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Old 05-24-2018, 05:04 PM   #11
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I'm on the same page, but I want roof access through the hatch, and I'm deleting all the windows, so...
So add one of these, it'll actually seal.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bomar-Nibo-...-/173136887425

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Old 05-24-2018, 05:07 PM   #12
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That's only 20.5" square.
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:09 PM   #13
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That's only 20.5" square.
They make them in various sizes. I've seen a 26" too.
I can fit through a 20" opening. Especially if its an emergency or occasional access.
But yeah you can get lots of different "rv roof exit hatches" in various sizes. All are better than the plastic toy stuck on by the factory. Mine have all been "Trans-Spec" and they're chintzy at best.
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:11 PM   #14
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I don't think I have to worry about crawling out of my roof e-hatches any time soon. Brunhilde is stationary.
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:59 PM   #15
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I like my whale's blow hole. And I want to keep my strobe to allow the aliens easier landing.
I'm keeping the strobe too, but it will be re-sealed. It doesn't leak at the moment.

Neither does my passive vent, and I'm on the fence about that. The way it is fitted it doesn't seem like it could leak even if it wanted to.
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:17 PM   #16
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I'm keeping the strobe too, but it will be re-sealed. It doesn't leak at the moment.

Neither does my passive vent, and I'm on the fence about that. The way it is fitted it doesn't seem like it could leak even if it wanted to.
Its not good for insulating. It leaks air. IMO its definitely not something I'd build around. Easy to delete and forget about it.
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:24 PM   #17
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Its not good for insulating. It leaks air. IMO its definitely not something I'd build around. Easy to delete and forget about it.
That is also true.

I'll look again when I'm prepping the roof, which should be soon now.

Planning on Henrys Dura-Brite for the roof.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:21 PM   #18
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I'm keeping the strobe too, but it will be re-sealed. It doesn't leak at the moment.

Neither does my passive vent, and I'm on the fence about that. The way it is fitted it doesn't seem like it could leak even if it wanted to.
my buses blow hole is leaking but not important till i seal it up prior to conversion
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I'm a bit late on this post (BUT IT'S AWESOME), can you tell me about the straps you're using to hold the patch down before it's screwed down?
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Old 08-04-2018, 02:02 PM   #20
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I'm a bit late on this post (BUT IT'S AWESOME), can you tell me about the straps you're using to hold the patch down before it's screwed down?
1" ratchet stars would work. Hook in a window on each side and crank it down.
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