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Old 08-17-2008, 01:38 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a 2006 Fleetwood Pace Arrow with about 6000 miles. A long story but both the inner and outer skylight wound up broken.

I have both new pieces, is there a plce to find instructions on how best to replce them?

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I recently purchased a 2006 Fleetwood Pace Arrow with about 6000 miles. A long story but both the inner and outer skylight wound up broken.

I have both new pieces, is there a plce to find instructions on how best to replce them?

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Old 08-17-2008, 03:59 PM   #3
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As long as the new ones are the same size, I think your main issue is making sure you have waterproof seals. I just had my whole roof resealed, and the initial driver was a leaking skylight (which the first RV tech I tried made worse, then would not stand behind.)

Check the responses to my thread on "Roof/Sidewall Seam Repair," pay attention to the links - some great info for your application. Good luck.
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When I replaced the one on my 5th Wheel. I cleaned the area of any old Caulk. Put down a layer of Putty Tape then the Skylight panel. But I also purchased some 1/8" X or 1.0" flat aluminum stock which ever fits the lip of the skylight. Cut it to fit around the Skylight. I had to transfer the screw holes. And then put a layer of self-leveling Caulk over the Screw heads. My Skylight was made out of some rather thin material and when first installed at the factory was just put down with screws. Consequently the Sun caused it to crack around the Screw heads causing it to leak.

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Old 08-31-2008, 08:31 AM   #6
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I've done a few roof repairs, and one thing I highly recommend is that you use the best quality self-leveling adhesive caulk, that also does not harden over time.
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I am ready to replace mine also ,fleetwood said to clean of the old sealer clean with mineral spirits and use putty tape and a bead of sealer and seal the screws i am goint get washers for my screws and put a bead of sealer around the seam be carefull what sealer you buy dont get one that will eat the rubber roof,
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Hi Ho: Getting the right self-leveling caulk is really the key. When I called WI about the sealant, they said "just use silicon from the hardware store." Wrong!!

Winnebago has a history of skylights cracking because the screws do not fit properly. The skylights probably come with holes that only apoproximate the holes in the RV. Make sure the screws don't bind when the new skylights are installed. I drilled out the holes to provide clearance, then used a countersink to remove sharp edges.

Otherwise, the job is pretty straight-forward. Good luck, Dirk
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Do not over tighten the screws!
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As an extra edge against leaks, cut strips of Etrnabond and seal the edge of the skylight and screw holes....It won't leak unless you crack the skylight.

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