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Post by mintex on Sun 6 Mar 2016 - 23:28

Hi all

checking the motorhome today i found out we have a leak in the over cab bed area  Sad
The base under the bed is shot, must have been leaking for ages. ive removed most of the floor and its nice and flat so repair work will be easy enough.

Trouble is im not sure how the waters getting in as the sides and roof are dry? i have a roof light above the bed so im going to seal along with the 2 front marker lights and the seams of the van at the front.

what would you recommend? Ive heard sikaflex is good stuff but they have 221, 512 along with others so can anyone give me a heads up on what sealer to use?

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Re: over cab bed leaking :(

Post by elldwin on Mon 7 Mar 2016 - 7:11

I have just had a look on google and I think they all do the same job but suggest you put the question into google and you will be able to see the answers yourself. Good luck.
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Re: over cab bed leaking :(

Post by debbie on Mon 7 Mar 2016 - 21:57

I use Stixall, it's as good as Sicaflex, but a bit cheaper and available at Tool station, good luck. bounce
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Re: over cab bed leaking :(

Post by mintex on Tue 8 Mar 2016 - 7:57

Cheers.

I will post some pictures of my progress soon.
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Re: over cab bed leaking :(

Post by mintex on Thu 10 Mar 2016 - 19:22

Ok so this is how far i am with the repairs so far.

This is the first time ive done this so any tips would be welcomed  Smile

This is what it looked like when i pulled the carpet up. 

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So ive stripped it back, removed all the floor and the insolation, the battens are all lose but ive left them there just for reference for fitting the new ones, i hope to have it back together this weekend   I love you


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Re: over cab bed leaking :(

Post by tessajoe on Thu 10 Mar 2016 - 21:04

thats in a bad way,good luck with you repair,you look as if you know what to do.

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Re: over cab bed leaking :(

Post by mintex on Sat 12 Mar 2016 - 21:11

Been working on this today and found a signature of i guess the coach builder  Smile 

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I have to fix the floor down and still renew the battens for the front bit but i plan to change this for area for storage in for the kids instead of just a flat surface with some led lights 

  
This is how far i am so far 


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Post by KSH on Sat 12 Mar 2016 - 21:17

Looking good Very Happy

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Re: over cab bed leaking :(

Post by The Burchies on Sun 13 Mar 2016 - 8:03

Good job so far.


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Re: over cab bed leaking :(

Post by mintex on Sun 13 Mar 2016 - 18:11

Cheers, im quite happy with how its gone so far.
done some more to it today as in fixed the floor down, put the curtain rail back up, i  just need to glue the carpet back and its good to go, will post some finished pictures once its complete cheers
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Re: over cab bed leaking :(

Post by Tugga on Mon 14 Mar 2016 - 14:32

It looks so much better in the last picture and you seem to be doing a really good job.  Did you find where the leak was and were you able to rectify it?
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Re: over cab bed leaking :(

Post by mintex on Mon 14 Mar 2016 - 21:08

Thank you.

Yes i have found it.
At first i thought it was the roof light but after so more investigation i found a shallow long dent in the roof from the previous owner but looking at it closer and i could see that inside the dent it had a thin crack in the aluminum.

Ive put it all back together now, just the front to repair but im leaving that for now to make sure its not leaking anymore just to be on the safe side  Wink

This is how it its now, ready for a weekend trip this weekend cheers


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Re: over cab bed leaking :(

Post by Leapy on Tue 15 Mar 2016 - 7:46

Looks good - hope you have cured the leak!- don't want to spoil all that good work!
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