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Old 07-25-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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Skylight replacement question

I bought this 2003 Classic from a repair/restoration/reseller last winter and had them replace the skylights before I picked it up. Was on the roof today for the first time to repair my fantastic fans and noticed the new skylights were glued around the top of the frame but not sealed at the bottom and there's about a 1/2 inch open space all the way around. It does not look like the proper installation. Opinions please.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:17 PM   #2
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That skylight is sealed between the top of the aluminum curb and the dome. And looks fine to me. The thing that caught my eye is the crack in the caulk on the bottom right side of the aluminum curb and the trailer roof. If it is cracked caulk, it needs to be recaulked before it begins to leak into the trailer.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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How do you get at the sealant between the body and the "curb"? The skylight plastic covers it. Just doesn't seen right to me that water and insects can get under the plastic lip. I think wind could also be a problem.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:48 PM   #4
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In order to remove the caulk and seal it back up you may have to remove the lid. It will probably crack when you remove it. Be prepared to replace the skylight lid with a new one.
Use the "search button", try a search for "skylight replacement" as there is a lot of info on them in this forum including many pictures related to the replacement. Most people replace the factory type like you have with a more substantial skylight. They are available from a company in Dallas, TX.
Someday when my skylights go bad and need replaced I will order one from Maxim Skylights in Dallas. Their phone number is 1-888-222-4898.
Or, you could just find a replacement lid for the type you have, which looks like a standard issue one, from an Airstream dealer.


You'll have to weigh the costs, etc.

Just take a look on line at the Maxim ones available and you'll know what to do.
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