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Old 10-09-2007, 01:50 PM   #1
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I took T shaped aluminum and .125 thick Lexan (Lexan will NOT crack)and made a Clear Roof Vent Cover
Looking out from the inside http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h2...an63/no004.jpg
Top view http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h2...an63/no007.jpg
Another top view http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h2...an63/no006.jpg Now my Scamp will fit in my garage with out taking off the roof vent cover, plus I have a clear skylight in my scamp.Its surprizing how much light is in the trailer now with the clear roof vent cover.
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:28 PM   #2
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I took T shaped aluminum and .125 thick Lexan (Lexan will NOT crack)and made a Clear Roof Vent Cover...
Looks Great Kevin! I want to replace my old & cruddy vent cover now.

From the photos, I take it that the lexan is bonded on top of the frame and sealed around the edges and in each screw hole.
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Is there any pitch to the lexan to allow any water runoff? Also is there any weatherstripping on the underside of the frame to vacilitate a seal?

Great Job & Great VIEW!
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:28 PM   #3
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No pitch. Just crack the vent to get a slight angle.WEATHERSTRIPPING - I used 3M automotive double sided foam tape(1/16 thick) I put 2 layers down.
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:30 PM   #4
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Turned out really cool Kevin.

Now you'll need one of those vent cover blinds on the inside or you'll be up at first light of day...
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:38 PM   #5
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Very good!
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:28 PM   #6
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Great Job, I had to make one of these too, but I used wood for the frame and plexiglass. It worked in a pinch, but yours looks much better.
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Wow! That's cool!
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:40 PM   #8
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HI

I too wanted to be able fit my boler into my standard garage so I installed an aftermarket car sunroof. Works great and if needed I can take the whole glass out if I wanted allowing increased ventilation

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Old 10-13-2007, 05:47 PM   #9
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Thats another GREAT idea. Thats whats GREAT about this board, is all the information you can get.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:23 AM   #10
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That is soooo cool!

It came out great!

You wouldn't happen to have a parts list would you!?

Was it "T" or "L" shaped aluminum? Did you connect the aluminum sides together somehow to make the frame?

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Old 10-17-2007, 10:10 AM   #11
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T shaped aluminum http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h2...an63/no021.jpg 2 -22" and 2-15" 1 sheet of Lexan(will not crack) 3M double sided foam automotive tape http://www.shoplet.com/office/db/MMM401612.html Screws and nuts. On the corners I used 5 minuate epoxy to seal the gaps.
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T shaped aluminum http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h2...an63/no021.jpg 2 -22" and 2-15" 1 sheet of Lexan(will not crack) 3M double sided foam automotive tape http://www.shoplet.com/office/db/MMM401612.html Screws and nuts. On the corners I used 5 minuate epoxy to seal the gaps.
Thanks so much Kevin!

Last question! Is a sheet of Lexan something I can pick up around town or do I need to special order it off of the crazy internet!

Thanks Again!
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Got my Lexan at Mills FleetFarm http://www.fleetfarm.com/ about $13.00 for a 18"x26" sheet .090 thick.Also look on Ebay.
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Got my Lexan at Mills FleetFarm http://www.fleetfarm.com/ about $13.00 for a 18"x26" sheet .090 thick.Also look on Ebay.
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