Outfit: 2004 Abbey freestyle discovery 2 td5 Location: kent Joined: 07/10/2008
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hello after repairing leaking water heater cover out side I decided to tackle the lower awning rail where I first thought the water ingress started I removed the filler strip on undoing the screws the rail was on the verge of falling of the side of the caravan the mastic strip was still stuck to the rail but not to the caravan wall this was the only thing to seal the side wall to the floor at the bottom of the wall there is a strip of moulding tacked to the side of the caravan with the lip facing upward so when seal gave way water ran down the side under the trim and inside the caravan also the rail its self had holes pre drilled in it but not all was used and when the mastic gun was used not all holes were covered up on the down side not surprised caravans leak just relying on the mastic tape on the up side if all the rest of the awning rails come off like this one did will make the job a lot more easy
Outfit: 1995 Elddis GTX Hurricane Location: Forest of Dean Joined: 22/9/2013
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Hi all, found this http://shop.lodgefarmleisure.com/awning-rail-insert-tool-452-p.asp but also found that if you use one of the cheap plastic scrapers that you use for mixing plastic padding etc it will do the job just as well, put one side of the insert into the groove, then put the scraper into the other side with the bevel side to the insert, gently slide the scraper along the groove while feeding the insert in, it helps if the scraper has a bevel on the leading edge as well, also lubricate with a drop of cooking oil, Hope this helps
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I don't suppose anyone found one of those tools at a reasonable price? I re-sealed an awning rail a few years ago and putting the plastic gasket back was a serious pain in the r.s. and it looks like i'm going to have to do the other side soon.