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Old 09-07-2015, 12:25 PM   #21
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Yeah - I'm thinking I'll go with painting white too. With the inside reflector, its mighty hot up there and I can't think that's good for the plastic long-term. Besides, its not like I ever try to look out the thing anyway - just little light when the sun's up is fine.

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Old 09-07-2015, 12:44 PM   #22
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I had a motorhome for 10 years. It had a dark tinted dome. It worked out very well and never cracked. They are not very expensive. Just takes time to remove the clear one and replace with a tinted one. I don't know why FR does not use the tinted ones. It blocks the heat and lets in enough light.

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Old 09-07-2015, 01:03 PM   #23
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I taped off about 3" all the way around (on the outside) to allow some light and then sprayed with black to block the light and then sprayed that with reflective silver for reflection. Works great.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:24 PM   #24
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Get some foil insulation (InfraStop Double Bubble Foil Insulation from Amazon works) and some sticky back Velcro tape. Stick tape round the horizontal interior roof rim of the dome. Add the matching tape to the tape just applied. Strip the isolation ribbon off the 2nd Velcro tape to reveal the sticky. Paste a piece of Bubble Foil Insulation, cut to match the outside dimensions of the Velcro tape box, onto the exposed Velcro tape.
Now you have a removable insulated cover. We had a purchased package version of this for years, but it used 6 Velcro sticky buttons that didn't seal the dome area sufficiently, so we added the tape. When it tore up, after about 7 years, we made another using the same foil that we used for windows. Makes a huge difference in the heat.
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:43 PM   #25
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We use large totes to put our food and clothes back and forth between the house and the trailer. They always stay in the back seat of the truck so I just use one upside down over the sky light. I just slide it up over the skylight before i put out the awning.
The coloured ones give the bathroom a different look and keep the heat out.
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:18 PM   #26
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I have tin foil taped in mine and works well. Easy to remove and cheap.
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:25 PM   #27
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I use 2 inch thick block foam, bought a 2'X2' square from home depot was able to cut 2 pieces and stacked one on the top of the other. I wedge them in for a tight fit and they stay in place going down the road.
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:52 PM   #28
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I simply painted the outside with plasti dip from Lowe's. Very simple and easy and effective.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:59 PM   #29
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You all have given me many good ideas. I am going to have to get rid of the contraption that I have and try some of the ideas. Here is my contraption and is why I asked for help. - Hank
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