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Message posted by masterted on 28/3/2014 at 8:43am
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Hi everyone. The last 2 caravans we have owned both have rot in the wall and spreading into the floor just under the doorframe. They were an abbey vogue and now a 2002 lunar. Any ideas why/ how to fix please?

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One would assume that water has leaked in around door frame due to failure of sealant & gradually rotted wooden frame & surrounding floor area. For the wood to rot the leak would have to have been around for a long time & presumably caravan has not had an annual damp check as part of service that would have picked this up?

You have 2 choices to fix, proper repair which would involve removal of door frame, replacing timber etc or the much easier way of not taking anything apart, resealing around door frame & any other adjacent seams with PU sealant such as Sikaflex 512 & interior should dry out eventually.

This is the method I have used on my 80s ABI for some yrs now. If I notice a damp patch inside after winter I reseal exterior seams where water has been entering & it dries out over summer.

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Similar thing happened on our abbey. The door frame had some holes in it under the rubber seal and rain was getting through under the door.

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I'll dig out the sikaflex then. Thanks all .


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