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Old 07-03-2015, 06:29 PM   #239
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Thanks to this thread, great success replacing my skylight today! Only problem now it that the trim looks terrible agains the new skylight. Not to mention I broke it a few times... Has anyone replaced this as well - or know how it is removed and replaced? Thanks!Click image for larger version

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Old 07-03-2015, 07:30 PM   #240
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I replaced both of the skylight trims on my Excella last year when I installed new skylights. There are four screws, two behind each of the shade's ends.

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Old 07-22-2015, 09:17 AM   #241
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An old thread that is still great for directions for replacing skylights. Replaced both on my 2004 Classic. They were way past due for only caulking was holding them in place. Unit is new to us, was surprised to find the poor condition of the skylights. The Maxim skylights are the only way to go.
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:25 AM   #242
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Are the skylights for mid 2000 Classics all the same size? What were the dimensions you forwarded to Maxim?

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Old 07-22-2015, 12:46 PM   #243
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Can't say if they are all the same. Measure you existing curb and call maxim. They are well aware of needed lite for your curb.
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:13 PM   #244
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Are the skylights for mid 2000 Classics all the same size? What were the dimensions you forwarded to Maxim?

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When I ordered for my 2010 (very early in 2010 model year), Airstream had just changed the dimensions. I did not know this and neither did Maxim. I used Maxim's "standard Airstream dimensions" at their suggestion. They did not fit. Maxim replaced them at no cost to me.

The lesson learned:
Always get your exact measurements to save the time and annoyance of return and replacement.

Airstream changes stuff like that and apparently never tells anyone.

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Old 07-23-2015, 10:13 AM   #245
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Kelvin,
The size that David had for my 2004 were the right size for both front and back skylights. Rear 17.25 x 25.25, front 22.25 x 22.25. The size that was listed in the Airstream parts manual are not correct, not sure how they measured more like the inside of the curb not outside of curb, finished size? Makes it harder to replace??

I was really happy not to have pull the skylights, measure, reseal and wait for replacements. Getting up on the roof and doing it once was enough, multiple times no fun.

Really cannot understand why Airstream puts such poor quality skylights on such expensive units. Not that much difference between junk and a top notice product that will last a life time.

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Old 07-23-2015, 10:22 AM   #246
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Caution: Please measure...my 2007 are not the same as Vern's. My front is a square, but the rear is a rectangle, so there are obvious differences.

You can easily measure close enough for Maxim to advise you by removing the interior trim and measuring the inside dimensions of the curb. Maxim has a pretty good file of the correct sizes for ASes. They'll know which you have, just tell them that you have the original AS curbs and tell them you measured the inside curb dimensions. Yes, there is a flange on top, but they know that.

You can also climb on the roof and measure the dimensions of the flanged area. You can see it through the old AS lite.
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The "production" drawings Airstream sent to me of the roof flanges somehow did not reflect the reality of their building the flanges......
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:41 AM   #248
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The "production" drawings Airstream sent to me of the roof flanges somehow did not reflect the reality of their building the flanges......
And you were surprised at that?????? Jus sayin'
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The measurements I provided are for a square front skylight and rectangle is rear.

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Maxim vs OEM weight & other questions

Maxim skylights sound wonderful. Our 2008 25' Safari has leaks - I have appointment to get recaulked/resealed at the airstream dealer. Just realized it's a perfect time to replace the skylight which is probably part of the problem, not to mention it's cloudy and ugly.

Im a newbie so forgive if this is silly question/concern.

Everyone has said how lightweight and flimsy the OEM skylights are. Liz at Maxim said the Maxims weigh about 21 pounds. I wonder if maybe that's why Airstream uses the lightweight skylights, i.e. to keep the overall weight of trailer less? Being a newbie I'm concerned about keeping the load light, since everything weight wise can add up faster than you think.

Other questions:
Does anyone know about how much the OEM skylights weigh?
For those who have had Maxims a while, how are they maintaining their clarity?
For those who have the bronze, clear, clear Maxims, are you able to see stars at night through them?
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IMO, they are worth the weight. OEM is probably about 5 - 7 pounds. Clarity is great. ..just don't use window cleaner on them. Soap and water only. Stars are very clear.
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We put the Maxim frosted white lenses above the bathroom in the Classic. That is their best light diffuser for inside light and block the most heat gain. We used the middle bronze tint for the front unit and you can see the stars at night through it. We also put the frosted white on the 23D as there was only single skylight.
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