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Old 06-12-2010, 10:14 AM   #1
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skylight replacement

Hello all-- I recently finished installing new Maxim skylights on my 2004,28ft,
classic trailer. Having to deal with a frustrating series of leaks from both original skylights while on the Newfoundland caravan, was not fun. After emergency repairs on one of the clear days I checked out the forums and found an incredible detailed account of Kevin Li's solution to my same problem.I followed his research and contacted Maxim skylights in Texas. I am very pleased with the results and the personnel at Maxim.
My thanks go out to Kevin and his willingness to help all of us who are having this problem. Kevin if you are out there thanks!!!!!!!! Kevin's detailed installation instructions were perfect to follow.(Maxim does a great job on sizing and it is only a matter of using self-tapping screws to do the installation and then caulk. These are hurricane proof-guaranteed and using two layers of curved polycarbonate (you can choose your tinting or clear) with a third clear panel on the bottom. A great find.A recommendation for owners (like me) whose factory equipment is failing. Thanks.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:42 AM   #2
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Thanks Larry.

Do you have any pictures?

How do these skylights differ from the OEM ones?

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Old 06-22-2010, 11:06 AM   #3
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I have 28' as well, and I've been meaning to order a set, but I haven't gotten around to do measurements yet.

I have a square skylight (21 x 21?) and a rectangular one (? x ?).

If you could share with us the relevant measurements or order details, it would save me so much trouble and long drive, and to perhaps some other forum members.

I would very much appreciate it ;-)
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:07 AM   #4
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This was the original thread OP was referring to, and pictures.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f478...hts-53517.html
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They are far superior!!!!!!! Two layers of polycarbonate plus a third layer of acrylic.(thick) See "bambi bandit's"description of step by step installation. !! These are incredible. You get to pick the type of shading that is right for you. All clear or clear with bronze or opaque. It is remarkable.They come pre-assembled and are hurricane proof. Maxim has our measurements. So contact Maxim skylights on the web. they will send you samples and you can pick the one that is right for you. We live in Calif. so the clear-bronze-clear are perfect. Good luck. These are great. love 'em.
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Im bad at everything and even I did it!

I was able to do this project with great results. I am very happy! This is WELL WORTH DOING!!
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I enthusiastically SECOND the use of Kevin's excellent instructions. After reading that I took the plunge, too. Done in half a day. Skylight Replacement | Cabin at Dogwood Lane
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X3, very high quality. Won't have to mess with them for many years. I only have one complaint. The black sealer used between the layers of polycarbonate has oozed out a bit between the layers and is visible from inside the AS. No way to fix. It is what it is.
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X3, very high quality. Won't have to mess with them for many years. I only have one complaint. The black sealer used between the layers of polycarbonate has oozed out a bit between the layers and is visible from inside the AS. No way to fix. It is what it is.

Is this something the manufacture used?
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Is this something the manufacture used?
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I ordered and installed a Maxim skylight a couple do years ago, after seeing Kevin's post. Very happy with the results.
The skylight will pay for itself in just a couple of replacement OEM covers done at a dealer.
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I installed two on our 34' 1999 Excella. Wow... Never look back.
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I installed two on our 34' 1999 Excella. Wow... Never look back.
What color did you get for the dome? Just wonder what colors work the best?
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I have a 93 Excella and the plastic is shot. The rest of the fan unit is fine but probably OEM. SHould I just replace the plastic dome or the whole unit? Advice?
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