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Old 03-03-2016, 12:34 PM   #1
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Covering Skylight Permanently

I'm asking this question under General Discussion due to not finding response any where else. More may read and response.

Having recently discovered a water leak, then crack in the Skylight of our 2009 Sabre, I'm now looking for ways to cover and protect the old, not replace the skylight, don't want or need it. I found 1 reference but little response to this question, under roof and vent repairs.

I need ideas or fix's, not patches that already done, others have performed. Never liked holes in the roof of cars, now RV's. Haven't owned a car with a sunroof that didn't leak.


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Old 03-03-2016, 05:57 PM   #2
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Can't help you with a permanent cover over solution but I had a similar issue on my TT that we had a few years back. After getting a price to replace the skylight I decided not to replace it.

I just got a tube of clear silicone sealant, placed a bead over the cracks on the exterior, and never had another problem. Lasted fine for quite a few years when we finally sold and upgraded the RV.

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Old 03-04-2016, 09:24 PM   #3
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IMO, this is an easy way to cover it. There's several other brands that do the same thing. I don't like holes either. I just replace the crank open one over the bed. It was cracked.

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Old 03-04-2016, 09:43 PM   #4
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Could you just use one of the covers that people use over their bathroom vent?
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Old 03-04-2016, 09:46 PM   #5
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Make a plywood box to fit over the skylight. Seal the box with a roll on rubber sealant. Seal the seams where the box meet the roof with a high quality sealing tape.
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Old 03-05-2016, 01:39 PM   #6
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I know there have been other threads on this. I'll see if I can find them.
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Here's one example.
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Old 03-05-2016, 01:58 PM   #8
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A 3 or 4 inch roll of EternaBond, start at the roof and work your way up and over the dome, be sure to overlap each lift.

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