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RE: Shower Pan Reinforcement

Thank you, Covered Wagon.
Mikell 07/11/22 07:04am Truck Campers
Shower Pan Reinforcement

I have a 2005 Lance 1181, and I’ve noticed some give in my shower pan. Has anyone gone underneath and reinforced theirs? I would hate for the shower floor to give way.
Mikell 07/10/22 09:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Heki 2 Skylight Inner Frame Failure

Thanks. I might not have needed to go all the way along the side with the sandwich, but since the failure was so catastrophic with the stop piece breaking off, and given the age of the skylight, I thought it best. I need to shine it up a little to remove the JB spillover. This fix addressed two problems - 1) the stop piece failure and 2) minimizing failure of the latches (which is the weak link in the skylight’s design).
Mikell 04/30/22 02:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Heki 2 Skylight Inner Frame Failure

https://i.imgur.com/2iCYdLbl.jpg
Mikell 04/30/22 01:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Heki 2 Skylight Inner Frame Failure

https://i.imgur.com/fSvq6qHl.jpg
Mikell 04/30/22 01:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Heki 2 Skylight Inner Frame Failure

https://i.imgur.com/h4j5Iz6l.jpg
Mikell 04/30/22 01:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Heki 2 Skylight Inner Frame Failure

https://i.imgur.com/G9kAFekl.jpg
Mikell 04/30/22 01:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Heki 2 Skylight Inner Frame Failure

Well, it’s been a few months since I’ve had the time to attempt to implement my fix. I finally finished it today. I sandwiched the broken section between two slats of aluminum, attached with JB Weld and rivets. It doesn’t look pretty, but it’s not noticeable unless you are looking for it. I was also going to try the YouTube fix I referenced earlier in the thread with the locking bar to provide additional protection; however, my Heki must be a little different than his because the bar would not go straight across the bottom of the skylight bottom (apparently it bows downward slightly. So, I came up with my own version which are just two locking clips. I think this should solve the problem. If you want to try it, you just have to notch the clips to fit. I did place a flat washer in two places on each side at the ends near the clips the same thickness of the aluminum angle used for the clips so I could slip the clip between the HEKI latch and the skylight.
Mikell 04/30/22 01:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Heki 2 Skylight Inner Frame Failure

Regarding the YouTube “fix”, since the HEKI 2 does not have a gap above the latch mount for the angle to slide into, I will need to install some spacers at the 4 points where the mounting screws attach the clear lid to the brackets.This should create the necessary gap
Mikell 11/02/21 03:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Heki 2 Skylight Inner Frame Failure

Here’s what I plan on doing after the fix so I don’t have to depend solely upon these sorry latches which also keep breaking. https://youtu.be/bl2I3a4N2xU The manual I have for the HEKI 3 Deluxe says it is “suitable for max. speeds of 100 km/hr” (or 62 mph). I usually drive around 60 mph, but occasionally faster. Perhaps speed as well as poor quality are contributors to failure. I didn’t see this speed factor in the manual until just recently.
Mikell 11/02/21 11:22am Truck Campers
RE: Heki 2 Skylight Inner Frame Failure

https://i.imgur.com/XyFcL0hl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/7up1ydOl.jpg
Mikell 10/31/21 06:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Heki 2 Skylight Inner Frame Failure

Correction. The connection points are part of the inside surface of the exterior frame (not the interior frame). The more I look at it, I’m considering running a 1” wide piece of aluminum bar stock (as thin as practical) down either the inside or outside of the exterior frame plastic channel the piece broke from, and riveting it to that channel. If I place the aluminum stock on the outer surface of that channel, I may be able to reuse the broken piece’s connection point. I could also run a piece of aluminum stock down the inside of the track as well, sandwiching the plastic channel wall between the aluminum.
Mikell 10/31/21 11:25am Truck Campers
Heki 2 Skylight Inner Frame Failure

Anybody had this happen yet to their Heki skylight? The inner frame point where one of the black latches contacts broke. I’ve already replaced the latches once on my 16 year old unit. Now, I’m faced with a different challenge, repairing the inner frame right at the location of one of the latches. A new inner frame is around $300. I thought I would try some JB Weld at the brake, and supplement that repair with some sort of “scabbing” between the broken piece and the surrounding frame area. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Mikell 10/31/21 10:21am Truck Campers
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