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Old 05-21-2013, 05:26 PM   #15
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I ordered and received my new "garnish" trims. Now I have to remove the skylight shades to enable me to remove/replace the trims. I can see how to get the open end out with the two screws. I can't figure out how to get the "folded up" end out. I emailed this same pic and question to United Shade yesterday, awaiting response. Anyone out there with a hint? Thanks.
Yup. When you drop the visible end of shade the folded side will pull down to expose screws. That's all you need?
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:02 PM   #16
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Was wondering about what you've got invested in parts for the project. I have a feeling that's where the sneaky leak is coming from on my 94 Sovereign.
You can remove the trim carefully. Then have a look.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:16 PM   #17
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OldVwHunters - do you mean for the skylights or the interior trim costs? I'll have to do some looking. Our skylights ran about $460 as I recall. The trims about $75 each from OODM.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:26 PM   #18
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OldVwHunters - do you mean for the skylights or the interior trim costs? I'll have to do some looking. Our skylights ran about $460 as I recall. The trims about $75 each from OODM.
Worth the price of admission! I am quite pleased with the fit, finish and quality of the Maxims.

I got the white powder coated trim with triple bronze plastic skylights. On a sunny day it transmits plenty light and MUCH less heat than the originals. You can also see clearly so easy to make out clouds and trees where before it was a blur.

The "garnish" / trim for interior was "crackly/crunchy" very brittle. I coated the new ones wit Aerospace 303 before install. Much better too.

When I compares over $100 for a single piece of plastic which has none of the performance of the Maxims at about $225, even I could "do the math". Now I have skylights which are "hurricane proof".. And look good.

When you consider a 40mph headwind, gusts from other vehicles and trailer speed of only 60 MPH you are over 100 MPH wind speed. That is hurricane level.

Having the Maxims are just "good thinking".
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:06 PM   #19
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OldVwHunters - do you mean for the skylights or the interior trim costs? I'll have to do some looking. Our skylights ran about $460 as I recall. The trims about $75 each from OODM.
Not familiar with OODM--can you give us more information? I've just installed new Maxims and they are worth every penny you pay for them. My "garnish" is not bad but one of my does have a small cracked out piece so I would like to look into replacing just one of mine.
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Here is link to OODM

http://outofdoorsmart.com/
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:02 AM   #21
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Ditto on happiness with the Maxims. My wife even commented, complemented and appreciated the replacement....TWICE! That, ladies and gentlemen, is worth the price of admission.
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Did you get the skylight from OODM, or straight from Maxim? I was on OODM but the skylight they had didn't really have any brand name. I liked the OODM site, they seem to have a lot of stuff.
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The skylight replacement must be ordered directly from Maxim in Texas. Just call them and have a conversation about your rig. They know airstreams.
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Thanks for the information. I was considering having a cap welded up and do away with it completely, but since everyone seems happy I might have to give it a shot.
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Thanks for the information. I was considering having a cap welded up and do away with it completely, but since everyone seems happy I might have to give it a shot.
So. What is your decision ?
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Will probably end up getting one as soon as I get the money lined up. Have to buy things on a priority basis working on a Wal-Mart income. This week is plumbing parts to avoid flooding the trailer, plus the brake controller since stopping is kind of handy sometimes.
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That's Kewl. Do it at your own pace because that way things work best.
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Skylight Trim Install Success

Giving thanks to all the "helpers" here, we want to show the success of the "granish" trim replacements. It was easy. I did choose to replace the OEM pine blocking with new select white hard maple blocking I cut from stock in my shop. Reused all the screws as they were in fine shape. Minimal dead bug bodies in the old ones.
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