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Old 02-23-2018, 09:37 PM   #1
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Anyone replaced shower skylight for Axis/Vegas?

I'm wanting to replace my shower skylight for my 2016 25.1 Axis. I'm concerned about the cheap plastic material for the outside rooftop section. But because of the depth of the skylight, I'd have to make sure the bubble size fits over the inner skylight underneath or replace the inner skylight with something with less depth. I'm short so replacing the inner skylight with something with less depth is possible.

Anyone had to deal with this issue yet?
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Old 02-24-2018, 01:38 AM   #2
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IMHO you should worry about a whole list of other "what it's" before that. We've been serious hail storms & that skylight has held up so far, it's actually fairly thick plastic.
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Old 02-24-2018, 02:03 AM   #3
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Tell us why you think the "cheap plastic" skylight cover needs replaced. That is one element that I don't remember anyone ever complaining about, on Thor or any other brand. Some of the other white plastic needed replaced on a fifth wheel we had here in Florida. Specifically, a small plate sized cover and the air conditioner cover top section. They disintegrated, but not the skylights.

I had to replace both outside and inside skylights in our previous Class A, but that was because of a break-in. The crook(s) broke it out and must have lowered a kid in to unlock the door. They found there was nothing to steal. The flat-screen tvs were the old thick heavy ones, not worth carrying out. Replacing the skylights was an easy task. (I wouldn't be too upset if my remaining Seiki POS tv was stolen!)
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:37 AM   #4
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Skylights come in all shapes and sizes. I'm used to a more rigid plexiglass type material. What I have is flimsy and stands no chance from a large hail stone. Since I live in a high risk area for hail (my jeep took 8K worth of damage last summer) it's a concern.
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:43 PM   #5
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the one that came on my 31L was a boxy shaped thing and very thin plastic. If the OP's is like mine I get it!

Some domes are made so that you can stand on it. I could dent mine in with a finger. Pretty sure I could have punched through it without much effort. After only a couple years the thing was showing serious UV damage so I had it changed when I had some roof work done.

I pulled my inner trim ring and inner dome off just to double check the framing and sizing before I ordered a replacement. I never did find a source for the square boxy thing but just as well, i didn't want one of those anyway...
Went with a bit more of a low profile one, replaced inner and outer as a set. No big deal. It would be an easy DIY, no different than replacing a fantastic fan in the roof really....
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Skylights come in all shapes and sizes. I'm used to a more rigid plexiglass type material. What I have is flimsy and stands no chance from a large hail stone. Since I live in a high risk area for hail (my jeep took 8K worth of damage last summer) it's a concern.
Perhaps it has been designed to "Bend; but not break" under severe conditons?
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:08 PM   #7
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the one that came on my 31L was a boxy shaped thing and very thin plastic. If the OP's is like mine I get it!

Some domes are made so that you can stand on it. I could dent mine in with a finger. Pretty sure I could have punched through it without much effort. After only a couple years the thing was showing serious UV damage so I had it changed when I had some roof work done.

I pulled my inner trim ring and inner dome off just to double check the framing and sizing before I ordered a replacement. I never did find a source for the square boxy thing but just as well, i didn't want one of those anyway...
Went with a bit more of a low profile one, replaced inner and outer as a set. No big deal. It would be an easy DIY, no different than replacing a fantastic fan in the roof really....
Where did you buy the one you used? Thanks
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:54 AM   #8
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Perhaps it has been designed to "Bend; but not break" under severe conditons?
Yeah when we say flexible, we don't mean in a good bend, but don't break kind of way, more of a I hope to God nothing hits it sort of way....

After all, this thing is as much of a hobby, so any excuse to tinker...
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:01 AM   #9
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Went with a bit more of a low profile one, replaced inner and outer as a set. No big deal. It would be an easy DIY, no different than replacing a fantastic fan in the roof really....
I agree, I'm thinking of something with a lower profile, more "hail proof" and less wind resistance .
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:08 PM   #10
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https://amazon.com/gp/product/B00BFU...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 07-28-2018, 02:59 PM   #11
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Shower Skylight cracked, hard to find replacement-

My skylight cracked just after the warranty ran out. I called Thor and they said to buy one online. The problem is that the inner plastic part is tall, 8" deep. The exterior bubble has to be around 5" deep to accommodate. I can't find one online that is not $150. My best solution so far is to replace the inner plastic with one not so deep, so that the outer one can be found. I'd like a better answer than replacing both.

The cover tore while we were on the freeway. A loud buffeting wind noise as it tore open. Fortunately I had a ladder and Duct tape.
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Old 07-28-2018, 03:08 PM   #12
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I wonder if you could rig up some sort of clear plexiglass guard to put over the OEM skylight. That way hail could not damage it and it would be much cheaper to fab something up and install over your existing cover? Just and Idea.
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Old 07-28-2018, 08:33 PM   #13
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RV skylight cover

Reason for the problem is 2 fold. One, the inner skylight plastic is 8-9" high. The RV roof is not horizontal (3.5" on the outside, 4.5" on the inside). This makes the inner plastic protrude 5" or more above the roof on the side. That is also why the 2 covers. Most exterior covers are not that high. I looked at getting a larger cover, but could not find one that deep. I did find a inner cover that was only 5" high part# SFAG1422WIDW on ebay. This will work with most roof skylight covers. I'll repost if this fails.
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:20 PM   #14
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Broken Skylight of 2015 Vegas 25.2 photo

This is the Skylight I had to replace. The thinness caused cracks that widened and eventually tore open. I originally had glued the crack with gorilla glue, but that failed as well.
You can see the remains of the duct tape I had to install to get home.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:16 PM   #15
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part number

Looking at this thread....but didn't see a part number that anyone had for a replacement.

I have a 2016 Axis 25.3, the Skylight for the shower cracked after UV damage and a small branch from my pine tree did it in.

Can some one help with the part number???? yes I have emailed Thor but hav yet to hear back.

Thanks in advance for the help


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Looking at this thread....but didn't see a part number that anyone had for a replacement. I have a 2016 Axis 25.3, the Skylight for the shower cracked after UV damage and a small branch from my pine tree did it in. Can some one help with the part number???? yes I have emailed Thor but hav yet to hear back. Thanks in advance for the help
Cheers, Sean

Thor won't sell parts directly to you, you'll have to have a dealer place the order and send it to you. Or try to find ones to match online. From the posts on this thread, if I have to replace mine I'll use OEM from Thor through a dealer.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:38 PM   #17
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I replaced both the inner and outer skylight parts with Specialty Recreation K1422ELP Low Profile Single Pane Exterior Skylight Kit from Amazon. The original boxy one on my Hurricane was very flimsy and yellowed badly within a year. This one is polycarbonate (Lexan) and also a bit lower profile. It should hold up.
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