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Old 08-12-2011, 07:53 AM   #1
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How long do shower skylights last before cracking?

Can you get 10 years from them or longer?
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:40 AM   #2
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Can you get 10 years from them or longer?
I hope so mine is 15 yrs old and still looks new. I use a protectant on it about once a month. Mine I think would be hard to replace because its shaped like a triangle don't know where I would find another one..
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:04 AM   #3
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Mine is 23 years old and going strong...except from the small crack from a golf ball from camp hosting next to a golf course. lesson learned...
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:04 PM   #5
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Sky Light Cracking

I guess it would depend on who manufactured them, how they were maintained and how they were used.

I think my Beaver would be a worst case senario as the coach is outdoors year round in california with no UV coatings applied. The sky Light lasted 5 years and began to crack. I have since replaced it and now apply UV coatings twice a year.
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The one in our '88 Winnie is still fine, and looks to be OEM - but with so MANY different rigs and manufacturers out there, how can one reply be considered accurate for them all?
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I bought a 4 year old 5er and a year later I had to replace the skylight. I touched it and my hand went right through. Interestingly there were actually 2 plastic domes. The inside one is mounted to the ceiling and is clear smoke. The outside one was white and turned to dried out cheese. It was a job to replace the outside one. It had 36 screws which held it down and then dicor over the screw heads and seams between the rubber roof and the white skylight.
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I guess it would depend on who manufactured them, how they were maintained and how they were used.

I think my Beaver would be a worst case senario as the coach is outdoors year round in california with no UV coatings applied. The sky Light lasted 5 years and began to crack. I have since replaced it and now apply UV coatings twice a year.


The sky light over the shower on our Allegro only lasted four years before cracks forced me to replace it. We too park it unsheltered in California sun. What brand of UV protection do you use on your replacement sky light?

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12 years old. 7 months a year of Florida sun. 5 month of sun in other states.
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This isn't long compared to the above, but mine been sitting out in the Florida sun in my driveway, except when we've been on the move, since 06/'06. It gets washed and protectant applied at least twice a year.
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Dieselclacker: i would imagine 303 aerospace protectant. have not used anything on mine yet.
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We use aerospace 303 uv protection applied twice a year, so far so good.

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