Broken Sliding window Catch

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  1. sallylillian

    sallylillian Funster Life Member

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    I have Googled these catches without luck I am hoping someone has found them previously, MEKUWA make them but there is no part number and their web site is uninformative, I think they are used in many MH's. They hold the sliding front windows locked. Any clues appreciated. IMG_20160507_151231.jpg
     
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    There's probably a technical name for them!
     
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    sallylillian Funster Life Member

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    Thanks, but unfortunately its not a Seitz window its a complete MEKUWA sliding unit, and the catch is imprinted MEKUWA too. I have just noticed that the glass is etched with some codes but they do not seem relevant.
     
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    sallylillian Funster Life Member

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    Thanks Steve but files too big to get down on slow WiFi here, will try later when the network is quieter, I hope!
     
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    Is this the catch on the glass (not plastic) window on the right side of the cab in an A class? Looks the same as the one on my Hymer.
     
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    sallylillian Funster Life Member

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    Yes it's the catch on the double glazed window. I have one each side on a 2015 Flair. All part of Hymer group so I expect shared suppliers. The unit is a Bi-Therm.
     
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    Hi Michael

    I am wondering if these are the same as on the older windows like ours, what has actually broken, is it the little pivot pin?

    Martin
     
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    Hi Martin
    The catch is 2 part and the element in my posted picture is a one piece moulding which incorporates 2 spigots which click into the base which is mounted on the glass. The catch rotates around the spigots allowing you to release it from the catch on the jam. One of the spigots has broken off. If you zoom into the picture I previously posted you can see the remaining spigot at the bottom of the middle ridge. I have now taped it in position so cannot take another pic. of the broken part but added here to this post IMG_20160507_151227.jpg is what is held on the glass, into which it clips.
    I am at the factory in June but was hoping to find an online supplier to get a part to me here in Sardinia hence my posting, I have also emailed my dealer in Germany but I think it failed as it was fitted too tight and would not expect them to hold spares of it.
     
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    Hi Michael

    Sorry but I can't really tell from the pictures if it's the same as the older ones, but if it is your dealer might have an old window they can rob one off as they change the whole frame when one glass steams up, likewise N+B should have loads of the older ones.

    Alternatively could you drill it and put a steel pin in.

    Martin
     
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    Thanks Martin, do you have a link for the older ones, if you were going to buy one? I could have a look. By the way I am using my Satellite internet here in Sardinia, well outside the described footprint!
     
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    [​IMG]Is this the one if yes its happich.de
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    You star that's it. Now to get one
     
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    That's not the same as the older ones, well done Steve(y)

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    Hi Steve,

    This also looks an improvement on mine it has the addition of burgulary protection, and additional clip in the end. I emailed Happich UK this morning but have now had an email from my N+B German dealer and it's on DHL Xpress to me here in Sardinia.
    I will follow through with Happich Steve as the added feature looks worthwhile.
    Thanks for all the posts.
    Michael
     
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    Can you post on this thread the eventual outcome of your follow through with Happich please. I have the same catch as yours on my Hymer and would also be interested in getting one with the additional burglar protection if possible

    Thanks
     
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    Will do but unlikely until late June when I back in the UK unless the UK office responds positively beforehand.
     
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    This is the same catch that I have on my 06 Aclass Rapido, so you could try their dealers as well..
     
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