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Hi - I'm new to this website. I've recently bought a new big (old) caravan 1999 Sterling Eccles Elite Trekker, to replace my older, smaller Adria to fit my 'getting bigger children' in. All was going well as we got used to differences and similarities between the caravans, then Storm Katie hit. Ironically, this might have been a good thing. What this made me do was check a wet patch in the doorway. The door seals were split and I noticed water could pass through the seals to the inner floor. Once there, it sits and stays. This has clearly been happening for a while as the wood is rotten in the door way. Job 1 is clearly to make sure that new seals have stopped the leak. I'll check this weekend. Job 2 is the repair to the floor. The floor is rotten top (inside) and bottom (and out) for about 4 inches. Does anyone have any experience of a repair like this? I've not had to do a floor repair before and the position of this is such that it takes quite some force with seemingly little potential to provide support a new section? Cleaning off to the foam of the laminate sandwich and reinforcing with fibreglass matting seems like a good, high strength, minimal disturbance option but is this the 'done thing?'. Any advice welcome! All the best Clive
I just bought a 1972 Sprite major and starting gutting the job the previous owner installed. I knew with the age and condition that I would see water issues and I'm not worried. But the side panels have some damage and some have pulled away from the framing. Is there anywhere in/near London Ontario Canada to get reproduction panels or what is recommended in this situation!! Thanks so much!
Howdy! Have been quietly enjoying our old 'van, but this week decided to tackle the damp 'n' rot. It's about a quarter of the caravan, so keeping me busy (this is a cheap old 'van we've already had our money's worth from, but we've decided we like it enough to try to fix it). Anyhow, I'd appreciate any help with replacement timber. I know that tanalised timber, aluminium and moisture is a combination to be avoided. Is the done thing to use tanalised wood, but use a barrier between it and the metal; or to use untreated timber, or to get untreated timber and use an aluminium friendly preservative (if there is such a thing?). Thanks for any tips in advance, and I'll post up some photos when I get a chance - the amount of rot is quite impressive :-) Cheers, Jacobite And whilst I'm here, though I suspect I know the answer to this one. .. It's clear my resealing of the awning rail hasn't been effective. Am I going to get away with smearing on another layer of PU sealant to fill in the holes/gaps where I didn't get it right first time, or am I going to have to take the rail off and start from scratch? I'm going to have to start from scratch to do it properly, amn't I?