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Old 11-01-2010, 10:35 PM   #1
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winterizing - Straw Bales or ???

New to the fulltiming thing - last winter I didn't put anything around the bottom (skirting) and while the coach was warm my toes were cold all the time. Looking to remedy that this winter - should I use straw bales or something else.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:27 AM   #2
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With the propensity of straw to draw critters, I would be more inclined to use foam board. It would also be reuseable.

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thicker slippers would work!
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Foil backed foam board is easy to cut and fit. Little 4 legged critters love to burrow into the straw serving as your basement perimeter.

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Something else.

We lived in our 5er one winter while the house was being built. Do to winds here on the plains holding foam board in place is a issue. I went with mobilehome skirting which is just about windproof if done correctly. Made a huge difference in floor temps. Plus it was color matched with the 5er which put me in good with the wife.

EDIT: Some folks have reported their insurance companies cancelling their policies after placing bales of hay around their mobilehomes. I know my loacal fire district dept discourages doing so as its a huge fire hazard.
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straw bales

bill is right, you may pickup some critters. foam board sounds better. heavier house shoes too i guess.
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Here's another possibility if you have the money and will need it for years to come Make-N-Ship Skirting or 1 Day on site skirting lcoaqlly. I know some who have these and love them.
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Ended up going with the straw bales. only because the campground owner dropped them off and they are free (every penny counts in this econ). But as said I already have one furry friend move in but at least he moved out of the car engine bay he ate the injector wires off the engine.
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To placate any "critters" that may enjoy living in your straw bales, you might consider throwing some mouse/rat bait bricks under your RV behind the bales.
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To placate any "critters" that may enjoy living in your straw bales, you might consider throwing some mouse/rat bait bricks under your RV behind the bales.
fyi, my lab at some of those bricks at the deer lease once. he lived thru it, but i wouldn't advise placing the bricks where pets might access them.
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