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Old 08-14-2016, 05:26 PM   #1
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Question Sky light cover for my bathroom

Ok, Everybody, I need your help/advice,
First trip was this weekend in my Rockwood Signature Fifth Wheel.
We are very happy and excited. Anyway, our new toy is only 30AMPS and of course one AC unit. We are in Florida and right now is very very hot; so we are learning how to play with the AC vents in order to get the most efficiency of one AC unit. But ready to take a shower Saturday afternoon (temp outside was probably in the 90's) as soon as I walked in the bathroom, WOW WOW WOW, the amount of heat coming from the sky light was very obvious. Is there some type of cover for this area?
Any other tips for one unit AC?
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:36 PM   #2
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I have one of these:

Camco Insulator w/ Sunshield Reflective Surface for RV Roof Vents - Removable Fleece Cover Camco RV Vents and Fans CAM45192

Pretty nice, fills in a standard skylight...even with a crank.
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:38 PM   #3
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These come in various sizes:



Camco Insulator w/ Sunshield Reflective Surface for RV Roof Vents - Removable Fleece Cover Camco RV Vents and Fans CAM45192

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Old 08-14-2016, 05:44 PM   #4
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DW made a fabric shade that we hold in place with 2" velcro strips at 8 points around the perimeter of the skylight frame. Really helps at blocking the sun. Sorry I don't have a pic.
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I painted the top (exterior) of my skylight white. BIG reduction in heat, but still lets in some light

Also, I've heard of people removing the ceiling fixture in the bathroom, and stuffing some clear bubble-wrap into the space between the interior and exterior, then reinstalling the interior ceiling fixture.
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You might find this thread interesting:

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Old 08-14-2016, 11:03 PM   #7
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This 2011 thread might be more interesting. I've had a similar issue in my 2016 ML 2503S, so the factory hasn't done squat to resolve it. I've done what he shows on one side of my AC, but I did it from the top. Need to pull the bottom and do it right.

Increase ac vent air flow by 75%
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Old 08-14-2016, 11:10 PM   #8
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The typical vent stuffers probably won't work there. You can get a front door "solar" window cover from Camping World that is 24" x 16" and might just be the same size as your bathroom skylight:

Solar Entry Door Window Cover, 24" x 16" - Direcsource Ltd 26406 - Window Covers - Camping World

In our case, DW made a "solar" (i.e., reflective) sky light cover made in two layers - the top layer was made using a mylar reflecting window cover (bought from the dollar store for $1) with a bottom layer of red oil cloth from the fabric store. Magnets were glued in place in between the layers - one for each screw that holds in the skylight (use small strong magnets, not little cheap ones). The two layers were fused together using spray adhesive. The reason for the magnets is to stay up of course, but also to avoid the issue of Velcro tabs potentially not sticking in the shower and also getting gummed up with soap, shampoo and hair.

This cover plus two vent stuffers make a huge difference in keeping out the solar heat especially when in storage. We are counting on the vent stuffers helping to keep it warm inside once the weather cools off.
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This is what I put up in my skylights. Didn't cut all the heat but it sure helps. I still put reflectix over the entire skylight when we aren't camping
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For our seasonal in Florida, painted the exterior of the Skylight with gloss white paint, made for rubber and plastic. After more than a year, paint still in perfect shape despite 365 full sun and salt air.
Step two was to add Reflectix, tucked in into the frame edge of the skylight. The Reflectix can and does get wet, no issues.No more heat issues from the skylight at all.
Warning, once you discover how great Reflectix works, you will likely add to many other areas within your fever.
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