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Old 07-23-2016, 03:05 PM   #1
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Reducing sun load

We have a large skylight in our 2006 Allegro Bay and we are summering in the FL panhandle and as you can guess the 101+'heat index is killing us. We purchased a 4 ft wide roll of the silver padded insulation. We cut a piece the correct dimensions plus enough to turn under on each end. Made a rod pocket using gorilla glue - waited for it to set - then did the other end. Inserted a tension rod in each pocket and put inside the skylight. So far so good and it has reduced the heat there by at least 10 degrees. It is not unsightly!
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I've thought of this but was concerned that the reflected heat would melt or otherwise damage the skylight. Let us know how this works out for you as I would like to do it too.
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Our friends with an American had the same complaint about the shower area. I got a piece of white fluted plastic, the type temporary sign's are made of, trimmed it to a size that conformed to the skylight & held it in place with velcro patches. It still let some light through but drastically cut down on the heat.
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We did almost exactly the same thing with our last coach and suffered no ill effects. It was stored indoors and used almost every day/night when we camped. This coach we tried to pretty it up a bit so I purchased a couple yards of white vinyl at WM. I used velcro to make it stick up in the skylight. Works like a champ but even heavy vinyl wasn't enough sun block to help DW sleep past sun up.
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I used beige " blackout " material held up by Velcro. It kept it cool and dark and easily came off when not needed.

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i just white color painted the outside. simple, effective, happy.
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I painted mine with white plastic paint. So far so good.
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