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Old 06-01-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
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Cut your heat from the shower skylight

Being the shower in the 8285WS gets really hot from the skylight (does here in the hot summer sun), I found a "FIX" for the heat in the shower.

Went to Lowe's, purchased "GILA" Platinum window film. Removed the skylight from inside the shower (not the one on the roof) Applied the film to the bottom side of the shower skylight, the stuff rejects 99% of UV rays, is LOW-E (helps retain winter heat) Helps block heat and glare.

After installing the film, it reduced the glare and heat tremendously.
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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Great tip I'll be doing this next week.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:53 PM   #3
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any chance that you post a pic of that?
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:40 PM   #4
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Being the shower in the 8285WS gets really hot from the skylight (does here in the hot summer sun), I found a "FIX" for the heat in the shower.

Went to Lowe's, purchased "GILA" Platinum window film. Removed the skylight from inside the shower (not the one on the roof) Applied the film to the bottom side of the shower skylight, the stuff rejects 99% of UV rays, is LOW-E (helps retain winter heat) Helps block heat and glare.

After installing the film, it reduced the glare and heat tremendously.
May sound dumb but if you removed the inside part what is the bottom side?
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May sound dumb but if you removed the inside part what is the bottom side?

I think he means the bottom or inside side of the outer layer. confused. sound sensible when i wrote it.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:06 PM   #6
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Think I got it now...thanks
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:00 AM   #7
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Stop the heat in the shower on the 8285ws

I think you got it right about what I removed ?? It is the part that is on the ceiling in the shower. It has a clear, flat plastic (maybe Lexan ??) window in it. I applied the film to the bottom side of the clear flat plastic, carefully trimming the film to fit just the clear flat window. You can still see through the window as if nothing has been applied. But what a difference it made in the shower/ bathroom. the procedure has reduced the heat by at least 75%. This really helps the A/C by reducing the heat.
I was about to spray paint the clear flat window white, but thought I would try the "GILA" platinum film first.
Sure glad I tried the film first
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:59 AM   #8
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i wonder how well this could be applied to all the windows in a TT
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We bought Solar Door Window/Vent Covers from Camping World for the bedroom door as well as the shower skylight and they keep the heat and light out. It's held up with velcro/sticky tape and can be removed easily.

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Cut your Shower heat by 75%

I also bought the "WOOLIE" "FUZZY" insulators that push up into the crank open vent in the bedroom and living room. I also have the MAXX-AIR II's
on all the crank up vents.

Someone ask about the film being applied to all the windows, I'm sure it would work. You can see through the film from the inside as if nothing was there. But when you look at the film from the outside, it has a mirror appearance.
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