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Old 06-24-2015, 10:48 AM   #1
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Skylight removal

Hi, all! We are in the process of repairing some roof rot on our 19' travel trailer and we have found that most of the problem seems to be around the skylight over the tub. We already have a vent fan and a double light fixture in the bath area so we are considering removing the skylight altogether. Any thoughts, pros, or cons?
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To do it properly you need to rip the entire roof off, so yes, pull off the skylight. You may even have stud rot underneath too.
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To do it properly you need to rip the entire roof off, so yes, pull off the skylight. You may even have stud rot underneath too.

Thanks! We have pulled the roof material back to the point where the wood is solid. we will be replacing some framing as well as the roof decking, then we plan to use new roofing material on the damaged area - we are considering a completely new roof but haven't made that decision yet.
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You're going to add a seam to a seamless roof?
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Pictures, please. Pretty please?
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:55 PM   #6
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In my last trailer I needed the skylight for headroom in the shower.
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You're going to add a seam to a seamless roof?

The roof already has a poorly repaired seam in the area around the skylight so we aren't adding a seam, but hopefully we are correctly fixing previously shoddy work. And thanks for the "heads up" (pardon the pun!) on shower height - I will have hubby stand in the shower before we make a final decision! That's what I love about RV folks - always ready to help each other!
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After you place a part of roofing material and create a seam, use Eternabond on the seam area. Eternabond will cover and never leak if done right. You can Google Eternabond and look at install info on line. You can also order from them..........
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Thanks so much ! Eternabond is definitely on our list of essential supplies!
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