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Old 05-01-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Question Skylight question on '94 Land Yacht

I have a '94 Land Yacht that was in a hailstorm and it broke both skylights, one in galley and one over shower. I ordered 2 new skylight, but they are just the outside dome, it looks like mine had a flat clear piece over the hole, therefore you can not touch the inside of dome. The fellow that got me the skylights said he had never seen a flat piece between the skylight dome and inside, but they did make an inside dome, almost as much as outside dome. My question is, if anyone has a '94 Land Yacht does yours have a flat piece between inside and dome? Could I use just a flat piece of plexiglass?
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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I have not had reason to work on my skylights, but they are as you describe, with a flat piece on the inside. Probably two pieces with caulking?
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:29 PM   #3
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John, mine are the same way, inner plastic, very thin. Can't imagine what for except maybe as an added layer of heat loss, y'know, like double pane windows. If yours are damaged, I'd sure try a thin sheet if plexiglass, carefully fitted and maybe stuck down with a few drops of caulking.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:10 AM   #4
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If you replace the inner piece of thin plastic, I would suggest caulking all around the peremiter to keep the "wee beasties" from getting in the inner space.

My 2004 Land Yacht also has the inner piece of thin plastic sheating.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:21 AM   #5
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Thanks so very much for the replies!!!! I will try to find a thin enough piece of plexiglass or ?
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:58 AM   #6
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Mine also has the flat clear plastic.
Is there any way to salvage the flat plastic from the existing skylites? I believe the reason for the flat layer plastic is to stop condensation from building up inside the dome. So what ever you use make sure you seal it up tight.
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No, the hail got them also.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:36 AM   #8
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Several years ago when I had a 34-ft LY I had to replace the skylight over the shower stall. The local dealer in Ottawa did it for me, and the replacement did have the thin plastic membrane on the inside. Was your replacement dome ordered from Airstream?
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