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Damp !

Dec 21, 2011
3,664
3,213
London
Funster No
19,230
MH
IH PVC
Exp
Since 2012
Hi , we have just got ours back from dealer after some warranty work and they did a hab service while there got damp in rear locker door 36% and the next high reading is somewhere near the same place as op but looking at the diagram it seems to be in the same area under front bench seat with a reading of 21% will have to keep an eye on it and the joint in his picture , might put some silicone around it to see if it has any effect. imala730
I would not recommend Silicon for sealing a motorhome - something like Sikaflex should be better. (y)
 

Blue Knight

Funster
Aug 7, 2017
4,097
2,840
Durham
Funster No
49,879
MH
Ducato Maxi PVC
Exp
Sep 2016
I would not recommend Silicon for sealing a motorhome - something like Sikaflex should be better. (y)
The only thing I would be careful of Mike is making a self-repair on a van which is a.) still under warranty and, b.) may require further dealer/manufacturer intervention to fix it.

I would hate to think that someone made a dodgy repair attempt on a damp body panel only to find that the dealer rejected any future water ingress claim.
 
Feb 15, 2016
441
589
Essex
Funster No
41,677
MH
Coachbuilt
Exp
Starting April 2016 (hopefully)
We have an Imala 720. On occasions when we have been using it when it's been cold, the metal strip in that position under the table has been wet. Never had damp issues there at any other time and put it down to condensation as the metal was cold.

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OP
carthorse
Sep 13, 2018
71
92
Castleford
Funster No
56,173
MH
Autotrail tribute t720
Exp
One week and counting
Yes we've noticed that not enough to cause our damp problems.
Van's going back to Autotrail in March for repair then bye bye Autotrail hello
Sunlight.
 
Aug 6, 2013
8,594
7,735
Kendal, Cumbria
Funster No
27,352
MH
A Class
Exp
since 1999
Autotrail's have john guest speed fit type semi-flexible plastic pipes with a micro-switched pump. I have seen a few Auto-trails pipes that blow apart with the water pressure. The pump micro-switch then kicks in and all the water in the motor home water tank will leak in to the van.
If I had an Auto-trail I would tape any water pipe joints up with gaffer tape to stop them from coming undone. eg, T joints, Y joints, straight joints etc
That would apply to many vans and caravans that use the same fittings.
 
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