RV Renovation Progress: Replaced Skylight
Every week we will post a video update for our RV renovation progress on our YouTube channel, and will also write a corresponding post here. Whether you’re planning an RV reno or simply want to follow along with our progress, here’s an update from Eric on what we’ve accomplished in our coach this past week.
In case you are new here, you can read more about our rustic modern motorhome renovation and future travel plans here.
RV Renovation Week 3
This week Katie and I were battling sickness on top of working on the new blog/shop redesign so we didn’t spend much time in the RV.
However, due to some decent weather, we were finally able to work on it long enough to handle a very important project. That’s right, we were finally able to replace the old cracked skylight with a brand new one.
Watch a quick video of this week’s progress below:
Here is a picture of the old cracked skylight:
Some of you may know that we had been dealing with a water leak in our RV, which we discovered once we started on the renovations. It was a sneaky leak, as we couldn’t find the point where the water was getting in. It wasn’t until I removed the inner skylight in the bathroom that I had a good view of the cracks in the outer one.
At that point, it was already winter and we found ourselves at the mercy of the cold, rainy weather. For this reason, we decided to temporarily cover the roof of the RV with a tarp. To make sure it didn’t blow away I filled ten, 1-gallon Ziploc bags with sand I purchased from the hardware store and tied it through the rings to the coach with heavy-duty fishing line.
It was a good feeling when I was able to cut the fishing line and throw the sandbags down in order to remove the tarp. It feels like a new coach at this point now that the tarp is gone and we no longer have to worry about water sneaking in. We are in for a good test right away too, we are supposed to get rain 5 days in a row.
Well, that about wraps it up for the RV Renovation Week 3 update. Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave any questions or comments below.