What You Should Look for in an RV Skirt
Whether you are new to the RV world or are a long-time full-time family, you likely have noticed the skirts adorning the outside of your fellow travelers’ campers. Although they do have a certain stylish appeal, these accessories serve real purposes.
Skirts offer additional storage space for bulky camping gear, protect tires from the sun and other elements, and block the wind to reduce rocking. However, arguably the most important feature offered by RV skirting is the barrier it creates from the cold.
Travelers in the summer months typically enjoy comfortable climates where the additional barrier is unnecessary. Yet, full-time families and northern winter travelers understand the struggle of astronomical heating costs, frozen pipes, and cold nights. The right RV Skirt can save you time and money while creating an overall more enjoyable winter traveling experience.
The question remains: how do you choose the RV skirt that is right for you?
Stands the Test of Time
The last thing that you want is to buy something meant to last for years, only to have it fall apart within months. You want a product that is made to withstand even the harshest elements. We make our skirts with strong 18 oz PVC coated vinyl that is manufactured to stand up to extreme conditions and is rip and tear-resistant. Plus, it is easily foldable for off-season storage.
No More Drilling Holes Every 10-12″
To keep your investment from blowing away, we fasten our skirt with powerful VHB tape offered by 3M and only need roughly 5 holes in an 8′ section. Once we discovered that no dealership wanted to take in a vehicle with holes drilled every foot, we decided to find a way to improve upon a major design flaw.
The traditional button and turnbuckle-style snaps are both unsightly and leave gaps in the skirting, allowing heat to escape. The adhesive tape creates a watertight seal around your vehicle, increasing the skirt’s overall performance.
We specifically chose 3M’s VHB tape because not only is it weather resistant, it actually is proven to get stronger with time. Here’s a little secret: this material was used in the construction of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Every six inches of this stuff has a 50lb weight rating, far exceeding the wear and tear of an RV skirt.
The additional barrier prevents the cost of replacing burst pipes, as well as avoiding the additional time wasted thawing pipes and sleepless nights. When it comes to saving the hassle and keeping your family from shivering in the cold, money may not be an option. But, why spend more if you do not have to?
Our product is both practical and cost-effective, and we will ship it to you, free of charge.
Easy Installation Options
If you are like us, you do not want to spend an excessive amount of time messing with instructions, parts, and pieces, only to find you do not even have the tools necessary to complete the job. Our skirt is the only one that can be purchased as a DIY kit to easily install it yourself. However, if you would rather spend the day doing more of what you love and avoid the project altogether, we will happily come and install it for you. Or, if you happen to be in the Indiana area, stop by and see us!
If you think that RV skirting may be the option for you, we would happily answer any questions you may have. We were also a full-time family, so we understand the headache and hassle of cold nights and burst pipes.
At RV Skirting Pros, we would love to hear from you, so give us a call today at (574) 402-0055.