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Old 07-02-2018, 08:23 AM   #1
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Shower Heat Shield

We've been working on reducing the load on the AC system for these hot summer months, after doing our windshield with the Reflectix insulation, we bought some of those little pillows to put in the Ceiling Vents, but couldn't find anything to do the shower skylight. So... did some looking and found a 27" square 3" thick piece of foam on ebay for $27.50, and used some a scrap piece of Reflectix left over from the windshield project which we used spray adhesive to attach it to the foam.

Seems to work pretty good, now maybe my dog will sleep past sun-up when we're out in the RV! I'm sure it'll help a bit with the heat coming in the skylight too.

Got a lot of projects done on the Coach this weekend, replaced the striker pin on the door and readjusted door latch. Shuts much better now - hopefully won't have any wind noise going down the road. Replaced one of the ceiling vent fans, fixed the vent fan in the bathroom, fixed all the clearance lights and cleaned the front AC condenser and evaporator.
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Looks like a great solution!

Would be very interested in the details of your door latch adjustment!
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Not a lot to it really, the bottom pin/roller on the frame side of the door on ours was bent, likely because you had to slam the door to get it to latch and it was hitting to early. I got a new pin and roller assembly from Rev Parts for $48, but of course it wasn't right. I was able to take the roller from the new one, put that one on the right size bolt and make it work though.

Once I got that replaced I loosened up the 4 main latch screws on the door side and adjusted it in a little bit. The difference between slamming shut and a light press to fully latch really doesn't take a whole lot. Anyway got that adjusted for depth, then put some grease on both top and bottom striker pins to see where the latch meet up with them. Adjusted both up/down to try and align the pins as close as I could vertically with the door latch when it closed.

It's much better now and I can just push the door close with a small amount of force and hear it go click click. I just hope it won't have more wind noise out on the road - haven't tested that yet.
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