Caravan door vent leaks

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 05, 2011 at 22:40
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In recent wet weather, we've noticed a fair amount of water seems to get through the standard vent in a Camec (?) caravan door, particularly when the wind is blowing into the door side of the caravan. The vanes of the vent are directionally opposed between the external and internal sides of the vent to exclude water coming through while driving - this seems to work OK. However, while stationary in rainy conditions with the wind from the 'right' direction, our mat just inside the door gets quite wet. We're sure we are not the first to experience this problem and we're wondering if there is a neat and simple solution, apart from taping a waterproof membrane over the external vent when rain is expected? We would appreciate any advice and a reference if this issue has been dealt with on the forum previously. Mike & Helen.
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Reply By: snoopyone - Monday, Jun 06, 2011 at 08:38

Monday, Jun 06, 2011 at 08:38
Put something between the flyscreen and the door when it rains.

Remember that this vent is a legal requirement for gas safety and should not really be blocked up.

Should you have a gas leak and its blocked you may not wake up one morning
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Reply By: Member - Bruce T (SA) - Monday, Jun 06, 2011 at 10:49

Monday, Jun 06, 2011 at 10:49
Hi Mike and Helen,

We found that we got water in through the bottom vent when travelling over a road (Newell Highway) when some construction was happening. The water sprayer went past and was sending out its spray. When we next stopped we found the bottom step saturated. We bought a cheap silver windscreen sun block sheet, cut out a piece to fit over the vent and attached it using stick-on velcro. Works a treat, no more wet steps. Because we used velcro it is easy to remove.

Di and Bruce
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