Hi from Dorset

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Andy
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Hi from Dorset

Post by Andy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:19 pm

I've just bought a Talbot campervan and I need help. Is this forum open?
Andy

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Re: Hi from Dorset

Post by Roger J » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:16 pm

Hello Andy,
I keep popping in to see if the forum is active. What is wrong with your van as I might be able to help.

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Re: Hi from Dorset

Post by Andy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:49 pm

Roger J wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:16 pm
Hello Andy,
I keep popping in to see if the forum is active. What is wrong with your van as I might be able to help.
We have a problem with a leaky roof. We bought it around 2 months ago and about 2 weeks ago when it was raining heavy it leak really bad. We are not sure the point of entry but it really needs sorting. It has it's MOT soon so fingers crossed.

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Farrow
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Re: Hi from Dorset

Post by Farrow » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:44 am

I have a Talbot Express Bedouin and when I bought mine it was leaking.The previous owner didn't tell me this, in fact she said it had NO leaks.
I had to rip the whole roof down from the inside and replace with ply. The best thing to do Andy is to have a good look at the roof, look for pin holes and check the rails as sometimes the water get in that way. (under the rubber)

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Re: Hi from Dorset

Post by Andy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:39 pm

Today when I finished work I managed to have a good look and I couldn't find and holes. The metal strips with rubber in the middle I noticed when looking under the rubber the screws are rusty. Could this be a problem?

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Farrow
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Post by Farrow » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:37 pm

Andy the rubber is called a herzim strip.
It's quite common for the water to get under the strip or into the screw holes and cause damp. To do a proper job you would remove screws, then take of the rail and reseal. What I did was remove the herzim strip from the rail on top of the motor home and sealed with Sikaflex. All the screws are rusty in my case and really I should remove them and do a good job, but I just don't have the time or a drive (garage)to do it, anyway it has stop the damp and has been dry as a bone for the last few years.

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Re: Hi from Dorset

Post by Andy » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:07 pm

Thanks Farrow
What did you paint your roof with?

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Re: Hi from Dorset

Post by Farrow » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:03 am

Andy wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Thanks Farrow
What did you paint your roof with?
I used Cromapol and you can get it in white.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cromapol-Acr ... 2900258642

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Re: Hi from Dorset

Post by Andy » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:30 pm

I've order some cromapol in white. Thank you ;)


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