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Old 07-16-2016, 05:47 AM   #1
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Cover for bathroom skylight in a 27BHS

I need to find a way to block the sunlight from the bath tub skylight in our 27BHS. I haven't found anything that would work and be easily installed and removed.... I have found vent covers, but they are not long enough...

Suggestions anyone ???

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I guess it depends on your idea of "easily removed". :-)

I took down the interior portion of the skylight and inserted some reflectix insulation. Darkens the room significantly, but it takes removing 6 screws to put it up and take it down. In my case, I wanted to keep the headroom in the shower, but cut the heat and light coming in. Putting the material between the inside and outside portions seemed to fit the bill.

If your goal is to simply reduce the amount of sunlight and heat coming in, you may consider putting in some "solar screen" material using the same method described above---between the inside and outside. This would still let some light in, but reduce it significantly. Should be able to pick it up at most big box hardware stores.
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Old 07-16-2016, 06:24 AM   #3
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I'm pretty sure Camco makes a pull shade that is retractable. It won't block ALL the sunlight, but will block most. Search Amazon under RV Skylight Shade.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:44 AM   #4
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I need to find a way to block the sunlight from the bath tub skylight in our 27BHS. I haven't found anything that would work and be easily installed and removed.... I have found vent covers, but they are not long enough...

Suggestions anyone ???

Thanks !
Here is my post from another thread asking the same question

Here is my FLORIDA solution to the HEAT generated by the skylights. I made 2 inserts, still need one more. One for the skylight over the shower and one for the ceiling fan opening. They are made of the light rigid insulation board (flexible), from Home Depot. It was about 130 degrees in now you do not feel the heat at all. Although, it does eliminate ALL the light that comes in through them, so the EXTRA BRIGHT LED's I installed care for that problem.

Go with the 2".. for even more insulation. I made them a tight fit and they go in and come out very easy

I still need to put some contact paper on them to improve the looks.

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How about a square piece of foam you can cut to size and put up in the skylight?
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How about a square piece of foam you can cut to size and put up in the skylight?
That's what I did and I hold it in place with those expansion rods that you use in the refrigerator. Does the job!
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My old RV had that same problem.. I bought some Velcro and black fabric attached the loop side of the Velcro to the skylight and the hook side to the fabric.. blocks the light and is easy to remove..
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Thanks Pawpaw... Works perfect !
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I just measured the sky light in the bathroom over the shower. It is the same size as the windows on the doors on my trailer. I bought 2 reflective shade that are made to cover the windows on the doors, they attach with velcro, so i bought another one to cover the sky light in the bathroom, easy on/off.
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I just measured the sky light in the bathroom over the shower. It is the same size as the windows on the doors on my trailer. I bought 2 reflective shade that are made to cover the windows on the doors, they attach with velcro, so i bought another one to cover the sky light in the bathroom, easy on/off.
Me too!!! In a 265rlsw over the corner shower, it's a perfect fit!
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