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Old 03-08-2015, 07:47 PM   #1
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Skylight Issue?

So, like I always do when I pick up something new or used, I tear stuff apart and look for problems before they happen. RV's are notorious for a multitude of things but leaking is a biggey.
I took the inner dome out of the skylight in the bathroom and the attached pictures show what is there, a possible problem. There is no doubt that condensation will occur on the inside of the exterior skylight, water will drip down and where's it gonna go, right into the roof cavity! It's nice and dry right now as the RV is practically new and not used, but over time I can see trouble. What should I do about it:
1. leave the inner dome off and finish the "raw" areas with similar material as the walls? Would this cause moisture to be trapped in the ceiling?
2. put some poly around the "raw" area and seal it off, and then install the inner dome again?
3. sell the RV and take up knitting
4. put it back together and forget it, then buy a box of beer and a good bottle of tequila and watch a hockey game with some friends.
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:09 PM   #2
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Im rolling with #4 for this reason. Condensation forms when moisture laden air makes contact with a cold surface. With that inner skylight, none of moisture laden air is gonna make it to the outer skylight. What little moisture is in the attic air will dissipate and no more should be introduced, being a relatively sealed area. check the seal on that external 110 receptacle on the way to get that beer. moisture there could trip the GFI and kill the hockey game....
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:21 PM   #3
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Okedokey, as long as the fridge doesn't quit working I'll be good to go! Sherm
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:05 PM   #4
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Hockey game?? who's playing?? Its just about play-off time so ya best get busy.
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