We purchased our caravan from Caravan and Outdoor Centre Pinetown in November 2017 and have recently noticed an external corrosion of the aluminium cladding, which is very concerning as it is spreading and the van is relatively new (see pictures attached).
I would appreciate any advice as to the way forward.
Aircraft maintenance guys use Alodine to passivate interior aluminium surfaces. But it needs to go onto bare metal. What you seem to have is corrosion undercutting the painted finish, which may be a problem.
Are you sure that’s corrosion? Looks like a tent pole bump from what i can see?
i had to mend some aluminum roof sheeting on my caravan to the side walls some time back
while fishing out some old wood rot on my caravan.
There was an article in the magazine which i did follow. ill see if i can find it for you tonight. maybe there was good information there.
May i ask what Caravan or off-road trailer this is? Alan from Aloe Caravans works exclusively with aluminum on his caravans if i recall. Like his peri peri model. perhaps worth getting in touch with him too?
Yes, im eager to know what manufacturers uses aluminum on side walls and what type of vehicle this picture comes from.
Fyko does have a really good observation though.
on 22nd Oct 2020 at 9:20 pm
Hi Sandy.That is alluminium rust caused from wood rot on the inside.I had it on my van and the only way to fix it asap is to take it in to a proper caravan repare shop to take the side panel off, repare the wood on the inside an replace the outside panel with a new one.Dont wait to long.
on 29th Nov 2020 at 9:08 pm
Good evening Sandy ,dit is presies wat met my Sprite Tourer SW gebeur het links van die deur. Jy moet asb dadelik werk maak daarvan
Ek het my wa by Arnold Cara Camp Somerset West gekoop ,was net uit waarborg uit 2015.
Arnold het my net n koue skouer gegee ,waarna ek met Jurgens onderhandel het ,wat my toe gevra het om na Johan toe tegaan na Tuinroetewoonwaens Mosselbaai, wat aan Jurgens behoort. Johan het die linker syplaat by die deur afgesny en die nathout vervang en n nuwe paneel gratis opgesit
Met die bou van my wa het hulle die “die strip bo op die dak waar aan die dak tent vaskom nie goed genoeg geseël nie ,dan kom daar water in en die pilaar roes dan van binne.
As jy verseker is kan jy dit by die versekering ook eis (waterlek)