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replacing caravan door frame, some advice needed

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Hi all,

 

the timbers on our '96 swift challenger are in a poor state.  I have started to remove some of the rotten boarding, but need some advice on the timbers themselves.  As they are wet and swollen, they are difficult to get an accurate measurement on.  But they appear to be and inch to and inch and a quarter.  Does anyone have any experience of these?

 

Also, any general advice on this job would be great.  For example, do I stick the wood to the outer skin of the van as well?

 

Cheers

 

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1 hour ago, racingmars said:

 they are wet and swollen,

 

 

But they might dry out and need not be replaced.   You only need to replace sections which are clearly rotted.   Those can be cut out and replaced by new pieces suitably reinforced at the join.   The most important job is to find out where the water has been entering and stop any further water getting in.   When I did a similar job I fixed the timber to the outer skin with Screwfix grab adhesive by clamping a length of timber on the outside until the adhesive was set.   The aluminium sheet is fragile once the supporting timber is cut away so it is easily bent and stretched..   You may find further help by reading the first job in my blog.

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Thanks for this, I will have a look.

As far as the supports go, it looks like most of the bottom half and the wood along the bottom has rotted.  I think it is the door itself that is the problem, it has been resealed so many times that I think it has cracks in it. 

Going to take the door out, and cut out the rotten and then leave the rest exposed for a bit to dry out.

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Someone had bodged my heron door, I would take door out and put full new timber In especially if it’s the hinge side of the door.

 

you may find some of my thread helpful 

 

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