Silver screens leaking

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  1. kelv

    kelv Funster Life Member

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    Now the weather is getting colder I have started using my silver screens the problem I have is when it rains they leak.
    they hook over the driver and passenger doors on the outside leaking on the corners I think water is tracking around the elastic which is ment to trap between the rubber door seal hope this makes sense.
    Any ideas on how to fix from fellow funsters
     
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    Sorry forgot to mention fiat cab
     
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    We have silver screens and fiat cab. They don't leak. Do you mean into the hab. Or just water down the glass outside ?
     
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    Hi mine have been on for 2 yrs summer and winter never had a problem
     
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    Yes leaking into cab it's not condensation
     
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    I had the same problem during heavy rain. I think the water somehow channelled along the screens and poured through the passenger door.
     
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    If that's the case , your doors can't be shutting properly. Surely ?
    If waters leaking inside.
    On ours there's a large silver corner , on the corner of the screen. This slips over the top corner of the door. Then you just shut the door .
    There's no elastic.
    Are they the proper silver screens from Cleckheaton ?
    Ours have never leaked.
     
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    Yes doing the same but both sides did you resolve it
     
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    Purchased from brown hillsbrown hills
     
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    Do people advise using silver screens over winter months ? Our MH will mostly be on the drive from end of Nov to April, bar a run every couple of weeks to turn the wheels.

    What are the advantages of putting the silver screens on ?
     
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    Oh, it's not the same as ours. Yours is a polar? If it's the same as on their website.
    I don't know if that one fits the doors the same as ours.
    Hope you get it sorted. Maybe give the door a good slam then get a hose pipe on it.
    I'd be taking it back if it still happened. Say it's not fit for purpose. Raining in. Then get one of these.
    http://www.silverscreens.co.uk/Contact us.html
     
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    Only put screens on when I am using van to stop window condensation
     
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    It stops people looking inside to see if you have stuff worth nicking........I think.....(y)
     
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    Techno 100 the elastic piece is only about 5mm wide I think it's to stop the plastic ripping when hooking over door corner
     
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    Ours are Taylor Made ones, purchased several years ago and no leaking in problems. As with others, they have no elastic but, rather, have a large silver corner (in two pieces which Velcro together) on the corner of the screen. That also slips over the top corner of the door before the door is shut.

    As others have said, I should be taking them back if it were me.
     
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    We don't bother using them when the van is parked up on the drive, only when we are away in the cold weather, to stop condensation.
     
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    Just been out to the van and checked the make is polar purchased from brown hills motorhomes and they do have an elastic bit
     
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    Thanks for all for help I am taking them back
     
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    Instead they just nick the silver screen :)
     
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