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Old 04-13-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Do you skirt off the front of your 5r?

How many of you skirt off the front of your 5r?

At our summer CG most units stay there 12 mo out of the year and some use a lattice and some use a vinyl skirting that clip or snap on to the front cap.

I am thinking of doing the skirting just not sure about the attachment process. I really do not want to put screws into the cap if I do not have to but you have to admit, having something makes it look good, clean and safe.

The lattice is a good option but I am not sure how portable that would be.

Do you use something like that? I think you can skirt off the entire rig but that would be a lot of material to haul around I would think.
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Put vinyl around the front of my last 5th wheel, came in very handy.
The twist clips , were mounted with very short screws and sealant applied to each hole. You have to use caution if doing this yourself.
You will need to drill a larger hole if the screw is going through into aluminum frame work rather than just into the fiberglass. If you don't , then you can break the screw off very easily , don't ask me how I know , in four years I never had a problem with the clips ; other than running my fingers into them when waxing the cap.
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How many of you skirt off the front of your 5r?

At our summer CG most units stay there 12 mo out of the year and some use a lattice and some use a vinyl skirting that clip or snap on to the front cap.

I am thinking of doing the skirting just not sure about the attachment process. I really do not want to put screws into the cap if I do not have to but you have to admit, having something makes it look good, clean and safe.

The lattice is a good option but I am not sure how portable that would be.

Do you use something like that? I think you can skirt off the entire rig but that would be a lot of material to haul around I would think.
if I had to haul the junk around, I wouldn't skirt off anything. Besides that if I had a nice fiver, I wouldn't want anything touching it, nor any screws close to it. Who cares, it may look cool, but it wouldn't be for me.
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X 2 - and I don't think it looks good. Don't like tires on the trailer roofs either Neat and tidy doesn't need to be hidden behind a skirt. Is there another reason to have a front skirt than to conceal things? Full skirting would be wise in a living situation in a winter climate me thinks. Sorry I'm no help.
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