AngusPiloteCamper replied on 07/11/2019 13:19
Posted on 07/11/2019 13:19
I am sure many folk have noted that certain types of Dometic Heki rooflights have an inherent design fault, which can have show-stopping results !
As I recently experienced in Shetlands - where the wind blows non-stop - when the rooflight is opened for ventilation, a gust of wind can lift the catch out of it's slot and potentially at worst,blow the window right off breaking at the hinge putting an end to the trip till replaced, or damage the hinge beyond fixing. After one scary moment, luckily no real damage done, I just had to keep roof light closed although would have been good to have it open for cooking etc.
The manufacturers design has missed out a secure catch to prevent the wind lifting the rooflight up out of it's slot which could result in a very expensive replacement in addition to the inconvenience of ' no rooflight ' especially in showery weather !! Not a nice thought.
However, help is at hand as I discovered. See https://moho-bits.wixsite.com/manchester
Ian makes and supplies retro-fit catches at a reasonable price, preventing a potential disaster. There are other interesting devices to on the website. I can highly recommend these catches and also the helpful advice Ian provides. Worth a look.
As you've opened two threads on the same topic and your discussion appears to be about a motorhome roof light, I've locked the other thread.