Anyone replaced a Heiki roof light?

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  1. GAVLAD

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    Hi
    Has anyone ever replaced a Heiki roof light?
    If do, what's involved and his easy us it to do?

    I have a Heiki Air Quad roof light which has a gray plastic roof vent and it doesn't let much light into the motorhome.
    It's a standard size of 400x400mm and looking at the Heiki options, there's a Heiki 400x400 normal opening type roof light which gas a clear roof vent.
    I think test this may help make it lighter inside.

    Just wondering how easy it would be to replace and if anyone's done something similar?
    Thanks.
     
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    Yes its very easy Gav
     
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    Easy enough if your good at diy.
    All the fixings are from the inside but the mastic sealing the outside part to the roof will need removing/cutting to free the frame.
    A wall paper scraper eased under the frame is useful and wont do any visible damage if care is taken.

    Clean off all the old sealer then reverse the removal process.
    You need a couple of dry days, one to remove and replace and one to allow the sealant to cure.
     
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    image.jpeg Hi Andy & Pappajohn

    Thanks very much for this.
    I'm going to add it to my list of to do's then.

    Andy, is this something that you could do at same time as wiring the charger?
    If so, I will double check the roof thickness and will order it.

    Incidentally, this (photo above) came in the post yesterday. :)
     
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    Gav,

    I replaced the two small rooflights on our Hymer, with Omnivent ones. The removal of the old ones, and the cleaning and preparation for the new ones, is the most time consuming part of the job. The correct non setting mastic, (or mastic tape) has to be used.

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    Sorry Gus but that is the cheaper version (Heki s) not a Heki Plus :LOL:
     
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