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Message posted by AdamRoniSophia on 16/1/2015 at 1:24pm
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Hi Dan,

I've just bought a 1995 Abbey Cabaret The floor need some work and the carpet is awful what are you tips for laying the carpet I don't know wether I should use normal carpet laying techniques, Grippers/Carpet glue?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Adam.

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Message posted by monik on 13/7/2015 at 3:00am
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1992 4berth monza

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Hi new to this recently got secondhand caravan a Monza mkll yr 90s now knew an seen it had rot mostly at front round windows need all the help can get front side pretty bad would need replaced is this big job is there cheap way or am I wasting my time its just a pass time any help would be appreciated thanks

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Just uploaded pics front side is fallen inwards due to the rot is this fixable can get new window not a problem but the rest scares me if there nothing left when rot removed to fix is it mdf to.

Message posted by Patesy on 15/7/2015 at 11:22pm
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Link for 1992 abbey piper 15/5 ex front end damp repair

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/o7dctdchx3onqbl/AACsi7utWOhU1snVaHaOpy6Ea

Message posted by monik on 16/7/2015 at 10:19pm
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Hi thanks for reply cant get link open how do I iv clicked on it but nothing happens ta

Message posted by Patesy on 16/7/2015 at 10:28pm
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Give me ur email and al send you some pics

Message posted by monik on 17/7/2015 at 3:08am
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Cheers

Message posted by Channong79 on 16/8/2015 at 12:08am
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Hello,
I am new to caravanning and also to this site, I have a swift rapide 12/4 that from researching I think was made in 89-90. Once I started researching and looking I have noticed that it is very very damp :( I have a lot of questions and wondered where would be the best place to ask?
Thank you in advance
From Channon :)

Message posted by colin51 on 15/3/2016 at 1:09am
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I have been notified by Virginmedia that they are to discontinue web space availability sometime soon and therefore my ' fix it club ' webspace will become unavailable soon.

http://www.colin-lee33.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/lunar/index.htm

( Copy and paste in browser ).

I don't intend to reconstuct the website elsewhere.

As of today my site has had about 7,500 visits over about 4 years and it's a pity that anyone renovating a caravan will no longer have access.

We are still caravanning though and enjoying every minute.

Colin

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First outing : 6 - 8th June 2011 - Rivington nr Bolton.
27/6/11 - 15/7/11: Cornwall.
2/9/11 - 5/9/11: Tarporley, Cheshire.
08/10/11 - 13/10/11: Naburn Lock nr York.
19/3/12 - 22/3/12: Southport

Message posted by paleface on 15/3/2016 at 5:18pm
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Better using laminate flooring with fitted washable rugs
adds strength to floor and keeps it dry and if you hit a mushy site remove carpets and wash floor when needed.

Jim

Message posted by Billie34 on 05/1/2017 at 9:55pm
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Hi,
I have just started a renovation of a Swift Silhouette, not sure of age but estimate 1985. I am maintaining a blog here - http://sarahsretrocaravan.blogspot.co.uk

Sarah

Message posted by Skimmerflyer2 on 14/4/2017 at 7:42pm
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Me t00,some years back I reported my antics with my 1990 Lunar then known as Lefty - now I have moved upwards and working on another, an 1980 clubman model also sodden with leaks. Would anyone like to chat about the advantages of modern glues and sealants - some of the present day products seem to have simplified greatly doing up elderly vans.

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If if it aren't totally broken its probably best left alone.

Message posted by daibhidh on 08/5/2017 at 1:52pm
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Hello all.

I've been a member of ukcampsite for a couple of years but not really posted anything. Used the site for more for reviews of campsites than anything else when going camping.

I'm now thinking that, for the forseeable future, I'll be on here quite alot more. Have been doing quite a lot of background reading these past few weeks, on here and on wizards pages', and have began tackling my own fixit story.....

We bought a 1992 Elddis Typhoon XL last year. This was despite the fact that there was no stability to the front end . At the time it served a purpose and allowed us to take my terminally-ill father in law to a music festival as he wouldn't have managed in a tent.

It seems as though it was held together with expanding foam and a truck loads supply of silicone. I will post photos later this evening to prove! My main problem is going to be that there is no salvagable wood/frame at the front. It is completely rotten and is either non-existant or flaking on touch. There are only two or three pieces of wood that I'll be able to get measurements from.

Can anyone advise me on how I am to start building a frame from scratch without anything to really go on?

Thanks

Message posted by paleface on 09/5/2017 at 10:48am
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Hi just best putting linoleum flooring down and seal edges with sealant then get fitted caravan rugs.

Thats what i have so if i lift carpet rugs then easy to clean then put down when i have my slippers and onesie on. If floor uneven and cracked use laminate flooring.

Fitted carpet is dated and if wet will rought floor better waterproofing with above methods, and if rugs get beyond cleaning, renew, its easier and alot cheaper.

paleface

Message posted by WeeTim on 14/5/2017 at 7:16pm
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Hi I am new to the site and have accquired a 1990 swift challenger 450/5 just wondering on best ways to secure the 20mm styrofoam to the aluminium wall and then how to secure 3.6mm ply on top of that? it is the full front wall with windows and both side walls upto the windows behind the sofas

Thanks

Colin


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