Hymer Exsis A Class Sliding Window Rattle (1 Viewer)

Oct 30, 2015
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On and off for over 35 years
Hello to All……I have been a very regular MotorhomeFun reader for the last few years and learnt a lot from previous posts.

I am finally stuck and need to ask for help.

I recently purchased a 2015 Hymer Exsis i-504 A-class. It is a right hand drive version and the drivers side siding window rattles when travelling on uneven roads.

To rectify the rattle and reduce horizontal play I am hoping to adjust the latch part that is fitted to the glass window but unsure how this latch comes apart. Note:- I have dismantled the latch part fitted to the surround, unfortunately it does not have any scope to adjust.

Before I end up breaking the latch trying to dismantle. Has anyone had any past experience working with this type of sliding window latch ??

Here is a link to a similar latch being sold on eBay. I still cannot work out how it would come apart

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-...=item2abcd49117:g:npgAAOSw6X1b~QRS:rk:36:pf:0

Thanks

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Xabia

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I presume that there is a gap between the catch on the lock and the keep on the window frame. You might like to consider a fairly simple modification by getting some black Milliput and fashioning a thin strip along the keep. Once it has hardened you could file it down bit by bit until the catch holds tightly. Haven’t had a similar problem with my Hymer but have used this method on another problem issue and it worked extremely well.
 
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Oct 30, 2015
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Xabia

You presumed correctly. Certainly sounds a good idea which negates the removal of the latch.

Thanks
 
Nov 7, 2015
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Could you try gluing a section of black cable tie or similar strip to the latch on the mating part fixed to the frame?
 

Lenny HB

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On our second Hymer with the same latch so far no problems.
You could just space the latch plate off the bodywork and if that works you could make a black plastic spacer to sit behind the latch plate.

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Sep 28, 2015
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Ours rattles when open where the two panes overlap, whether it’s open an inch or full. It’s really annoying to the point where I tend to keep it shut.
I recall on old Hymer’s there used to be a tensioner of some sort half way down the sliding pain where it passes over the other one.
 
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Oct 30, 2015
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Not sure if ours rattles when open, as we have not owned the motorhome for long and the weather has been too cold but I will test out soon.
Thanks
 

JockandRita

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@Scotchbonnet. Not the same latch as yours, but similar, and equally vulnerable to opportunists.

Like me, you could try to kill two birds with one stone, by installing a simple visual deterrent, which applies pressure to the sliding window. This may also alleviate the rattle. (y)

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The rod is a spring loaded net curtain rod, separated, cut down to fit, then reassembled before being tensioned. Been using it for years, and also use a smaller version on the polycarbonate lounge window. ;)

Good luck sorting out that annoying rattle. :mad: ........... ;)

Cheers,

Jock. :)

P.S. The pervious owner used a piece of long dowling in the channel, but that compromised the channel's ability to drain away condensation or moisture to the outside vents. :(
 
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Oct 30, 2015
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On and off for over 35 years
Jock

I bought a curtain rod recently as a backup to not being able to rectify the rattle. I must have seen a previous post suggesting this method.

Thanks
Iain

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On and off for over 35 years
I presume that there is a gap between the catch on the lock and the keep on the window frame. You might like to consider a fairly simple modification by getting some black Milliput and fashioning a thin strip along the keep. Once it has hardened you could file it down bit by bit until the catch holds tightly. Haven’t had a similar problem with my Hymer but have used this method on another problem issue and it worked extremely well.

Xabia

I tried the black Milliput on the latch keep and it looks like it has solved the problem rattle. The Milliput is very easy to work with and I am sure it will come in handy for other small jobs.

Thanks
Iain S
 

Xabia

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Glad to hear that it worked Iain, I have used it for a number of applications. I also find Sugru very good if you want something with a little flex in it.

Mike
 

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