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Tvan Tvan / Re: Tyre wear and replacement
« Last post by Tvantim on September 30, 2020, 06:48:15 AM »
We needed all new bushes fitted after 30000 kms there are two bushes on each side hidden in the suspension unit are prone to wear ,the large rubber bushes stood up well. If you Jack one side up you may see a lot off movement were these two bushes are.
Tvan Tvan / Re: Tvan Colours
« Last post by hulbyw on September 28, 2020, 11:02:58 AM »
2010 Canning had a galvanised drawbar. You can buy cold gal rattle cans in silver colour quite easily, even at Bunnings. Galmet or similar.
For the front stone guards, I have no idea of the paint code however I have used various cans of black including underseal. As they are stoneguards, whatever you put on will come off anyway once you hit the gravel. There are a lot of posts on here about fitting rubber, magnetic sheeting etc to preserve the stone guards if that is the way you want to go.
If you wanted a paint code, you could phone Track Trailer but in reality, the original paint will have likely faded so it is usually easier to repaint the guards completely. Cheers.........Wayne
Tvan Tvan / Re: Tvan Colours
« Last post by Oscar1964 on September 28, 2020, 05:37:39 AM »
Does anyone know what the name of the silver paint is that we can use to touch up the draw bar of a tvan. 2010 canning model. Thanks
Tvan Tvan / Re: Tvan Colours
« Last post by Oscar1964 on September 27, 2020, 08:37:34 PM »
Does anyone know the name of the black color in the stone guard of the 2010 tvan canning?
General Discussion / Re: Anyone know how to reseal a window?
« Last post by Rob M on September 27, 2020, 08:09:22 PM »
We had a leak on the window of our Topaz and sealed it ourselves. Hope that this may be of use on the Tvan.
Clean the area really thoroughly with Acetone
Tape up the window and wall with quality painters tape ( blue) so that you define the area for the bead of silicon.
We used Sika 291 marine sealant.
Try to make sure the bead of silicon has a bevel so that water runs off rather than pooling.
Clean up with Acetone .
General Discussion / Re: Anyone know how to reseal a window?
« Last post by CKG on September 27, 2020, 05:55:45 PM »
Thanks Mal

I was thinking the risk of breaking the window is probably high. I'll report back how I go. Perhaps won't get to it for a while tho.

The window is leaking all along the bottom edge of the window.

General Discussion / Re: Anyone know how to reseal a window?
« Last post by mal1958 on September 27, 2020, 02:08:32 PM »
I have a Mark 3 and we had the side window start to come away from the wall on the outside.    There was quite a gap which you could see.   

It was under warranty at the time so it went back to Track where they removed the inside trim (riveted in) and then removed the window.   I gather from what they said they broke the window when getting it out.

They then replaced the window and resealed it.

The sealant Track use is “Wurth Windscreen Adhesive MS1”

It may be possible to repair the leak in yours if you can see where the leak is and you might not need to take the window out.

I would steer clear of silicon based sealers and use something similar to the sealant that Track use.

Just make sure you mask up the areas where you don’t want to get  the adhesive.


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General Discussion / Anyone know how to reseal a window?
« Last post by CKG on September 26, 2020, 07:14:06 PM »

I've discovered, after much frustrating investigation, that the window on my mk 4 tvan is leaking. I'm guessing I have to reseal the window. I'll start by applying some silicon around the outside. But I suspect this may only be a temporary solution and I'll probably need to remove the window and reseal properly.

Does anyone have any experience removing a window on a mk 4?

Tvan Tvan / Re: Sky deck
« Last post by shedhead on September 26, 2020, 06:11:18 PM »
I have now return from our trip and have had time to look at it.I tried what was said washing it out and oiling it. It was just the same. I thought I would take it apart to see if there was compressed dirt inside the locking mechanism.To do this you need to take off the gray bottom bar and covers that go over the catchers.
After looking inside it was all clean from the flushing so I put it all back together and when replacing the gray bottom bar there is a slight bit of play or adjustment because of the size of the bolt holes. After putting it all back together it is now easy to open. So perhaps the slight adjustment was enough to stop the catchers binding
Topaz Topaz / Re: leaking roof
« Last post by Rob M on September 26, 2020, 01:33:51 PM »
The saga of our leaking roof on the Topaz has another chapter. Hopefully this is the final one. The leak identified in the previous post was because the pop rivets holding the solar panel brackets in place were not sealed. The solar panel was removed and then reinstalled with sealant under the brackets and the rivets.
The roof only leaked when the van was perfectly level. At other times the water drained to one end the other and did not leak through the roof.
There was a build up of water in the roof which has taken 10 days to completely drain. Repaired by AllBrand at no charge.
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