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Heki Rooflight Problem

Post by Jarjar on Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:58 am

Sorry if this has been discussed before, l am just finding my way round my first Auto Sleeper.
This is the third van we have had with Heki rooflights and the first problem. The paper blind is not wide enough for the aparture, it keeps popping off the runners. Can l move the plastic end caps out a few millimetres which is all it will take, or is it a bigger job - or do l have to go back to the dealer?
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Re: Heki Rooflight Problem

Post by daisy mae on Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:42 pm

Mine is the same although it is not paper, it`s the plastic black out blind, when it is windy the sides come out, I just push them back in. I don`t think the blinds are wide enough.

Interested if you find a solution. Good luck,
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Re: Heki Rooflight Problem

Post by Jarjar on Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:52 pm

Maybe mine is plastic too, it just looks like a paper concertina, one side of the aluminium angle that you pull keeps coming out. The ends have a plastic piece with a slot cut in them that slides along the surround frame. If the aluminium angle were slightly longer all would be well, it isn't so the plastic ends pop off the frame and the whole thing jams.
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Re: Heki Rooflight Problem

Post by daisy mae on Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:31 pm

I see what you mean now,

 Mine is a flat roller blind , not a concertina one , on mine it isn`t the ends that is the problem, it is the material dropping away from the track, sounds as though yours is a design fault. 

Perhaps someone has had  the same problem and can help you, hope so.
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Re: Heki Rooflight Problem

Post by paul bullock on Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:46 pm

Hi , Ive got exactly the same problem with the paper concertina blind ,VERY interested in a solution , my last Heki roller blind wasn't perfect but it was better than this !! Regards  Paul wave
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Re: Heki Rooflight Problem

Post by roli on Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:03 pm

Is it a Heki or Remis?  The Remis blinds / windows fitted over the last few are vey poor for blind/flyscreens or for that matter the windows are well below the quality of Heki. Probably a price thing again

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Re: Heki Rooflight Problem

Post by Jarjar on Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:46 pm

Yes Roli, it's a Remis. That maybe explains the problem.
Should l now change the Thread title? And if so - can the moderators do it?
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Re: Heki Rooflight Problem

Post by Heanorboy on Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:31 pm

I had the opposite problem on mine in that it was too tight to slide so I drilled a couple of holes in the inside of the frame and screwed it to the wooden frame that the skylight lived in to pull it out a little now fine so maybe if you put a little packing on the inside of the frame it just might solve the problem. 
The frame on mine was quite warped so I am guessing that yours might be the same
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Re: Heki Rooflight Problem

Post by Mindhyg on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:35 am

Solution to paper roller blind coming off side tension strings. Opening/ closing with one hand pulls the paper blind edges off the tension/ locating strings.

Stand underneath the blind. Open and close smoothly and level with two hands, one on each side of the push me - pull you alloy opener on the end of the blind. Works every time and no paper drop offs at edges. This method also works with the fly screen as well, and believe me you do not want that one coming adrift!   Happy touring.

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