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  1. Diane1969

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    Ok so when we have been driving there is a draft coming up from behind the cab seats where the habitation meets the cab, there is a gap in the carpet and we stuffed towels into it to stop draft, when we were parked I could feel this draft then but thought it was because it was where the outside locker was, is this normal ( I really do hope not )
    We are taking the van back next week to get things done so is there anything that can be done about this ?
     
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    Just a thought as you drive
    Does the cold air sort of
    Envelope you making you cold

    It could be the large area
    Behind you filled with cold air
    As you accelerate and decelerate
    It envelopes you making the
    Inside feel cold

    Consider that your van originally was designed to have a wall between
    The drivers seat and load space your seating area
    Cured my home build
    With a curtain to the floor behind the seats

    And on my swift I turned the propex heater on before a journey
    In colder times to give the cab heater a hand
    Turned the propex heater off when traveling
     
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    When we put towels in the gap it stopped draft
     
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    In that case a few photos may help others
    Help
    They seem to like photos
     
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    Yes, if you open the cab doors you will see vents cut into them. Our Pug has holes in the door liner at the bottom and there's a hell of a draught comes in sometimes. We have silver screens and thermal full length curtains between cab and hab but the holes will be blocked off for this winters outings. (y)
     
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    im yet to find these elusive flaps does anyone have a picture showing their location?
     
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    Thanks have read the thread and sounds like it's some plastic blanking stopper near the chassis. We had them do some work on the chassis as there was rust and I had said to Steve " do you think they removed something and forgot to put back on" this draft is very extreme
     
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    Got this from another thread and sounds exactly what the problem is.
    Draught

    one of the culprits is the pressed steel box section at the rear of the seat bases, it couples up with the box chassis members underneath which are fitted with rubber one way flaps for airflow. You can buy a Fiat plastic blanking stopper, the part number is 1355707080. The price each is £3.80. Obviously you will have to get on your back and get underneath to do it or if you have ramps it will be much easier. You should buy two because the opposite side might be missing. They just clip in place.
     
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