Hymer skylight

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  1. mikekaren2

    mikekaren2 Funster

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    I am thinking of changing my Hymer B644 skylight & have seen this one from Hymeruk on Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181233798259?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    I contacted the supplier & asked if it would fit as a direct replacment for my existing skylight (as it has become opaic & brittle)
    The reply is:
    Hello
    Are you replacing the opaque version with this remis type? The hole size should be the same. We have had customers who have replaced the opaque versions in the past and fitted the clear remis type
    Kindest Regards


    It doesn't really answer my direct question, so have any Funsters fitted one to there Hymer, or any advice on this?


    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. Terry

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    Hi Magnums are doing a copy version of this for around £50 http://www.magnummotorhomes.co.uk/
    you need to measure your hole size :Wink:
    terry
    edit remove screw cover caps and unscrew screws remove inner vent then go on top with a scraper and cut / ease the top off /clean the roof -place mastic sealing tape around your new roof vent -screw both inner and outer together then trim excess mastic off out side -half hour job inc a coffee break
     
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    Terry, thanks I have looked at the link not sure if the quality is the same as the Ebay one or if the extra is for the Remis name.

    Removal instructions will be useful thank you.
    Mike.
     
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    remove inner frame and blind
    undo all fixing screws
    using a wide wallpaper scraper work your way round the mastic sealing it to the roof. probably have to go round twice

    applying upwards pressure separate the skylight from the roof
    scrape off all the old mastic and clean residue with white spirit

    test fit new skylight making sure its the right way round (hinge at front of the van)
    remove again and apply mastic tape round underside of the skylight lip
    bed it in firmly and tighten screws a bit at a time till level and mastic starts oozing out
    don't over-tighten
    leave 5 minutes
    clean off any excess mastic
    fit new blind and inner frame
     
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    Techno Funster Life Member

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    Personally I would throw the Remis away and fit a heki plus
    About £95 average
    Much better product and straight swap in x 400 hole
    I have two
     
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    I fitted one on Monday evening! Should have been a straight change ie 400 x400 but the hole size was 390x390! So out with the jig saw and ten minutes later it fitted ok.nothing hard about fitting just don't pull it down too tight to the body,you need a couple of mils of sealant to make a good seal:thumb:
     
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    Did you fit the one in my link or was it the one that Techno recommended?
     
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    JUST FITTED THE VERY SAME! Firstly, I 'phoned Hymer UK, and asked if the unit would fit. Then I got stuck in and did it. BRILL! So much extra light, and the job is a doddle!!!!!:thumb:

    Please feel free to PM me for in depth details!
     
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    Tootles, PM'd you.
     
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    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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