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Old 05-19-2014, 08:43 PM   #183
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So, you're leaving the existing frame in place and screwing the new skylight frame to that, and caulking between the new frame and the existing frame? I had wondered about having a skylight made that would accept the existing roto-openers- this isn't our trailer but is exactly like it. Do your skylights open?

And, I think we'd go for the clear- I had the skylight out and the daylight into the trailer was really nice.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:13 AM   #184
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We went with clear-white-clear for the bathroom area and clear-bronze-clear for the kitchen area. The diffuser in the white area really helps brighten up the bath area and I was told by Maxim it was their best heat gain blocker.
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:11 PM   #185
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Try bug and tar remover made from citrus or simple green then rinse with water and apply some wax.Use a micro fiber cloth so you don't scratch cover.
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:25 PM   #186
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I got clear/clear/clear. Happy so far.
One of my skylights has a big blob of pine sap on. How should I clean that? Mild detergent and water will not touch it.
Please see the attached cleaning instructions for Sheffield Makrolon polycarbonate. I hope this is helpful and please share.
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:32 PM   #187
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Thanks Maxim, that's great info. I love my Maxim skylight !
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:02 PM   #189
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Thank you for posting the cleaning instructions here.
And thank you for the copy you emailed directly to me. It is filed for future reference!
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:02 AM   #190
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Thanks Maxim. We LOVE our Maxim Skylights!- Brad and Maggie
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:06 AM   #191
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OK, OK, y'all convinced me, I just ordered the Maxims, one for the bathroom skylight, and one for the living room. Got clear/grey/clear for both....

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Great detailed post. Although the skylight in my 2014 International Signature doesn't leak, this and other posts about leaking skylights make me wonder if it is just a matter of time. Right now, I'm more interested in insulating my skylight from the intense sun/heat as I travel the west.
Thinking of just going to Home Depot and getting a 19"x19" piece of stiff styrofoam to stick above the accordion blind during the day. Are their better solutions?
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Great detailed post. Although the skylight in my 2014 International Signature doesn't leak, this and other posts about leaking skylights make me wonder if it is just a matter of time. Right now, I'm more interested in insulating my skylight from the intense sun/heat as I travel the west.
Thinking of just going to Home Depot and getting a 19"x19" piece of stiff styrofoam to stick above the accordion blind during the day. Are their better solutions?
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Yes.

Replace the cheap thin plastic junk that Airstream supplies, with Maxim skylights. Their three panel design will provide much better insulation than the OEM ones. Proper choice of tinting will provide even more protection from solar heating. Your suggested solution is also not necessarily going to be that effective. Your insulating panels will have to be essentially air tight sealed withing the skylight frame, or the air circulation will negate the insulating properties of the Styrofoam. Also, I can envision having to pluck little statically charged Styrofoam balls off the interior of the trailer after every insertion or removal.

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IMO, a 2014 (or for that matter any) Airstream deserves a more elegant and permanent solution than you have suggested.
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In my old skylights I used a reflective material. I got one of those reflectors that people use in their windshields while parked in the sun. I cut that to fit tightly, then closed the blind. It helped!
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:35 PM   #195
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I just finished installing two Maxims on my 7 year old Airstream, yipeeeee. The bathroom skylight was leaking, and we cant have that. Time will tell, but these appear to be way superior to the original skylights. At least I know they will not crack and leak around each screw holding them in place. Trust me you new Airstream owners, your skylights are cracked around every screw holding them.

Thanks Kevin, great instructions.
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I just finished installing two Maxims on my 7 year old Airstream, yipeeeee. The bathroom skylight was leaking, and we cant have that. Time will tell, but these appear to be way superior to the original skylights. At least I know they will not crack and leak around each screw holding them in place. Trust me you new Airstream owners, your skylights are cracked around every screw holding them.

Thanks Kevin, great instructions.
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Thanks a lot for posting the pictures of your work platform. I will use that idea next time I work on the roof.

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