Loose Roof Skin on a Swift Charisma 540.
by Stuart Manifold
(Cheltenham Glos. UK)
Is it normal to have a caravan roof that rattles and drums in a wind? On our Swift Charisma 540, it wakes us up at night, and I'm concerned that the constant movement will cause the aluminium skin to fracture at some future stage outside the warranty period. Swift now are now saying this is a normal design feature to allow for thermal expansion, although at first I was told the roof skin might require re-tensioning? Any help or advice would be welcome. Thanks.
We have never heard of this before! As you have already spoken to Swift, the only other suggestion we can offer is that you take it to your local dealer to have a look and get their opinion.
Can anyone else help Stuart or has anyone suffered with the same problem on their caravan? Please let us know.
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I have a noise like crinkling paper coming from the rear of the caravan when its windy. I assume its the GRP rubbing on the insulation. The trouble is its so noisy in the night it keeps you awake. Has anyone else had a similar problem?
Thanks for that question Jon. Actually we have noticed a sound like this on our Bailey Senator Indiana when its windy and have never worked out what it was! It was never noisy enough to keep us awake though!
Does anyone have any suggestions for Jon?