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Old 07-28-2015, 04:54 PM   #1
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Sky light Cover

Too much heat and too much light through the skylight. Well we came up with a fix.
Made a template for the skylight area, then purchased some of the insulated foil backed bubblewrap(foil on both sides), and enough vinyl to match the motorhomes colors. Cut the insulation material to match the template cut the vinyl to match the insulation material then sewed through both materials actually two layers of vinyl and the insulation material. The vinyl was wrapped to the back. Then applied Velcro to the skylight edging and to the vinyl covered insulation in 16 areas of 1 in.. So now we haven't insulated skylight and a darkened skylight as we always seem to pick the the RV site with a light right next to it or above it.
Forgot to mention this goes in the shower with the good looking side down.

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What an excellent solution! Much more creative than mine. I too have a skylight in the bathroom and the heat was ferocious! I remover the inner skylight and put bubble wrap between them, then went up in the roof with a can of white spray paint and sprayed over the outer lens. There was still some light that came through and the temperature is fine now. Not as elegant as yours though.
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We took a slightly different approach, measured, cut a 4" thick piece of foam to insert. Beware, the heat generated inside the sky light can damage plastic material.

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We took a slightly different approach, measured, cut a 4" thick piece of foam to insert. Beware, the heat generated inside the sky light can damage plastic material.

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Yes! There is serious heat in there. It boggles the mind that they would put a non reflective outer light on and then an inner to focus and trap heat! Our shower would exceed 150f at times. What were they thinking......Oh...That's right. They weren't. We used large bubble bubble wrap between the lenses to insulate and then relied on the white paint on the outer lens to control the heat. Light still comes through but not much heat.
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What an excellent solution! Much more creative than mine. I too have a skylight in the bathroom and the heat was ferocious! I remover the inner skylight and put bubble wrap between them, then went up in the roof with a can of white spray paint and sprayed over the outer lens. There was still some light that came through and the temperature is fine now. Not as elegant as yours though.
I have been trying to figure out a way to reduce the heat as well and this sounds like a solution. I need to see if I can take off the inside part easily. I have also been considering putting a solar panel over the skylight. It is really a lame idea they have with these skylights.
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I have been trying to figure out a way to reduce the heat as well and this sounds like a solution. I need to see if I can take off the inside part easily. I have also been considering putting a solar panel over the skylight. It is really a lame idea they have with these skylights.
In the Coachmen Mirada it was necessary to use a skylight. The shower drain pluming raises the shower floor a couple of inches. There wouldn't be enough room for a tall person to rinse their hair or perhaps even stand up straight. The curved skylight dome solves this.
The inside dome on ours comes off with 10 screws. It was easy to take off.
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I tackeled this problem a little over four years ago a bit different. I aquired some of the stuff they use on city buses to apply over the windows to print advertising on. You can see out and it reduces heat and light and it applies on the outside and stops the heat before it is allowed to generate heat on the inside. Once the heat is in it is too late, nothing cools it except the ACs.
When installed on the outside it is white and that helps reflect the heat just like your white roof does and reduces the sunlight from penitrating inside. Works very well.
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