Join Date: Feb 2012
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Damp Reading in Elddis Motorhome Autoquest 140
My naivety as a first-time motorhome owner is progressively being revealed! I had no idea that the underside of a motorhome was largely constructed in wood! I now discover that in some cases (such as Elddis), it is not just the wooden floor which is exposed to the elements, but the side and rear wall sections of the carcass as well!
WHO MIGHT HAVE TOLD ME ABOUT ALL OF THIS PRIOR TO MY PURCHASE OF A NEW VEHICLE?
I have now discovered that it is not JUST the rear timber wall (which does backs on to rear lights/number plates moulding, Divil!) that is totally exposed and untreated (attracting a damp reading of 30%), but also the nearside and offside walls, which each have a thin strip of untreated wood running their full length.
This could explain why these sections registered damp readings of 16 - 18% (when the acceptable maximum is meant to be 15%). The dealer had previously told me that it was because it was a damp day!
Anyway, Marquis tell me that they'll sort the whole thing out (including some bits of supposedly "treated" wood which have already deteriorated).
AM I STILL WORRIED? WELL, SHOULD I BE? PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.