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Old 09-27-2009, 04:18 PM   #15
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Smile Good Job, Kevin

I have 65 tradewind and might put in permanenet instead of raisable skylight, but you give me good hints. Tks
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:54 PM   #16
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New Maxim enroute

After reading this thread last week as we've been solving our own water leak issues, decided to "permanently" replace our two skylights.

After a couple phone calls with David Thornton at Maxim, I placed the order and the two skylights are expected to arrive this Wednesday.

Looking forward to installing these.
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Delivery time?

Nice post, Kevin.
How long does it take to get delivery from the day you order them?
Thanks.
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:19 PM   #18
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I ordered mine last Wednesday and they shipped today and delivery is this Wednesday. Shipping is not cheap as they will not use FedEx ground. You'll need a commercial address to ship to. I'm using a friends contractor's office which is just up the road from where I live.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:45 PM   #19
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Weather forecast for new Maxim Sunlight install

Its been raining cats and dogs that last couple weeks here in the mountains. My new skylights are expected to arrive on Wednesday and I plan on installing them on Thursday.

Brevard, NC weather forecast

Then we hit the road for 2 months once that's complete.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:27 PM   #20
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Replacing OEM skylights with Maxim Skylights

Bambi Bandit... Want to thank you for your detailed instruction on mounting the Maxim skylight. In your pictures of the installed skylight I can see a number of bronze colored screws on the top of the frame as well a some on the sides of the frame that were not caulked. I see that you caulked all of the screws you installed to mount the skylight down to the sides of the trailer installed frame but did not caulk the others. Just wanted to know why you did not caulk the other screws.

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Bambi Bandit... Want to thank you for your detailed instruction on mounting the Maxim skylight. In your pictures of the installed skylight I can see a number of bronze colored screws on the top of the frame as well a some on the sides of the frame that were not caulked. I see that you caulked all of the screws you installed to mount the skylight down to the sides of the trailer installed frame but did not caulk the others. Just wanted to know why you did not caulk the other screws.

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I just got online and saw an update to this thread and wanted to respond to your question since I've also installed the Maxim's on my stream too.

The link below is to a PDF from the Maxim website and shows a diagram of how the skylight is put together. The only screws that could allow water into the trailer are those that Bambi has caulked horizontally into the side of the curb that sticks up from the roof of the trailer. The other screws are those that hold the skylight in the frame itself.

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I have been waiting all year for the summer, no rain, to start this job in between camp trips. I built some scaffolding with 2 8' a ladders. Just got the old skylight off calling Maxium to order.Fun stuff worked just like the step by step instruction from Bambi bandit. Thanks . Will let you know how it turned out when I get the new skylight.
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I ordered mine last Wednesday and they shipped today and delivery is this Wednesday. Shipping is not cheap as they will not use FedEx ground. You'll need a commercial address to ship to. I'm using a friends contractor's office which is just up the road from where I live.
Just talked to Liz @ Maxim they will ship to a residential address.
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I just ordered my Maxim Skylight today!!

Stoked and ready to get the unit installed. I went for a bronze, clear, clear (dome, dome, flat) skylight, with a Bronze powder coat frame.

Thanks to Bambi Bandit for the step by step instructions. We developed a small leak at the skylight, and when I went to investigate, it was clear the the unit had been over-torqued and virtually every screw attachment was cracked.

I scraped off the old curb caulk, re-sealed the curb, and am waiting for the replacement unit.

The folks at Maxim were very helpful and immediately knew what I needed for the AS.

I will post a picture of the finished product.
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Once you replace the cheap and poorly installed Airstream OEM skylights, replace the water pump,fix the cabinets, caulk the leaks, touch up the corrosion, replace the tires and install a working brake actuator, These Airstream aren't to bad. One day the quality may even equal the price they charge. I installed my Maxim skylight about 4 months ago. .
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Once you replace the cheap and poorly installed Airstream OEM skylights, replace the water pump,fix the cabinets, caulk the leaks, touch up the corrosion, replace the tires and install a working brake actuator, These Airstream aren't to bad. One day the quality may even equal the price they charge. I installed my Maxim skylight about 4 months ago. .

I'm Glad they put cheap ones on as incentive to upgrade.

Since we did it ourselves, we know our Maxims are installed correctly.

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Just talked to Liz @ Maxim they will ship to a residential address.
I see that they have offices in both Florida and Texas. Do you know where Liz is located?


I think I'd like to put these on my trailer. One of the skylights started leaking on our last trip and when I went topside I found what many others have found - the skylight flanges were cracked at just about every screw hole. I gooped it up for now and stopped the leak, but of course I would like a better fix. I was surprised at how flimsy the original skylights are.

We will be travelling to the southwest this winter and i wondered if I could order them and pick them up at their Dallas-Fort Worth office - or maybe even have them installed there.

I emailed twice with no reply at all so I guess I need to phone.


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I see that they have offices in both Florida and Texas. Do you know where Liz is located?


I think I'd like to put these on my trailer. One of the skylights started leaking on our last trip and when I went topside I found what many others have found - the skylight flanges were cracked at just about every screw hole. I gooped it up for now and stopped the leak, but of course I would like a better fix. I was surprised at how flimsy the original skylights are.

We will be travelling to the southwest this winter and i wondered if I could order them and pick them up at their Dallas-Fort Worth office - or maybe even have them installed there.

I emailed twice with no reply at all so I guess I need to phone.


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Hi Brian,

Both Liz Ibarra and David Thornton are in DFW. I dealt with David.

Here is his info:

DAVID THORNTON | Maxim Industries, Inc.

1630 Terre Colony Court | Dallas, TEXAS
888-222-4898 toll free |214-905-2021 local |214-905-2024 fax |(+44)020-7096-8920 intl



Liz usually answers the phone. Her email is Liz@maximskylights.com.
Surprisingly David email is David@maximskylights.com.

I am 99% sure they do no installations.

There are great to deal with.

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