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Old 04-12-2005, 11:04 AM   #1
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What to do with roof safety hatches?

I am at loss with what to do with my roof safety hatches on my rig. Any Ideas??

I am in the process of constructing my roof deck and it is obvious that I will need to cover the rear safety hatch. But I think that I will stop the deck short of the front one, leaving it open to use for whatever...

I dont know weather i should leave it installed, and just paint it, and use it for ventilation. Or if the hole isnt too big, i could install some sort of AC there. Or, if anyone has suggestions, install a bubble sun-roof to allow more light in during the day (this idea might be a winner since i have a limited number of windows now). I would really prefer not to put an inside ladder to the roof deck, it will really eat up my living space.

Does anyone have any good ideas, or photos of what they or someone has done??

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Old 04-12-2005, 12:45 PM   #2
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i wish i had a roof hatch!
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How about an observatory for a telescope. . . gun turret for battling road rage. . . missile silo. . .confetti cannon. . . dumb waiter for the deck above? The possibilities are endless!
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Old 04-13-2005, 09:46 AM   #4
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i wish i had a roof hatch!
Oh ya, then what would you do with it(them)????
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Old 04-13-2005, 09:49 AM   #5
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Hey, here's an idea: how about keeping them as escape hatches? They are there for a reason.
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:06 AM   #6
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Whats the fun in that

I like the gun turret idea!!! - But i think the a sun light/vent is winning right now.

Something like this

https://www.rvsurplussalvage.com/cat...roduct_id=2169

If only i could find one to fit the 45" hole...
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i'd like a roof hatch so i could get onto my roof from the inside of the bus. I think this could come in very handy.
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How about a giant retractable middle finger. When somebody cuts you off flip a switch and up goes the birdie. You could even replace the stop sign with a middle finger. It would be great for tail gaters. LOL
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FWIW guys, if/when somebody would be willing to send one along my way for a decent price plus shipping I'd be appreceative

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Old 04-15-2005, 09:58 AM   #10
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I got rid of the safety hatch and put a skylight up there…amazing how much light you get from it.
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