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The Big Lorry to Camper Conversion

Sep 16, 2016
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Minxy Girl

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The cost of one or two tubes of Sika are an extremely small part of the build. I will always use Sika because of it's reputation. Saving a few quid on an alternative is a bigger risk than I am prepared to take.
I will always use sika.
I will go for the best stuff money can buy for glueing the solar down!
 
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So because im an idiot i used house windows in my truck. Turns out house windows have drainage holes in the bottom of them to drain any water into the cavities of a brick wall.

I knew this and sealed up the window. Did a cracking job.

Stupid storm Clara or whatever gave it a battering.

Now the gullys for the runners fill with water...
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I need like a flanged rubber hose maybe 5mm. Preferably a D shaped flange....I'm hoping i can drill out the front of the frame and drain it out.

Any ideas where i would get such a rubbery flange?
 
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Gromett

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So because im an idiot i used house windows in my truck. Turns out house windows have drainage holes in the bottom of them to drain any water into the cavities of a brick wall.

I knew this and sealed up the window. Did a cracking job.

Stupid storm Clara or whatever gave it a battering.

Now the gullys for the runners fill with water...
View attachment 362534

I need like a flanged rubber hose maybe 5mm. Preferably a D shaped flange....I'm hoping i can drill out the front of the frame and drain it out.

Any ideas where i would get such a rubbery flange?
Is this what you are looking for? I used this to seal the doors on my trailer.

 

TheBig1

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this firm near me sell all sorts of seals
 
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No ive explained it stupidly.

The gully fills with water because i sealed the drainage holes up so no water leaked into the frame. This is just how house windows work. No water comes into the truck.

I want to drill through the window frame. From the outside, into the gully....

With a 5mm rubber tube going from the gully to outside. Just need a flanged end to put on the gully side..

So im looking for a flanged end for a 5mm tube i guess. 🤷‍♂️

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Sep 16, 2016
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No ive explained it stupidly.

The gully fills with water because i sealed the drainage holes up so no water leaked into the frame. This is just how house windows work. No water comes into the truck.

I want to drill through the window frame. From the outside, into the gully....

With a 5mm rubber tube going from the gully to outside. Just need a flanged end to put on the gully side..

So im looking for a flanged end for a 5mm tube i guess. 🤷‍♂️
Will maybe a countersunk rivnut do the job ?
 

TheBig1

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what ever you do, don't drill into the hollow casement of the window, but a carefully positioned 4mm drain hole each end of the track is exactly the same as the windows in most A class cabs. Set the depth of the hole so the bottom is 1-2 mm above the depth inside the track. Probably no need to line the hole with a rubber tube
 
Jun 24, 2019
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How about drilling a hole either side of the outer frame and bonding a small plastic tube in the gap.
eg, leisure battery drain off 90 degree bend /
Any small bore black plastic straight tubing will do. You won't see it as it's black and the window is black.
Just cut it off flush with the window.
OR
Just drill holes in the aluminium and paint the through holes black to save corrosion ?

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what ever you do, don't drill into the hollow casement of the window, but a carefully positioned 4mm drain hole each end of the track is exactly the same as the windows in most A class cabs. Set the depth of the hole so the bottom is 1-2 mm above the depth inside the track. Probably no need to line the hole with a rubber tube
I think that's all i can do, drill into the hollow casement as you say. Hence the rubber tube to bridge the gap. Cant put drain holes in the bottom as the water will collect in the steel framework of the truck.

Design fault on my behalf.

How about drilling a hole either side of the outer frame and bonding a small plastic tube in the gap.
Thats exactly what i want to do, just want an end to put on the tube, gully side, to get a better seal.
 

TheBig1

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I think that's all i can do, drill into the hollow casement as you say. Hence the rubber tube to bridge the gap. Cant put drain holes in the bottom as the water will collect in the steel framework of the truck.

Design fault on my behalf.


Thats exactly what i want to do, just want an end to put on the tube, gully side, to get a better seal.
with a window sliding back and forth, the seal will eventually leak no matter how well you try and seal it

The other option is a length of black plastic or rubber L shaped bonded to the glass to divert the water away would stop half the water getting in
 
Jun 24, 2019
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Horsebox windows just have a 30MM approx slotted hole in the middle of the window at the outer lower gulley level for accumulated rain water to escape..

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Aug 6, 2019
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Just need the inserts/pipe/tube/something/dohicky to bridge the hollow cavity of the window frame 🤔 any ideas?
 
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