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Old 09-02-2017, 09:16 AM   #1
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Skylight and roof vent questions

Does anybody have any recommendations for what brand of skylights to use to replace the current emergency hatches? Also what brand exhaust fans have you guys seen work best? I'm at the point where I'm ready to paint my roof and figured I'd do all the roof stuff at once. ANY advice wold be appreciated.
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:55 PM   #2
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E-hatches are 23.5" square. RV hatches are considerably smaller.

As for exhaust fans, try a radiator fan with shroud.
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:09 PM   #3
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Thanks capt squid I'll check those out
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:22 PM   #4
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The standard vent for an RV is 14" - I have seen some remove the emergency hatch - I went a slightly different route - and just replaced the hatch with a piece of wood and a exhaust fan. It seems to be doing the trick - may need to rethink it later down the road - but works well now.

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Old 09-02-2017, 04:25 PM   #5
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That's a good idea thanks for the pictures dog rescuer .
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:25 PM   #6
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I like the e escape, may be extend the lip around a little to prevent rain from coming in when it is venting.

here is the one i made in Elfie.

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I paneled over the chintzy roof hatch on my shorty. Will be installing a Fantastic vent. Just put one in my work van and I LOVE it.

Easy to install and really does a great job.
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I'm thinking of converting my rear roof hatch / emergency roof exit into a simple skylight, using a marine skylight on top of the existing Transpec surround that's attached to the roof. I would like to be able to see the stars when lying in bed! I haven't found a 24" square marine skylight yet, but I haven't been looking too hard now - there's a marine salvage place near here that may be worth a visit.

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I paneled over the chintzy roof hatch on my shorty. Will be installing a Fantastic vent. Just put one in my work van and I LOVE it.

Easy to install and really does a great job.


I just did exactly this today!


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I haven't had a chance to really enjoy the results yet, but it looks good and blows well!

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Old 01-02-2019, 07:17 PM   #12
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I like the e escape, may be extend the lip around a little to prevent rain from coming in when it is venting.

here is the one i made in Elfie.

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where did you get the cover for the hatch?
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still looking for clear "bubble"

I just want a plastic 24x24 bubble clear to replace my emergency escape "door" without disturbing the frame. Surprized I see none on line with a lip around it (so it doesnt leak). Dont want it to take any time installing it.

I have spent some time looking to no avail! The marine hatch looks pricey and requires installation. I want roof access AND lots of light.
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I just want a plastic 24x24 bubble clear to replace my emergency escape "door" without disturbing the frame. Surprized I see none on line with a lip around it (so it doesnt leak). Dont want it to take any time installing it.

I have spent some time looking to no avail! The marine hatch looks pricey and requires installation. I want roof access AND lots of light.
You might try grafting on to the hatch door something like this.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/RV-Skylight...UAAOSwuxhbm9qn
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hoping to not make a frame. Too bad I cant find one with a lip! Looks like a solution if no lipped ones like on 14x14 skylights exist! thanks
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hoping to not make a frame. Too bad I cant find one with a lip! Looks like a solution if no lipped ones like on 14x14 skylights exist! thanks
What was wrong with the one I posted. It is 26" x 26". I would cut the lip at the screw holes, cut a hole in the hatch top and secure and seal it to the hatch lid. Done.
You're not looking very hard.
Here's a 14" x 14" with a 16" lip.

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I believe the OP is wanting something that can be opened/closed.


I do too, for that matter.
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I believe the OP is wanting something that can be opened/closed.


I do too, for that matter.
I don't believe what he and many of us want is made commercially. Take either of the 2 skylights I posted and cut a hole in the hatch lid and secure the skylight to the opening. You know have a hatch that has not changed in performance other than letting clear light in. What am I missing here? Maybe I should go in business and make replacement hatch lids in Clear or tinted Lexan.
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