I was bored today so.....

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I decided to remove all my windows and reseal them

I'm glad I did I've found 2 so far that although have done no damage they're definately leaking

The interior is out the van being reupholstered so i thought this was the perfect time to do the job , my van has the seitz windows fitted and I have to say it's a very easy job and at least I know it's done right now and won't leak for a good while.

3 done 3 to go so best get back to it :)
 
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tambo

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Hmmmmmmm.....Got a Swift then, I see.......:):)(y)
Lol no chance I don't buy motorhomes made by caravan manufacturers I prefer motorhome s built by motorhome manufacturers :)

That said when you take windows out you don't have realise just how flimsy the construction is on these things
 
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Got the damp meter out yesterday, nearly had palpitations, shoved the probes under the rubber on the windows, every one went off the scale, so got the rubber off one , dry as a bone! So shoved the probes just in the rubber, off the scale, has anyone else found that the rubber reads soaking even though it's dry, never come across anyone saying that before, could have you ripping your van to bits for nothing
 
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Windows all out resealed and refitted I can relax safe in the knowledge now that they ain't leaking :)

I was still.bored afterwards so started to recover some of the fabric panels in the motorhome to match the new leather upholstery ......so now they're all recovered in black alacantra suede :)

Il post pics when everything's in place for the full effect but im well pleased with it
 
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Any pictures of the window resealing tambo?



Vlad
Not really much to see but here's the first 2 out 14091731601980.jpg 14091731734871.jpg
Hardest part of the job was getting the little grey screw covers off ....The end of my thumb is wasted with that job lol , took 2 tubes of wetherseal to do all six windows but luckily all surrounds were solid so pleased with that
 
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tambo

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The one on the left is original and the recovered with black suede on the right
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You can see in this pic just how faded the green was in the cab area , the three little panels are inserts that sit on the dash , they're almost white in comparison to a curtain from the rear of the van
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Really nice work,have just removed my 14 yr old Terracotta coloured curtains from the van and Andrea made some nice beige ones,made the van look 50% lighter.Amazing the difference these jobs make the van look.
 
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Really nice work,have just removed my 14 yr old Terracotta coloured curtains from the van and Andrea made some nice beige ones,made the van look 50% lighter.Amazing the difference these jobs make the van look.
I agree .....The curtains I have yet to do , I had considered dying the originals as theyre in good condition just the front faded but not sure if they'd turn out ok
 
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The headboard, coat hang panel and the panel behind lounge (which you'll only really see when centre bed in use )
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And that's my bit done for the minute , just have to wait for the cushions and cab seats to come back from the upholsterers :)
 

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when can I bring my one round to you.[I will bring a case of beer or a large bottle of scotch]if it will help.
 
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when can I bring my one round to you.[I will bring a case of beer or a large bottle of scotch]if it will help.
I'm not sure the scotch would help with the upholstery lol .......im bad enough sober
 

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Lol no chance I don't buy motorhomes made by caravan manufacturers I prefer motorhome s built by motorhome manufacturers :)

That said when you take windows out you don't have realise just how flimsy the construction is on these things
So you would never say buy a Hymer????
 

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You answered my question, thanks. :) Hymer build everything now, including Eriba and Fendt, both high quality marques. And of coarse, your spot on with German kit.
 
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tambo

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You answered my question, thanks. :) Hymer build everything now, including Eriba and Fendt, both high quality marques. And of coarse, your spot on with German kit.
Yep I had a few Eriba caravans in the past they were great behind vw campers , I've not had a hymer yet I very nearly had one this time as I viewed one before buying the mobilvetta , they're very similar but the one I viewed had been owned by a guy who had hashed it so i bought this one for a few grand less.

This one will be kept now for a few years and hopefully my next van will be a burstner elegance or aviano :)
 
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