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Condensation Behind Cushions


rizzo

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Our previous low spec 'van had boards behind the upright cushions in the seating area to stop the cushions getting wet with condensation. Our new 2004 model, higher spec doesn't have them and the cushions got wet at the weekend.

 

Do all caravans have them?

 

TIA for replies

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Guest mr_sheens

not all caravans have them or indeed need them. if you are using the night catches on the windows and the problem persists, contact your supplying dealer with a view to having condensation boards fitted.

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Frank,

 

Yes it is simply a board, or plywood, bolted to the side with spacers leaving about a half inch air gap. You can buy decorative faced plywood from the dealers (Bailey at least supply it) to match your interior decor if you want to DIY.

 

Brian

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Havent had a chance to use our new Abbey yet BUT we were shown the anti-condensation boards during hand over so we assume that it can still be a problem. -_-

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Thanks for the replies, my main concern was it was an oversight. The condensaion problem isn't too bad, and though we know about a trickle of air, didn't bother.

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We have these boards in our latest caravan and we have not had a problem with condensation at all. (We use our van from Feb - Nov.)

 

Having said that our previous van was a Sterling Europa that did not have the boards and again we had no problem with condensation.

 

 

Pete

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night catches arnt the answer when its freezing outside.

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We had vent boards in our previous coachman van.

We found them very useful. In really cold weather the bed cushions didn't touch the walls and there wasn't a problem with condensation. it was also more comfortable because there was less chance of touching a cold wall whilst sleeping.

 

Our new Bailey is smashing, but I was disappointed at the lack of vent boards. we haven't been out in very cold weather yet, so don't know if there would be a problem with condensation.

 

Agree with Crocodille about night catches and freezing conditions though. .. we spent Christmas 2003 in Losehill ( CC Peak district) in our Coachman, it was snowing, windy and very cold indeed. night catches were not an option!!!!!, but no condensation and a comfortable night's sleep thanks to good heating and vent boards.

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