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Old October 31st 05, 08:37 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
James Williams
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Hi all

I have an old caravan 1987 that has some damp in it do i need to replace the
inside panels to get shot of the damp. If i need to replace where can i get
the panels in the uk.


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Old November 1st 05, 01:21 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tinkapace
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Inside is normally just plywood, problem will be the covering you will not
be able to match it up so a best fit will have to do,You will no longer be
able to buy the original wallcovering. Its a real easy job, just remember to
get rid of all the damp wood and track down the leak and fix it. Work out
where the water got in and cure it or you will be damp again within a short
period. Use a damp meter from B&Q to detect where the damp wall ends so you
remove all of it Use a Stanley knife to score and cut the panel ( then peel
it off Sounds easier than it is as it will have stuck to the insulation but
its will come off ) keep it neat and a new bit of ply will glue right into
the gap( no nails). Just make certain you get rid of any damp insulation and
rotten wood. And cure the leak. Use a good quality vinyl wallcovering to
match you existing colour and paper it over. You can also get white plastic
stick on edging to cover the join. Makes it neat and tidy. Or you can pay a
dealer to do the same thing for a few hundred quid.

--
Tim Pace, CeMAP
Elite Mortgage Solutions LTD
Regulated by and directly authorised by the FSA (302528)
Home, Life,Travel,Caravan & Pet Insurance. All types of Mortgages.


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Old November 1st 05, 01:21 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tinkapace
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Inside is normally just plywood, problem will be the covering you will not
be able to match it up so a best fit will have to do,You will no longer be
able to buy the original wallcovering. Its a real easy job, just remember to
get rid of all the damp wood and track down the leak and fix it. Work out
where the water got in and cure it or you will be damp again within a short
period. Use a damp meter from B&Q to detect where the damp wall ends so you
remove all of it Use a Stanley knife to score and cut the panel ( then peel
it off Sounds easier than it is as it will have stuck to the insulation but
its will come off ) keep it neat and a new bit of ply will glue right into
the gap( no nails). Just make certain you get rid of any damp insulation and
rotten wood. And cure the leak. Use a good quality vinyl wallcovering to
match you existing colour and paper it over. You can also get white plastic
stick on edging to cover the join. Makes it neat and tidy. Or you can pay a
dealer to do the same thing for a few hundred quid.

--
Tim Pace, CeMAP
Elite Mortgage Solutions LTD
Regulated by and directly authorised by the FSA (302528)
Home, Life,Travel,Caravan & Pet Insurance. All types of Mortgages.


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Old November 1st 05, 03:14 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Martin Edwards
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Yup, like he said!! getting the old soggy gooey wet ply away from the
insulation can be a pain, and when I reskinned my '81 Abbey I left a blow
heater on inside it for a WEEK to make sure it was dry before replacing the
ply. I never bothered putting on wallpaper........ just left the wood
paneled gentleman's club look ;-)

"Tinkapace" wrote in message
. uk...
Inside is normally just plywood, problem will be the covering you will not
be able to match it up so a best fit will have to do,You will no longer be
able to buy the original wallcovering. Its a real easy job, just remember

to
get rid of all the damp wood and track down the leak and fix it. Work out
where the water got in and cure it or you will be damp again within a

short
period. Use a damp meter from B&Q to detect where the damp wall ends so

you
remove all of it Use a Stanley knife to score and cut the panel ( then

peel
it off Sounds easier than it is as it will have stuck to the insulation

but
its will come off ) keep it neat and a new bit of ply will glue right

into
the gap( no nails). Just make certain you get rid of any damp insulation

and
rotten wood. And cure the leak. Use a good quality vinyl wallcovering to
match you existing colour and paper it over. You can also get white

plastic
stick on edging to cover the join. Makes it neat and tidy. Or you can pay

a
dealer to do the same thing for a few hundred quid.

--
Tim Pace, CeMAP
Elite Mortgage Solutions LTD
Regulated by and directly authorised by the FSA (302528)
Home, Life,Travel,Caravan & Pet Insurance. All types of Mortgages.




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Old November 1st 05, 03:14 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Martin Edwards
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Posts: 63
Default damp

Yup, like he said!! getting the old soggy gooey wet ply away from the
insulation can be a pain, and when I reskinned my '81 Abbey I left a blow
heater on inside it for a WEEK to make sure it was dry before replacing the
ply. I never bothered putting on wallpaper........ just left the wood
paneled gentleman's club look ;-)

"Tinkapace" wrote in message
. uk...
Inside is normally just plywood, problem will be the covering you will not
be able to match it up so a best fit will have to do,You will no longer be
able to buy the original wallcovering. Its a real easy job, just remember

to
get rid of all the damp wood and track down the leak and fix it. Work out
where the water got in and cure it or you will be damp again within a

short
period. Use a damp meter from B&Q to detect where the damp wall ends so

you
remove all of it Use a Stanley knife to score and cut the panel ( then

peel
it off Sounds easier than it is as it will have stuck to the insulation

but
its will come off ) keep it neat and a new bit of ply will glue right

into
the gap( no nails). Just make certain you get rid of any damp insulation

and
rotten wood. And cure the leak. Use a good quality vinyl wallcovering to
match you existing colour and paper it over. You can also get white

plastic
stick on edging to cover the join. Makes it neat and tidy. Or you can pay

a
dealer to do the same thing for a few hundred quid.

--
Tim Pace, CeMAP
Elite Mortgage Solutions LTD
Regulated by and directly authorised by the FSA (302528)
Home, Life,Travel,Caravan & Pet Insurance. All types of Mortgages.




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Old November 1st 05, 06:01 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Lenny
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On Tue, 01 Nov 2005 14:21:59 GMT, "Tinkapace"
wrote:

Inside is normally just plywood, problem will be the covering you will not
be able to match it up so a best fit will have to do,You will no longer be
able to buy the original wallcovering.


Its actually vinyl coated ply & its only 3mm thick the thinnest you
can buy normal ply is 4mm.

Any caravan repair workshop should be able to supply, you may not be
able to get an exact match for an old van but you should get something
very close.
It comes in 7' x 4' sheets expect to pay around 30 a sheet.


Lenny
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Old November 1st 05, 06:01 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Lenny
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On Tue, 01 Nov 2005 14:21:59 GMT, "Tinkapace"
wrote:

Inside is normally just plywood, problem will be the covering you will not
be able to match it up so a best fit will have to do,You will no longer be
able to buy the original wallcovering.


Its actually vinyl coated ply & its only 3mm thick the thinnest you
can buy normal ply is 4mm.

Any caravan repair workshop should be able to supply, you may not be
able to get an exact match for an old van but you should get something
very close.
It comes in 7' x 4' sheets expect to pay around 30 a sheet.


Lenny
 



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