Leak In Motorhome

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  1. seatrout

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    hi there picked up a compass castaway from a motorhome dealer in bed last night and water started to drip down from the cuboard above the fixed bed only picked the motorhome up Wednesday what position am I in phoned the dealer today but not open on sundays do you think he will be liable for the repairs thanks john
     
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    Where is the water coming from , is it actual leak through the roof or wall or from a water pipe, if it's a pipe it shouldn't be much of a problem but anything else he should have it back
     
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    the dealer has a legal obligation to fix it or refund you if a fault like that occurs within 30 days I believe. if its got to the stage of dripping through the cupboards its been leaking a while so could be very expensive repair
     
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    climbed up the roof to have a look not sure where its coming from not sure would the water pipes run above the bed thanks for your reply
     
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    John,
    That's bad news but don't let it put you off motorhoming!
    Take it back - straight back and don't put up with any prevarication! Personally I'd want my money back in full!
    Bill
     
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    pipes are not normally in top lockers on vans, and the leak could be round a skylight or join that has failed through vibration and expansion and contraction. water can then travel inside the ceiling before dripping out of an opening
     
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    If it has been going on for a while the rot could cost thousands to repair. Take it back and demand a full refund. Don't let them just stick sealant around the rooflight or wherever. The damage will already have been done unless they can prove otherwise which will probably mean them removing walls and ceiling to gain access.

    The water pipes will be under the floor or running up from the floor to any taps. If it leaked when it rained then you have a leak in the roof.
     
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    I would buy a damp meter if I were you and test any future purchase with it thoroughly.
    Rotten luck with your purchase. Things can only improve.
     
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    Quite correct. My front roof light leak made almost a pilgrimage to Mecca before popping out to say 'HI' near the loo door ceiling.
     
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    the dealer did a damp test before I bought it im new to motorhomes but had caravans for years tried all the corners etc for any damp spots im hoping it just started leaking last night been raining on and off the last couple of days and would have shown up on the bed thanks john
     
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    Do you have a copy of it? I think I would be getting an independent damp check done if I didn't get my money refunded.
     
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    Is this 'damp test' a bit of a fallacy?? I only ask that in the knowledge that you can make any instrument say what you wish it to say in everyday circumstances........So many (of us) seem to put thousands of pounds down in the trust of damp meters, when the Mk1 Nose always seems to let me know if the dreaded damp is around.......Or, (as is usually the case), am I speaking through my trumpet again??o_O
     
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    Hi.

    Sorry to here of the problem. Try if possible to take close up pictures of the water dripping in. If it has stopped as not raining run a hose pipe on the area and see what happens. Don't tell the dealer of the hosepipe stunt.

    steve & ann. ------------ teensvan99
     
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    No you are not, as I posted on here a while ago, I have one of the Aldi things and it will tell you anything but the truth, if you put the prongs in the rubber around your windows it shows 100% damp , you just can't spend tens of thousands on the whim of a ten pound piece of Chinese crap.
     
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    Just a piece of hoping for the best, a bottle of water hasn't tipped up in the cupboard , has it ?
     
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    what dealer was it we had damp in our 56 plate m/h cost 2000 grand to repair then part x for a new 2013 rollerteam only had the damp on this m/h in may this year 3As m/h dealer sorted out now your rights not fit for purpose take it back you may have a long existing problem with this damp do not know the age of your m/h but under the sale of goods act you are covered if you are unhappy do not get fobbed by dealer its ok we'll fix it until the next time it rains hope this helps ray
     
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    got hold of the dealer this afternoon and was told to take for repairs to local motorhome caravan repairers any body know of a good repairers to go to south wales area motorhome is a 2006 thanks john
     
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    Strange
     
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    some dealer!
     
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    Didn't need the hosepipe if he had same weather as us today.
     
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