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Old 01-25-2010, 12:23 PM   #1
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Skylight blow off

The skylight in the living/kitchen area blow off while driving down the road. Any idea on where to get one (rough area 22 X 22) and is it possible to done at home or do we need to find a service area. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, JW
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:46 PM   #2
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I would think any RV repair place would have what you need. This is a common issue. You might also contact Inland RV - they are very active here on the forum.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:47 PM   #3
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If the old "lid" just blew off, you can buy a replacement for between $10-25, depending on the brand, etc. You can shop online, or check with local RV parts or Airstream dealer. Campers World is also a good source (both online and in local stores).

Please provide more details and someone here will probably reply with more tips, etc.
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Untitled Before you put back the cheap and cheesy skylight that is OEM., take a look at what Maxim Skylifghts offers. They are familar with Airstreams and offer a quality product. There have been many recent cases of skylights leaking on new units because of poor installation. Mainly over tightened of screws causing cracks in the very thin plastic flange of the skylights. Ask me how I know. I know I'm beating a dead horse but Airstream needs to teach a basic " how to properly use a cordless drill" course to their workers. I'm sure some great workers on the Airstream assembly line mixed in with some idiots with power tools.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:06 PM   #5
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The skylight ... (rough area 22 X 22) ...
Now THAT's a skylight! My Solardome is half that size, and the amount of light it lets in is impressive.

Cool.

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Old 01-25-2010, 09:34 PM   #6
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replace mine this weekend

I "bit the bullet" and bought one from Inland RV. I replaced mine this last weekend. Even though the item was pricey I think it was worth it. The skylight is probably 3 times as thick as the original. I would imagine I only had about 2 screws holding my old one on. I used Vulcum and galvanized metal roofing screw. Might not be the most conventional install method, but believe it will work. It is like looking out a nice tinted window.
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