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  1. Collected brand new 2018 Elddis crusader super cyclone 10 days ago. Took the plastic trim off which covers the electrics to the back of the light switches in the cupboard as you enter the van. I was investigating if i could get a Phono lead from one side of the door to the other. I put my finger in the hole in the picture and to my shock, found it soaking wet!! Not sure how to find out where the water has got in or if there is another part of the roof which I can get to, to check if the water is in other parts of the roof?
  2. Well, I wouldn't have believed it, but Bailey did it again. Our Microwave blew up. Being an Electrical Engineer, I took it out and had a look. Guess what, The fixing screws (much too long) are fixed directly into the steel bottom of the casing. The front, Right Hand side screw had gone into the Transformer laminations, causing it to fail. - One of the screws had actually torn a section of the steel out, so the Microwave was loose anyway. This is the second time I have had this happen - Previously it was on our last van, a Bailey Senator Vermont. When will Bailey wise up? - Much better to fix battens to the microwave feet, and then screw into those - It is what I did last time and will be doing this time - It isn't rocket science. Anyway, on a different topic, I had some damage to the van repaired (New Front/Roof panel, long story, don't ask) and in the process the (Bailey approved) repairers found that water ingress had rotted out all the timber in the bottom front frame. The water leak at the back of the shower mixer which we had fixed by the dealership two days after buying the van and noticing the water running out from the nearside wheel arch had also damaged the floor in the area of the wheel arch. - Total bill for water ingress repairs was £2148. 00 The insurance/warranty I have with MBG would only pay the first £1000, so I ended up paying the £1148 balance myself. The van was bought second hand, the dealership didn't transfer the Bailey body warranty, nor did they tell me that I could do it (but within 6 weeks apparently) so I now have a 5-year old van with no Bailey body warranty - Epic, Thanks a lot. The dealership had also "serviced" the van for four years and never noticed the water ingress - Superb, Thanks a lot. (image shows front rotten wood) The previous owners MUST have noticed the leak from the shower mixer, but obviously chose to do nothing about it - Great, Thanks a million. The dealership never noticed it on their PDI either, and when we went to collect it after purchase, there was no gas or water on - We have learned a lesson there. ... I am going after the dealership for the £1148 balance for the water ingress repairs, and am so miffed about the whole scenario that I will take it to small claims court if I have to. I could have claimed on the MBG warranty thingy for the Microwave, but to be honest, I just lost the will to live with that one. I'll update when I know more. .... Grrrrrr.
  3. Hello . . I have been reading this forum for years but this is my first post . . I note there are lots of Posts regarding 'Wet Locker Doors' leaking, however I cannot find any suggested solutions and I need advice . . so here goes My Wet Locker door, located on the side of my Bailey Senator Wyoming, leaks water into the plastic tray when it rains, at first I suspected the door seal, however after playing around with Duct Tape realised it was not the seal but the door construction itself. It appears the door is constructed in several parts, the main ones being an outer frame with the locks and an inner section and here lies the problem, the inner section is glued in and it would appear either with age or movement the glue becomes separated. Having removed the door and poured water into it my theory was proven when I noted water dripping through a couple of the corners . .. What I would like is a recommendation of a glue or sealant that is thin enough to penetrate the gap? Any ideas . ..?
  4. I have a Lunar Clubman CK 2015 still less than 12 months old. Two days ago I had it serviced, and discovered to my horror that there is 45% wetness showing above the wheel arch in the wall panel, and along the base of the panel. My question is can the modern one-piece panels ever be dried out successfully? Or do they have to be replaced? I have not yet returned it to the original dealer, but will be doing so in a couple of days time. When I reported it over the telephone they seemed quite sceptical and insisted upon testing it themselves, which suggests that I may have a fight on my hands. It sounds very serious to me, and any suggestions would be welcome.
  5. I have recently discovered water on the base of my front locker. It is caused by the seal around the locker opening not making contact with the inside surface of the locker door. Marks from the water and a check using a piece of paper between seal and door confirm this. As water runs down the front of the caravan it drips onto the top return edge of the locker door. Some must run down the outer surface but some runs over the cut edge into the locker and pools on the locker floor. Has anyone else found this problem and how has it been resolved. Van is due to go to a dealer in the next few days to have the problem looked at.
  6. Having had five caravans, dating from our first, a 1987 Bailey, to our present ' van, a Coachman, the majority have had an issue with water ingress for some reason or another, but not the Coachman as yet! Now, with all these "high tech materials" used in the manufacture of caravans today, they don't seem to have stopped the dreaded H2 O getting in, only that these plastics don't absorb moisture, and so it can't be detected in the polyurethane battens and GRP linings etc. So, where does all the water go?
