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Old 03-29-2011, 09:57 AM   #71
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After looking through these posts, I wonder if there may be an application for vintage trailers? For $150~ I can replace my astrodome cover with a new single pane lexan. How nice would it be though to be able to order one of these, and mount it in such a way that I could open and close it. It seems the skylight is mounted on a frame that would allow me to open and close it, and I could use EPDM foam for the seal.

For those of you that have it, what do you think? Could it work - maybe if the mitered corners were welded so there was a complete frame?
I just got the same skylight from them for my 1958, replaces the astrodome flimsy thing perfectly, and now I can see out!

I will post pics later when I get it screwed down.

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Old 03-29-2011, 02:51 PM   #72
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Great pics Godaddy!

I am here in Branson Mo. right now on our way home from Tucson. My two new skylights, picked up from Maxim in Dallas and well wrapped in cardboard are in the back of the pickup - a project for when we get home!

I have bought one inch #12 self tappers to install the skylights. I note your comment about even shorter ones possibly being fine.

I wonder - can you see the screw points sticking in from inside the trailer? I am hoping that they will be hidden from view!

As for sealant, I was planning to just use the sikkaflex polyurethane sealant that I have on hand for general caulking of the trailer - hope that will be suitable for the purpose.

Thanks again for posting those pics!

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My pleasure to provide some visuals. I was the family picture snapper growing up...

But I test fit the plastic frame around the skylight opening. the screws are well out of sight and there is plenty of clearance for the 1" screw on my '94 Excella. But as I'm learning about Airstreams: "Your results may vary."

I recall the Sikaflex products being highly workable using a dragging motion with your fingers, whereas the Seamermate stuff is more like a liquid weld. You can't really drag on it, but you can pat it into durn near any shape as long as you keep a layer of spit on your finger. With these Maxim skylights, all you're asking from your sealer is to windproof the mating surface under the dome. Only in extreme driving rain could water get up there... and that's why I sealed it as if it was an exposed roof surface. Because when it comes to flat roofing, my rule of thumb is: "Excessive overengineering is barely adequate."
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:18 PM   #73
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I just got the same skylight from them for my 1958, replaces the astrodome flimsy thing perfectly, and now I can see out!

I will post pics later when I get it screwed down.

Matt
Yes, please do. Is it now fixed? Or can you still open the vent?
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:29 PM   #74
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I haven't screwed it down, so yes it opens....but i anticipate keeping it, so I will screw it down. I feel like I have plenty of windows/fans that I don't care For it to open up. It's a major improvement just to see out and let in actual light.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:53 AM   #75
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Curious...........what temperatures are you all working in to remove the caulking? It is still cold here in New England, and I tried to see how difficult it will be to remove the caulking, and it was like removing cement.

Need tips on what temps are desirable and how to remove the caulking.

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Old 04-20-2011, 06:47 PM   #76
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The skylights came out easy now that the weather is getting warmer. I can not believe how cheap the skylights are. They are thin & brittle, and don't tolerate UV lights. The cracks are 2 inches in length from the screws being over torqued. There is NO comparison with these cheap skylights and the new Maxim skylights. We LOVE how the new skylights are constructed! Can't wait to finish the installation!


A big thank you to Bambi_Bandit, for making this possible for everyone. . We appreciate your research and sharing your knowledge here on the Forum, so that we can all benefit from.


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Old 04-20-2011, 09:41 PM   #77
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This is a cool thread to stumble upon: this weekend, my partner and I were looking at the expensive replacement fiberglass astrodome in our trailer, at the milky brown light coming through it and my endless struggles with it not sealing properly. I've had many skylights made by Skylight and Sun in Berkeley, CA, and had thought about having one made for the opening in the trailer. I think I'd go with laminated glass though, rather than a dome.. and try to have it made to accept the stock opener. After reading through this post, I want to just do it!
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:24 PM   #78
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Problem 1: Original OEM skylights, leaking due to over torqued screws cracking the skylight during airstream manufacturing - replaced in June 2008 at JC... again, over torqued and cracked.....and leaking!

Problem 2: Hot as Hll in Texas. Dometic 15K barely keeping up (with issues of it's own) and direct sunlight making skylight into magnifying glass in trailer.

Problem 3: Storms in Texas able to drop hail size of various sporting goods balls from marble to golf to baseball...Need to ensure best impact resistance to minimize any hail intrusion.

