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Old 07-02-2012, 05:49 AM   #1
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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!!!

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:22 AM   #2
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!
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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.
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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.
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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 ?!?
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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.

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