thing wrong with it.
    So what the hell am I missing? Don't mind telling you it's giving me sleepless nights.
    Why oh Why did I not listen? :D
     
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    Ah??? But have you Damp tested Yet??.

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle:
     
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    Don't worry ! Enjoy!
     
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  4. Phill D

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    its lulling you into a false sense of security... :xwink:
     
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    Wait till the sun comes out :xrofl:
     
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  6. Candapack

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    Damp Test? You're not meant to do that on a British van in case of heart failure, or so I'm told.
    But I got the wife to do one, no sign of damp she says. Yeah, right. Probably didn't put the batteries in. :D
     
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    Ah, but have you had it outside yet ? :xrofl:

    I am very pleased that it is going well for you really. :xThumb:
     
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    its so wet at the moment its expanded and sealed all the joints,:whistle2: as above wait till the sun comes out and it dries out and shrinks! :blush::xrofl:
     
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    :xThumb:Nothing wrong with a good Autotrail.:xThumb:
    Enjoy it while it's working.
     
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    I've had two.... a 2011 and a 2013 model. No damp problems with either.

    Enjoy it. There's a lot of them around. They're not all bad.
     
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    Aahh! I thought you only used those on hymer roof lights. Buxxer will have to buy one of those gadgets now for my autocruise ...
     
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    Low expectations and a good sense of humour - you're well equipped for owning a British MH
    Believe me, I had one myself
    Best of luck !
     
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    Suppose it could be worse ,it could be a certain German vehicle with working indicators...... Only jesting ....
     
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    Had my Autotrail 18 months now 1st hab service showed no damp and I haven't had any faults yet except the Thetford fridge broke, I don't know where the fridges are made though so can't blame anyone. I must be the lucky one I love my Autotrail so far so good, see what happens on the next hab service, fingers crossed.
     
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    You may be one of the lucky ones, but if not I hope it didn't come from Perthshire! No point in worrying about it, just enjoy it until the first issue.
     
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    I suppose if you have had 3 vans in 4 years you don't keep them long enough to find out!
     
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    I didn't say I'd bought them brand new. Maybe I've had three vans in just one year, in which case you could have a valid point.
     
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    Good point. Think I'll just tour in Scotland to be on the safe side.
     
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    Either way.
     
  20. Candapack

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    It did come from Perthshire, aaaargh, something else to worry about.
    No, wait, I'll take your advice and not worry.
    Not worrying
    Not worrying
    Not worrying
    Not working, still worrying.
    Never mind, Christmas Day soon. Daughter home, joyous times. Will throw tarpaulin over van and tell her it's German so she doesn't worry too. :xgrin:
     
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