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    Habitation report done - seems we have some damp worst is in the overhead bed area 21 -40% -though with my damp meter (wood or brick) I canít seem to duplicate the results I her around 10-14,nevertheless I am sure his equipment is more specialised than mine, the advice he gave was that he would strip off the outside seals and re-seal with a sealant that seals hard followed by a second flexible sealant - said this would stop it getting any worse and it will be fine ....

    Does this sound reasonable? This is on a 2007 Elddiss Autoquest 140 -said cost would be +/-£1000-2000

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    Any advice greatly appreciated

    Paul

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    Well one of you is wrong? Or you're getting results from different places.
    Measure again with another damp meter, if you still get 10% to 14% in the
    area and beyond where you suspect dampness or where he's indicated there's a problem, then I'd be (very) suspicious.

    Should he be correct, and you use his services, then make sure he dries
    the area out and checks for any rot and corrosion. You wouldn't want him
    sealing in the dampness!! Any woodwork rot is likely to be wet rot and requires replacement. If dry rot (unlikely) then this needs replacement and preferably
    the area sterilised.

    Usually sealing is done with one type of sealant, but perhaps he's bang up
    to date with some type of current method ie with a two stage application?

    Furthermore I'd defo get at least a second appraisal & quote/estimate.
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    I think 1000-2000 is not an estimate its not even a ball park figure . I would tie him down more.
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    Thanks, I only bought it this week and used a damp meter before parting with hard earned, thought I would get it checked by a professional, as soon as he saw it he said I am sure there is damp, mainly because the overcab bed area has been covered with a felt like material.. he said that is usually done to hide damp.....I assume he would need to get at the woof from the inside?

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    I think you need a second opinion by someone you know is reputable and you can trust. From what you say, I would not let this chap change the oil.

    Richard
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    That carpet is probably the much used synthetic lightly ribbed
    variety. Much used to line internal surfaces subject to condensation.
    PVCs often have acres of it glued over steel body panels in an
    effort to eliminate condensation (doesn't always work)
    There's just a chance the overcab area has been getting internal
    condensation within the carpeted surfaces and hasn't had time to
    dry out. Depends on cooking/sleeping with windows closed etc.
    worth a bit of experimentation to be sure.
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    Sounds very suspicious to me, I see you're in Scotland, there are plenty of members on here from Scotland that would gladly help with advice if you are near them. If you can get to a meet you only have to mention you have a bottle of whisky in the van and you'll have a dozen of them knocking on your door each with a damp meter in their hand. They are all very very friendly and knowledgeable and don't bite too hard, except Wully.
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    Have plenty of malt.. anyone passing through Perthshire particularly Kirkmichael or Pitlochry would be very happy to meet

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    Hi ya,
    DAMP,,,Yeah it’s annoying isn’t it, & Left untreated it can be SOOO Destructive on a huge scale.

    As we all know it’s probably stemming from a Seam, A Window Rubber Or a Fitting after all where else can it come from !...BUT they are ALL relatively easy fixes to DIY at Nowhere near the £2k that has been suggested to you !.

    The Nest had a Little Damp Problem about 3 Or 4 years ago-
    https://www.dropbox.com/preview/The%...?role=personal

    https://www.dropbox.com/preview/The%...?role=personal

    https://www.dropbox.com/preview/The%...?role=personal

    Identified as an Exterior Seam that had given up where the Side Met the Roof Mouldings, Sorted it myself for around the £100 mark & THAT ALSO included the Referb of the Wash Room & have had No Problem since -
    https://www.dropbox.com/preview/The%...?role=personal

    https://www.dropbox.com/preview/The%...?role=personal

    So don’t be afraid to have a go if you are a Bit handy with basic tools & Materials & save yourself some cash
    Last edited by Nesting Zombie; 01-05-2018 at 18:40.
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