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Old 01-13-2015, 06:12 PM   #1
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Roof Vent/Skylight Suggestions?

I am planning to mount two of the RV type roof vent skylights in my bus conversion. I've been looking for a while and there only seems to be one or two brands available. I'm looking for units that have fans and screens. No thermostat controls or rain sensors needed.
I've seen prices all over the place. Anyone have any recommendations? I'm on a very limited budget but I want to go with quality stuff for this and the windows. Thanks for any help.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:16 AM   #2
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NO one??

My emergency exits both blew off the bus in a storm two days ago, flooding my bus and saturating all my stuff, tools, etc.
Getting these holes patched up and the vents and ac units put on is the focus of my project now.
Since no one seems to have any suggestions, I guess I'll just buy the cheapest I can find.
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:56 AM   #3
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The roof hatches will have openings much larger than any RV vent or RV roof top A/C unit. They are all generally 14"x14".

I sealed up a vent that had been smashed with a piece of clear lexan, some lengths of all thread, some nuts and washers, and a couple pieces of square tube. A little butyl rubber tape to seal everything and I got it all sealed up for less than $10.00.

I will eventually have to replace it with a vent that can open, but in the meantime I have a nice skylight that doesn't leak.
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:56 PM   #4
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The roof hatches will have openings much larger than any RV vent or RV roof top A/C unit. They are all generally 14"x14".

I sealed up a vent that had been smashed with a piece of clear lexan, some lengths of all thread, some nuts and washers, and a couple pieces of square tube. A little butyl rubber tape to seal everything and I got it all sealed up for less than $10.00.

I will eventually have to replace it with a vent that can open, but in the meantime I have a nice skylight that doesn't leak.
yeah i know. ill be going from like 24" to a 14" hole.
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Old 01-17-2015, 01:37 PM   #5
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My understanding is that the standard RV vent opening and fans are all 14" x 14". Any opening bigger or different will require a reworking of the roof opening. I was looking for a different size vent fan with absolutely no luck.
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Old 01-17-2015, 02:18 PM   #6
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Right, I;m not confused by the opening or the size, though.
I'm just looking for opinions of what standard 14x14 models are best. I've seen them as cheap as $20 and as expensive as $300.
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I went with the Maxx Fan. Prices varied widely online. I wanted it to automatically come on to help reduce super-heated temps on hot days when the bus is closed up.
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I went with the Maxx Fan. Prices varied widely online. I wanted it to automatically come on to help reduce super-heated temps on hot days when the bus is closed up.
How much was yours?
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Maxxair MaxxFan 007000k

I bought this one for $235 at rvsupplies website.
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wtf **** kind of storm ripped off both hatches?...was in like sharknado or octapolise

no help except ductape and tarps for interum
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wtf **** kind of storm ripped off both hatches?...was in like sharknado or octapolise

no help except ductape and tarps for interum
Yep- duct tape and greenhouse poly are keeping it dry for now.
I got the pneumatic riveter, now i'm trying to track down rivets and I'll get it patched up permanently.
It was a really windy thunderstorm. The bus has no wind protection, its just out in the middle of 20 acres of cow pasture. I forgot to latch the hatches when I last closed them, and the wind just ripped them right off. They were so brittle and cracked anyhow. Complete shite.
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hurry up and find a cheap sunlight/bubble I need one for my shower area ;)

a plastic bucket glued to roof would work...that's way too ghetto for even me
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I'm thinking about buying one or two of these nice name brand units then adding some small battery or solar powered fans later. They want more than double for electric fans in these. https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...CIcBEKYrMAI4PA
I'll see how much they are at some local rv stores.
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I want to find one of these or something like it in a store to look at to close.

http://www.shedliquidators.com/produ...-Skylight.html
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