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Old 09-14-2015, 01:51 PM   #1
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Has anyone installed a tubular skylight in your RV? I love my Jayco but the living areas a little dark even on bright days. I had seen these in a home show and thought they might work for the RV. Looks like you cut a larger hole to fit, install and caulk well. or another skylight vent? Thoughts?

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Well on my TT you'd only need about 2" of the tube or something like that, the "attic" is very slim. Only other comment on the idea I replaced my jayco cracked skylight over the tub / shower with a Lexan one, and its very nice can bend but won't break - look on Ebay. It doesn't have interior trim however it mounts to outside. You supposed to have inside trim already.
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:11 PM   #3
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I would be concerned that the tubular skylight wouldn't hold up to road travel. You may think about a skylight like the ones used over the bathroom shower. They really let in a lot of light however, you would probably need to add framing for that. I installed a 14X14 power skylight with a "smoke" transparent lid and cover and it helped quite a bit.
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:55 AM   #4
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I installed a tubular skylight in my house, from the pitched roof thru the attic to the LR ceiling. Cannot imagine why to use one in a TT with a 4inch long tube rather than 4feet. Also, it was not made for TT abuse and would likely shake apart on the road.
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I installed a tubular skylight in my house, from the pitched roof thru the attic to the LR ceiling. Cannot imagine why to use one in a TT with a 4inch long tube rather than 4feet. Also, it was not made for TT abuse and would likely shake apart on the road.
I have seen the amount of light they let in. I was looking to lighten the living are in my unit, love the layout but it's a little dark. After thinking on it the regular skylights the obvious way to go.
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You could already have the framing in the ceilings. Check with jayco if you have it or not. If you do it should be pretty easy to install one.
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I have seen regular skylights installed in new campers roof and also in a slideout roof. Maybe you can find a supplier.
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