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Old 01-29-2015, 11:33 AM   #1
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2015 V-Lite 26WFKSS shower skylight

I'm a total newby! Excited and a bit overwhelmed by all the new changes in our new life.
Any suggestions for covering (from the inside) the shower skylight. The standard 14 x 14 foam/reflective vent covers nowhere close to fit the smaller sloping size of my skylight.
Looking forward to reading your all's sage advise in the coming years.
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:43 PM   #2
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Danny, I too am relatively new to the travel trailer scene. I bought a 2014 V-Lite 30WFKSS last year and I find out something new every time I take it out. Some helpful hints:
1. Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions and explore all the access panels. You need to know where your water pump, water filter (if installed), water heater, heat furnace, fuse panel, rear access for refrigerator, and bypass valves for winterizing are located.
2. I used some foam mattress material to cut out an insert for my skylight. You could wrap some cloth material around it and sew it up if you don't like the bland foam look. Cheap fix.
3. I upgrade my kitchen and bathroom faucets due to the plastic tubing inside of them easily cracking due to freezing temps. Could have probably avoided this with proper RV anti-freeze winterization. However, I believe the copper tubing will last much longer.
4. When draining the hot water tank ensure you turn off the water heater switch in the trailer and the on/off switch left of the drain plug area ( this is for an Atwood water heater). Both need to be turned off in order to kill power to the heating element. I almost burned my heating element up not securing both switches.
5. The more time you spend exploring your trailer the more you will enjoy your traveling experience. Be prepared for the unexpected for it usual happens sooner or later.
Just have fun and know this forum is full of great information should you ever need it.
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:16 AM   #3
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Take down the inside cover and cover the clear lens and plastic piece with aluminum tape the stuff they use for the furnace ducts not the regular 100 mile an hour stuff.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:49 AM   #4
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Thank you
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Old 02-06-2015, 04:57 PM   #5
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Danny, might I ask why do you need to cover the inside of the skylight?


You might need to check out Old Coot's thread about what he did to his to block out the sun.
For me, we don't camp in the desert or where the sun is beating down on us so much that the heat would be a problem. If the light coming thru is a problem, we just close the doors. But the idea of cutting a piece of foam mattress to fit is a good idea.
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:20 PM   #6
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I upgrade my kitchen and bathroom faucets due to the plastic tubing inside of them easily cracking due to freezing temps. Could have probably avoided this with proper RV anti-freeze winterization. However, I believe the copper tubing will last much longer.
You might want to read this:

​Plumbing 101: PEX vs. Copper Piping
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:49 AM   #7
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Timex.....it seemed to me it might be beneficial to avoid the heat buildup in the bathroom while I was hauling or parked and out of the trailer for long periods of time.
Thanks.....and I'm off to read Old Coots thread.
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:59 AM   #8
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Wasn't it old Coot that put a college flag between the inner and outer lens of the sky light?
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:56 PM   #9
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Alright Don, you're trying to start something.
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