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Old 12-02-2019, 07:43 PM   #1
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Trailer skirting ideas

Hi all


I need to put some basic skirting around my trailer, its only needed for the months of Nov-Dec in mid Michigan.



If possible please share your DYI skirting.


Pics would be helpful


I thank you in advance.
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Old 12-02-2019, 10:49 PM   #3
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A lot people use the hard insulation boards 4x8 for the skirting
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:39 AM   #4
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Skirting a TT

December is upon us so what ever you use it won't be needed long.

We need to know more about how you plan to use the skirting. Certainly straw bales are inexpensive, efficient, and have few draw backs for one months use. Hay bales are almost as good. Disposal at the end of the month is the only issue.

Purpose designed skirting kits may be more portable. They are better for multi year use and you may be able to transport them in the TT to a new sites. Straw used long term may attract rodents, giving them opportunity to find entry points into your TT and into your stored food.

Skirting rigged from home and hardware stores can be innovative, or troublesome depending on your design and build skills. Moisture flow must be considered. High humidity can damage the bottom of the TT and things attached to it.
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Old 12-14-2019, 06:30 PM   #5
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Thanks all, i appreciate the responses and ideas.

i have a couple of ideas in mind and they will start with a 2x2 frame.

Insulation board (most expensive))

1/4 OSB painted to ensue a few extra yrs.

and most likely,

i have a roll (or 2) of the plastic sheeting they use to block the outside during construction in the winter. if i double it on both sides of the 2x2 frame (wrapped?)


i"ll make a proto type of the plastic ones and see how easy to construct, wrap and install and mostly how they hold up.
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Old 12-15-2019, 10:06 AM   #6
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Thanks all, i appreciate the responses and ideas.

i have a couple of ideas in mind and they will start with a 2x2 frame.

Insulation board (most expensive))

1/4 OSB painted to ensue a few extra yrs.

and most likely,

i have a roll (or 2) of the plastic sheeting they use to block the outside during construction in the winter. if i double it on both sides of the 2x2 frame (wrapped?)


i"ll make a proto type of the plastic ones and see how easy to construct, wrap and install and mostly how they hold up.
I will say that the plastic would prevent the wind from blowing under the rv,which will help. But the heat that leaks through the bottom floor insulation will not be trapped by the plastic sheeting. The insulation board would do a better job of holding the heat in the area below the rv. Just my two cents. Good luck.
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Old 12-15-2019, 11:01 AM   #7
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I agree, foam board would be best. OSB will only be marginally better than plastic sheeting which will be poor at best. And I thought Michigan had two seasons, winter and mosquitoes.
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Old 12-15-2019, 05:19 PM   #8
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I just remembered this- we had a tent trailer with a A/c and we used take it to Mexico. I really didn't think the A/C would keep the trailer cool. But it did a great job even when the temp was over 100. But the minute the wind start blowing. It was like the canvas was a big bellows. And when the canvas flexed it would blow all the cold air out then suck the hot air in. Got very hot quick. I'm not sure how you keep the plastic from billow and pump the warm air under the trailer out and suck the cold air in. Anyway just wanted to mention it.
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Extreme skirting pix. Probably done by a mobile home dealer's sub-contractor.

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Depends if you are keeping your trailer in that location or will be moving it around.

If the trailer will be remaining in that spot for the long term. One option would be to build the frame and use pink/blue foam board. The other would be to skirt it in a similar fashion they due with single-wide trailers using metal skirting.

If you are just going to be in that location for this winter. The foil back r-tech insulation board is cheaper than the pink/blue board and works well as skirting. However, I would not think it would last long term from abuse and weather.
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My friend and his wife spent most of the winter in their rv until we were ready to head south in February. This product is what he used. He was happy with the results. He used easy release tape to hold it to the rv. We had to wait until we were south enough for the temps to warm up to get most of the tape back off. You could heat the tape to remove it if you needed to. Trying to remove the tape in the freezing temps wasn't very co-operative, and we didn't want to harm the paint on the rv. It is relatively cheap, and light weight if you want to store it for next year. Cheers.
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