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Old 05-24-2011, 08:36 PM   #85
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New Maxims installed today - piece of cake! 4 hours total to get the old ones off, clean the old caulking and install the new ones.

No comparison, the Maxims are a quality product!


I installed using Sikkaflex 721UV caulking and 1 inch x #12 self drilling SM screws with neoprene washers from Home Depot.

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Old 05-24-2011, 09:11 PM   #86
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Pictures.

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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?
Alright, You motivated me to get off the couch and go take a couple pictures. I can not praise Maxim enough here. The quality is amazing and the people, even more amazing.

As you can see in the pictures, the skylight drops directly on top of the existing curb, and hangs down over it. It is literally impossible for it to leak. I have not screwed it down and it has been thru very heavy rains with wind, with no sealant and it never let a drop in. I enjoy looking up and seeing light. I went with the double bronze dome and it filters the light nicely and does not let heat in or out.

As far as installing it, I plan on just running a bead of vulkem along the top edge of the curb, drop the skylight on it, and screw it in from the side. I am having some trim made from birch on the inside that matches the cabinets. It will also have a black out shade for those lazy mornings....

Enjoy the pictures, the rest of the trailer is under construction, so ignore the mess and random stages of things.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:18 PM   #87
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Alright, You motivated me to get off the couch and go take a couple pictures. I can not praise Maxim enough here. The quality is amazing and the people, even more amazing.

As you can see in the pictures, the skylight drops directly on top of the existing curb, and hangs down over it. It is literally impossible for it to leak. I have not screwed it down and it has been thru very heavy rains with wind, with no sealant and it never let a drop in. I enjoy looking up and seeing light. I went with the double bronze dome and it filters the light nicely and does not let heat in or out.

As far as installing it, I plan on just running a bead of vulkem along the top edge of the curb, drop the skylight on it, and screw it in from the side. I am having some trim made from birch on the inside that matches the cabinets. It will also have a black out shade for those lazy mornings....

Enjoy the pictures, the rest of the trailer is under construction, so ignore the mess and random stages of things.
Awesome! Thanks for the pics, I'm going to have to consider this. I'll get a hold of David to see if he's got your measurements on file and compare those to the overlander.
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I would measure your curb exactly. I realized after fitting it on there that when I measured my outside curb edges it was bowed out in the middle. So if you send your measurements in, you will get a exact fit. Also note that we measured markr's curb on his 1960 and his curb was slightly different size then my 1958. Even thought the astrodomes are pretty much the same size, the actual curbs can vary.
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...Even thought the astrodomes are pretty much the same size, the actual curbs can vary.
What? You mean there are variations on Airstreams? No Way!!! I bet you're going to tell me that they leak too?
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What? You mean there are variations on Airstreams? No Way!!! I bet you're going to tell me that they leak too?

If you would like an example of why it is a good idea to measure YOUR trailer before ordering check post 33 in this thread.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f455...not-56886.html

I came out OK because Maxim made me new ones at their expense, but David and I both learned a lesson.

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If you would like an example of why it is a good idea to measure YOUR trailer before ordering check post 33 in this thread.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f455...not-56886.html

I came out OK because Maxim made me new ones at their expense, but David and I both learned a lesson.

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Ken,

Both Liz (and maybe David too?) at Maxim felt it was not needed when I wanted mine made 1/4 inch larger than they felt necessary for my model trailer based on their past experience.

In the end, I said that unless they felt an extra 1/4 was going to create problems I could not forsee, then that was what I wanted.

I had to drive from Dallas to our home near Toronto with them and I did NOT want to get home and find they wouldn't fit. I remember reading about your situation!

I had measured as best I could with the existing skylights still in place - I didn't want to remove and re-apply the old ones to measure, as I expected the old skylights would break up as I lifted them - which they did!

So I couldn't be sure that the curbs were completely true - ie square.

I did try to check with a carpenter's square but is wasn't practical with the old skylights still in place and all the caulking underneath.

Anyway, the new ones fit just fine. Sliding them around when I did a test fit, before applying caulking to the curb, my feeling was that I could have been in trouble with 1/4" less clearance although I can't say that for sure.

Installation was easier than I expected. In addition to recaulking the roof to curb seam with Sikkaflex 721UV, I layed down two beads of Sikkaflex, on top of the curb, one bead on top of the other, then I squished the skylght frame down onto the two beads and then slid it around a bit as best I could - I couldn't move it much. Should be fine I think.

Very glad I bought the Maxim skylights. Thanks to info posted initially by Kevin and then by good folks such as yourself.

What would I do without the Airforum?!

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Old 05-30-2011, 05:54 AM   #93
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Has anyone tried to attach the Maxim skylight using the existing crank-open hardware? I have a replacement fiberglass astrodome which is holding up well and wasn't cheap, but from the interior, the light through the way off-white fiberglass is kinda gross and I'd rather be able to see out, and to open it for ventilation.
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It could be done if you used some heavier duty hardware. The maxim skylights are significantly heavier then the astrodome. There is plenty of solid aluminum on the skylight frame to mount to, but the old hardware would most likely not cut it. In addition, the skilight is larger and may look a little odd raised up. I felt that with all the windows, fantastic fan, and a/c, that I had plenty of ventilation. But that is only my opinion, I have yet to spend a night in my 58.....
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Just replaced the aft one in the hallway by the bathroom in our 31'Classic. We used the Bronze-Bronze- Clear that lets in 7% light - We really like the decreased morning light in the bedroom- I think we will go a little lighter with the bronze-clear-clear for the living/dinette area. The quality of this product is WAY better than the junk that we took off to replace. Since we have not replaced the other one yet, it is so evident- just tap on the inside panel of the old vs the new....amazing....Thanks Kevin for bringing this to "light"....
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I just got my Maxim Bronze-Bronze-Clear skylights for my 2009 27FB Ocean Breeze about two weeks ago. As soon as I have some time I will be replacing them, photos to follow.

Both Liz and Dave were great to work with and went out of their way to rush a job so my Brother who was traveling through Dallas could pick them up along the way for me. Turns out my Brother couldn't pick up the skylights but Maxim was true to their word about doing the rush job, can't say enough about their customer service.
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2 Maxims waiting in My garage have to install before the Fall Colors Rally. Replacement Airstream skylights about 1 1/2 years old , I installed them and they have had horrible condensation problems , didn't have that with the originals. Maxims opinion was they where probably defectively manufactured.
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ya know, for the longest time I've been waiting for my skylights to crack up and leak so I can get this done!!!! AS is over 4 years old and no cracks nor leaks. Who do I complain to about that?

Really nice Maxim lites. I've got the website bookmarked for "future reference".
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