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Old 02-09-2013, 14:58
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Do I need to feel worried?

The caravan we are in the process of buying has cracks in the shower surround (ie above the bath in the shower). We haven't paid anything yet. The plumber has suggested boarding out the shower walls and then tiling them. He has offered a two year guarantee with this work.

I have a number of queries and would welcome some feedback:

1. Has anyone else had this sort of work done before and did it do the job it was supposed to.

2. Will the weight of the tiles cause any problems to the bath below it or the caravan itself.

3. Do you think it will work and will stop any leaks from the shower?

4. The plumber is intending to do this work before the caravan is sited on its plot. If the caravan is moved after the work is done (ie onto it's plot) is this likely to disturb the seals to the tiles etc (sorry not very technical).

Whilst we really like the caravan, we don't won't to burden ourselves with a potential future problem. On the other hand, I am worrying unnecessarily? Think I need a crystal ball...

Any advice will be gratefully received.
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Old 02-09-2013, 15:26
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I think you already know .with work comes trouble .then transporting could add to the stress .i would now walk away .your spending your money so you want the best for your budget
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I totally agree with slimseydy. I would walk away. Who knows what other nightmares you may find
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Old 02-09-2013, 15:44
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Hi Guys,

My thoughts too...will talk to Mr B when he gets home and look at other messages.

Anyone selling Eryl Hall?
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Old 02-09-2013, 15:45
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I'm not technical but have to say this problem would put me off buying that particular van - I'd only buy it if the seller agreed to replace the whole shower cubicle before purchase - our Arronbrook had a complete sealed unit in a sort of plastic it looked a bit like a funny shaped egg cut in half with the shower built into it and a seat - it was very nice and easy to wipe down and no joinings for the seals to go other than where the surround joined the tray.
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Old 02-09-2013, 16:19
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Hi Masie and Mr B,
As has been suggested walk away and do not accept unless the shower is replaced in its entirety. We have had lots of problems caused by the moving/movement of a caravan as the chassis and walls are designed to flex during movement and tiles stuck on to boards are not the answer.
This is likely the reason that caravan shower walls are not tiled in the first place but made up of plastic type panels sealed at their edges or a complete unit.
Start off without a van that has not been repaired (if you can find one). After 18 months of repeated repairs I have little faith and as has already been said, one thing leads to another and what is it like behind?
No matter how nice the van is, if they're not prepared to install a new shower then walk away or unfortunately you could regret it.
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Old 02-09-2013, 18:30
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Hi Lakeside and Arronbrook. Good advice from you both - thank you.

I have spoken to the site and they are going to do some research and get back to me with another possible solution. Trouble is, I no longer feel excited about the caravan just worried. Will make up my mind when hear back tomorrow.
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Have to agree with other peeps ,and as no ús has changed hands, walk away....

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Hi Lakeside and Arronbrook. Good advice from you both - thank you.

I have spoken to the site and they are going to do some research and get back to me with another possible solution. Trouble is, I no longer feel excited about the caravan just worried. Will make up my mind when hear back tomorrow.
I feel your disappointment..
let us know what they say tomorrow, let us hope they can come up with something..... have you any other choice of van??
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Aw I feel your disapointment too. I can be stubborn and impulsive but in this instance I would let my head rule my heart,
Hope for you to find something better.
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