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There are a variety of DIY RV skirting options available on the internet these days. During our research on skirting options, we discovered a variety of alternative solutions. It is just as effective to DIY RV skirting in cold weather as ready-made skirts. How does making your own skirt compare to buying one? If you are frequently traveling, a DIY skirt isn’t ideal since it can be labor intensive to put together. During the winter, a handmade skirt is a great choice if you’re stationary or at least staying put. Listed below are some DIY RV skirting options:

1. Foam board

If you’re making your own RV skirt, insulated foam board is a great option. There are several advantages to using it, including its lightweight and easy handling. Any rigid, regular foam board will do. Just measure the amount of board you’ll need, cut it to size, and secure it as well as aluminum tape to hold the boards together. In terms of both cost and efficiency, this DIY option is likely to be the most effective. However, it is only really practical if you are planning to stay in your RV for an extended period of time. Travel is impossible once the foam boards have been installed.

2. Vinyl

You can DIY an RV skirt from vinyl if you’d like something that looks more like a ready-made, custom skirt. It’s just a matter of getting enough vinyl and attaching it to the RV’s outside. New vinyl tarps are relatively inexpensive. Tarps with grommets can even make attaching the skirt to your rig even easier. If you are looking for the most budget friendly option, consider purchasing used billboard vinyl and use grommets, velcro, or suction cups to attach the skirting to your camper. Wind-resistant materials can be held down with rocks or wood planks. Traveling with a vinyl skirt is easier than with other DIY options.

3. Straw bale

A straw RV skirt can be a great DIY project if you don’t plan on moving. The benefits of straw over hay include being cheaper and providing better insulation. You should cover the bales with garbage bags or tarps to keep pests away. Your straw bales would be a perfect home for mice! It is also important to consider how flammable straw bales are before using them for skirting. Keep a match away from the RV!

4. Snow

You can use snow as a DIY skirting solution if you have enough for the duration of your winter camping trip. It is simply a matter of piling snow around the rig and you are done! You might get better results by using rigid foam board under the snow.

You can enjoy cold weather camping with so many RV skirting options available. There is a solution for every budget and insulation need. Are you looking for skirting ideas or have questions? Let us know your thoughts!

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