RV skirts: How to make them?



Online RV skirting options abound these days. Our research led us to identify several alternatives to skirting. In cold weather, both DIY and ready-made RV skirts will work. Would you rather make or buy a skirt? A DIY skirt may be difficult to make if you travel a lot. Skirts made by hand are ideal for stationary winter activities. RV skirting options include:

1. Boards

RV skirts can be insulated with foam boards. It is lightweight and easy to handle. You can use rigid, regular foam boards. You’ll need to cut the board and secure it with aluminium tape. DIY may be the most efficient and cost-effective option. Still, it’s only useful if you plan to stay in the RV long term. The foam boards stop travel immediately.

2. Vinyl

A vinyl RV skirt is ready-made and customizable. All you need is enough vinyl to cover the RV. Vinyl tarps are relatively inexpensive. If your tarp has grommets, attaching it will be easier. Your camper skirting can be attached with grommets, Velcro, or suction cups. To hold down wind-resistant materials, use planks or rocks. Travel is easier with vinyl skirts.

3. Straw bale

Make a straw RV skirt if you don’t plan to move. Hay is more expensive than straw. Pests should be kept at bay using garbage bags or tarps. Straw bales make great mice homes! Also consider straw bales as flammable skirting. Don’t light RVs with matches!

4. Snow

Make a skirt out of snow for your winter camping trip. Just pile it up around the rig! In the snow, rigid foam boards may be better. The right RV skirt can make cold weather camping easier. There is a solution for every budget. Have any skirting questions? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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