hymer b584 kitchen snap skylight break

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  1. stephsol

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    Hi All
    I broke the spring loaded arm today, super glue wont do, too much pressure on spring. can I get new component or the whole skylight, and could I remove the top for better access to fit it?
    Clumsy steph
     
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    I had to renew the roof light arms above my Hymer bed, not sure if this what you need.
     
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    yes, that looks like the right thing, I dont see any spring in the end attached to the handle where mine broke though, did yours have the spring? and I take it I will have to unscrew the handle from the top as no screw showing from bottom? or did you remove the whole top to replace the handle? so many questions ...sorry
     
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    The springs are in side the plastic arm and are only visible when they break.
    To fit I opened the vent and removed the four screws from the top of the vent( be careful the vent cover is in 2 pieces) and then the arms push off the side pins. When replacing arms on side pins I greased the pins slightly and used pliers to pop new arms on, clean between vent covers and refit.
     
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    Thanks for that! went to check the front one for size and make, only to find that has one broken too, so I need to by two, still I'll have some old ones should they break again. I could not see a Hertal trade name/mark but the one you sent on amason looks right, I think you also have a 2001 hymer I seem to remember.
    I bought a ladder from homebase today, I need to shorten it a couple of inches to make it fit into the aft locker that runs right through but think it might be a little short as it is , so its still in the plastic?
     
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    Yes mines a 2001 B584 and I also couldn't find any maker marks on the roof vent and that's partly why I bought from Amazon so I could get a refund, here are the photos off my broken ones
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    Oh thanks so much, thats just perfect! , will order two today.
    Do you have a fixed ladder at the back, use a free standing ladder, or have some other ingenious method of getting on the roof. I did climb up the bike wrack for a look but thought 13 stone might be pushing my luck, dont want to break anything else , if I can help it!?
     
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    Yes I do have a rear ladder but the entreat broke on mine was over the over cab bed so had to use a normal ladder up the side rather than walk the whole length of van on the roof, which would be ok but easier to use a ladder on the side.
     
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