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Old 09-07-2015, 12:25 PM   #21
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Yeah - I'm thinking I'll go with painting white too. With the inside reflector, its mighty hot up there and I can't think that's good for the plastic long-term. Besides, its not like I ever try to look out the thing anyway - just little light when the sun's up is fine.
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:44 PM   #22
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I had a motorhome for 10 years. It had a dark tinted dome. It worked out very well and never cracked. They are not very expensive. Just takes time to remove the clear one and replace with a tinted one. I don't know why FR does not use the tinted ones. It blocks the heat and lets in enough light.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:03 PM   #23
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I taped off about 3" all the way around (on the outside) to allow some light and then sprayed with black to block the light and then sprayed that with reflective silver for reflection. Works great.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:24 PM   #24
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Get some foil insulation (InfraStop Double Bubble Foil Insulation from Amazon works) and some sticky back Velcro tape. Stick tape round the horizontal interior roof rim of the dome. Add the matching tape to the tape just applied. Strip the isolation ribbon off the 2nd Velcro tape to reveal the sticky. Paste a piece of Bubble Foil Insulation, cut to match the outside dimensions of the Velcro tape box, onto the exposed Velcro tape.
Now you have a removable insulated cover. We had a purchased package version of this for years, but it used 6 Velcro sticky buttons that didn't seal the dome area sufficiently, so we added the tape. When it tore up, after about 7 years, we made another using the same foil that we used for windows. Makes a huge difference in the heat.
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:43 PM   #25
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We use large totes to put our food and clothes back and forth between the house and the trailer. They always stay in the back seat of the truck so I just use one upside down over the sky light. I just slide it up over the skylight before i put out the awning.
The coloured ones give the bathroom a different look and keep the heat out.
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:18 PM   #26
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I have tin foil taped in mine and works well. Easy to remove and cheap.
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:25 PM   #27
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I use 2 inch thick block foam, bought a 2'X2' square from home depot was able to cut 2 pieces and stacked one on the top of the other. I wedge them in for a tight fit and they stay in place going down the road.
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:52 PM   #28
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I simply painted the outside with plasti dip from Lowe's. Very simple and easy and effective.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:59 PM   #29
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You all have given me many good ideas. I am going to have to get rid of the contraption that I have and try some of the ideas. Here is my contraption and is why I asked for help. - Hank
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This summer, I had a pillow tied with cord to the rim screws to block the tremendous heat that comes in through the shower dome.

I know that I can make the insulation, like maybe using expandable foam to form fit the insulation. But my big question is does anyone have a good idea for how to hold it up there and able to quickly remove it when desired.

I know that Boo is going to say park under a tree
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Take a COLD shower..... Problem solved!!!

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Take a COLD shower..... Problem solved!!!

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Oh yeah, my DW tells me that a lot, does yours, Boo?
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Oh yeah, my DW tells me that a lot, does yours, Boo?
Doesn't need too!!!

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Covering skylight in shower

This has been a big problem for us also. I purchased a door window cover it is silver and looks a bit like bubble paper they also sell them as vent covers but the size wasn't right. They attach with Velcro which really doesn't work. I use painters tape and put it up at the beginning of every trip then take it down at the end this has made a huge difference in the heat inside the camper.
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:06 PM   #35
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Sunlight help

I bought a window shade for a side car window that has two suction cups on it. I simply suction cupped it to the plastic skylight. Works like a solar screen. Since it has a wire bendable frame it conforms quite well to the skylight. Keeps the heat down great even here in Texas.
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I hate skylights !!!
I was think of painting ours Black ???
Maybe not the best choice,,, because Black draws the heat ???
Our other vent covers are Black or Smoke !!!


I made interior covers for our old TT,,, and used Velcro to hold them up !!!
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Wolverine - If you want it to be opaque, go with silver or chrome. The more reflective, the better,
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Wolverine - If you want it to be opaque, go with silver or chrome. The more reflective, the better,
I really don't care about opaque,,, but I am thinking Black might be a bad choice ??? Thanks I-RV !!!
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I would think lighter would be better. If you want the black look paint the inside black and outside white.. Layer the paint.

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Block the heat

I removed the white plastic trim from the bottom of the shower sky-lite,
remove the clear thin plastic from the white frame by simply peeling it off.
I purchased a GREY SMOKE tempered glass from my local shop that blocks 95% of the heat and UV light. I used clear silicone glue to attaché the glass to the white frame from where I removed the clear plastic. What a fantastic
job it does removing the heat and UV in the bath area.

Cost of the piece of glass was about $14.00. Worked so great, I replaced the obscure glass in both entrance doors with additional solar film attached
to the inside with a silver backing. You can see out but no one can see in.
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