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Old 04-30-2014, 12:43 AM   #1
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Skylight Outside Cover

Many Thanks to OldCoot for posting this idea (Link to his thread above). We Have already had several mid 90 degree days (WOW, it's still only April) here in San Antonio, TX and had some half inch hail last week also. I Have been looking for a solution like this to reduce heat and protect the skylight. But, before I dive into the fabrication and install, I would like to know how your install has held up over the past couple years.

We typically do one or two 2400 mile roundtrip highway runs to Ohio and back and much shorter runs to the coast. All interstate at 65 mph. Don't want it blowing off due to the constant buffeting at highway speeds.

Any issues with the cover loosening since it was only bonded to the roof and not screwed down.

Thank You in advance for any advice you can give.
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It is still sitting just like it has since installing. Have over 6,000 miles on it and no signs of loosening. I did clean the whole area and the flange on the alum cover very good with acetone before using the tape.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:51 AM   #3
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That cover looks good. I took a piece of aluminum foil insulation and velcro to the under side of the skylight in the shower. Seems to cut the Florida heat way down and I can remove it easily if I ever get to a cooler climate and get the urge to look at the sky while showering.

I cannot figure out what they were thinking by putting a skylight in a camper.
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That cover looks good. I took a piece of aluminum foil insulation and velcro to the under side of the skylight in the shower. Seems to cut the Florida heat way down and I can remove it easily if I ever get to a cooler climate and get the urge to look at the sky while showering.

I cannot figure out what they were thinking by putting a skylight in a camper.
Considered that approach and decided I wanted to try to keep some of the heat off the skylight itself as well as the plastic panel inside while somewhat protecting the dome. So far, it has accomplished both and still allows a significant amount of light in.
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I didn't realize you used screen. That's a really cool idea.
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That cover looks good. I took a piece of aluminum foil insulation and velcro to the under side of the skylight in the shower. Seems to cut the Florida heat way down and I can remove it easily if I ever get to a cooler climate and get the urge to look at the sky while showering.

I cannot figure out what they were thinking by putting a skylight in a camper.
My skylight brings a lot of light into the bathroom, where there are no windows. In fact, we rarely turn the lights on in there during the daytime. I guess some people can also use a little extra headroom in the shower.
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My skylight has become discolored. Just wondering if this would help
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My skylight brings a lot of light into the bathroom, where there are no windows. In fact, we rarely turn the lights on in there during the daytime. I guess some people can also use a little extra headroom in the shower.
My salesman told us that skylights are put in showers to give more headroom since the tub is raised a little cutting down on the headroom. Makes sense.
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My salesman told us that skylights are put in showers to give more headroom since the tub is raised a little cutting down on the headroom. Makes sense.
x2. I'd be hitting my head on the roof trying to stand up straight in the shower without it. Ok, well maybe not quite, but it would be close and the extra room helps when shampooing. I hate trying to shower stooped.
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It is still sitting just like it has since installing. Have over 6,000 miles on it and no signs of loosening. I did clean the whole area and the flange on the alum cover very good with acetone before using the tape.

Thank You for your quick reply. Just what I wanted to hear.
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