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  1. Welcome to the caravan forum

    1. Caravan News

      The latest caravan news from the clubs, manufacturers and Caravan Talk.

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    2. New member introductions

      Say hello and introduce yourselves to the Caravan Talk community!

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  2. Caravan Talk

    1. Caravan Chat

      This is where to post your more serious general questions and discuss caravan related topics not covered by other sub-forums.
      Please use specifically named forums where possible in preference to Caravan Chat as this make it easier for members browsing a topic.

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    2. Caravan Talk Supporter forum

      Exclusive area for Caravan Talk Supporters to talk.

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    3. Reviews

      Discuss and comment on towcar, caravan and site reviews by our members in the reviews forums.

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    4. Insurance

      The place to discuss and share experiences with insurance.

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    5. Caravan finance

      Hints and tips on buying new and used caravans, towcars and accessories.

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  3. Caravan information

    1. Chassis Discussions

      Somewhere to discuss all makes of caravan chassis, hitch, running gear, wheels and tyres.

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    2. Caravan Bodywork

      A forum for you to discuss general subjects relating to the bodywork structure, including doors, external lockers and windows. There is another dedicated forum for polishing and detailing.

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    3. Top Tips

      Any tips to share with the rest of us? Post them here. ..

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    4. Towcar Talk

      Discuss what is good or bad about your towcar, and / or towbar, and share any tips or advice.

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    6. Storage for caravans and / or motorhomes

      A forum area to discuss storing your outfit, and recommend good sites to other members.

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  4. Caravan DIY and maintenance

    1. Caravan repairs and restoration

      Share your caravan restoration projects and share repairs advice.

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    2. Caravan cleaning and detailing

      Discuss your favourite ways to clean your caravan and look after the finish.

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    3. DIY additions and modifications

      Adding a new shelving unit or modifying your caravan? Share your advice and ask questions on DIY jobs. ..

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  5. Tourers

    1. Adria/Fleetwood Caravans

      Adria/Fleetwood caravans and everything about them.

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    2. Avondale Caravans

      The place where you can talk about your experiences of Avondale caravans.

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    3. Bailey Caravans

      Talk about Bailey Caravans

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    4. Coachman Caravans

      Discuss anything and everything about your Coachman.

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    5. Elddis Caravans

      If you have an Elddis, Compass, Buccaneer, Xplore, Avanté, Odyssey, Crusader, Autoquest or Aspire? Let us know about them!

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    6. Eriba caravans

      For all your Eribanauts out there, a place to talk about your Eriba caravans.

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    7. Eterniti Caravans

      Talk about these slide-out UK caravans in the Eterniti Caravans forum.

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    8. Hobby Caravans

      A place for Hobby owners to exchange ideas.

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    9. Lunar Caravans

      Talk about Lunar caravans here.

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    10. Swift Caravans

      Discuss various Swift, Sterling, Sprite, Bessacarr, Ace and Abbey models here.

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    11. Other Models

      Talk about any other caravan not listed above. With enough interest in any one make we may create a new category.

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  6. Static caravans and holiday homes

    1. Static caravan forum

      Discuss all aspects of static caravans and holiday homes in this forum. Once we have enough content we'll start creating sub-forums for all the topics.

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  7. Caravan Holidays

    1. Rallies and Get Togethers

      Somewhere to arrange meetings with fellow Caravan Talk members, whether in the UK or abroad.

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    2. Places to visit

      A selection of places to visit wherever you are in the UK, from the North of Scotland to the Isle of Wight.

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    3. UK Caravan Holidays

      Share your favourite UK caravan holiday stories, journey routes and experiences, or request information on sites not covered in the reviews section.

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    4. Caravan Holidays Abroad

      Venturing beyond our shores? Share your caravan holiday advice and good travelling routes with others who go 'where there be dragons'...

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    5. Clubs and Associations

      Somewhere for you to discuss various topics related to the numerous caravan clubs.

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    6. Hobbies and Interests for caravanners

      Talk about your favourite hobbies and interests with other caravanners.

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  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Any opening or hole in the outer skin is a potential water entry point. The seal on a light is often simply mastic around the screw holes and a rubber grommet for the wire, so it could easily be your problem.  
    • If the delaminated floor has been repaired  correctly in the then I would expect it to last some time, however freezing conditions and dampness can cause the foam used to degrade prematurely and if this is the case then I believe you need to investigate the root cause before attempting a second repair. Whatever your apprach, do not use standard builders expanding foam as this can split teh thin laminated timbers of the floor, but instead use the correct foam supplied in caravan floor deamination kits from companies such as Bondrite. The kits are not expensive but the repairs do take time and you have to stick rigidly to the instructions, but unfortunately I do not know if a repir kit can be used for a secont repair, and it may instead be necessary to overlay the floor with plywood instead. As already stated check that the addition weight of any plywood still allows an acceptable payload for your caravan. Gordon
    • So some folk saying inefficient and others say efficient - do you reckon that's just down to the amount of insulation in the van/type of heater then? Thanks 
    • Hi there New member to caravan talk. Anyone had experience of damp problems around the door of a Challenger 580 or simaler. I suspect the outside light to be the entry point as there is no seal around the light? Many thanks David
    • A friend bought a Kampa air awning this year and I helped him put it up for the first time. The impression we both had was he should have got an Isabella Magnum. The awning will not fit correctly to the van and he has problems with the zips being too taught to zip together, it's as if it's over-inflated which it wasn't, we lowered the pressure and that didn't help. To top it all his son and his wife stayed in there a few weeks ago and the condensation was a big problem, even though there are gaps where it's supposed to fit to the van, they eventually moved into the van and slept with the kids.
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