Solution: Custom skylights made to fit current aluminum curb. Maxim skylights. Options of # of Domes and tint (light passthru) and frame (anodized or non), built to Miami Dade/Florida and Texas Coastal Hurricane wind and impact resistant skylights.

Specs on the the "hurricane resistant" model as attached:
Hi Kevin
Thanks for starting this thread two years ago!
I have the same trailer as you.....are the dimensions the same for all 08 27FB International trailers? Our rear skylight has just started leaking and I want to replace them with the Maxims.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:55 AM   #79
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The skylights came out easy now that the weather is getting warmer. I can not believe how cheap the skylights are. They are thin & brittle, and don't tolerate UV lights. The cracks are 2 inches in length from the screws being over torqued. There is NO comparison with these cheap skylights and the new Maxim skylights. We LOVE how the new skylights are constructed! Can't wait to finish the installation!


A big thank you to Bambi_Bandit, for making this possible for everyone. . We appreciate your research and sharing your knowledge here on the Forum, so that we can all benefit from.


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Hi Gail,

I have two new Maxim skylights wrapped in cardboard and waiting in the basement for installation once the weather warms up around here!

We picked them up at the factory in Dallas this past winter during our
annual snowbird trip to Arizona.

Do you now what lind of sealant you are going to use on the curb when you install the skylights?

I don't know if it is important to use any particular type and unless someone says there is a good reason not to do so, I was just thinking of using the regular Sikaflex polyurethane that I use for general sealing on the trailer, since I have a few tubes on hand picked up at Jackson Centre during the winter.

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Old 04-21-2011, 11:45 AM   #80
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Maxium skylights

I installed new Maxim S.L last summer . I love the quality ,insulation , the light it lets come in . There is no comparison vs factory. Some of the things I learned doing it 1.blue painters tape is your friend to protect the roof from caulking removal & installation of new caulking, stuff is messy .
2. Removing of the caulking & prepping for new caulking 90% of work .various methods, pain in the you know what.
3.I read a lot about caulking on AIR I think the consensus is Sikiflex 715 here is a link, relatively new product .
4. The pre drilled holes in new skylight were kinda to low hard to drill screws in with power drill because the holes to close to roof , the angle of drill. Ended makeing new holes higer up so drill 90 degree angel to S.l
New Sikaflex®-715 RV Roof Sealant
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So how would one go about putting in a skylight where it doesn't currently exist?
Do you have to start with a factory curb or does Maxim make a skylight to install directly into a trailer?
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:14 PM   #82
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I just got the same skylight from them for my 1958, replaces the astrodome flimsy thing perfectly, and now I can see out!

I will post pics later when I get it screwed down.

Matt
Nice to see this thead growing with more experience and input. In particular of personal interest is to see how Matt's Astrodome replacement with a Maxim looks and turns out. With the "new" '60 and it's Astrodome, I was wondering if I should close it off and rely on windows and a future fantastic fan as adequate ventilation without having an "opening" astrodome. Would it be "vintage sin" to close one up like that?
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:15 PM   #83
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Hi Kevin
Thanks for starting this thread two years ago!
I have the same trailer as you.....are the dimensions the same for all 08 27FB International trailers? Our rear skylight has just started leaking and I want to replace them with the Maxims.
Thanks!
Dennis
Hi Dennis,

Just sent you a PM. Dave at Maxim has a matrix of all the Airstream skylights he's done, and I think yours should be the same as mine. Call him to double check but if I remember correctly things are not different until 2010 or 2011...
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:35 AM   #84
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Message from Maxim

I (and several others of you) just received this email from Maxim.

I am posting it here in case anyone with pictures might wish to send them to David.

It also explains their plans to make an Airstream section on their website.

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Dear Airstream Owners,

I would like to personally thank you all for supporting Maxim Skylights and hope our skylights have exceeded all your expectations. We take great pride in our products and your satisfaction is extremely important to us. To date we have provided skylights to Airstream owners from coast to coast and recently had an owner stop by our plant and pick up skylights on their way back home to Canada.

I do have a request. As we update our marketing program, it would be very helpful to have pictures of your Airstream with our skylights installed. Our website is undergoing a makeover and we are including an Airstream tab to help provide easily accessible product information and would like to have pictures to help enhance the tab as well as the entire site. You can send me, david@maximskylights.com, or Liz, liz@maximskylights.com, an e-mail if you are interested and please rest assured, to protect your privacy we would not include any personal or identifying information.

Thank you all again and please call me directly with any questions, comments or concerns.

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