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Old 04-13-2010, 03:58 PM   #15
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Well I retrieved the trailer from storage and the same corner of the skylight has popped up again. We leave on a trip in about 10 days. I think I will screw that corner down with a rubber gasket on the screw and just replace the whole thing with something better (as mentioned in previous posts) when I get back.

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Old 04-13-2010, 05:07 PM   #16
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Can this company get anything right? Our skylight is cracked where the screws were tightened too much. It leaked last spring in Minnesota and the cracks have been covered with lots of sealant.

We're going to JC in a couple of weeks and I wonder how they'll fix it.

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Gene, seems like this thread has a new lease on life, and I was wondering how A/S fixed your problem with the skylight?
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:30 PM   #17
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Ken,
We have a new '09 (since FEB) International and we had soooo many leaks! But our skylights leaked like a strainer and come to find out, AS uses a pressure tape to hold it down and ours was not installed properly. Yep, dealership fixed it (we hope, it hasn't rained) along with leaks in vents, every outside storage area, etc,etc. Don't screw it down yourself, you might need the dealer to replace it! Screwing it down could negate the warranty..check it out!
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:30 PM   #18
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I just bought 2 new skylights replacements from Airstream and was also sold for an additional 20.00 a flat aluminum framework to go around the exterior and hold down the unit and distribute the force evenly. Will post pics next week prepping to leave for the Dogwoods rally now. Anyhow this frame looks much better than the pieces supplied with the Out of Doors Mart kit as a matter of fact if one looks at their instructions the pieces look downright hokey. The Airstream piece is a nice flat square one piece unit not some pieces of cut up extruded channel that looks like it will hold water( Out of Doors Mart kit). Can only hope Airstream is using these pieces on new installs now. Price with the pieces was also less than Out of Doors Mart.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:12 PM   #19
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Gene, seems like this thread has a new lease on life, and I was wondering how A/S fixed your problem with the skylight?
JC replaced the skylight since it was cracked where the screws had been torqued too much. They used washers when they replaced it. It hasn't leaked since.

Good to see Airstream has a new way of installing the skylight if ctdair is correct. It may be the factory has finally figured out the way they were installing the skylights was absurd and led to many, many warranty claims. By saving 10Ę on washers, they cost the company many, many dollars.

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Well I retrieved the trailer from storage and the same corner of the skylight has popped up again. We leave on a trip in about 10 days. I think I will screw that corner down with a rubber gasket on the screw and just replace the whole thing with something better (as mentioned in previous posts) when I get back.

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After a talk with Maxim, I have decided to do it right and be done with it. They have sold so many skylights for Airstreams, that they knew exactly what I wanted. All I have to do is decide what tint I want and order them tomorrow. Thanks to Kevin for his outstanding installation thread.

I know I could have Airstream keep taping them down for free for the next two years. However, one thing I have learned - monetarily free is often far from inconvenience free.

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P.S. I decide to use duct tape instead of a screw for the temp fix.
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After a talk with Maxim, I have decided to do it right and be done with it. They have sold so many skylights for Airstreams, that they knew exactly what I wanted. All I have to do is decide what tint I want and order them tomorrow. Thanks to Kevin for his outstanding installation thread.

I know I could have Airstream keep taping them down for free for the next two years. However, one thing I have learned - monetarily free is often far from inconvenience free.

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My OEM one is leaking again, even after having it replaced once at JC last fall.

When I called Maxim in Texas, they quoted me, $250 each. Did you called Maxim in Florida?

Perhaps, I got the spec wrong.

Does anyone have an exact specs of Maxim skylights for Airstream application?

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Old 04-13-2010, 06:47 PM   #22
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My OEM one is leaking again, even after having it replaced once at JC last fall.

When I called Maxim in Texas, they quoted me, $250 each. Did you called Maxim in Florida?

Perhaps, I got the spec wrong.

Does anyone have an exact specs of Maxim skylights for Airstream application?

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I have not recieved a quote yet. Here is what they sent for the spec.

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For what it's worth, I should take delivery of my trailer in a couple of weeks. I'll let you guys know how the plant is installing them. Hopefully, this is still not a problem.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:00 PM   #24
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Well,

I ordered the Maxim skylights today.

I called Airstream yesterday, and they were more than willing to correct the problem. They offered to send a new skylight, in case the original one was warped and causing the problem. They also offered to send a metal pre-drilled frame if I wanted to screw it down. Surprisingly, they did not offer to to buy the new Maxims.

I just decided that, since I hope to have this trailer for some time, I would rather spend the bucks and have something more substantial for my first line of defense against things that fall from the sky. (If you think about it the list of possibilities is scary)

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Well,

I ordered the Maxim skylights today.

I called Airstream yesterday, and they were more than willing to correct the problem. They offered to send a new skylight, in case the original one was warped and causing the problem. They also offered to send a metal pre-drilled frame if I wanted to screw it down. Surprisingly, they did not offer to to buy the new Maxims.

I just decided that I since I hope to have this trailer for some time, I would rather spend the bucks and have something more substantial for my first line of defense from things that fall from the sky.
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You will not be unhappy with your choice! I'm confident I will not have a leak from either of my Maxim skylights for a very long time. I don't care how or with what reinforcement the stock skylights are installed with, you will have leaks sometime in the future. Whether its around the screws or the plastic skylight itself.

When you receive the Maxim's you'll know what I'm talking about. BTW, even at $250 apiece, if that's what they're quoting now, its still a bargain.
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You will not be unhappy with your choice! I'm confident I will not have a leak from either of my Maxim skylights for a very long time. I don't care how or with what reinforcement the stock skylights are installed with, you will have leaks sometime in the future. Whether its around the screws or the plastic skylight itself.

When you receive the Maxim's you'll know what I'm talking about. BTW, even at $250 apiece, if that's what they're quoting now, its still a bargain.
The way the Pricing went for me was:
They told me what the options were and I selected the configuration I wanted.

I asked for both skylights to have both domes and the panel clear, and to have clear anodizing.

The price ended up to be $158 for the rear and $202 for the front.

They ship in two separate boxes via FedEx Ground and the shipping seemed appropriate from my experience. ($65.80) from Dallas to north of Denver).

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As promised here is a picture of the new Airstream skylight hold down. Sorry it is several weeks since I posted about it until I posted the picture
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