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Old 06-17-2016, 09:26 PM   #15
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First pass it sounds like a good idea, so I just looked at mine, and I have a couple of questions:

1. The skylight frame is large, the skylight it self is much smaller. Are you covering the entire frame( maximum insulation I would assume), or just the skylight itself?

2. I read several ideas as to how to secure it, the Velcro sounds the most practical. However, seems to me that to be effective you would need a tight seal over 100% of all the edges. Or, seems like you are just temporarily holding heat between the skylight and the foil that is already into the coach?
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Both our Dutch Stars came with a pleated light blocking shade over the skylight. The Magna doesn't have anything covering the skylight and doesn't seem to need it.
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:19 PM   #17
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Also used the Reflectix foil insulation. Only worry I have is the heat buildup against the inner plastic seems very high. Will that damage the plastic? Not sure yet, am monitering the temps.


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Old 06-18-2016, 02:17 PM   #18
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Like many, I use reflective bubble wrap that I can take down easily. Also, a poster mentioned getting the pillow that Camping World sells. Unless they have something new, they fit the skylight/vent, not over the shower.
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I would be worried that using the reflectix in the shower would cause an early demise of the sky light by building up heat in it.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:51 AM   #20
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Just curious- are the skylights most of you are dealing with the big triangular one? I've found it hard to fit a pillow type block in it. I've also read where one guy has heat issues with the reflective foil bouncing the heat back up and warping the plastic skylight.
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In our old MH, we got a tremendous amount of heat in the shower stall due to the skylight. I bet it was 20 degrees warmer in the shower stall than it was in the rest of the coach. I used the foil bubble wrap cut to fit but it fell out all the time. I like the shades some of the companies use. They have tracks on both sides that the shade rides in. The skylight on our new motorhome is already discoloring so I think I may paint it white. A yellow skylight makes an otherwise mint looking coach look old. Im just wondering if we will still get some light in after painting it white or if it will be blacked out completely.
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White paint on the outside will allow plenty of light in and stop the heat before it enters. You would be amazed how hot the air can get between the layers. I used an infared thermometer to test mine. I can definitely see reflectix between the layers as a possible problem.
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On our last MH I painted mine with white Elastomeric Roof Coating. It took about 10 coats to get the light blocked enough for me. Definitely better and from the outside you couldn't really notice it was painted, but the next time I do it I will try starting with foil or some other light blocking material as the first coat. It's best to add the material on the outside for heat blocking.
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I was up on the roof last week doing a re-coating job. My skylight is discolored. I'm entertaining the thought of using white automotive trim paint and just painting it.

On our upcoming trip, I'll place something over the inside to block the light and see if we really need the light or not..
here is a like-minded i did just like that last summer. also two vent covers
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CountryFit - did you just use paint from a spray can or something more industrial?
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I was thinking perhaps some of the new rustolium paint that's designed for plastics.
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I used 1" packing stryrofoam, custom cut to fit snugly into the recess. That was 12 yrs ago and I've never had it out. Keeps all the heat out and a fraction of the light. My skylight looks like new inside and out......no degrading at all.

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CountryFit - did you just use paint from a spray can or something more industrial?
i just brushed on the prime and external paint from home depot. it made inside darker but very effective on blocking the heat. if i had to redo it, i would use spray can as it will form an evener layer of the paint. i agree auto paint is better maybe last longer.
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