Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-02-2012, 06:49 AM   #1
Member
 
BartLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 33
Summer HEAT

Hello all looking for ideas. I have a 2007 chaparral by coachman. I currently have only one ac. Saving for a second!!! My question is does anybody have any ideas on how to reduce the heat that comes in from the skylight in the shower? Or any other place that I haven't noticed? Thanks in advance. LIve laugh and love happy camping to all!!!
__________________

__________________
BartLee is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-02-2012, 07:22 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
joshuae's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: League City, Texas
Posts: 8
You might be able to purchase some reflective foam from Home Depot or Lowes. It is relatively inexpensive and easy to cut down to the correct size. Then place it in the hole. This stuff is light enough you might be able to secure with a command strip or similar product.
__________________

__________________
Joshua and Karen
2013 Ford F150 Super crew
2006 Dutchman Bunkhouse
joshuae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 07:24 AM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,150
Blog Entries: 21
Watch putting the reflective stuff inside the plastic skylight. It can get too hot and melt/warp the skiylight.

Make a cover to put over the outside or install a Maxx Air cover.

You can also paint the ooutside with an elastomeric white roof paint.

Ken
__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 07:44 AM   #4
Community Administrator
 
Clifftall's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 29,115
I bought some blackout material and had Velcro sewn onto the edges and put the stickie Velcro on the plastic skylight. It does a great job of keeping the light and heat out. Here's a photo of it.

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-380643767.jpg
Views:	266
Size:	617.4 KB
ID:	23148
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4220884776.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	681.8 KB
ID:	23147  
__________________


Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
Clifftall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 04:31 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3
Skylight Plug

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clifftall View Post
I bought some blackout material and had Velcro sewn onto the edges and put the stickie Velcro on the plastic skylight. It does a great job of keeping the light and heat out. Here's a photo of it.

Attachment 23148
We have had a very similar homemade plug in place most of the time for about eight years. Works great. In rebuttal to the possible damage post above, the only damage we have ever had was when a tree fell on the skylight. Broke the plastic skylight, but the plug was fine!
__________________
Arnie Weisbrot
2011 Ford F-350 PSD Lariat
2004 Mobile Suites 36TK3 #1201
wandrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,078
I put two coats of Koolseal White Elastomeric roof coating on the outside my skylite. Then made a inside filler from 2"ethafoam sheet for insulation from the sun and winter temps.
__________________
'03 Dodge 2500 Cummins HO 3.73 NV5600 Jacobs
'98 3500 DRW 454 4x4 4.10 crew cab
'97 Park Avanue RK 28' 2 slides
JIMNLIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 08:47 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,405
Both our Dutch Stars have come with a blind that pulls across the skylight. Looks like a Day/Night shade on it's side. Works great.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 10:27 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
JohnBoyToo's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: DFW, Tex-US
Posts: 4,828
We opted to put vent covers over our vents too...

the double 'roof' (if you will) keeps the direct sun off our vents and allows vents to be open whenever we want...
may opt for thermo paint for next summer as another layer of reflection on the vent covers and skylight...

hmmm, wonder what size they make the vent covers - would they fit the skylight ?!?
__________________
'11 Monaco Diplomat 43DFT RR10R pushed by a '14 Jeep Wrangler JKU. History.. 5'ers: 13 Redwood 38gk, 11 MVP Destiny, Open Range TT, popups, vans, tents...
JohnBoyToo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 10:32 AM   #9
Member
 
hallock5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 38
Hobby Lobby, foam cut to size for vents. Walmart and got Reflectix look-alike in the form of a Jumbo Car shade, pliable and easy to cut--$9 for one--both solutions have helped tremendously.
__________________

__________________
Newbies, making mistakes so you don't have to.
www.flipflopvector.com 2002 Ford F250 4x4 7.3 married to a 2008 Jayco Superlite 28.5 Fiver
hallock5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.