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Old 11-06-2014, 10:19 PM   #1
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Wood Stain

Didn't find much in a search so I'll throw this out there to see if anybody has had success.

On every coach we've had with a skylight, we've blacked them out, or better described as painted and insulated them. We always hated the light and the heat that they let in, but most times didn't mind the head room some allowed in the shower.

So, with this new Jay Flight we have, it's got that darn huge skylight in the kitchen, which is less than desirable for anybody in the south, unless you like a heater above your head. Sure, you can put reflective bubble foil over it, covers, etc, but it's still there. Do people really like these things? Less holes in the roof is better, but I still like the JF.

So here's my plan, which leads to the title of the subject. I plan to coat the skylight outer domes as I always have, I also plan to insulate between the domes, but on that larger one, I plan to ditch the inner dome and make a really nice ceiling piece, such as those in some motorhomes. Possibly a mirror, LED lights and wood trim in that space. That said, I need matching stain. Out of the 7 previous RVs, I've only had success getting stain from 1 factory, and that was Tiffin, because they made their own stain and cabinets.

Being Jayco makes their own cabinets, I'm betting they can sell me some stain. I hate having to match stuff, as it's never perfect. Been there done that with numerous places with doors and such out of our rigs plus sample wood, and still no perfect match.

Does anybody have a success story in getting wood stain from Jayco? Is it just a matter of providing a VIN and ordering?
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:34 PM   #2
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I would kill for a skylight in the kitchen/dining area!
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:22 AM   #3
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You should be able to get it through a dealer, not Jayco directly
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:22 AM   #4
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Not sure if Jayco is currently making its own cabinets. In the past, they obtained wood products from Middlebury Hardwoods. See http://mhpi.us/

I suggest you give them a call: 574-825-9524. It's possible that they made the cabinets in your Jay Flight, and if so, might be able to help out with the stain.
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Wood stain from the Box stores, hardware store and paint store is very easy to match I have done that so many times in the last 45 years, just buy small wood stain cans for cabinetry. I always buy them for touch up or if I have to install a extra door unit.
A small can of stain through a dealer might cost you $50 and up. Good Luck with your project.
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Old 11-07-2014, 05:36 PM   #6
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Thanks all for the replies. As for big box and matching, I suppose we just don't have anybody around here worthy of my standards. I've tried multiple places with multiple rigs. I'd be better off trying myself than going that route again. I'll give jayco a call and find out whether they or the manf mentioned above is making the cabinets. I guess tiffin is in fact the only manf that will do this, and not even close to $50 a quart. Maybe $25.

I know some people like the skylights. I'd be interested to hear that opinion after a hail storm. 14" vents can be covered with max air covers or similar. Skylights, grin and bear the damage. We're definitely all about function and not bling. I suppose we're weird. Don't like auto level, full paint, skylights etc. Good explanations of why and experience with all of it.
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To each his own i guess ?
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:15 PM   #8
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For sure. Good thing there's so many to choose from now. Getting harder to find one not fully optioned though. One thing I like about Jayco, they got it covered from a very basic Swift to a semi high end pinnacle.
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Thanks all for the replies. As for big box and matching, I suppose we just don't have anybody around here worthy of my standards. I've tried multiple places with multiple rigs. I'd be better off trying myself than going that route again.
You can buy the small cans and mix your own to get exact color matches. Just be sure you only mix the same brad and type of stain. You can't mix oil based with water based. It takes a little bit of time and a few scrap pieces of wood. Don't forget that the tint will change when you apply the clear finish.
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We live and camp in the north and heat in summer is not a problem. Had a camper for many years and have yet to use the Air Conditioner.

Our bathroom, with shower stall skylight is the brightest room in the travel trailer. I would love to have a similar skylight in the kithen/living area, as it is usually pretty dim in there given the small windows and the awning out over the dining table window.
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