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problem with Remis Wind up skylight

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Post by willshome Wed 17 Aug 2022, 4:40 pm

I have recently bought a 2015 Mercedes based auto- sleeper Malvern and generally very pleased with the build quality.
However i have encountered a problem with the large wind up skylight. Both cables have broken off the mechanism. The winder seems to work ok but the cables  have become detached from the window. Can anyone recommend a fix for this issue or point me in the direction for spare parts for this skylight?? scratch head
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Post by frederic Wed 17 Aug 2022, 4:45 pm

No help really but anyone with these wind up Skylights would be well advised to initially help them to open by pushing gently on the opening edge underside until they are well clear of the frame seals.
Personally I favour the bar opening ones.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN Wed 17 Aug 2022, 4:57 pm

Spare parts for Remis rooflights. Can you identify the broken bits?

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Post by Cymro Wed 17 Aug 2022, 6:46 pm

frederic wrote:No help really but anyone with these wind up Skylights would be well advised to initially help them to open by pushing gently on the opening edge underside until they are well clear of the frame seals.
Personally I favour the bar opening ones.
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 Indeed so - as well as annually treating the rubber seal around the opening with a rubber lubricant, to prevent it sticking. I also squirt a silicone lubricant spray on to the spirals along the sides of the opening and on to the trough in which they sit.

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Post by willshome Thu 18 Aug 2022, 10:10 am

frederic wrote:No help really but anyone with these wind up Skylights would be well advised to initially help them to open by pushing gently on the opening edge underside until they are well clear of the frame seals.
Personally I favour the bar opening ones.
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Hi Freeric,

Thanks for the message, you are right, this motorhome has been standing around for a while and the mechanism is quite fragile.
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Post by Molly3 Fri 19 Aug 2022, 12:44 am

A new wind up mechanism is available from autosleeper parts .
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Post by Caraman Fri 19 Aug 2022, 11:57 am

Cymro wrote:
frederic wrote:No help really but anyone with these wind up Skylights would be well advised to initially help them to open by pushing gently on the opening edge underside until they are well clear of the frame seals.
Personally I favour the bar opening ones.
frederic
 Indeed so - as well as annually treating the rubber seal around the opening with a rubber lubricant, to prevent it sticking. I also squirt a silicone lubricant spray on to the spirals along the sides of the opening and on to the trough in which they sit.

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I thought silicone spray might act as a rubber lubricant.  What sort of rubber lubricant do you use?
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Post by Appretice Fri 19 Aug 2022, 12:30 pm

Re problem with Remis wind-up skylight
When I had an issue with this failure I managed to get parts from leisureshop direct. A few years ago and I'm not sure of current availability. 
I subsequently ensured that all moving parts were well greased and that I lifted the light manually to assist the insubstantial winding mechanism.
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Post by Cymro Fri 19 Aug 2022, 1:02 pm

Caraman wrote:I thought silicone spray might act as a rubber lubricant.  What sort of rubber lubricant do you use?

Following a tip on the Forum (from a Member whose habitation door had stuck to the rubber seal) I bought this:

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The packaging has changed but it's the same stuff. I apply it annually to all the rubber seals (and those that look like they're rubber). So far, so good.

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Post by Caraman Fri 19 Aug 2022, 1:35 pm

Thanks Cymro.  My caravan windows all started sticking after a while so I'll follow this up for the motorhome.
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