  7. Hi there, we have bought a six berth, twin axle 2005 Bailey Senator Carolina, it has water ingress at the front windows, my husband can do the repair which seems quite straight forward, however where are the common areas for water ingress at front windows? Is it at the seal above the windows or maybe the body seal along the top of the van? Any help or advice would be great! Thanks Debbie
  8. Hi Just sitting here looking out to sea. I have a Bailey Unicorn Valencia and we have had a lot of problems with it, water ingress,Alde heater keeps blowing a fuse,Fuse box cover broken away from retaining screws. Just a few things that have failed. It has been back to Bailey for repairs. After a few phone calls to Bailey they got on with the repairs and in less than two weeks the caravan was back at our dealers. I can't praise Bailey enough for there help and repairs to our caravan.
  9. Just brought our van back to do winter clean and get it tucked under the new cover,which we managed to poke a wee hole in first fit!!!!! Question is,where the awning rail sits against the roof,seems to have a bead of silicone between black rubber on rail and van roof. ..this is cracked and letting water in,not loads but you know what will happen. ...should this silicone even be there??Ive bought a 25m length roll of the proper 32mm wide mastic on a roll to do the rail as its due for a reseal,the van has leaked in there before and was dry but as usual I think someones just filled the gap with silicone as a quick/temp fix. If there is supposed to be sealant,ill get some good stuff but would be glad if someone could shed some light on it,all the other trim,side strips don't have anything behind apart from mastic,but suppose the awning rail tends to get more stick. Thanks peeps,other than this we love the van,nothings been used/abused or marked inside,even the grill hasn't ever been used so would like to keep it looked after. Just took a pic but cant get cover up any further,thats the awning rail sealed to body at bottom,no silicone there,but its up on top section. ..
  10. thensum

    Drying Out

    Hi all I had some warranty reapirs done in late Jan/early Feb in relation to a water ingress problem awning rail and rooflight seal. The dealer completed the work to my satisfaction and want me to bring the van back in for a damp survey in the Autumn just to make sure the repairs have worked. In the meantime I had a full annual service done by a mobile engineer (who is fully approved) last Saturday and the areas where the repairs were carried out are showing between 25% - 38% still. I appreciate that it is only between 8-9 weeks since repairs had been completed and it hasn't been particularly warm or dry yet this Spring. Having spoken with my dealer he is confident they have done a good repair and still want to test it in the Autumn but have said that it could take a few months for the residual moisture within the van walls and roof to dry out. I have been running a small fan heater in the van for up to 6 hours a day and wondered if anyone thought this was a good idea or not. I was also considering purchasing a small dehumidifer, and praying for a very hot and dry summer! thensum
  11. We purchased our first caravan in Aug 2012 (a 2005 Lunar Quasar 462) from a local dealer in West Sussex who sell Lunar dealer specials. The van has a full service history with damp tests done in 2011 and 2012, with no surprising results. I have however been to check on the van today at our local storage site and noticed a build up on mildew on the curtain linings on the front windows, in particular the right hand side. When drawing back the curtains I have noticed two slight darker patches (looks like water staining) on the cream wall board towards the front right hand corner of the van, I suspect early signs of water ingress! The van came with 6 months warranty so this expires in mid Feb 2013 - it is not clear whether water ingress/damp repairs are covered. I have called the dealer today but they are not open until tomorrow, so I have sent them an email explaining the situation. I have also taken some pictures on my iPhone, of the wall and the mildew on the curtain linings. I have noticed on the outside front panel two very small hairline cracks in the GRP close to the awning rail, which may or may not be causing the problem. I have also spoken to a fellow caravanner who said that as the van is coming up to 8 years old it may be wise to have all of the awning rails taken off and re-sealed. The van has been well looked after by previous owners, does not smell and is in excellent condition, we are both just disappointed that this has happened to our first van, one we have only used for 7 nights in Summer 2012 and one we love very much. Hopefully, if my dealers live up to their excellent reputation then I have little to worry about. I will no doubt have a sleepless night until they I can speak with them tomorrow.
