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Old 10-31-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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The "skylights" on the Caravanner are cracked and broken. The outside aluminum "vent covers" are fine. Ordering skylights seems confusing. There are vent covers, astrodomes, solardomes etc. Do you order only the plastic parts or are they the entire unit (plastic and aluminum together)? Some kits come with hardward and gaskets. What do I need? I feel like a dummy.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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If they are the standard 14" square type various replacements are available such as translucent plastic. If they are aluminum with a plastic center you can replace the plastic with Lexan. Don't use plexiglass. You could also consider upgrading to a Fantastic Fan or Maxx Fan. Photos would help. I have some extra aluminium or tanslucent plastic vents I would sell cheap. Send me a PM if you are interested.
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Try Inland RV on the web...or Andy should kick in there to help clear up your mind.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:51 PM   #4
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Yes these are aluminum with plastic centers
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:52 PM   #5
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The "skylights" on the Caravanner are cracked and broken. The outside aluminum "vent covers" are fine. Ordering skylights seems confusing. There are vent covers, astrodomes, solardomes etc. Do you order only the plastic parts or are they the entire unit (plastic and aluminum together)? Some kits come with hardward and gaskets. What do I need? I feel like a dummy.
Astrodomes were last used in the 1971 models.

You have "solardomes" only.

Your replace the cover only.

They are available in milk white and solar gray.

The solar gray lets in more light.

They are available, depending on what vendor you choose, in single thickness or with a thermal barrier built in, and with round corners, or square corners. The square corners offer more "tenting" when the cover is opened.

Can't speak for other vendors, but the gasket and instructions come with ours.

You simply remove the old cover and hardware, and install the hardware on the new cover, with the soft aluminum pop rivets.

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Old 11-12-2009, 09:59 PM   #6
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hey do you have the vents, are they with a fan? I have one with a fan that needs a crank and one with fan that has been seald shut, i would like to be able to open it, the large opening where there was something at one time had a boeard on it, what went there? and do you have what ever that is?
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Hi mitsy, Take a look here. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f455...der-52258.html
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hey do you have the vents, are they with a fan? I have one with a fan that needs a crank and one with fan that has been seald shut, i would like to be able to open it, the large opening where there was something at one time had a boeard on it, what went there? and do you have what ever that is?
1965 Airstream trailers had spiral vent operators, that opened and closed both the astrodomes,( 14" x 26") and solardomes (14" x 14").

Plastic covers are available as well as fiberglass.

The plastic covers allow light to enter, the fiberglass covers do not.

Colors are also available, such as white and solar gray.

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