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Old 09-06-2015, 09:59 AM   #1
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How do I Block The Shower Dome Heat ?

This summer, I had a pillow tied with cord to the rim screws to block the tremendous heat that comes in through the shower dome.

I know that I can make the insulation, like maybe using expandable foam to form fit the insulation. But my big question is does anyone have a good idea for how to hold it up there and able to quickly remove it when desired.

I know that Boo is going to say park under a tree
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:03 AM   #2
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You can paint the outside top of it white. That will help some. Some higher dollar coaches come with a "trap" door that can open and close for it also. I'm sure one of those could be retrofitted to a Berk.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:52 PM   #3
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Hank, a lot of heat comes through that "sky light". I recently measured mine with a temperature "gun". 115 degrees - 89 outside temp. I now just close the bathroom door. It has helped a lot. Craig


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Old 09-06-2015, 01:01 PM   #4
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See this thread:
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Post #14 I think. Ours is coated on the outside with a product from Proguard, batten insulation on the inside, then bubble insulation. Of course this skylight has the interior decor replacing the inner dome, but the one above the shower underwent the same treatment, but still has the inner dome, which is also painted from the inside. No light, no heat.
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Here's the exterior dome coated. This is not paint, but a very thick coating.
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Here's the pictures from the other thread.
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Old 09-06-2015, 02:44 PM   #7
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Big John: You do not have a Berkshire. The cavity for the shower's inside dome has very sloping sides. You cannot get anything to stay within the cavity with the exception of a sky hook. Hank
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I realize I don't have a Berkshire, but I have owned 2 motorhomes and a scad of other RVs with different dome designs. Pull the inner dome. Use your imagination. I've done this to all of our rigs, sloped or not. On our shower dome, pulled the inner dome, filled the cavity between the 2 with batten, painted the inside of the inner dome, secured bubble insulation to the inside of the inner dome, reinstalled. Looks the same, minus the light and heat. I've done a bunch of them, on ours and other's rigs. Hadn't seen one I couldn't make work.
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I can dig up a few more pictures of different designs if need be.
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we painted ours white (on the outside) using rubber spray paint we picked up at Lowes. put several coats on and has helped with the heat and still lets in some light. figured that using the rubber paint could pull off if didn't like it
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