Caravan Leaks!

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 06, 2011 at 18:40
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One Day I'll buy another van, But have been shocked lateley at the signs of water ingress in some not so old caravans around dealer yards, and guess what they don't seem to give two hoots!!,

My Neighbour has a old franklin van in his yard as a sleep out for the teenagers, and i particually noticed to-day that the roof on this thing has a complete moulded one piece roof top that also extends down all the sides, No joins, seams, just one hard cover, can't leak. Thought that it was a brilliant idea for a full van, considering the thing is probably 40yrs

Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Geepeem - Saturday, Aug 06, 2011 at 18:58

Saturday, Aug 06, 2011 at 18:58
You are spot on Axle - while not all modern vans have this problem there is a lot to be said about the older vans - like my first van - an old Chesney with a full fibrelass one piece roof. Not even hail could damage it.
Have a look at this link:

I only wish there was a list of van manufacturers based on the above link information so that ordinary people like myself could make an informed decision when buying a new van.

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Reply By: ross - Sunday, Aug 07, 2011 at 10:48

Sunday, Aug 07, 2011 at 10:48
I think you get what you pay for. The old vans like your neighbours Franklin have survived because they were well built.
There was plenty of rubbish 40 years ago in the caravan industry and now only the quality vans of that era remain.

I remember an elderly workmate getting ready for retirement in the 1970s doing the rounds of caravan builders.
He was horrified by some of the construction methods he saw being used.
I remember he saw one caravan frame being built out of nothing more than 1 inch strips of chipboard and braced with some metal straps,lol
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