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Old 09-29-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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We were told that your skylights are starting to show cracks and that they might need to be replaced soon. How difficult is it to replace the skylights? I have two on our 2006 Classic. Any idea of how much approximately they cost? Thanks
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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There are threads on here about skylights already. Suggest you do a search.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:25 PM   #3
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Difficult....not really. Hardest part, removing all the carefully applied factory caulking.
Everyone has a preference as far as replacements, I used one from Inland RV, much better quality than the one used by the Factory.
Others prefer the bullet proof options.

You'll probably find that yours is cracked because the person responsible for it's installation couldn't control his screwdriver!
Ours was cracked at every screw hole. Same with the Fantastic Vent hinges and black tank vent.

I would advise a trip to the AS roof and inspect first-hand.

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Old 09-29-2013, 09:02 PM   #5
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Very happy with my Maxims. About $400 and change as I recall, for a pair.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:41 PM   #6
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One of mine 'blew off' during my maiden voyage, so I replaced both with OEM available from OODM (also available from Inland RV or the mothership). I was really disappointed with how cheap they seem to be, but due to lack of funds, installed them anyway. I'll go with the Maxim's next time. OEM should not be used in the Southwest because all the exterior plastic needs to be periodically replaced.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:47 PM   #7
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I've had to replace both skylights on our trailer. The first was under warranty and the second was on my nickel. The dealer said that the one done warranty had been cracked by over tightening at the factory. The other one went from UV and I think with labor cost me about $200+ installed. Those failures occurred within the first 3 years of ownership. With the trailer now stored indoors, UV exposure is limited to trips only which should extend the life of the skylights.

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One of mine 'blew off' during my maiden voyage, so I replaced both with OEM available from OODM (also available from Inland RV or the mothership). I was really disappointed with how cheap they seem to be, but due to lack of funds, installed them anyway. I'll go with the Maxim's next time. OEM should not be used in the Southwest because all the exterior plastic needs to be periodically replaced.
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This one referenced in my previous post is not an OEM replacement, much better quality.

303 UV protectant will help with all things UV. I use it on all roof plastic, tires window seals, boat vinyl seats/trim etc.

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The link below shows how I did, step-by-step. I started at 8 am and was done by Noon. Easy:: Skylight Replacement | Cabin at Dogwood Lane
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