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Mud flaps, leisure battery, re-sealing and GRP repair.

Postby Izzi » 27 Jun 2017, 21:18

Hi all......Just want to pick your brains, if I may........ I own a 1986 2 berth Kameo T25.

Firstly, could anyone please tell me where i can get a decent set of front mud flaps? I bought a pair that were the rigid plastic type. I had to return them they were rubbish. My rear mud flaps are rubber, not plastic.

Secondly, my leisure battery has died. I cannot find anything small enough to fit under the passenger seat. My van has a swivel bracket fitted to the seat which makes the recess even smaller. The recess measures 300 wide x 160 deep x 180 high.

Thirdly, my van has a fibreglass high roof. The original sealant has hardened and in some places along the guttering the fibreglass has delaminated from the sealant. I know the best way to fix this is to take the roof off but I don't have the facilities to do this nor can I afford to pay someone to do the job. The way I see it there are one of two options. Either to remove the carpeted panels and re-seal from the inside or fill the gutters with something like sikaflex 221. There are areas along the guttering where the gap between the fibreglass lip and the gutter is just enough to allow for the gutter trim to fit. My thinking is to trim the fibreglass lip enough to get a nozzle in and then fill the gutter with sealant. I would appreciate some advice on this before I go ahead tho. I don't want to do anything that I may later regret.

Fourthly, the fibreglass needs a little bit of repair work here and there, especially along the lip that sits in the gutters. (See pic). I've never done fibreglass repair before and would appreciate some pointers. Thank you for any advice you can give.
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Postby Izzi » 27 Jun 2017, 21:21

I'm trying to attach pics but the file size is too big.........watch this space. :)
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Re: Mud flaps, leisure battery, re-sealing and GRP repair.

Postby nevill3 » 28 Jun 2017, 16:17

For the leisure battery all is covered in the Wiki I think.....http://wiki.club8090.co.uk/index.php/Camping_Interior_Leisure_batteries_that_fit
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Re: Mud flaps, leisure battery, re-sealing and GRP repair.

Postby DoubleOSeven » 28 Jun 2017, 17:33

GoWesty have the best mud flaps IMO, but you'll need to pay a customs charge to get them into the UK.

http://www.gowesty.com/product-details.php?v=&id=3057


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Re: Mud flaps, leisure battery, re-sealing and GRP repair.

Postby Izzi » 28 Jun 2017, 21:30

nevill3 wrote:For the leisure battery all is covered in the Wiki I think.....http://wiki.club8090.co.uk/index.php/Camping_Interior_Leisure_batteries_that_fit


thanks for that. Very comprehensive link.
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Re: Mud flaps, leisure battery, re-sealing and GRP repair.

Postby Izzi » 28 Jun 2017, 21:32

[quote="DoubleOSeven"]GoWesty have the best mud flaps IMO, but you'll need to pay a customs charge to get them into the UK.

http://www.gowesty.com/product-details.php?v=&id=3057


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Thanks for that info. Had a look at the website. Seems they sell the rigid plastic type only. Is there anywhere you know of where I can get the rubber type? even second hand?
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Re: Mud flaps, leisure battery, re-sealing and GRP repair.

Postby marlinowner » 28 Jun 2017, 21:56

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Postby scottbott » 29 Jun 2017, 08:35

as far as I know the mudflaps from JK are VW south Africa I have had a set on for about 6 years and no problems,fit good and look good imho
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Postby bigherb » 30 Jun 2017, 20:02

scottbott wrote:as far as I know the mudflaps from JK are VW south Africa I have had a set on for about 6 years and no problems,fit good and look good imho


They are, and better protection stops that gravel rash on the wheelarch edge.
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Postby marlinowner » 30 Jun 2017, 20:17

Interestingly my South African van has rubber mudflaps fitted to the wheelarch.
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Re: Mud flaps, leisure battery, re-sealing and GRP repair.

Postby Izzi » 01 Jul 2017, 13:04

Thanks mate. Checked them out. Bit pricey but think I'll just bit the bullet and go for it. Don't like the plastic ones at all! Have you got them on your van?
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Postby marlinowner » 01 Jul 2017, 16:01

Photo of my mudflap above, I assume its original South African, its different to the ones sold by Gowesty and JK, being rubber, not plastic, also bigger, but moulded to the wheel arch like the plastic ones.
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