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Old 03-21-2011, 11:10 AM   #1
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Aftermarket Skylight Install??

Has anyone installed a skylight in an '88 excella or other AS that didn't have one previously? I'm thinking sorta like the vistaview but only larger?

My AS doesn't have any at the moment but when I start gutting it would be an opportune time to put a couple in.

Any thoughts, negative or otherwise would be great!

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I didn't find anything on this when I searched the forum.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:44 AM   #2
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You might consider replacing the vents with Fan-Tastic Vents. You can get them with smoked covers.

Vintage Trailer Supply has flat white translucent lid Fan-Tastic Vents available too. I plan to replace the ones in the living area and galley with those eventually. I have already put a flat opaque gray lid model in the bedroom of my Excella. I want to be able to make the bedroom dark.
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see post #87 here:

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WOW that is a pile of info, I just went through a few pages and found at least 3 things that I will likely incorporate in the beast.

I am definitely going to have to sit down for an evening read!
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Skylights

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Has anyone installed a skylight in an '88 excella or other AS that didn't have one previously? I'm thinking sorta like the vistaview but only larger?

My AS doesn't have any at the moment but when I start gutting it would be an opportune time to put a couple in.

Any thoughts, negative or otherwise would be great!

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I didn't find anything on this when I searched the forum.
Check out this thread. It was three or four below yours on the forum page. I read it all the way thru some time ago and thought it was pretty good.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f455...hts-53517.html

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Old 03-22-2011, 04:57 PM   #6
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Check out this thread. It was three or four below yours on the forum page. I read it all the way thru some time ago and thought it was pretty good.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f455...hts-53517.html

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I did see that one, its on the top of the trailer which I would do if it was the only place you could put it.

But I was thinking about cutting a hole more on the side/top part of the trailer, starting at where the "vistaview" would be (if it was there) and ending where the main curve from the side to the roof stops. I think the window would have to be custom but we have some places here that can do that.

That wasn't clear in my first post, sorry.

I found a few posts on vistaview leak issues but I would expect that is more a maintenance/caulk deterioration issue.

In light of my new info, am I crazy to do this?
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Crap.....just took a look out the window of the house to ponder my idea while perusing the trailer and I realized that the awning and bracket would be in the way of the full window I was thinking about. i could start above the awning though... on both sides.
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