Protecting Heki

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  1. Greenacres

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    Is there a purpose made cover that can be bought to protect a heki from intense heat? Thought about making one myself then realised it would be difficult to put on. We peg towels on the side windows but the panoramic heki is always a concern.
     
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    I made a cover out of an old internal insulated windscreen cover, once I'd cut it to size and edged it I put 4 suckers through which hold it in place on the Heki, the bonus of this is that when we want the Heki open and it is sunny the screen stays in place, thus letting the air in but not the heat. Another advantage is that in cold weather it adds insulation to reduce the amount of heat lost overnight.
     
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    Covers

    Hi my first M.H. was a liaka and it came with a cover for the HEKI like MINX has made brilliant :thumb:
     
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    Thankyou all. I like the cheap idea Minx using an old thermal cover. How do you reach the outside to stick on the suckers? Can it be done from the inside by threading the cover onto the outside?
    Big 1 I'm afraid that the posh jobs will have to wait until I have saved up, but thanks for the link.
     
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    an ultra cheap version is buy one of those car windscreen protectors. they are like a hard foam or cardboard covered in foil (often got a picture on) and cut it down to fit under the skylight. normally see them in the pound shop

    another option, but the same idea is reflective foil bubblwrap. again cut to size and stick to the inside using suckers, which are available on ebay for under 50p each
     
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    It is stuck on the INSIDE of the Heki. :Doh::Wink:
     
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    Yes! Dometic have them. But they are not sold by many in the UK.

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    The part numbers are:

    Mini Hekiplus - 9103500008 http://www.thedometiccentre.co.uk/m...or-dometic-seitz-hekis-for-mini-hekiplus.html

    Midi Heki - 9103500009 http://www.thedometiccentre.co.uk/m...gs-for-dometic-seitz-hekis-for-midi-heki.html

    Heki 1-4 - 9103500010 http://www.thedometiccentre.co.uk/m...ngs-for-dometic-seitz-hekis-for-heki-1-4.html

    :BigGrin:
     
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    I suppose it depends on how tight a fit it is, the suckers make it 'stand off' a bit - I've used it on several MHs over the years (we had it originally in our Rimor, then our Chausson and now our Accent) and in all that time I've never had a problem. :thumb:

    If not, then simply make a cover to go on the outside, but obviously it would need you to be able to reach to put it on, however seeing as it appears to be just a sheet of material with what look like 4 'hooks' on a piece of elastic cord I assume, one in each corner with which you attach it to the Heki, it would be easy peasy to make and certainly cannot possibly be worth the horrendous price asked for the 'official' ones! Maybe I should get my sewing machine out and go into business!!! :thumb:
     
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    at those prices im not surprised they are not for sale in m any places:Eeek:
     
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    We have a Laika and I thought everyone had the same as us which is a slidding cover that acts as a blind with an insect cover as well. :thumb:
     
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    the sliding blind and net are standard fit, but they dont have any noticable thermal advantage. the silver screen type helps keep the van warmer in very cold weather and cooler in bright hot sunshine
     
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    Have a look at my post (first quote) and the link, which I posted on page one of this thread. :thumb:
     
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    Yes they do but in addition to what 'TheBig1' has said, if you want a good air flow you need to leave the blind completely open (just with the flyscreen across) to let the hot air out and cooler air (hopefully!) in but doing this will then let the sun in, hence the need to have something that actually goes on the opened Heki 'glass' itself.
     
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    It would appear that Dometic are discontinuing the covers for Heki rooflights :RollEyes:
     
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    I have seen people cover the outside with cooking foil. It keeps out the sun but probably would have to be removed to drive.
     
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