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Old 05-13-2016, 08:45 PM   #31
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I like the low profile Dometic units. But if you've got the money Carrier are highly regarded.
im not sure about their RV units, but carrier stopped making their Transport A/C systems.. I think they were sort of absorbed by ThermoKing..

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Old 05-27-2017, 07:13 PM   #32
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My hatches were a little leaky when I first bought the bus. But on my first road trip (Colorado to California) they both blew off in the Utah wind outside Moab! And I was headed straight towards a wall of rain... Praying that the storm would stay north of I-70. Lucky for me I avoided an indoor flood, and was able to put together a temporary fix with cardboard, blue tarp, and a ton of duct tape.

Planning to install skylights as a replacement and want to be able to open them up so I can vent from the top, too, both for air circulation in the heat, as well as for cooking. Anyone do any DIY projects that include both a skylight and vent? Or I may go with something pre-fab from a boating or RV parts shop.
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Old 05-28-2017, 05:24 PM   #33
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roof hatches/skylight

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My hatches were a little leaky when I first bought the bus. But on my first road trip (Colorado to California) they both blew off in the Utah wind outside Moab! And I was headed straight towards a wall of rain... Praying that the storm would stay north of I-70. Lucky for me I avoided an indoor flood, and was able to put together a temporary fix with cardboard, blue tarp, and a ton of duct tape.

Planning to install skylights as a replacement and want to be able to open them up so I can vent from the top, too, both for air circulation in the heat, as well as for cooking. Anyone do any DIY projects that include both a skylight and vent? Or I may go with something pre-fab from a boating or RV parts shop.
I'm wondering about hatch type skylights also. I've looked for a few but we settled on a 14x14" crank vent w/ screen. Had to make a word frame then sheet metal, then lots of silicon and flex seal. Hoping to put on elastomeric paint.
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Old 05-28-2017, 11:10 PM   #34
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:36 PM   #35
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Did you ever try the snow sled idea on your bus? Iím trying to decide if that is a feasible replacement for my busted hatch covers.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:51 PM   #36
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Someone recently found a marine hatch that was 24 x 24 and worked quite well as a skylight at about three hundred clams each. I do not remember the link to the thread, sorry. But it's here within the past couple months.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:20 PM   #37
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Did you ever try the snow sled idea on your bus? Iím trying to decide if that is a feasible replacement for my busted hatch covers.
A piece of 20 gauge will be fairly cheap and will cover it nicely and eliminate the leaks. Can also insulate under it.
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I'll bite, what is the snow sled idea?
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:20 PM   #39
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Here's my boat hatch/skylight install. One thing to note I had a fairly flat surface to install this on.

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Old 02-12-2018, 08:29 PM   #40
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Building in major flight path are you? SS hardware is more brittle, so were they snapping when they set or before that? You need to slow down when they get close to tight. SS has great benefits when it comes to rust but they aren't the strongest hardware out there.
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