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Old 25-04-2016, 21:38
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Unhappy 4yr old Swift Burgundy static van leaking

I wonder if any can advise - our four year old swift burgundy in Lyme Regis has developed damp patches all along the 'weathered' side of the van - it was ok after the winter but during the storm at beginning of April these patches appeared along the skirting and down from corner of living room window, plus the 'under seat' area in living room was soaked.
Our site owners and the manufacturer don't want to know - quote "it's out of warranty" that old cop out (thanks guys !!)
I have put flash banding along the tops of the Windows as the rubbish clear silicone seemed to be coming away , I have also put sealant down the sides of the four Windows ( original foam seal still in place) so im sure that no more rain is coming around the Windows. But, the wife has found that if she pushes a sheet of paper under the skirting beneath the seat, it is still getting wet - is this just due to the amount of rain that got in ? How long will it take to dry out ? I have drilled holes into the area under the seat to allow it to air.
We have also seen a small patch in corner of bedroom ..
Any advise would be greatly appreciated ..
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Old 25-04-2016, 22:07
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Sorry to hear of your problem Snakey and hopefully others will offer help soon. You are not alone either regarding your problem, have a look at this recent thread below:

http://www.gostatic.co.uk/showthread...ighlight=swift
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Old 26-04-2016, 14:59
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You may well have it covered by resealing around the window frames.
However, it may be worth checking the seals around the base of the roof vents. Usually you can see the seals in the areas at the base of the vents, surrounded by the roof tiles.
We have four on our roof. The seals had gone on three of them and were replaced. Our van is only eleven months old.
The effect was that in torrential rain, water was running down the back of our wallboards.
It may be worth a look on your van.
Hope you get it fixed quickly.
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Old 26-04-2016, 15:47
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In our case it was the vertical outer panel seal which then tracked along the floor join

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Old 27-04-2016, 06:58
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Hi Guys - thanks for your replies , my vertical panel joints didn't look good so I resealed them , but i notice that with expansion and contraction they seem to re-open , maybe I need a different sealant (I'm using frame sealant which is meant to flex) I also made sure the panel screws were sealed.
I will check roof vents .
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Old 27-04-2016, 09:53
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Hi Guys - thanks for your replies , my vertical panel joints didn't look good so I resealed them , but i notice that with expansion and contraction they seem to re-open , maybe I need a different sealant (I'm using frame sealant which is meant to flex) I also made sure the panel screws were sealed.
I will check roof vents .
Hi Snakey

Might be worth speaking to Barry (parkandleisure) as he has a lot of expertise and can probably recommend and sell you the correct sealant needed. You can just click on the link below, go on his website and give him a call. In my experience he is very helpful

http://www.gostatic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2495
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Old 27-04-2016, 21:52
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FYI on this subject, check out the following thread ( from 2011 I think ) and in particular, post No. 9 from Indianwells. Interesting comments about Swift leaks.

"New Swift Burgundy - faulty cushions"

Also Googling Swift Leaks pulls up some interesting reading.

There is an item detailing Swift's three levels of Warranty, 3 year, 5 year and 10 year !!!!!
Perhaps though this may not apply to their statics.
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Old 27-04-2016, 21:59
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Linky below

http://www.gostatic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2218

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