replacing rotten panel

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  1. family ross

    family ross Read Only Funster

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    my hobby has had a leak around the habitation door, around the top hinge, i have dried it out but the wood is very weak and will not support the door hinge screws. does anybody know where i can get replacement boarding for insde the van for when i chop the old out,
    or would it be better to fill it with a solid block of wood.:Doh:
    any advice would be gratefull.
    thanks
     
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    45eEver Read Only Funster

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    Family Ross, I'm sorry to hear you've had rot in your van, I can't understand why manufacturers don't use proofed timber.
    I suggest you get some quotes for the work.

    Whilst it's cheaper to do the work yourself, the drop in resale value might make it more expensive in the end.

    If the quotes are too high, at least you'll be able to pick up a few pointers.

    It retailed value isn't important, I suggest you use solid hard wood, and proof it against rot before you use it.
     
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    thanks for your reply, think i will take your wise advice and get the quotes and pick there brains aswell. thanks
     
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    Hi FR, if you use hard wood it will not need treating :thumb: but then again neither would the softwood if you had not got a leak :Rofl1: :Wink: fix the leak :thumb:
    try
    Motorhome Self Build, Camper Van Parts, Spares and Accessories
    They may have matching boards ?
    PICS would be better so better advise may be given (joiner 35 yrs experience plus self builds )
    terry
     
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    just the man for the job.. :thumb:... wanna come and re model my RV kitchen .. ? :BigGrin:

    complete strip out and rebuild ..
     
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    Bring it up here Jim we don't charge much :Rofl1::thumb::BigGrin: especially while there's no work about and the phone is not ringing :Rofl1:
    terry
     
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