RV skirting can be DIY these days based on a variety of options available on the internet. We found a number of alternative skirting solutions during our research. DIY RV skirting works just as well in cold weather as ready-made skirts. Is it better to make your own skirt or buy one? The labor intensive process of making a DIY skirt isn’t ideal if you travel frequently. Handmade skirts are great for winter if you’re stationary or at least staying put. A few DIY options for RV skirting are listed below:
1. Foam board
Insulated foam boards are an excellent choice for RV skirts. Lightweight and easy to handle, it offers several advantages. Foam boards of any rigid, regular size will work. Cut the board to size, secure it with aluminium tape, and measure the amount you’ll need. This DIY option may be the most effective in terms of cost and efficiency. Nonetheless, it is only really practical if you plan to stay in your RV for a long time. As soon as the foam boards are installed, travel is impossible.
For a ready-made, custom-looking RV skirt, you can DIY one from vinyl. To attach vinyl to the RV’s exterior, you simply need enough vinyl. It is relatively inexpensive to purchase new vinyl tarps. It may even be easier to attach a skirt to your rig if the tarp has grommets. You can attach the skirting to your camper with grommets, velcro, or suction cups if you prefer the most budget-friendly option. Planks or rocks can be used to hold down wind-resistant materials. Vinyl skirts make it easier to travel than other DIY alternatives.
3. Straw bale
You can make a straw RV skirt if you do not plan on moving. Straw provides better insulation than hay and is cheaper. Garbage bags or tarps should be used to cover the bales to keep pests at bay. The straw bales you have would make a great home for mice! For skirting, straw bales should also be considered flammable. RVs should not be lit with matches!
When you have enough snow for your winter camping trip, you can use it as a DIY skirting solution. Putting snow around the rig is as easy as piling it up! A rigid foam board might provide better results under the snow. Several RV skirting options are available to help you enjoy cold weather camping. Regardless of your budget or insulation needs, there is a solution for you. Do you have any skirting questions or suggestions? We’d love to hear what you think!