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Heki rooflight blown open?

Sep 26, 2018
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Got a call from our storage site saying one of our rooflights was open. So we went to see and the medium size Heki (with the spring out locking button ) was wide open. Fortunately, only the sun blind (which we keep closed) and the loo were wet, the carpet was fine... I can't see how this can have blown open, and I'm 100% certain it was locked shut.

Anyone experienced anything like this?
 

Damian

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Presumably it happened when we had those really strong winds a couple of days ago.
If that was the case, then I am not surprised.
 
Oct 3, 2013
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This also happens to our medium sized Heki,the difference being it doesn't happen when the rooflight is locked down only when the rooflight is at it's first opening position.There is a very small "dimple" on the groove to prevent this but it's far too small and doesn't prevent the rooflght blowing fully open.
 
Nov 11, 2009
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This also happens to our medium sized Heki,the difference being it doesn't happen when the rooflight is locked down only when the rooflight is at it's first opening position.There is a very small "dimple" on the groove to prevent this but it's far too small and doesn't prevent the rooflght blowing fully open.
My Hekii 400x400 blew open when it was on its first position on the cam track. I had forgotten to latch down the small vertical “ keep” that prevents movement on the cam track. Fortunately no damage was incurred. The main one over the lounge has no such locking keep so that is put down and locked when there are winds from the rear of the caravan. But I didn’t think that strong winds would dislodge it’s spring loaded transverse locking bar. Hope yours hasn’t sustained damage to the front hinges or supports.
 
Sep 26, 2018
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Well, this one was deffo locked. We check it at least once a week and will now make sure we visit after any seriously windy conditions...
 
May 7, 2012
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We had the same problem once on a previous caravan. I could swear it was locked but as it only happened once I do wonder if I had failed to lock it fully.
 
Sep 26, 2018
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Obviously this is a possibility, but I'm as positive as I can be I closed it properly... I intend to check as soon as possible after any more gales...
 
Sep 24, 2008
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That takes me back when we had a motorhome, doing about 60mph noticed "its getting cold" in hear I said to my wife ,. A passing motorist came bye flashing and waving to us pointing upwards. Pulled over to find the Heki had come up , lucky no damage
 
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I was flagged Down going in to Boston one Friday afternoon with the heki wide open outcame the gaffer tape till I arrived at skeggy,
 

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