Whats happening here

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  1. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    My van is seperating

    Not sure if you can see from the picture but im getting less and less impressed ..

    Can do more photos if it helps
     

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    Only looking on my phone so small pics But it looks like serious delamination .
     
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    Is there a window nearby? Check the seals
     
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    Has it been in an accident before you bought it Paul.
    Other than that our Auto Sleeper Broadway gets a large gap BT the bench toilet when in hot sun, it also had to go back to Auto Sleeper in it's first year as you could see the joins through the side panel between the fridge vents, they had to re fibre glass it and new graphics.

    John.
     
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    Contact Rapido at there head office in France.
    How old is the motorhome?
     
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    Looks like delamination which is usually caused by moisture in the panels which causes the panels to swell and come apart.
    Hope not but its common on RVs.
     
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    Check under for exposed edges of wallboard. This wicks rainwater up and can cause it.
     
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    Is that round the wheel arches our Hymer Exsis is much same! But you look like there's a lump forming in the panel sorry I was looking at the gap by the top of arch covers should have gone to spec savers?
    As said previously looks like damp in there somewhere is that a window above? Need to check seals around it.
     
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    Ok heres some more photos. Looking at it there appears to be a poorly seated window.

    Not been any accidents
    2009 model
     

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    Hi Paul

    It certainly looks like the window needs to come out for a re-seal, once its out you should have a better idea what is/has been going on but it dont look good.

    Martin
     
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    Looks like water getting in at window and running down the joint between front and side panel and getting inside panel img at bottom of that cover fillet almost looks like the front has had a shunt and crumpled the panel.
     
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    Was there any damp I that area when you had your last hab check?
     
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    No rc and the van has not had a bump ever
     
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    no you can see that the fronts not distorted and the cover fillet looks where it should be.
    Damp getting in there somewhere hope you can get it sorted without to much expense.(y)
     
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    Vodka spillage:wink: hope it's not that bad and you get it sorted Paul(y)
     
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    I can't remember how long the Rapido guarantee lasts ,good luck with having it sorted
     
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    May be worth contacting Rapido to ask if it is a known problem.
    "info@rapido.Fr"
    Anthony Pfaff is the contact I have used in the past, generally very helpful.
    Cheers
    Ed
     
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