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Message posted by Janice2206/5/2022 at 9:40pm
Outfit:  Peugeot Autocruise Vista Sunncamp Tent     Location:  cumbria
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Can anyone tell me why suddenly my Heki rooflight won't stay open. I am assuming it is the gas struts that have failed. What causes this to happen.

Message posted by kiev07/5/2022 at 8:37am
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You will find most gas struts fail eventually, through use. You dont mention how old the van is,my Heki rooflight is 16yrs old as the van and still works perfectly. If the roof light is open and is forced down by really heavy winds that does not do it any good. Fortunately they are easy things to obtain and fit.

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Message posted by Janice2207/5/2022 at 11:17am
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Thanks for your advice. Our motorhome is an Autocruise Vista 2000, but hasn't had much use. Are the struts easy to fit ourselves?

Message posted by Dave and Cyn via mobile 07/5/2022 at 1:17pm
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Pretty straightforward. Loads for sale on EBay.
Have a look on YouTube and you'll find some good tutorials on how to change them.

Message posted by Fiona W via mobile 07/5/2022 at 4:49pm
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We use leisureshopdirect (other specialist parts sites are available). We found them helpful; good diagrams too.
They also had a technical person who replied directly to complex DIY we had, like changing spring-fit window blinds.

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Message posted by tedthebear via mobile 08/5/2022 at 8:26am
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Try SGS engineering in Derby.   Very helpful , they can also Regis your old strut

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SGS always comes highly recommended on here.

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