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Message posted by beanpark on 01/10/2017 at 5:51pm
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We have noticed two front windows have inch long cracks have appeared. Both have these on outside. One about a couple of inches from the left side the middle window is near to the top again about an inch down. Both on the sides of the window.

Maybe stones as we travelled went into them.

But can we put something on them to stop them going further. Already none of the 3 front windows can open now because of coming separated in d.glazing.

Can we somehow put some sort of glue transparent to stop them running further.

Can not afford another caravan so anything we can do to help so we can keep going away in it till it drops or we do. We do not want to stop going away for a while yet.

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If they're very narrow (less than 1mm), I've seen this stuff suggested on these forums, though it may not have been in relation to windows and I've never tried it.

Might be worth using the contact form at the bottom of the linked page?


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drilling a small hole at the end of the crack will stop them getting longer.. it relieves the stress point..

you can fill the small hole with super glue or something afterwards.. its the traditional way stop cracks spreading and will work..

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This...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Captain-Tolleys-Creeping-Crack-sealer/dp/B003T6EJ9A/ref=s........
is quite good stuff. Worth a try?

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Thank you all very much it was worrying but have answers thanks for the speedy come back

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I have got the order via amazon for both captain trolley + silkaflex sealant.

Bob is also going to stop the runs via a small drill hole.

So good advice taken notice of.

Thank you

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Message posted by Kelper on 02/10/2017 at 12:55pm
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One of the reasons why we always tow with a front towing cover ... it does keep it absolutely clean, and, defends against stones etc.

Well worth thinking about ...

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Thanks but not so easy to put from a wheelchair and a husband that is not very active because of damage done inside and 81+ Years old.

But I see your point as we have realised this would be a good thing just not the ability to put it on nowadays?

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Ah ... quite understand, Chrissie.

I have managed to put ours on alone, though it is much easier with two people. A lot depends on whether you can get one that fits your van, or whether you use a 'one size fits all' variety. If the former, it might be worth while finding out how easy it would be for one person to fit?

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Good idea

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