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This is GRIM!

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:13 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.738 Posts

Well, we've been away in the Triton for a week and despite finding mould on the underside of the roof before we set off, it wasn't until I was emptying the van back home this afternoon that I discovered this.

It's on the edges of the overhead lockers on the side of the van that was facing North. There was none on any of the other cupboards.

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This picture is a more accurate reflection of what it really looked like (black) but the flash has really enhanced the green colouration and the texture.

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And to think that I've been sleeping under that for a week! It's like something from Quatermass on a mission to take over the Earth. Eeugh!


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RE: This is GRIM!

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:50 pm
by Randa france | 12.855 Posts

Urrr. Not seen that before..... The locker doors are proud fitting too and not inset. We'll have the cover off ours tomorrow and see if we've suffered with a similar problem.
Randa


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RE: This is GRIM!

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:50 pm
by crow (deleted)
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Does Boscombe Down know about this?
We found that while we were in Norfolk we had regular condensation along the
centreline behind the backrest cushion on the North side. We spaced the backrest
off the wall with tightly rolled corrugated cardboard.
Your lockers must have had money in them for that sort of build up.


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RE: This is GRIM!

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:55 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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Wash it off and it probably won't recur. I've certainly not had a van get mould on the locker doors and mine have always been left outdoors over the winter. It might just be something that was wiped onto the surface in the autumn that's reacted with the damp, but not massively cold weather we've had. It doesn't look like the locker doors are wet in any way, so it's just atmospheric.

The main issue with Touring locker doors over winter tends to be the hinge surfaces efflorescing in damp conditions and eventually seizing.


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RE: This is GRIM!

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:13 pm
by crow (deleted)
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We do leave our locker doors open when we are not using the Eriba,
and the seats lifted, taps left open to drain.**Provided of course you
can turn the pump off!! **


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RE: This is GRIM!

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:14 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 Posts

Quote: Aaron Calder wrote in post #1
Well, we've been away in the Triton for a week and despite finding mould on the underside of the roof before we set off, it wasn't until I was emptying the van back home this afternoon that I discovered this.

And to think that I've been sleeping under that for a week! It's like something from Quatermass on a mission to take over the Earth. Eeugh!
Just wipe it off with the dishcloth, you big pansy.

Sheesh...


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RE: This is GRIM!

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:18 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 Posts

Quote: crow wrote in post #5
**Provided of course you can turn the pump off!! **
How does your pump work, matey? Doesn't it stop if you disconnect one of the battery terminals, or have you discovered perpetual motion?

Honestly, you and Aero Cauldron. What are the pair of you like?


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RE: This is GRIM!

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:49 pm
by crow (deleted)
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My Whale Pump has its own dedicated switch on the PMS-3 panel,
so neh! smartie pants.


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RE: This is GRIM!

in Anything Eriba-related Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:44 am
by Pop540 (deleted)
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bless you Brian,
well that's what I think the yukky do dah is,
some body fluid that was unseen until it grew visable
you could wipe off but really need to remove the gremlin,
steam may kill the gremlin but may soften the glue holding the side covering,
bleach may stain.
mr sheen would remove and leave a barrier
I wanted to say im looking forward to an update, but perhaps not
do hope you don't find anymore gremlins


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RE: This is GRIM!

in Anything Eriba-related Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:47 am
by Agger (deleted)
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Do you use a cover on your van over winter? I never have, in all my time caravanner, and to date I've never suffered anything like that at all, just a thought


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RE: This is GRIM!

in Anything Eriba-related Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:47 am
by Aaron Calder | 3.738 Posts

Yes, a 'breathable' one but this is the first time in three winters that this has happened so it must be due to the prolonged damp weather conditions.

Next winter I'll probably still use the cover but I'll make a point of opening everything up, checking monthly and possible putting a small oil-filled heater inside on the frost setting.


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RE: This is GRIM!

in Anything Eriba-related Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:55 am
by Randa france | 12.855 Posts

We uncovered ours yesterday Brian and everything is OK. It's strange isn't it and nothing to do with the "layup" period for Michele used hers as recently as Xmas and she had the same problem as you. As you know, we used ours unusually late on last year.

Thinking about the "layup" period however, what was different in your case last year, is that you didn't use it as often as usual because of the building project at home.

Randa


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RE: This is GRIM!

in Anything Eriba-related Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:25 pm
by Eribanut | 2.025 Posts

Wipe it down with cloth or sponge impregnated with Dettol Mould and Mildew Remover (Terry Small's favourite)

Will get rid of it and stop it coming back.

Alternatively buy or make a Neutron Gun and zap em

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/...p?topic=19985.0


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RE: This is GRIM!

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:32 am
by Randa france | 12.855 Posts

Zitat
We uncovered ours yesterday Brian and everything is OK. It's strange isn't it and nothing to do with the "layup" period


Curiouser and curiouser?

We helped unwrap the 2007 Bailey, stored alongside our Troll, from its Protec cover yesterday evening and to the owner's horror, the dreaded mould. Same environment, same make cover !

Randa


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RE: This is GRIM!

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:53 am
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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It has been an exceptionally damp winter don't forget and mould loves a damp atmosphere.


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