Whether to customize Comfort Castle to fit me perfectly or not has been an ongoing question. The skylights have had rigid insulation installed in them from right after the trailer became Comfort Castle. In nearly two years they have not been used as a skylight because of the heat/cold intrusion through them. Today they got made into a almost skylight. They were painted with acrylic outdoor paint in bright white. Reflecting the solar load before it gets into Comfort Castle will help my comfort level inside. The next step will be to fill the cavity with contour conforming insulation mat. The other good thing is that the acrylic skylights that get brittle and crack usually between year 5 to 7 will not get so brittle so soon since they have some UV protection now.
Here is the front skylight before and after pics
And now the rear skylight before and after.
Now the heat loads should drop noticeably. In my previous thirty foot trailer, painting the skylights and insulation created far more improvement than seemed likely.
More interior customizing is being considered. The very nice sales lady/owner of Thompson RV in Pendleton, Oregon (where Comfort Castle was purchased used) told me that some of the customizing floating in my head for a one person trailer could make it very difficult to sell in the future. A couple of things would not cause much problem. We shall see in the future what happens.
Since fat men need exercise, Sturdy Steed my bike, forced me to go riding today. The roads around here are wonderful for riding and scenery. Too bad ten miles was my limit today. The knees were screaming " WE ARE GOING TO GET YOU, FAT MAN". Being a wise individual who listens to his body, the ride was ended before disaster happened. Seems like more riding is needed to keep the body in better riding shape.
Any hoot, tomorrow will be a great day for trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM