Floor hatch lifts up at 60mph

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  1. Paul an Jane MK

    Paul an Jane MK Funster

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    He have a Swift Sundance 590 RL which we have only had a month but every time we go on the motorway the floor hatch to access the water tank lifts of the floor and moves about.

    Is this just us or a common problem. Have wondered about fitting draught excluder around to make it a tighter fit unless any one has a better suggestion.
     
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    I had this on a previous van and solved it by putting a stainless steel screw on each side of the hatch. tightened the fit enough to keep it held tight. removal was just a case of taking out the four screws and took seconds with a battery drill
     
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    Chuck a rug over it.
     
  4. phil1946

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    Gaffer tape

    Get Paul to sit on it

    58 MPH!
     
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    Stand a large case of wine or beer on top to keep it down. Dual purpose.

    Richard.
     
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    Only happened with our Bessacarr if we had the windows open, solved with some velcro to hold it down. Probably need to replace it but has lasted around 4 years.
     
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    2 cases to make sure :)
     
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    Are you sure its not an illegal immigrant trying to get out :rolleyes:
     
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    When I had a slightly modified M G Midget I used to keep 2 cwt of cement in the boot , to keep the arse down, stop it from breaking away on corners.
    So! you can solve your prob for under £10:hi5:
     
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    Sit Jane on it? :winky:
     
  12. Paul an Jane MK

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    Thank you, for your suggestions.

    the odd flaw in some of those cunning plans.

    The cases of wine and beer would work a treat going but the empty boxes on the way home, not so well LoL

    Swift have already tried the carpet suggestion as we have the clip down carpet - so you trip over an unexpected lump under the carpet (the hatch) and risk falling down the hole covered over by carpet.

    As designated driver, although my bulk would hold the hatch down my legs would be too darn short to reach the pedals.

    Unlikely to get Jane near it, she says "you can see the road" as she refitted the hatch going up th M4 earlier this weekend.

    The clips or screws could work will have a look tomorrow and now you mention immigrants perhaps the screw idea sounds more secure and reminds me off to Ireland on the 22nd June so better organise our postal votes!!

    Thank you, everyone
     

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