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Post by brodiethespaniel on Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:42 pm

Hello everyone,
I bought an Excelsior a few months ago having had tents, tourers and a static caravan before. Just getting to grips with things and found a card for this website in the manual.
Wee teething probs so far (if anyone can help) ...... wee bit of a water leak on the offside. Water appears to be coming in at window sill height between the drivers door post and start of the window .... ie where the metal work of the vehicle joins the fibreglass body ..... no apparent damage etc.
Also, I need a new external door catch ...... the one that attatches the open door to the side of the body.
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Post by daisy mae on Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:51 pm

Hello and asof_welcome2 from Leicestershire, sorry cannot help with water leak, I had a leak in the bottom of two of the windows, it was the window seal, Auto-sleepers have now a redesigned seal which does a better job. I would image if you go round with a damp meter and get the readings you will know more where you stand, so if it is from the cab joint, reseal and dry out should be ok. monocoque`s are great vans and much in demand.

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Post by Paulmold on Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:55 pm

Welcome to the forum.   handshake

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:56 pm

Hi Scotty
Welcome to the forum from breezy Bridlington 
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Post by Swansea Jac on Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:40 pm

Welcome to the forum from wet and windy Swansea. wave

Is this the sort of thing you are looking for?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grove-Products-Limited-Viva-Retainer/dp/B007MMMFES/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A1Q197GWIY7DMN
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Post by Jaytee on Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:27 pm

Hi Scotty, big welcome to the forum up!

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Post by roli on Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:15 am

Welcome to the forum. Nice vans the Excelsiors with plenty of room. It was the Ford version of the Executive but larger and was available with auto transmission as an extra.  Regarding the door catch if its the habitation door various designs are available one example has already been suggested. If its the actual lock or handle I suggest looking around for older Land rover Discovery's or the well-known rust bucket Marinas in scrap yards.
If you think its the mechanism take the door trim off and its possible a wire rods has come out of a plastic joint. This is a common problem with many of the monocoques.

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Post by Swansea Jac on Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:26 am

Ah yes, roli...we had that problem with the door catch whilst staying at Lacock this summer...all part of the learning curve...we put the rods back, fixed them in place with insulation tape, and secured it all with a cable tie.  Worked OK since...
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Post by modelman on Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:45 am

Hello & welcome from S/Yorks. drinksallround

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Post by Dutto on Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:06 pm

Hi there,

Welcome from Skegness. cold  beachball cold

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Post by brodiethespaniel on Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:43 pm

Swansea Jac wrote:Welcome to the forum from wet and windy Swansea. wave

Is this the sort of thing you are looking for?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grove-Products-Limited-Viva-Retainer/dp/B007MMMFES/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A1Q197GWIY7DMN

Sure is Jac ....
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Post by brodiethespaniel on Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:45 pm

Jaytee wrote:Hi Scotty, big welcome to the forum up!

You are so right .....
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Post by brodiethespaniel on Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:47 pm

roli wrote:Welcome to the forum. Nice vans the Excelsiors with plenty of room. It was the Ford version of the Executive but larger and was available with auto transmission as an extra.  Regarding the door catch if its the habitation door various designs are available one example has already been suggested. If its the actual lock or handle I suggest looking around for older Land rover Discovery's or the well-known rust bucket Marinas in scrap yards.
If you think its the mechanism take the door trim off and its possible a wire rods has come out of a plastic joint. This is a common problem with many of the monocoques.

Thanks, I got one for £1.50 !!!
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