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?
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
Outfit: Swift Rapide 12 4 and LDV convoy Location:
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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 :)
Outfit: Citroen ZX D 5 door Lunar Meteorite Location: West Wales Joined: 25/10/2006
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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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Outfit: 1992 Elddis Typhoon XL Location: South Yorkshire Joined: 06/8/2014
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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?
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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