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Old 08-16-2015, 10:01 AM   #1
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Blocking light from vent

I don't know why Rockwood would put a roof vent dead center over the bed. The sunlight wakes me up at the crack of dawn. Is there anything I can purchase to use inside the trailer to block out 100% of the light coming from the vent over the bed?
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There is a thing called a vent insulator. I've got two. I think I got them from camping world but it may have been amazon. I've seen them at wal mart too. It blocks out the light and also insulates against hot and cold.

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Reflectex, from Home Depot. Cut to size, great for Windows also.
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Thanks for the replies. Found a perfect one on Amazon. This will be the last RV trip where the early morning sunlight wakes me up.
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DW made pillows for the roof vents from foam rubber and covered it with fabric. They help keep the AC and heat in too depending on the season.

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Little bear called it....reflectex loves or depot carry its similar to accordian style front window shade. this stuff is great my wife cut it to fit every window so no matter how we are parked we have window insulation and they all roll up, and cheap fix.
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Why not put a smoked vent cover on..mine works darn good
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Get some paint for plastic and paint the vent cover black.
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Get some paint for plastic and paint the vent cover black.
Thanks for the tip I'm doing the paint on the shower sky light I already have covers over the vent. Thanks again for the paint idea.
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I don't know why Rockwood would put a roof vent dead center over the bed. The sunlight wakes me up at the crack of dawn. Is there anything I can purchase to use inside the trailer to block out 100% of the light coming from the vent over the bed?
I had the same problem, so I got some retractable pull shades made for vents from Amazon.
Amazon.com: Camco 42913 Retractable Lights Out Vent Shade (Cream): Automotive


They attach using the existing screws on the vent frame and need only 1 extra screw to hold them open, it took 5 minutes to install 2 of them. They don't block the light completely, but it is dark enough to sleep.
Now I need to find a more convenient way to block out the light that filters through the shades besides draping bath towels over them. I was thinking of something that goes between the shade and the glass (cardboard? fabric with suction cups? etc.). I also have a sleep mask which helps, but I have to wake up to put it on, which doesn't completely solve the problem. Any ideas anyone?
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Thanks for the tip I'm doing the paint on the shower sky light I already have covers over the vent. Thanks again for the paint idea.
What do you do if/when you want the light/heat to come in during the cooler months? Unless you camp only during the summer . . .
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What do you do if/when you want the light/heat to come in during the cooler months? Unless you camp only during the summer . . .
Wouldn't be keeping heat out also keep heat in... White paint works both ways, and still let's the light in
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My old traillite I put sticky backed Velcro on the outer edge. Went to Walmart and got black felt, cut to size. It worked like a charm.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:28 AM   #14
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vent over bed

It, there because that's where the rising heat needs vented at night. A general engineering standard is that each human body is equivalent to a 100-watt heater. (More if Fido sleeps with you!)
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There is a thing called a vent insulator. I've got two. I think I got them from camping world but it may have been amazon. I've seen them at wal mart too. It blocks out the light and also insulates against hot and cold.

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Vent Cushion - Intersource D10-146 - Fan and Vent Accessories - Camping World
If you camp in (Cold or Hot weather) this is the way to go! They also keep Light out as well as Noise! Youroo!!
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the same insulated squares are on Walmart for 2 bucks cheaper
Walmart must be taking a lot of business for Camco stuff away from Camping world becasue i have ordered many many things from them at a great savings over what they ae on CW and about 1/2 the price they are in Canada.

Awning screws were 17.97 in Fredericton and 9.98 on line in the states. even withthe exchange and 5.5% tax vs 13% tax ive saved hundreds.
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I don't know why Rockwood would put a roof vent dead center over the bed. The sunlight wakes me up at the crack of dawn. Is there anything I can purchase to use inside the trailer to block out 100% of the light coming from the vent over the bed?
My Freedom Express is the same. Although the hinged vent cover is dark, it still let light in. I bought a MaxxAir vent cover in black...mostly to match the AC cover....and that really blocks out light. Its an easy install for DIY'ers.
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Now why would one paint them black. Just defeated the purpose of having light. Lots of ways to keep the heat out as mentioned with the pillow insert or other means so that later in cooler weather one can enjoy. Later RJD
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Now why would one paint them black. Just defeated the purpose of having light. Lots of ways to keep the heat out as mentioned with the pillow insert or other means so that later in cooler weather one can enjoy. Later RJD
For those on a budget..., what about day time naps...some do.
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If you need a nap better go to a retirement home. Later RJD
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