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    Hi

    I'm new here and this is my first post. I have recently bought a romahome mounted onto a daihatsu hijet. I think the romahome is from the 80s.

    I have been doing it up and trying to get it cosy so that I can use it over the winter.

    The back door is very draughty and there are some big gaps where the outside air can come in. The 2 snibs on the bottom stable door pull it in and reduce the draughts - I thought I could fit a couple on the top door. Does anyone know where I could get suitable snibs from?

    Thanks

    Anna

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    Originally posted by Anna View Post
    Hi

    I'm new here and this is my first post. I have recently bought a romahome mounted onto a daihatsu hijet. I think the romahome is from the 80s.

    I have been doing it up and trying to get it cosy so that I can use it over the winter.

    The back door is very draughty and there are some big gaps where the outside air can come in. The 2 snibs on the bottom stable door pull it in and reduce the draughts - I thought I could fit a couple on the top door. Does anyone know where I could get suitable snibs from?

    Thanks

    Anna
    You should be able to get heavy duty snibs(?) from a good (old fashioned ironmongers. Or the caravanny type from any caravan shop.
    Jim.
    Keeping people waiting is stealing a part of their lives.

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      Draughty door

      Originally posted by Anna View Post
      Hi

      I'm new here and this is my first post. I have recently bought a romahome mounted onto a daihatsu hijet. I think the romahome is from the 80s.

      I have been doing it up and trying to get it cosy so that I can use it over the winter.

      The back door is very draughty and there are some big gaps where the outside air can come in. The 2 snibs on the bottom stable door pull it in and reduce the draughts - I thought I could fit a couple on the top door. Does anyone know where I could get suitable snibs from?

      Thanks

      Anna
      By snibs I think you might mean TURNBUCKLE. Check out ebay or any caravan place. they are not hard to find.

      Pam

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        #4
        If that doesn't work, try these people:

        http://www.sealsdirect.co.uk/bbCMS/s...DepartmentId=3

        If you scroll down the page, the door seal you need is ET57. Ask them for a sample to make sure. That's the one I used, on my little Bedford Rascal demountable which had a similar problem. Cut to fit all the way around and worked perfectly, just tapped lightly with a small hammer to bed onto the door.

        You will find that your door will be a tight fit afterwards, I had to give the door an extra little push inwards to make the lock click (locate) to lock the door.
        Last edited by jayjay; 21-04-2011, 08:55.

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          Originally posted by jayjay View Post
          If that doesn't work, try these people:

          http://www.sealsdirect.co.uk/bbCMS/s...DepartmentId=3

          If you scroll down the page, the door seal you need is ET57. Ask them for a sample to make sure. That's the one I used, on my little Bedford Rascal demountable which had a similar problem. Cut to fit all the way around and worked perfectly, just tapped lightly with a small hammer to bed onto the door.

          You will find that your door will be a tight fit afterwards, I had to give the door an extra little push inwards to make the lock click (locate) to lock the door.
          You're right jayjay. Seals direct are good. I got the seals for around my front caravan window from them.

          Pam

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            #6
            Originally posted by Pam Park View Post
            You're right jayjay. Seals direct are good. I got the seals for around my front caravan window from them.

            Pam
            My door might as well have been wide open all night before I found this stuff. I'm tempted to do the same on my caravan door as well. Although I have a fitted heavy curtain for the back door, the trim looks lovely when it's on and makes an old door look new!

            Brilliant company, give out samples of what looks a likely match, and will match up any seals you send them if you're not sure which one you need.

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              #7
              Thanks everyone for the help. I think I will try putting on new seals. I'm going to make a curtain for it too...

              Happy weekend!

              Anna

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