I have been the proud owner of lfa Sprite Alpine SV 1982 for around twenty years. The last few years its started to show signs of damp. Which depending on my mood i've tried to ignore, pull the curtains over, hide with cushions and use other methods of pretending that didn't exist.
Finally it came to a choice between look for a newer caravan or repair this one. At cross purposes my girlfriend thought i was more keen to fix than sell.
The spars are in surprisingly good condition so far. I've probed them thoroughly and can see no decay.
However my question is When we come to putting things back to rights. What type of screws and bolts do i use to reattach things like the grab handles. I know there is a reaction between the steel and the aluminium skin. Is there a special type of bolt i can get?
Colin and Ann
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Hi, your Sprite Alpine is in way better condition than mine. The wood in the back corner where the back and the side walls meet in my Alpine, are no more. It had literally turned into compost. Along with leaking awning rails, window rails and window seals gone, I have now discovered some large pin holes in the aluminium. Desperately trying to remember if I had taken too much medication or not enough medication when I bought the blasted thing! Trying to be very grown up about the whole thing and it has become a personal challenge to convert my little Heidi from something resembling a colander into a dry, funky sewing and crafting studio! Wish me luck. From what I can see from the three photos, yours seems quite a tidy little thing.