Leak in roof

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    When I was in Misterton, I opened one of the overhead lockers and saw that there was a leak from the roof where the solar panels cable came into the van, I knew Terry was on site and I went to see him and he said that he would fix it but as he did not have any silkaflex with him, he would pop off home (30 miles) to get some, lucky for me another funster, the nice gentleman who did the bingo caller , I simply cant remember his name, sorry, had some stuff with him. Andy of the Andy and Shirley double act came forward with a set of ladders and faster than a ferret up Old Mo's trouser leg, Terry was up there, a fair bit of Tut Tutting and the conclusion that it had not been installed correctly in the 1st place. More Tutting and he said "Job Done", now I have no doubt that Young Terry has done a good job and even a Force 54 gale and several Navvies with steam hammers could not shift that.

    So a big thanks to Terry, job done..

    The sad part of this is that although I had paid to have the job done by a 'pro' it simply was not good enough.

    The second reason for posting this was to say a big thanks, not only to the un-named funster and Terry, but for the all the support offered free and willingly by fellow Funsters, I can also hazard a guess if the Drunk Monk had been sober he would have done the same...along with possibly every other funster at Misterton.
    It makes being part of the club and the people who belong to and will help a fellow human being, it gives you a sort of warm glow.

    Shame that that had to be tested by shoddy workmanship in the 1st place...
     
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  2. Popeye

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    I used to attract sympathetic helpers when I owned a Rapido, nice in-it....:wink:
     
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  3. Terry

    Terry Funster Life Member

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    Don't worry Dave if ever anyone gets up there to inspect it they will slag me off:) as it was not the neatest job in the world but with no masking tape and stuff it simply got loads of gunk squirted both in the hole in the roof and all over the capping that was not stuck down IE stuck with incorrect stuff that had simply let go,held in place by the wires --I would have thought who ever you paid to do the job would have filled the hole in where the wires went through the roof (y)then sealed the capping :)Alas that's what happens when you pay some so called professionals :eek: If they had sealed the wires going through the roof and the capping it would not have leaked ;)
    terry
     
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  4. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Nothing to do with Poor Rapido`s, all down to bad workmanship... :(

    Bet you still wished you had a M.Home of quality.. :p:p:p


    ;)(y):D
     
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  5. Terry

    Terry Funster Life Member

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    Got to be careful who you let work on your quality Rapido motor homes ;)(y) wrong workman can soon make your quality M/H into a leaky shed
    terry
     
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  6. DuxDeluxe

    DuxDeluxe Funster Life Member

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    That'll be a Burstner, then?
     
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  7. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    Well done Terry and the other Funsters ;)
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    sadly, it's often the case, far too many cowboys out there and not enough companies like Vanbitz .

    you want a job done well, do it yourself.

    Well done Terry
     
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  9. peter marshall

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    I had the same problem with a Solar Cable fitting, leaking in to the top locker only found it when I turned the van round to load up and changed the level of the van roof, it took the dealer 3 times to get it right, the last time on the Friday before our trip to Spain on the Saturday. Pete

    Ps I did charge them mileage for the fuel used on the trips to them .
     
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  10. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Mind you other funsters have had similar problems from the same source, lessons learnt,,
     
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  11. DuxDeluxe

    DuxDeluxe Funster Life Member

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    As it was Shifty's van, it is a bit surprising it wasn't a leek on the roof...... ;)
     
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  12. Chris

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    Sounds to me that Terry is a handy chap to have
    Jim, if I did any job myself it would not be done well.

    A report once said of me at school " Chris knows what he wants and is able to describe in intricate detail the desired out o
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    What source Shiftzz?
     
  13. Peter & Elaine

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    I think it was Canopus aka ken and Lynda
     
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    I had the same thing! Job done by the same person!

    The cables from two panels routed through a single gland!!!

    A definite no no! Most unprofessional!
     
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    So any clues so we can avoid?
     
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    you really expect us to believe you can pee that high??????????????????
     
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  17. DuxDeluxe

    DuxDeluxe Funster Life Member

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    Oh, so now it is a Burstner versus Rapido Peeing contest, is it?

    Pilote wins every time......;)
     
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    I appreciate not everyone is handy at DIY Chris, . and feel sorry for the ones who fall prey to the cowboy..

    that is the value of being a member of this forum.. lost of advice and reports about dealers and tradespeople..

    Also, you can give advice on legal matters , while others who have little legal knowledge can advise on motorhome problems.

    Been on here for 7 years, and am still amazed by the depth and breadth of knowledge found on this forum.. and the way it is freely shared..
     
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  19. GJH

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    Only because Pilot(e)s are starting from higher in the first place :LOL:
     
  20. DuxDeluxe

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    Of course, we have to agree with that......... Lying about payload excepted (but Pilote probably learnt that from Rapido anyway ;))
     
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