Noisy roof light

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  1. Sarahbrightvan

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    Can anyone please tell me if they have found a way of stopping the whistling from the roof vent whilst travelling...whilst unpleasant for us... it is driving our dog demented! Any suggestions gratefully received.
     
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    I don't get any noise, I would suggest your roof light is not sealing. That's where I would look first. Maybe new rubbers?
     
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    To be serious ... not all roof lights have the draught seal on them as they are supposed to 'provide ventilation' for H&S reasons! If it hasn't got a seal then you can use some rubber/sponge sticky back door draught seal to lessen the gap (so long as you have ventilation elsewhere).
     
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    Good luck, our last Rapido had vented ones and I tried almost everything and never found a cure
     
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    Is it an MPK 40x40? I replaced ours with a heki mini plus. Before that i could not open cab windows while driving as the pressure caused the MPK to make a hell of a racket.

    2 hours work 80 quid and a bit of mastic and light swearing and I have a van that will happilly do 70 with the cab windows open and without that horrible noise.
     
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    We had a roughly 300mm square one - not sure of maker but there were seals available.

    We fitted them to out Autotrail and it shut them up. (y)

    Alas I can't find the company that sold them but will have a search and post when I do - Sorry - I know not much help :(
     
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    get a spoiler and glue it to the roof in front of the vent to make an effective dam to deflect the air over it,
     
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    You could try posting some pictures of the offending rooflight. That might help us work out the issues. But I suspect a spoiler or a replacement is probably your most likely solution.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your input. Funny enough I had considered ear protectors for the dog.. made me smile..I'll get a picture from inside of the offending roof light and post it later. Had looked at the spoiler option, but wasn't sure as the van roof profile already has a raised area at the front and the roof light is then in a dip..not sure exactly where a spoiler would fit.
     
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    Here is the spoiler arrangement on ours:
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    20160717_105128.jpg picture of our roof vent as promised. It's a HEKI 2 roof vent
     
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    Thanks for the pic. It looks like you have a completely flat roof profile on yours. Can't get up to take pic of ours without a ladder, but ours is as I said in a dip. Hooe you didn't climb up there especially for me..
     
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    I like them in combination with safety specs.

    mutt-muffs-dog-ear-defenders-5591-lr-04.jpg
     
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    No, it's an old photo that I had lying around. The van has overhead bulge just in front of that area.
     
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    OK. .thanks. Bernie has gad a look, but there is only a VERY small gap between the bulge and the roof light, no space to fit one of these. Guess the bulge should deflect the wind already.
     
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    We travel with our two open. No whistle and great airflow through.. I understand not all can be left open while travelling though.. Ours are fiamma
     
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    Found it :)

    http://www.leisurespares.co.uk/stock/Seitz/heki-rooflights/
    http://www.leisurespares.co.uk/files/25_midi-heki.pdf

    Item 25 on page 5 is a seal that is not usually fitted by some makers.

    We had the mini Heki and the correct seal was a bit of a faff to fit but worked.

    If they do a parts list for your roof light it should be identifiable.
     
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