Sky light/moonroof

Submitted: Monday, May 06, 2019 at 14:48
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Our 2010 BT does not have a skylight over the bed. Can someone tell me the size, make and model of their skylight? Has anybody installed one and if so is there a gap in the frame already there?
I installed the vent in the shower and found that the frame was ready for it including wiring.

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Reply By: Sal and John - Monday, May 06, 2019 at 18:39

Monday, May 06, 2019 at 18:39
In the vein of the thread, I am looking at a similar mod to our 04 van. My query, though, is to those who have the skylight - what is the general consensus of opinion as to value, etc ?
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Monday, May 06, 2019 at 19:14

Monday, May 06, 2019 at 19:14
A waste of money.

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Follow Up By: Roachie - Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 18:16

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 18:16
Our van came with one already fitted and we quite like it.

The only downside is that it *may* contribute to the interior of the van being hotter than desirable at the end of a hot days drive.

I say *may* because I haven't had any opportunity to do a proper scientific test.

Such test would involve two caravans traveling together for the day and checking to see if ours is hotter inside than the friends' van with no skylight.

If it did prove to be hotter, then the simple fix for that would be to cut a piece of aluminium-backed insulation to the correct size and have that in the cavity when traveling...should negate the additional heat.

It is nice to fall asleep looking at the stars or rain etc.

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Reply By: JGP - Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 09:33

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 09:33
Of marginal value. I find it relaxing to be able to watch the stars while in bed and there is the added advantage of more airflow at times. But we close the blind before going to sleep, to keep it darker longer in the mornings. Instructions are not to travel with the blind closed, so it needs an insert panel (we use corflute) to provide heat protection.

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 18:08

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 18:08
As far as I’m aware the large heiki hatch cannot be retro fitted with out major changes to the roof, this info I read on the factory forum site a while back.

Of course anything can be done if you have the skills.
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Reply By: Sal and John - Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 19:21

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 19:21
I queried it with BTI some time ago and they made a ROM guess of around 1500 for reworking the original 2004 structure.
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 19:50

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 19:50
BT started manufacturing the frame so that this hatch could be retrofitted easily but I’m not sure which model year they commenced doing that.

You might be in with a chance on your 2010 model.
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