Step recess drain holes

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  1. DavidG58

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    following on from our Tsunami post on another thread (we have had a shower overflow for those that did not see that one)

    Came back from a walk and noticed small damp area on floor near door, lifted out mat in internal step area and found this

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    not overly clear from here but about an inch of water stood in well

    fished around expecting to find blocked drain holes and found fitted plugs

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    I was able to push them up fairly easily from underneath

    Question, would you refit them? (I have for now) but would it not be better for any water that does get in to get out again, there can surely only be a limited amount of water that can get in from the road through 2 x 8mm holes and it would go straight back out anyway
     
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    Leave them out for next time:LOL:

    Martin

    ps Hymer going up in my estimation putting drain holes where water might collect, whatever will they think of next.

    Martin
     
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    But David, the question should be - How did the water get there in the first place? Is your door seal OK?

    If you leave the plugs out you will/might get water coming in from road spray.
     
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    They had a minor flood from the shower
     
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    They had a minor flood from the shower
     
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    Keep up at the back Sandra :LOL: the tsunami came from our shower

    see below copied from our other thread

    'Moving on from there with more and more twists and turns, we got 1 mile from Mende and suddenly heard an almighty cascade of water, turned to see a mini tsunami heading forwards towards us

    Stopped at roadside and realised a towel had dropped in the shower, landed on the shower handle which lowers to turn on, you can guess the rest

    Actually you cant, to avoid issues with smells coming back from the grey tank we push down the shower plugs before travelling, now you can guess for yourselves

    It probably took a few minutes for the shower to fill unnoticed by us in the front, then a left hand bend sent most of the contents under the door on their way to us

    Thank goodness for under floor heating and access to water on the aire (y)(y), but at least we have a freshly cleaned floor :)'

    still not sure if road related wetness would come in though, but if plugs removed it would at least go out again (y):)
     
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    quadruplicated post, that's a first for me :D
     
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    edit triplicated post

    I blame @Jim not the wine we have consumed :D
     
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    multiple post sorry, but good for Jims stats :)
     
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    But David, the question should be - How did the water get there in the first place? Is your door seal OK?

    If you leave the plugs out you will/might get water coming in from road spray.
     
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    The bloody shower overflowed due to turning itself on in transit, that caused this issue

    My question was, would surface water get in through 8mm holes?

    I still don't know :LOL:
     
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    It might do! We had water in the bottom of our step a while ago, at each side of the step well is a vent but water splashed up going through large puddles got through the vent into the footwell.
    The solution I used was to fix top hinged rubber flaps over the Outside of the vent as a sort of one way valve, so air can circulate but water can't get in. 18 months on and the well is still dry.
    I suppose you could leave the drain plugs out, but fix something loosely over the holes outside so water will drain out but not get splashed in.
    Then, your Hymer step will be as dry as my Autosleepers! :whistle:
     
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    Well if it does it can get back out again if you leave the bungs out(y)

    Martin
     
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    We have same step arrangement in our hymer. Never had plugs in from when we had van, 15k miles later not had a problem. Our door is not next to a road wheel so does not get all spray from a wheel. Hope that helps.
     
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    Open drain holes in our Chausson step from new so presume that's how it is meant to be...
     
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