Swollen internal doors

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  1. daps

    daps Read Only Funster

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    Havn't used the M/H since November.. Now find that the toilet door wont close and the wardrobe door wont open due to swollen doors.. Its 17c in their today.. Do they normally go back/shrink with a temperature rise? I suppose you get what you pay for.
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    Hi
    This doesnt usually happen.

    Are you parked with 2 wheels up a kerb or something as this can cause the chassis to twist and the frames go out of line. As Bolero owners may tell you.

    Phill
     
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    Thanks for reply..
    No, its stands on the drive on all 4's. Although it must be tilted towards the front because the rain tends to run off the front corner. I thought it was because the air had been so damp,
    but its been warm in their the last 2 days.
     
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    well your not the only one i have a elddis autoquest 100 and my toilet door is also sticking and i too haven't used since november ( perhaps they dont like november)
     
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    Don't panic, it is just the damp weather - the same thing has happened to ours in just six weeks over Christmas/Jan. After a weekend away with the heating on most areas have now recovered. I expect the improvement to continue this weekend. If not, then it should be perfect after a few weeks in Greece.:Smile:
    Bob
     
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    Hopefully 4 days out next week and some welly from the electrics on the CC site may produce some results. We shall see.
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    Yes, the doors do swell with the moist winter air and inactivity. Once you start spending some time in it they should shrink back.
     
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    As most RV'ers on here will know, Mo and I have always been firm advocates of a de-humidifier inside our RV but we have never had proof that it works - beyond our own gut-instincts.

    We have lived in our RV full-time for nearly five years now but at the end of November last year we had to move back into bricks-n-mortar and the RV was put into (non-electric) storage until the beginning of this Month.

    We have never, ever suffered from damp or swollen doors or any king of humidity problems in all that time BUT three months in storage have resulted in two interior locker doors expanding across the depth of the door and splintering into several pieces!

    Proof indeed that is de-humidifier is a necessary evil sometimes!
     
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    Thanks and noted for next year.
     
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    so in view of that if you're leaving the van in storage over winter and unheated then leave the doors open a crack.....they'll shrink back but the cracks wont heal themselves. :thumb:
     
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