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Post by Patrick Macdonald on Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:55 am

I have an ongoing problem with damp between the door frame and the adjacent fridge boarding panel. the damp spreads from the floor, upwards along the edge of the door frame under the rubber fitting surrounding the door.It is also affecting the base of the fridge board panel.I have had the exterior seam resealed twice to no avail. It is difficult to trace the origins of the damp. Could it come from the door fitting. The lower door does not fit very well, and there is a gap when the door is closed. (Is a new door and frame Incl integral fly screen required?)


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Post by Peter Brown on Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:09 pm

You describe the layout shown below I think.

I would remove the blind structure from the window above the fridge and look for signs of water ingress there and do the same with the fridge vents removed.

There are vents in the side of the footwell of the habitation door that can let in road water but did not suffer your problem with my Inca (pictured below).

The door frame seal could also be the culprit but I read that has already been tried.


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Post by Patrick Macdonald on Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:56 pm

Many thanks, Peter. Have removed fridge Vents and seems OK. , but thought I had identified a problem there when I fitted Winter vent covers. They seemed to throw water into the vent. However this damp has occurred without winter vents.Will try the Blind removal route and the door seals.
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Post by Quilter on Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:38 pm

Could it be from the fridge itself ?

Our fridge is usually stuffed full. If stuff touches the fins at the back there are 2 effects: ice forming on the fins and melting when the offending item is moved and water running onto the food item itself from the fins. All too often the water then runs out the bottom of the fridge and onto the floor in front or, if the van is on a slight tilt, under the fridge or into the adjacent locker.

I know about it and do a daily check and mop up but, possibly, in your case, you have not seen this water and it has soaked into the fabric of the van.
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Post by Patrick Macdonald on Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:08 pm

Many thanks for the reply. I have removed the fridge vents and it seems dry at the rear of the fridge. The wall is damp for 6inches upwards, and a half inch wide from the floor adjacent to the wall/door frame junction. It also spreads along the floor to the fridge boarding, where it is quite damp and spongey. It could be from the fridge, or the door frame seal.
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Post by Paramedic on Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:52 pm

Similar to Quilter's theory relating to the fridge, is there a drain hole near the bottom that might be blocked so when defrosting, the water simply runs out beneath the door?

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Post by Patrick Macdonald on Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:43 am

No drain hole in sight, but will investigate fridge area. Many thanks for reply.
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