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Been away this easter used the van for the second time since purchasing the van in october 08, after the first outing in October I had to return the van to the dealer as there was a small weep of water coming from the plastic pedestal to the shower, the dealer said there was no leak and they had pressure tested it.

I then put the Van into storage until this bank holiday

Moving forward to Sunday 12. 04. 09 arrived back to the van from a day out walking and the floor in front of the wardrobe was covered in water, out came the mop and bucket and I started to look where the water was coming from.

 

The water was back along the front of the wash hand basin adjacent to the side of the bed and under the skirting level boxwork, I removed the small boxwork and the floor to this area was also wet through.

 

I mopped up the water with kitchen towels etc and managed to get a look ( with the aid of a torch ) to see it was weeping from the shower area .

I then removed the pedestal to the shower and low and behold the leak they said was non existant was in fact a weep on the red pipe feeding the shower

I managed to stop the leak to save ruining the weekend.

I just wonder how I will go on with the floor being damp???? will this dry out

 

In addition the large front window to the van has accquired some really nasty white streaks within both panes of plastic, earlier threads are confirming there is a fault with the window and wind pressure it receives when towing

 

what would be the best course of action seeing the dealer could not fix the first problem last October??

Has anyone encountered similar problems??

 

 

Ian

Jaguar XF 3. 0 D tugging an Swift Challenger Sport 584

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Ian

I am sorry to read about the problems you have had and that we have not resolved it earlier,

 

The plywood on the floor is WBP (Water boil proof) and provided the the leak is stopped should not have caused permanent damage, but it might be worth getting your dealer to check this out for your own peace of mind. I would also ask them to look at the window problem to.

 

If you need us to get involved or help please call us or email me at aspacey@swiftleisure. co. uk

 

Andy

Swift Group Website: www. swiftgroup. co. uk

Swift Group Handbooks: www. swiftgroup. co. uk/caravans/handbooks

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Many Thanks Andy I just needed peace of mind about the floor and window

Jaguar XF 3. 0 D tugging an Swift Challenger Sport 584

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