sky light

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  1. chipspie

    chipspie Funster

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    hi in the roof above my over cab bed the is a square section that looks as if a window/skylight
    could be fitted has anybody attempted this and what are the pit falls or is it best to have it done at a proper workshop.

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  2. Merle

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    Hi, assuming the roof is straight then if you are reasonably handy you will be able to do it yourself. Buy a good quality skylight and use a very good quality silicon, Sikaflex sticks like the proverbial. The internal trimming is taken care of by the skylight fittings. Use a fine bladed jig saw to cut the hole and take your time. You will find you may need to cut the screws that go into the fixing brackets if you have a thin roof. BUT, if you are in any doubt, I was quoted £400 by a south coast dealership. You pays your money.......
     
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    1948 Read Only Funster

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    There is sky light fitted on mine, and I am always checking for leaks after rain and the lighting daytime is good enough without it So why break up the integrity of the roof for very little gain . just a thought.
     
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    hi thanks for the replies my reason for wanting to fit one is for better ventilation in hotter climates gets quite stuffy up there.
     
  5. goldwinger

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    I fitted one in the same place, I found that it was good idea to make a template from thick card for the opening size, in order to fit it square, tape it down helps to keep the cutting straight, it made a lot of difference to the bed area ventilation.
     
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    Dont bother....it will only leak whether you fit it or a pro fits it.
     
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