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Message posted by tozz on 13/12/2018 at 3:55pm
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can i please ask is it right and normal for camper vans to be damp/well really wet to the feel having done over 1200 miles looking at vans they were all very wet never had this problem in our caravan

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I would possibly expect a little condensation, especially at this time of year, but it shouldn't be any more than you would get in a car, I wouldn't have thought.

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Message posted by pnefan on 13/12/2018 at 4:53pm
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Do you mean feels cold or it is actually wet? If it just feels cold and slightly damp try running the heating for an hour or two.

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i mean wet threw curtains were dripping could fill a cup with water and put your hand across the wood work your hand would be wet threw really chuffed of a lot of miles ready to buy but not if this is the norm cheers

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No, itís not normal. Coachbuilt motorhomes can suffer from damp, more than say a van conversion motorhome. When we traded our coach in, it got a full damp check before they took it to trade stating that coachbuilt motorhome dampness was the scourge of the industry. I would not howver anticipate such wetness as you describe. It sounds like you need to your walls checked for water ingress.

Message posted by kenles on 13/12/2018 at 5:23pm
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Water is coming in by the seals is it your van or one for sale

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Hi Toz,
That is far from right, as the OP state you can expect a bit of moisture but that is excessive.
A good time to check out vans though as it will highlight this problem.
Good luck in your search.
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Quote: Originally posted by kenles on 13/12/2018
Water is coming in by the seals is it your van or one for sale





In the OP the poster states looking at vans.



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Quote: Originally posted by tozz on 13/12/2018
can i please ask is it right and normal for camper vans to be damp/well really wet to the feel having done over 1200 miles looking at vans they were all very wet....



.... "all very wet" isn't likely. One or two with a water ingress problem that feel "really wet", maybe. All - no. They can feel dank just because they're as cold inside as outside. Our previous MH had a monocoque body, so there were no joint seals to leak. And we'd replaced the sealant strip around the roof lights where there had been a drip. And we'd sorted the damp carpet near the washroom caused by a blocked sink outlet. Both of those produced a very specific site of obvious dampness, but any clothes left in the wardrobe by mistake over winter did smell fusty on the first trip.

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ve decided to keep looking for a camper van and am very excited i want to travel starting with the Scotland 500 so here goes got from now to march to find a van and then for the open rd but have no idea how to plan a trip do you just drive until your tied any tips would be great thanks Toz

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I wish you well with your search, but I would say that you are really planning to 'jump in at the deep end' with the NC500. I'd recommend spending some time with trips nearer home to learn about the van and sort out any teething problems. The NC500 will still be there for another year.

I would not advise driving until you're tired. Nor would I advise too much planning. Some people book a year ahead - I book a day ahead. If you were in Europe, you would have no problem finding a place to stop overnight, but the UK is not exactly motorhome friendly. Best have an idea of where you're going and check ahead.

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Message posted by Skarla on 28/12/2018 at 8:22am
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Camper vans shouldn't be wet like you state. Mine is 18 yrs old & whilst it feels cold & damp early in a morning (I use mine as a 2nd car) it's by no means wet. I don't even get condensation on my side windows which are glass not plastic like a lot of vans. What I do get is a little misting on the front window inside but this soon clears with the demister on and is no worse than what the wife gets in her 2yr old car.

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