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Old 11-18-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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Sweaty sky lites.

I have a 39 foot Cherokee trailer with 4 sky lites in the slide out. I have been staying in it for a week at a time during deer season. The sky lites sweat real bad in the morning after the sun comes up and drips all day. Was wondering if anyone has a cure for this. Thought of putting plexie glass inside to make a double pane or putting a rubber membrane on the outside. I keep the sliding covers closed as I dont need the light from them. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Old 11-18-2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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Open a window or a vent furthest from your fantastic fan and turn on your fantastic fan to circulate air.


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Old 11-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #3
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I tried that, it helped some, but didnt stop the sky lites from sweating. Thanks..
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:24 AM   #4
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Watch how much wet gear you bring inside, best to hang wet stuff in the shower to drip and dry with exhaust fan on. If you have power, a small space heater works wonders and as Turbo said open a vent or a window to help move moist air.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:45 PM   #5
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that moisture is condensation from wet/sweaty clothes, your breathing, showers or cooking. In combination with being cold outside, the moisture gathers on the cold skylights. Hard to stop, but controllable.

You can minimize moisture inside, as already mentioned - keep wet or damp stuff outside, leave a window cracked for ventilation while sleeping, minimize cooking inside, you can put insulation on the inside of the skylights - which might help but should be monitored for signs of absorbed moisture, and keep the inside temps cool - minimize the temperature difference. We practice all of these things on every trip, except the skylight stuff as we don't have any.

You could try the silver bubble wrap insulation that can be purchased at any big box store. It might help, not heavy and won't absorb moisture.
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