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Reiner

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Just sharing what I found on my 2010 Commander . I 'm in the middle of fitting my batwing Awning and removed the Sailtrack which was holding the old Awning on the roof. The whole 3 m track was fitted with 4 rivets and had no sealant or bedding compound under the track. It did have a very small beat of sikaflex on the inside put there after the track was installed so any water that gets under the track doesn't get out and keeps the two metals wet. So I'm glad I did remove that track and I will do the same with the rest of the camper. I use Sikaflex 291 to bed the other sail tracks and use more than 4 rivets per 3 mar track. A bit disappointing what I seen so far but nothing that can be fixed.

This is a bad photo of the underside of the sail track .....the black line is Sikaflex.....hmmm
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Just replaced the aluminum stone panels on the front of my commander same thing, water dust and rust, pretty ordinary job of the sealant.

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This arvo I removed the sail track which held the rally awning . It was wet under the track and some surface rust was there too & a small bead of sikaflex
Good thing it came off.

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Very disappointing for both of you. In some respects it does, and doesn't surprise me. The RV industry has much to answer for in terms of quality control...……...be it a camper or caravan, high end, or low end.
 
As you said Reiner, all fixable. But what is going on inside the walls is of concern too (don't mean to scare you). And the only way to know is to send a borescope / endoscope into the recesses. And then treat (spray) with an anti-corrosion substance. 

All the best with your repairs.  Filbee56 

 

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Very disappointing for both of you. In some respects it does, and doesn't surprise me. The RV industry has much to answer for in terms of quality control...……...be it a camper or caravan, high end, or low end.
 
As you said Reiner, all fixable. But what is going on inside the walls is of concern too (don't mean to scare you). And the only way to know is to send a borescope / endoscope into the recesses. And then treat (spray) with an anti-corrosion substance. 

All the best with your repairs.  Filbee56 

 
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Hi Filbee, yes exactly what I was thinking. Where else is there water being trapped where it is out of sight. Once I mount the new awning and confirm that I cannot make my old rally walls fit the new supapeg, I will be removing them cause if I don't need them it's just another place for hidden corrosion to form. Makes me wonder about the checkerplate on the front as well. How far do you go?
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Reiner

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Yes pretty sad for mini Caravan costing now $85.000 plus. Its a shame because I do like the design but it will scare people away. Ok for people being able to repair and improve.
I'm going to remove what I can bit by bit and refits bits properly bedded in Sikaflex as they should be. 
I wouldn't panic about it in general enjoy your travels and keep your eye on things. Not many caravans out there without any problems
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Hi Filbee, yes exactly what I was thinking. Where else is there water being trapped where it is out of sight. Once I mount the new awning and confirm that I cannot make my old rally walls fit the new supapeg, I will be removing them cause if I don't need them it's just another place for hidden corrosion to form. Makes me wonder about the checkerplate on the front as well. How far do you go?
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Hi Matt, just re reading your post. I would suggest even if you need the sail tracks for your walls I would remove them , stop the rust and bed them in Sikaflex. Use closed rivets and fit them back on. I'm going to do the same with the front aluminium checker plates. You don't need to panic about it all at once but if you got some spare time just do whatever you can when you can.
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