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With the onset of the coronavirus and the international 'lock downs' I have started a daily blog from my solitary confinement here in the wilds of Normandy. 


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The roof article has languished for a long while now - but things are moving.  I HAVE managed to finish a slideshow about the caravan repair - under Renovations and DIY, which is also availabl on YouTube.  The roof renewal is due a similar treatment.


The 'Recipe' section has grown - and is growing.  Much tastiness to be found there!


Caravan Repair

We had a shock last summer when we brought the caravan down to the house, to get it ready for going away.  We knew there was some damp in the front panels - but weren't really prepared to have the curtains and blinds falling off when they were touched!  We obviously couldn't go anywhere - the windows would have blown in.

What to do.  Google of course.  I started turning up lots of similar stories - this is a known fault on all Bailey caravans pre 2008 - well, only if you know of course!  The depressing thing was the quoted repair costs.  They all started around £3,500 if memory serves.

I then stumbled across a video on YouTube, from a guy called Rob Shearer who had suffered the same exact problem.  There's a link to his video below, but essentially it shows how he set about repairing his caravan himself.  What a find!  Without his video I would have been all at sea.  So, in the same spirit, I have put together a slideshow of the work we did in the hope it helps somebody else.

The video tells all.



Rob Shearer's video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia_g1mh5P24

Seals+Direct really know their stuff and were very helpful over the 'phone.

Window seals from Seals+Direct Ltd - https://www.sealsdirect.co.uk/seals-products.asp?intDepartmentId=8

Wallboard available from O'Leary Motorhomes - https://www.olearymotorhomes.co.uk/