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Old 01-23-2015, 09:27 PM   #15
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My RV is 15 years old. No leaks in that area, and there is more thermal transfer through the fantastic fan. If you are over 5'10" you will be unhappy without it.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:45 AM   #16
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I'm 6'1" and love the shower skylight, both for the space and ambient light.

When camping in extreme temperatures I might come up with temporary fixes for all the trailers roof vent and skylights. We have a snap on vinyl cover for the vent over our bed that works very well. If it gets really cold we can stuff bubble-wrap behind it. Something similar for all other skylights and vents would be preferable, in my mind, to just eliminating the skylight.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:30 AM   #17
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I've considered ordering my next mh without the skylight in the bathroom. Light not needed. The main reason for the skylight is for the added height. Main reason to keep it is for resale. Don't want to limit my prospective buyers to short people.

I still find it interesting with all the years of experience, smart people in the world, here in 2015 we still apparently can't develop a design to keep these things from leaking.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:47 AM   #18
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I am leaning towards taking the sky light out so that I don't have to worry about heat or cold or leaks or deteriorating lenses over time.
Any thoughts or experiences from this wonderful group would be appreciated.
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Personally I like the shower skylight in my coach.
My coach has lived outside for 18 years and my shower skylight has not leaked or deteriorated.
However a friend painted over his then 14 year old skylight when he coated his fiberglass roof with white elastomeric roof coating: SealBest
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I've considered ordering my next mh without the skylight in the bathroom. Light not needed. The main reason for the skylight is for the added height. Main reason to keep it is for resale. Don't want to limit my prospective buyers to short people.

I still find it interesting with all the years of experience, smart people in the world, here in 2015 we still apparently can't develop a design to keep these things from leaking.
I don't think it's so much a design problem as an installation/maintenance problem ...
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Have not had any leakage problems with any of mine, 2 MH and 2 5ers, now you do have to do routine maintenance and keep up with the caulking. No more trouble than anything else on the roof. My 5ers have an accordion slide to pull across the opening if the light is too bright or the temperatures are too extreme. Confines the shower too much without the skylight. Was in 105* temperatures and had no problems with excessive heat in the shower, and been in 20* cold.
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These are all great comments. I think I am leaning towards deleting them for the reasons being discussed, plus they are really noisy during a rainstorm. We presently have them in our Airstream trailer and when it rains it is quite loud.
I must say I am a little worried about resale value, but hopefully that will not be my problem. Any other thoughts are welcomed.
I you do remove your skylight, please take and post photos of how you do it and the end results.











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I you do remove your skylight, please take and post photos of how you do it and the end results.

Pretty please?
By "delete", I think he meant "delete from the order form" ....
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By "delete", I think he meant "delete from the order form" ....

Yes, that is what I was trying to say.
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I have the skylight in the bathroom only. I wish I had one in the main part of the trailer as well. I love the ambient light. Never had a leak or noise issue. I am five foot tall and even I like the extra headroom.
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Don't go camping where it rains! Don't delete it, for the little heat or cold that is transferred, the light is woth it. Add the inside cover as stated.
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Skylights are double paned so, to some extent they stop the heat/cold transfer from outside.
On our Dutch Star MH it's double walled plus there's a pleated shade to pull closed.
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NO !!!!!!!!!!!!! Unless you are maybe - 5ft 6 inches ............. `;o#}
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Our 5th wheel has a fan over the shower instead of a skylight. We upgraded to MaxAir fans that have a built in covers so we can leave them open in rain.
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