Looks like I’m leaking

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  1. Brakers

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    Hi All
    I’ve just had the habitation check done on my Motorhome and just been told there is water ingress, I’ll know more tomorrow when I pick it up.
    I think the damp is in the garage the rearmost part in the corner where the floor meets the back panel which I did notice myself.

    Anybody got any ideas as to where it might be getting in. I do think it’s not coming up from the road as the vehicle has not been anywhere since Christmas.
    Before anybody asks the garage which did the service and habitation check does not repair or do further checks into water damage, how daft is that, I thought doing a habitation check meant they would repair such damage.
    I myself can’t see where it could get in as the back panel is from what I understand is one complete panel.
    Looks like this may be the 3rd thing which has gone wrong in short succession.
    Anyway I would like to know from you good people if you have had a similar problem or you have any good advice.
    Many Thanks Tony
     
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    @ Brakers Whats the make and model etc?
     
  3. Brakers

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    Hi Decaf it’s an Fiat Autotrail Cheyenne 840D 2008
     
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    Well every woman over 50 on the forum came on the thread then to empathise ... .. but we misunderstood.
     
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  5. Brakers

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    Trust you lol
     
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    According to his profile a Watertrail 840D:)
     
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  7. Brakers

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    You know that you can go off people :D2
     
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    They should give you a form with a motorhome on it showing the various readings and at what points.
    See what this says. It might be minimal.
    They may have an idea where it's coming in.
     
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    Tena lady?
     
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  10. Brakers

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    I’m sure they will, I hope your right, I’ve had the MH checked each year so far.
    Best Wishes Tony
     
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    I had the same with my van water was coming up the walls from the floor I put a dehumidifier in there to dry it all out stripped of the very thin veneer repaired the timbers and coated with ronseal wood hardener then recovered with plywood then sprayed waxoil all over the underneath joints between side skirt and floor from wheel around to other wheel had no more damp for last 4 years.
    Lee
     
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    Could the water be getting past the door seal on the garage door
     
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    Hi Paul and Kate That’s one though, I’ll know more tomorrow when I’ve talked to the guy who did the check. I’m hoping he has some sort of idea.
    Best Wishes Tony
     
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    Hope it's something simple like the seal breaking away and isn't anything to costly
    Lovely looking mh BTW
     
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    Oi ... you speak for yourself ... I ain't leaky! :p
     
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    That’s really tickled me.....but I shouldn’t laugh too much, as I’ll be reaching fifty in a few years :rofl::whistle:
     
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    there are people on here have had multiple new garage doors and seals on their autotrails whilst still under warranty. its a known weak point
     
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    i have it on good authority that such laughing is a trigger for leaking. maybe you should get your seals inspected and greased
     
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  19. Brakers

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    Anybody in my area “Southampton” know of a decent company to check this out for me?
     
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    Our previous van was an AutoTrail Delaware and I had one of the rear garage door seals replaced as water was getting in at the bottom. The join in the seal was at the bottom and I think water was getting through that.
    It was never bad enough to cause a problem but might have done if I hadn't insisted they replace it.

    Richard.
     
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