Oh no..Found some dreaded damp (1 Viewer)

irnbru

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Mums eyesight isn't great but when she was up making my over cab bed she spotted a very little mould on the paper covering.

I've pulled the paper back to reveal this. It's where the over cab side meets the front. There is at tiny hole in the wood under the seal.
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Do you think we might have caught it early.
What should I do to stop it getting worse as we can't put it in for repair for a few weeks since we will be using it.
How much do you think it will cost to fix?
 

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The answer is outside not inside. Look at the joints and maybe do a temporary repair with silicon till you can do a proper job which might mean removing aluminium strips.
 
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I've heard people talking about silkaflex. Which shops sell it. I can only see it online?
 
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Screwfix stock it but not the whole range, think they have the one you need thou
Think I've read somewhere it's 512?
Thx will try Screw fix.

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Good luck Sandra.

Get it sealed and dried out - hopefully the repair won't take long or cost much.
 

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Hope its not too serious and you get it fixed soon.:(
 
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If it doesn't feel damp it might be that the previous owner fixed it but didn't change the lining which could be awkward to get at

Might be worth a quick call to them, they might even know a bit more about it

If it is still damp, my suggestion would be to get it to somebody to sort out, sealant is not east to apply in the hands of the untrained (me very included in that), also somebody who does it for a living will have a better idea where to look, damp will track along things, so it may not be leaking in right alongside where it appears inside

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Maybe time to invest in a damp meter, all MHs should have one.
I have one but don't want to poke holes in MH.
Just picked up silkaflex at Screwfix. Will give it a go as a temporary measure.
Does it have to be dry outside? Still pouring of rain.
Bloody Scottish weather!
 
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If it doesn't feel damp it might be that the previous owner fixed it but didn't change the lining which could be awkward to get at
No they would be really upset if they found it. Very genuine people
 
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No they would be really upset if they found it. Very genuine people

I didn't mean that they weren't genuine, but we had a leak on our previous MH, got it fixed properly from the outside, but did not do the lining above the drop down bed due to expense, it didn't look pretty but was no longer damp and only seen when that bed was in use (very rare). They might have fixed it before you bought it

Or do you know it has only appeared since you got it?

Last weekend has been a bad one for you, that Scottish horizontal rain is not one of your countries better features :D
 

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If you are just doing a temporary fix till you can get the job done properly then try this product from the outside. The likes of sika etc are only really suitable for the proper repair, Captain Tolleys will do what it says on the tin:)

http://www.captaintolley.com/

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For temp repairs I have used Wickes Clear All Weather Sealant. It is polymer based and can be used in the wet. Just wipe the surface before you apply it. You can do a more permanent job in better weather.
 

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Hi Sandra if you are going to Chester and have some steps/ladder I can seal it for you ----I am only going in a small van and won't have much with me but if I know you want it done I can bring sealant /stuff with me ---toolstation do a sealant called PURASEAL 40 @ £4 ISH A TUBE if you want to DIY
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I've just pmd you Terry. Don't know if Chester is full now.
 

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I've just pmd you Terry. Don't know if Chester is full now.

They have said it is on there web site but no harm in ringing them they have changed there minds a couple of times.m:)
 
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Sorry to hear about your damp,as people have said first action is to stop any more getting in! Hopefully you've spotted it early enough and it hasn't tracked too far. R
 

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Oh what a shame it would have been nice to meet you and Terry could have had a look, I'd better alter my signature . :)

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I've asked them to call me if there is any cancellations.
 

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Yep. It's full. :(
Hi Sandr,a the person you want to speak to is Michael Kiczun he is in falkirk he has been keeping me on the road for the last 30yrs he done work for norman&sue and they where very happy with his work,give him a call and tell him i gave you his no 0132463500 you will get good advice and no bull shit.
 
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Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. This is just such a great forum to be part of :)
Ive done a girly job so fingers crossed it at least stops it for a forntnight til our diary is clear. I am keeping Vanessa home so that I can keep my eye on her.
Have a heater in drying her off.
David...You are right, its this bloody scottish weather, rain rain and more rain and where Vanessa is kept it is very exposed, is at the house too mind you.

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