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Old 01-20-2016, 12:02 AM   #11
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With all that said many people love them, or they would not have made it an option. To each his own but it is nice you can delete it if you order one and don't want it.
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Old 01-20-2016, 04:54 AM   #12
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We looked thru some new rigs a while back that had a skylight in the slideout roof. Now that would be something that I didn't care for. I guess it all boils down to personal preferences.
As already stated there are ways to insulate the opening during extreme weather.
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Old 01-20-2016, 11:10 AM   #13
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I'd say, if you want a skylight, get one. Mine in the shower is flush with the ceiling. If the one you want is the same, you can't put an insulating blanket in it, but you could tape a piece of rigid foam board. Not visually sanitary, but how often would you need it?
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Old 01-20-2016, 11:27 AM   #14
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We have 2 skylights. The one in the bathroom is fine. The one in the kitchen is great when we want lots of light, but often we have a kid sleeping in the bunks and couch and early morning lets in a lot of light.

I put in a light blanket in the skylight to knock down the light and offer more insulation. For us, it's fine either way. having the skylight allows the option to keep the extra light, or block it out....

I have zero problems/concerns with a water leak. I think the a/c would leak before the skylight.
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:29 PM   #15
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We also like the skylight. The one over the shower is nice but we really enjoy the main one in the Living/Dining area. We mostly enjoy being outside but when it rains (which is every Trip) the extra light inside is great. Do not need to turn on any lights most times.

We are in the mid Atlantic area so we do not get the extreme sun all the time.
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:31 PM   #16
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We have the "eyebrow" window above the slide. It lets in loads of light also.
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The skylight is very small. We are also getting the thermal package plus larger AC. I could be wrong but the skylight can'tbe that huge of a temperature factor?
The sky light in the living area, comes with a shade that you can open or close. This helps to insulate the skylight. You can also insert the blanket type insulation. That being said, we have lived in ours in snow and in heat and never had any issue with the skylight. Wasn't any colder or warmer. It is a double light with an air gap in between which will also help with insulation.

We enjoy the extra natural light. I also added a shade to the fan/sky light in the bath, which does help to keep the light from shining into the bedroom in the morning.

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So it appears that opinions regarding the skylights are a bit mixed in regard to thermal extremes. My incoming has the elite, so it will have the big skylight over the kitchen area. I'm in New England where we really don't see the heat extremes of the south. I close up in the winter, so I'm not too concerned about extreme cold either. My one concern is how the plastic itself will hold up over time. With proper maintenance and chalking, my only leak concern is the bubble itself cracking or warping over time. I am looking forward the xtra natural light it will provide. We'll see.
On another note, I was told yesterday that my rig is scheduled to arrive at the dealer today!
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We really like the extra natural light that it provides; however, when temps are over 100, it lets in a lot of heat. Our skylight does not have a sunshade.
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We really like the extra natural light that it provides; however, when temps are over 100, it lets in a lot of heat. Our skylight does not have a sunshade.
That looks more like a window. LOL

You are ways to overcome some of the negatives about skylights.
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