  12. Hello to you all, My partner Sallyann and I (Simon) have just bought an old bailey scorpio deville 4 berth (92') as our first van "to start our caravanning adventure" lol, unfortunately due to my excitement and eagerness (and low start up budget!) and lack of knowledge I managed to buy a bit of a "lemon" to say the least ! When we got it home after a trip to "Hereford" to collect our first van which I stupidly bough from a certain very large online auction site (but completed the sale off site) we started to discover all sorts of problems with just about everything and realised too late that I had been well and truly "conned" But not to be defeated and lose our money we set about our new "renovation project" and at the risk of sounding big headed, we have so far done a pretty good job (I hope !) Sallyann has completely re-covered all the upholstery and made new curtains and is currently working on other "girlie things" whilst I have been busy with the tool kit, We now have a thetford cassette toilet that actually flushes, 240v supply that now works plus 12v lighting, fresh running water and a few other important jobs completed, including rewiring a nice new n7 socket and towing lead plus new rear light clusters ! (smoked glass lenses have given the van a "lift") Just the fridge to replace, a new electric water heater to add and the worst part, some quite serious water ingress damage to repair ! the bad patch being at the rear of the van underneath one of the bed boxes to the right of the door, and extending in front of the door too ! but this is where I'm a little bit unsure of which way to go with my repair, you see, in the last four weeks Ive trawled the internet for answers and replacement parts, Ive spoken to friends with caravans and friends that own caravan sites, and have learnt so much Im astounded at the info thats out there when you spend hours researching ! but I cant seem to find a clear answer to my problem with my rotten floor, the first thing I noticed was the "spongyness" in the doorway and going by what Ive read online and in some magazines assumed it had delaminaton so I lifted the vinyl floor covering to discover that the wood was black and soo rotten that I could scrape it away with my fingernail !! however when I continued to remove more rotten wood it revealed bright blue HD foam which I assume is some sort of insulation?!! so what I appear to have is 3mm of ply then about and inch or two of this foam then another layer of, I assume 3mm ply, what I was planning to do was remove all the rotten 3mm ply and replace with new ply stuck to another sheet of ply that overlaps good sound floor by a few cm's ?? would this be the way to go ? I tried some wet rot hardner before I knew that there was insulaton below the ply thinking it was just solid thick plywood, but I notice through a small hole in the rotten ply that it appeared to be "fizzing" which seemed a bit strange, on further investigation I found the blue foam and then realised that the wet rot hardner must be solvent based and was "melting" this blue foam insulation, fortunately it stopped melting it very quickly and did not do much damage at all, so thats where I'm at, any comments or advice for this rather tired and bemused "newbie" would be very much appreciated. Many thanks in advanced for any help, All the best, Simon, in sunny weymouth.
  13. I have been advise to start a new post with this so here goes. Hi, Please forgive me as this is my first post. I have been reading with interest the various posts about water ingress on the Alu-Tech bodies and i was wondering if any members would be willing to offer advice on a problem with my 2012 Unicorn Barcelona. If i can start with a little background information first. We struck a deal in August 2011 at our dealers whereby they would take our 2 year old motor home in part ex against a new Unicorn Barcelona to be delivered in Nov/Dec 2011. A collection date was arranged for the 10th Dec and upon inspection i noticed that the internal wall on the bathroom had a small amount of damage and one of the kitchen cupboards had a damaged corner. The caravan was signed for on the understanding that these faults would be rectified and the caravan then moved to the adjoining storage compound for me to collect it over the Christmas period. Before leaving the caravan in their dispatch area i had a quick look around the outside of the van and noticed that the front nearside external locker had a large amount (about a mug full) of water standing in the tray inside the locker. Not too concerned at this stage as i put it down to the locker door not being closed properly. Went to collect the van over the Christmas period (repairs carried out o. k.) and again noticed that a large amount of water was present in the same locker. Left the van where it was and rang the dealer straight after the Christmas shut down. Explained the problem and suggested that it may be the locker seal?. Was told by the dealer that no fault could be found with either the seal, door or surround but defiantly water in the locker again so would replace under warranty. Apparently the infill panel had little or no sealant holding it in so it literally fell out according to the fitter. Came to collect the van on the 21st Jan and surprise, surprise!! a large amount of water in the same locker again. So far i have take about a litre of water out of the nearside locker. Left the van today with still a large amount of water in the locker as i figure its their problem now not mine. It transpires that water is leaking in from somewhere on the off side of the van down the inside front corner near the power / t. v sockets along the top of the shelf area behind the front chest of draws below the front windows then down into the nearside locker. This took less that 5 minutes to find due to the drips / puddles of water forming at various points along the van. So in reply to your original thread YES!!!! Alu-Tech bodies do leak. I have been told by the service manager that if i'm not happy with the offer of a repair that i should try and reject the van on the grounds of it not being fit for purpose. Does any members have experience of this or any of the issues i has raised so far?. Any help would be greatly appreciated. So to sumise: No motor home No Caravan (still at dealers) Caravan paid for Insurance paid for Storage paid for Powrtouch Evolution All Wheel Drive paid for and not fitted New awning 3 wasted journerys to the dealers Numerous phone calls One very unhappy wife Two unhappy children And worst of all No trips away since August 2011 Starting to get cabin fever!!
  14. hi i have been getting water under my thetford c250 toilet i think it coming through the door as i found the same in the boot locker compartment is it possible its the door seals any one else had this problem
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