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Old 09-06-2012, 06:20 PM   #15
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I really want to do this upgrade....but my "Saran Wrap" refuses to crack! I must have a crack to justify to DW!
May I ask the cost of a Maxim...ballpark?
Maybe a BFH would make a crack?
I saw a video demonstrating that a B*H is much more likely to bounce back from a Maxim and hit you in some part of you body.

If you have the same stock ones that I had, just go up on the roof and spit on them.

You definitely need them. It's a necessity not just a desire. Make that your mantra.



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Old 09-07-2012, 10:20 AM   #16
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Hi Greg....Instersting upgrade, wondering how does it look from the inside?
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A bit better than the old ones. You see a nice, clean, flat, white surface in the opening, fitting tightly to the surrounding curb. I'd post a pic, but the AS is up in storage for a few days. I'll try to remember to get pics when we bring her home to load up for the next trip.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #17
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A bit better than the old ones. You see a nice, clean, flat, white surface in the opening, fitting tightly to the surrounding curb. I'd post a pic, but the AS is up in storage for a few days. I'll try to remember to get pics when we bring her home to load up for the next trip.
A chance of fate (a nice word for a screw up) caused me to like ours even more than I would ahve. The normal ones that people (including me) order for Airstream replacements have two curved panes on top of one flat pane. They got the order wrong and made mine 3 curved panes like the build for homes. I like it much better. When you look up you see into this dome and to me the effect is much more pleasing. In addition, since our skylights both have shades that can be pulled across the bottom of the opening, I elected to have all 3 panes clear for maximum light. When you look up you see the sky as it actually is.

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Old 09-07-2012, 10:39 AM   #18
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Received my Maxim skylights,climbed up on the roof and found both of my factory skylights were cracked more than half way around(they had been caulked over).They had started to leak but my Airstream has the aluminum ceiling and therefore I would not have discovered this had I not removed the factory skylights and see the water stains on the wooden frame.
It is so nice to be able to see the stars the new skylights are a great addition!
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #19
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I have been installing these for two years now and am very happy with the consistent quality and customer service. The packing and shipping dept deserves a kudos too.

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Pics of water leaks after removal of factory skylights.You could not see cracks until removal!
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The first set of skylights that Maxim made for me were EXACTLY the size of the opening I'd sent them (wasn't clear that I needed to increase the size so they'd fit OVER the curb). David Thornton made two new sets .... which are now installed. Apparently, I'm not the only person who was confused when I signed off on the detail. He tells me that they have now revised the order form so this won't happen to someone else. I cannot say enough good things about the company and the product. And, they are gorgeous from the inside as well....much better than the Saran Wrap that came on my Int'l.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:06 PM   #22
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Pics of water leaks after removal of factory skylights.You could not see cracks until removal!

OMG, Ken.....there's the answer! Don't need cracks.....the EVIL waterleak scenario will allow for all the latitude I need!!!!!!
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OMG, Ken.....there's the answer! Don't need cracks.....the EVIL waterleak scenario will allow for all the latitude I need!!!!!!
I have a new Maxim skylight - don't see any install instructions. Maxim isn't replying to my request - can someone post install instructions here?
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It's all right here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f455...hts-53517.html
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #25
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New Maxim Skylights

Ordered my new Maximum skylights today--decided on bronze, clear, clear with powder coat white frame to match the roof. Installation looks to be a piece of cake once you get rid of the old caulk. Decided to go with Sikaflex 505UV white to replace old caulk since roof caulk is always susceptible to UV deterioration. This product replaces the discontinued Sikaflex 721UV which has been discontinued. This is where I found this product:

Sikaflex 505UV Sealant on Sale - PPL Motor Homes
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Did mine 2 weeks ago. I decided to use Eternabond. Did both FF vents, radio and TV antenna while I was at it. Also hit all rivets with Captain Tolly's Creeping Crack Cure. Have had about 6.5" of rain since and NO LEAKS!.

I got BCC with clear anodized frames.
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Thanks for the installation tip - I found all I needed on the AIR forum for my Maxim installation. At the first sign of rain I resisted temptation to run to the trailer and confirm it was dry.
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