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06 Jun 2019 @ 19:02:00 pm
George
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the side walls on the exclusive appear to be made a thin aluminuim outer skin , then a thick compressed polystyrene type material in the middle and then what appears to be a thin plywood type material on the inside all compressed together then finally covered by a type of stick on film. could someone shed some light on what these above materials acually  are.

the thin inner stick on film appears to be coming loose down  the whole side on the corner behind the toilet on my van. my first thought was water getting in but on a closer inspection all appears to be dry. has anyone seen this on there van at some time.

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07 Jun 2019 @ 06:24:59 am
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I have only noticed that on caravans that had problems with moist getting inside.  Your case could be a new one where by the sticky film is just not doing its work any more.

Is there nothing else that helps to keep the panel in position?

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07 Jun 2019 @ 08:29:32 am
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George, how is your 'van stored? Is it in open sun? I have heard from someone that some of his inner lining came of due to heat building up inside the 'van. It may be that the toilet-side is also in the direction of the sun. In summer I tend to raise the pop up to allow as much air in as possible.  

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07 Jun 2019 @ 08:59:04 am
Leon
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the side walls on the exclusive appear to be made a thin aluminuim outer skin , then a thick compressed polystyrene type material in the middle and then what appears to be a thin plywood type material on the inside all compressed together then finally covered by a type of stick on film. could someone shed some light on what these above materials acually  are.

the thin inner stick on film appears to be coming loose down  the whole side on the corner behind the toilet on my van. my first thought was water getting in but on a closer inspection all appears to be dry. has anyone seen this on there van at some time.

Okay! ! ! !

I read your post more carefully.  Just to confirm, is it as if the inner wall paper is making a bubble on the inside of the caravan?

 

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07 Jun 2019 @ 19:37:40 pm
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hi leon, yes its is like making a bubble [ like lifting of ] down the whole side on the corner, for interest sake, if something was going wrong inside that panel , what would give first, that white polystyrene  stuff or the thin plywood .wilst at the moment I cant see traces of water there  but what effect would water have on the above materials. the van is not stored, the van is our home and we currently standing on a shaded site at richards bay.

two roads diverged in a wood and i took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
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08 Jun 2019 @ 18:16:57 pm
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hi leon, yes its is like making a bubble [ like lifting of ] down the whole side on the corner, for interest sake, if something was going wrong inside that panel , what would give first, that white polystyrene  stuff or the thin plywood .wilst at the moment I cant see traces of water there  but what effect would water have on the above materials. the van is not stored, the van is our home and we currently standing on a shaded site at richards bay.

Found various caravans that had this problem.  It is mostly caused by  heat caravan in the sun or caravan with storage cover over it in the sun. 

Had it in my Penta. Fixed it in my brothers caravan. Even discussed it a while back here on the forum.

Its actually easy to fix.

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