Bust My Hymer Roof Light Winder

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  1. DavidG58

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    Luckily we have three identical winders so have moved one from least used for now

    What a flimsy design, I now know, worked fine for over 2 years, but I reckon that was luck, winder is held in place by about 1mm think plastic moulding

    So anybody suggest cheapest option for replacement, ebay Brownhills have a looky likey that probably will not fit

    I have sent an email to Lowdhams being our nearest Hymer agent from the Hymer web site

    It is stamped Hymer, but that is not critical, but suspect the size maybe bespoke, ID 48mm to fit over receiving fitting in roof light surround

    (y)(y)
     
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    I prefer flimsy manufacture :LOL::LOL:
     
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    It's a Hymer, what do you expect!!.
     
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    hi david, agree it looks flimsy.. have I picked it upright that the plastic fitting has a splined hole that drives the metal splined shaft..
    if it was mine id be looking to try and fabricate a thin metal washer / plate with a splined hole to match the shaft, that would locate in the slot (if there is room )..
    that would help if it can be achieved..
    hope that's clear, but I know what I mean lol:)
    ta andy
     
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    Cheers Andy, as Terry knows I really do not do, I am a danger to the tools I might pick up :)

    Trouble is it will be very visible when fitted, the handle pivots and pushes down a spring for some reason I cant see, if I can buy one for £30 or so I will do that, if not I will move them round as needed till I see you next :LOL:
     
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    Oi Martin matey.

    Our Hymer winder is still going strong after sixteen years................so there.

    Jock. ;)
     
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    Leave it Jock, Martin will be back on the hooligan theory again next :LOL::LOL:
     
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    The spring maintains it in the open or shut position. If it wasn't their the handle would just hang down.:LOL:
     
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    is this a wind up.. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Aye but yours is a proper Hymer Jock.
     
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    I know your aversion to most diy, but happy to have a look.. as said if there was room for a small metal washer I should be able to make one up. if I have the measurements.. it would definitely take some of the strain off the plastic....
    ta andy
     
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    This happened on my 2009 hymer, Brownhills fixed it under warranty. Original part had Hymer moulded on handle, replacement is not marked. Brownhills Preston had a stock at the time, I got the impression it wasn't unusual, why else keep a supply!
     
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    Hi Andy

    Now with my sensible head on I think the problem is that the handle pivot pin has broken out of the handle moulding, @DavidG58 just put the picture of the spline on to confuse you. Could possibly drill the hole right through and put in a longer pin.

    Martin
     
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    Cheers Martin. .....as usual I'm reading more into it lol..
    You are right. The picture of the splined shaft got me down wrong path..
    The good news for David is it should be an easier repair..
    Cheers again
    Andy
     
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    Cheapest option will be to get one via continental dealer German will probably be best.
    Recently craked a rear light, picked up one in France €135 (£96) UK price £160.
     
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    One of mine broke in a similar fashion a few years ago. I bought two replacements when at Hymer in Bad Waldsee. I tried to repair the broken one without success. Brownhills Ebay shop have only the pre 2006 model unfortunately - they are similar but may not fit.
    You might try Edgehill Motorhomes or Peter Hambilton to see if they have a spare to fit yours.
     
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    If it is just the pin on the folding handle that has broken out of the circular toothed plastic plate can you push this back into place and glue a couple of small pieces of plastic \ wood (eg ice lolly stick cuttings) into the slots? Holding it in place against any spring action whilst the glue sets might be a problem though?
     
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    thanks for the re[air ideas, they possibly are feasible. but for me not practical, will try to find new replacements today

    It wouldn't be the end of the world to move one from window to window when needed if all else fails, or at least until I can get one (y)
     
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    Morning David are you going to Hartlepool ? if so I will have a look at it (y) and tell you it's kn----ed :)From the pics it looks like the plastic bit that holds the pin in position has broken so it's a case of either drilling all way through and fitting a longer pin or possibly epoxy-ing the bits of missing plastic up which hold the pin -will know better once I look at it -Between me,you Andy and may well get Andy (tecno) on the job I am sure we can all tell you it's kn-----d ----Heavy handed sod ;):D
    terry
     
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