Should we consider a lunar with delamination rot to the floor ?

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  1. Boarder

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    Hi all we are looking at an 03 lunar with floor problems . We have viewed a van and the edges to the floor has rot / delamination of the floor . Looking underneath the edges and rear have some problems at the edges is it fixable or should we walk away ? The rest of the van is mint but am concerned wether the floor is fixable or is structural advise is appreciated .
     
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    In my opinion..... Walk away.
    Repairing the floor beneath furniture, and it's all fixed around the outside edge, is going to be a total nightmare meaning removal of said furniture.
    Leave it and it will only get worse.

    If its confirmed it's ONLY delamination that can be repaired from below.
     
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    For me I would walk away as that is what you can see, what about something that you can not see.
    But at the same time googling to see if this is a common problem, which MIGHT just be related to the area you are aware of.
     
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    NO!
     
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    Walk away - If the floor has rot from damp I suspect others areas do as well.

    Replacing a floor could be a nightmare.
     
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    I concur. No!
     
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    Unfortunately only someone who is an expert in MH repair should ever, ever consider taking on something like this and then only if they've lost the plot! Seriously, don't even think about it ... even if it isn't too extensive (which it sounds like it is!) it wouldn't be a cheap or easy fix ... I hate to say it but it may well be that the MH is only useful for scrap/being a donor for someone doing their own PVC conversion.
     
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    No, definitely no.


    That’s a no from me.......
     
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    Thanks for you fast replies , my instinct told me it was best to walk away . I'm a joiner but the practicality of fixing a cracked egg worried me , it's a lovely van be we need to look at the resale ultimately, it is literally the 2 -3" edges but I figure the body is built off it ?
     
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    Then you can fix it. Just make sure you buy it for peanuts.

    There is a glorious mega thread on here where a member rescued his rotten MH, it's not rocket science just very laborious.

    Of course at 03 age you want to be sure the rest is sound.
     
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    Sad because well fell in love with the van but our old dethletts van (93) is in better nick underneath .
     
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    Is it fixable? Yes but at high cost. Lots of labour
    Is it structural? Yes
    Dont walk away, run

    As coachbuilt bodies are built, they start with the floor. The walls sit on the floor and skirts are added to cover the join. To repair you remove the skirts and furniture. Then support the walls and cut out sections of floor and replace. When finished, replace àll the furniture and skirts.

    Basically rebuild the van
     
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    Thought as much , hench the analogy of fixing a cracked egg . Will keep looking . Cheers for the advise . Why do they not build them on marine ply ? It's expensive but lasts infinitely longer
     
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    I brought this up in a recent thread but substitute phonelic ply for marine ply, after all trailer floors are made of it and invariably live outdoors all their life.
    It was suggested, rightly so, it was the cost as you say and why build in something which will last but the manufacturers want you to buy another because this one has gone soggy.
    There's no profit in longevity.
     
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    They dont use marine or pheynolic ply because they are heavier and more expensive. Newer vans from some makers now use grp under the floors to prevent road spray rotting floors. The biggest issue though is the side skirt cladding leaking and rotting floor edges and lower walls.

    For the cost of these vans, they are cheaply made and unless you spend a fortune, not built to last
     
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    If it was easy and cheap to fix the owners would have sorted it out before offering for sale.

    I don't charge for my replies but that doesn't stop you offering ....

    :D.
     
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    I wouldn't even consider looking at a Leaky Lunar, they don't get their name without reason.

    From the way you describe it, sounds like water has been getting into the floor from the walls.
    Run away, run, run, run.
     
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    Its a no from me as well lol (y)

    Plenty more vans out there keep looking.
     
  20. Minxy Girl

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    ... stop tempting him ... you and I both know it would be a money pit. :rolleyes:
     
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