| Topic: repairs to lunar caravan
Message posted by ro88o on 15/11/2013 at 4:31pm
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just an update,
well started the repairs,removed the trims from the door side, awning skirt rails took about and hour each to remove, awning rail took a lot longer.
i was surprised at the amount of sealant that wasn't connected to the van (mainly on the the rear awning rail).
then found more jobs.
the floor had actually come away from the wall, on inspection the front two or three screws had sheared off.
i then went to my local caravan dealer.
they sold me caraseal, not sikaflex as they only use caraseal on all their caravan repairs.(bailey insist on it apparently)
i then did some research and it is a similar product to sikaflex.
i then undid a few more screws on the floor/wall joint, i then used hand force to push the wall away and inserted the caraseal in it, i screwed the walls back up and replaced the screws.(all removed screws were not rusty).
the bulkhead will be done in the same way.
i intend to make new brackets to mount the handles onto the bulkhead to help spread the load.
this weekend i'm going to replace the rails and turn the van round to continue on the other side.
got to get some wallboard, anyone know what design was fitted on 2002 lunar caravans?
also brought a digital damp meter and was pleased that the walls were ok.
the damp repair at the front was about six inches from the front edge and the plywood was very good and dry, so it looks like i got this very early
thanks for reading