Hey all, here is my Olympic Debonair project that I will be working on for the next few months to hopefully travel around the mid-north of South Australia! I'm sure I will have loads of questions so I will be posting questions, photos and updates here.
It looks like there was some water damage in the rear right corner of the caravan so I've ripped out the double bed to get to the carpet that will need to be replaced. I've also removed some dodgy wiring that was installed by the previous owner for some lights and speakers. I'll need to find the source of the roof leak so that I can fix it. At the moment, we suspect that it's related to the marker light that is missing a cover.
If anyone knows where the common leak areas are in the Olympics, I'd love to know. There have not been any holes drilled in the roof so we are confused as to where the water is coming from. It appears to be coming from above the windows and marker lights, but we can't be certain until we pull more stuff out.
Last Edit: Oct 25, 2022 13:54:37 GMT 10 by ryanluk
I can second Vintage Caravan Spares - they are great to deal with and have all the bits you'll need for those windows - there will be latches, winders, flyscreens and rubbers that all need doing - www.vintagecaravanspares.com.au/products/WINDOW/3 & www.vintagecaravanspares.com.au/product-details/584 - I think this is the correct rubber - it comes in grey so matches what is there - most suppliers use black. If you email them they will send a sample out so you can be sure before committing to a heap of it.
I would pop all the windows out, clean up the old hard mastic and reseal them - the mastic is also available from VCS - there will be leaks from the mastic going hard. Unless you NEVER want to get them out again, you can use polyurethane to stick them back in but that is permanent - damage to the van will occur if you ever need to remove them again so I'd suggest new mastic - it should last another 20 years before you have issues.
Tried to move the caravan to the workshop last weekend, but the 150kg ball weight (no bed in the back) just bent the 160kg rated towbar on the Mondeo. I'll need to fix or replace the towbar, and probably get a better tow vehicle. But for the moment, the van is stuck where it is .