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Old 11-13-2011, 12:06 PM   #1
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Bathroom Skylight Heat Loss

My wife is wanting me to get a Camco Reflective Vent Insulator Foam Pad to help with keeping the bathroom warm during the cold. But the Skylight above the tub seems like would be a worse culprit of heat loss more so than the vent fan over the toilet. Is there anything made to insulate the Skylight?

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Old 11-13-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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John,

There may be something out there, but my recommendation would be is to use one of these: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...24-x-16-/26406 I don't use one my bath skylight, but have one for each of my entry doors.

Using the foam insulator for the vent fan is still a good idea....., I have one for all my vents.

I don't worry about heat loss in my TT bath because I keep the floor heat vent closed as well as the door.

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Old 11-13-2011, 03:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Rustic, I should be able to make something like that work.

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You can also go to the local ACE hardware store and pick up a roll of reflective insulation and a box of stick on velcro. Just cut it out to the sizes you need.
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What also works well is bubble wrap. The kind with the larger bubbles. Just wet the wrap with a sponge and it will adhere to windows or you may have to tape it to the skylight. This has the benefit of letting in light as well. I saw this in Dec. issue of TL. They also have other ideas on how to survive a winter in your RV .
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Murphie, Does TL stand for Travel Life?
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Murphie, Does TL stand for Travel Life?
Probably Trailer Life.
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Yes it does. Sorry for the confusion. I buy the digital issues which are very reasonable. They arrive before the printed ones are out.
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Thanks for all the advice.

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Go to Lowes or homes depot and buy a roll of Reflectix. It is foil over thin bubble wrap.
I pulled the screws out of the corners of the inside skylight cover and cut a piece of reflectix to fit between the outer skylight and then reinstalled the interior cover.
This cut the heat loss andgGain in the summer alot. I chose this method because I am tall and if the skylight was covered inside my head would the cover when showering.
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