Morning light through the window in the door

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    eoleson1 Well-Known Member

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    Our TT has a frosted glass window in the door that lets in the early morning light. Both the the door and the window have textured surfaces. I tried sticky velcro and it wouldnt stay on. Same with command hooks. I cut a piece of reflectix but it's a pain to get in place. Short of screwing into the door to install a curtain rod, what have you tried to block the light?
     
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    neighbormike Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    For some reason, the window doesn’t bother me, but I have a skylight (not vent) in the kitchen area that, even with it’s shade drawn, drives me crazy!
     
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    We have a skylight over the bath tub that doesn't bother us. I think it's the texture on the window that kind of amplifies the light beams when the door faces the southeast.
     
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    tzmartin Not here for a long time but here for a good time!

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    Contact paper with fun prints may work. We have chalkboard contact paper on the interior where kids draw a fun camping scene or wife puts the menu. On the outside surface there a print that has camping and hiking sayings on it.
     
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    Paint it black on the inside
     
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    Our trailer has a wooden headpiece over the door, covered with vinyl. We tried Command hooks, but the vinyl sagged in the heat. We finally just put large cup hooks into the wood. We use a dowel to hang a blackout curtain when we need it. It is useful when we have to door open and the sun is beating in, as well as on cold nights - it's surprising how much warmer it is inside with that doorway covered.
    ETA: There are a couple of window products that have slats, with a replacement window. The older one we looked at was actual stripes painted on pieces of acrylic, which would have driven me crazy. There is a newer one that looks to be a moveable shade. I'll post the link when I find it.
     

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    A friend of ours put one of these on her fifth wheel. She said it wasn't necessarily hard to install but required about six hands.
     
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    or the spray TINT paint
     
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    Use plastic dip, then if you dont like it you can remove it? Is the inside of the door steel or aluminum? I never checked mine? They do make magnetic curtian holders for doors.
     
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    Educate me on plastic dip. I think the door skin is vinyl, but I'll check when I get home.
     
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    https://plastidip.com/craft/
    They sell ot in cans also, it was firts used to replace handles on tools, you diped the tool in the liquid plastic. Now they seel it in rattle cans. People paint there car rims and change the colors when they want. It peals off if you want to change it or dont want it anymore.
     
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    generok Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Well, from a shift worker perspective, masking tape and aluminum foil is your cheap and faithful friend. If you don't care how it looks, a roll of foil and masking tape works over and over for about $8.
     
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    I have these also and they work great. You want to let no light in these will do the trick.
     
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    Lol, I have a popup....there is NO blocking the light. If the sun is up, so are we.
     
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    I showed that to my wife and she said, "Oh, I can do that!"
     
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    @neighbormike Another version of the ones I've seen. Some seem to be specific for the make of door, I wish more came with white frames, our door and all window frames are white. While I tend to the utilitarian instead of pretty, a black framed window smack-dab in the center of the door might annoy me.
    BTW, the CloZures brand shade is the one with painted stripes on clear sheets, so the view seems to never be unimpeded.
     
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