Sky light replacement

Blakeys7 replied on 22/11/2020 13:42

Posted on 22/11/2020 13:42

Hello. I was looking how dirty my skylights are and was thinking about removing them to give them a good clean.

When I opened one of them, a hairline crack appeared luckily on the inner piece and not the outer so still watertight.

On closure inspection, the plastic seems to be quite brittle and discoloured. Probably due to the age of the van. 2012.

In your expert opinions,  would it be best just to replace the two skylights as I have seen them in the cc shop and they go for about 70.

It looks like there is only 4 screws to remove/fit, so is it a relatively easy job ?

I don't want to be left with a hole in the top of my van 😂

Thanks in advance

Blakey

Tinwheeler replied on 22/11/2020 14:14

Posted on 22/11/2020 14:14

I’d say replace it before you end up losing it on the M5 as we did.

It's a straightforward job and you can buy them in any caravan accessory shop - when they're open.

KjellNN replied on 22/11/2020 14:54

Posted on 22/11/2020 14:54

If you are only replacing the opening bit, ensure it will have an identical roof fitting and securing system.   And do shop around before buying, prices can vary greatly.

Blakeys7 replied on 22/11/2020 15:29

Posted on 22/11/2020 14:54 by KjellNN

If you are only replacing the opening bit, ensure it will have an identical roof fitting and securing system.   And do shop around before buying, prices can vary greatly.

Posted on 22/11/2020 15:29

I will look to see if there is a brand name or some sort of identification.

The van is a Swift challenger sport 554