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Posted: 07/05/12 11:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would like some sort of cover to put in the shower skylight to reflect/block sunlight yet still be easily removable for the once-a-day showers. I'm 6' 4" and use the skylight so I can stand up mostly straight while taking a shower.

I see carefree has this type but I'm a little concerned that the roll is mounted such that it hangs below the skylight and might be a headbanger for me.
http://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/carefr........ction=product&productid=59&categoryid=34

I've read some of the back-posts about using the reflectix bubble insulation for windows and such but I assume this stuff is not thick enough by itself to be just pushed up into the skylight and have it stay there? I'm not concerned about something staying in place while traveling at this point because the trailer is parked in one location for the rest of this year. Maybe take a piece of 4" foam and glue the reflectix to it and then just shove it up in the skylight and hope it stays?

Or what about mounting mirror mount clips at the four corners of the skylight trim piece, and then covering a piece of cardboard with tin foil or reflectix and slip the cardboard into the mirror clips each night after the shower?

What do you think?

Also, is it possible to buy this reflectix in smaller quantities than the 4'x25' rolls at homedepot?

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Posted: 07/06/12 01:15am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why not paint the top of skylight with cheap black waterpaint then if you don't like it hose it off. If you do like it use some good paint on it.


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Posted: 07/06/12 06:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Beverley&Ken wrote:

How about using heavy duty velcro around the edges to hold the reflectix in place.

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That's what we did.


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Posted: 07/06/12 05:49am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wrace wrote:

Also, is it possible to buy this reflectix in smaller quantities than the 4'x25' rolls at homedepot?

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Camping World carries smaller rolls, albeit at a higher price. If you are looking for a piece just to cover your skylight, head to the Auto section of any WalMart or head to AutoZone, PepBoys, etc... and look at the winshield covers. they are also made of Reflectix.


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How about using heavy duty velcro around the edges to hold the reflectix in place.

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I had a panel made out of boat top material and use velcro to secure it...works great.


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Posted: 07/06/12 06:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had same problem so I cut a piece of foam board used for posters in the shape of the dome , Then first used velcro later changed to removing the screws and putting washers to hold in place.

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Posted: 07/06/12 09:31am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Use 2 tension spring curtain rods and a piece of material hemmed on both ends. Easy in easy out. You can use a light colored material to allow filter light in or a darker material to block out light and heat. Washable and cheap. Get rods at Wallymart

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Posted: 07/06/12 07:12am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Iuse a peice of 3" foam rubber cut to fit tight on the hole.

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I took down the inside lexan panel and put tin foil between the ouside and inside panels. Cuts out the heat and the light since our shower is not seperated from the bedroom.


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