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Old 02-03-2006, 02:17 PM   #1
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Skirting an Airstream

Hi I just wanted to post some pictures showing how I skirted my airstream with 1" styrofoam to help keep floor warmer and to also save on propane cost.
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Old 02-03-2006, 02:41 PM   #2
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looks good david.........

very clear what you have done....

just a suggestion..........
you ask a moderator to change the thread title to "skirting an airstream" or 'skirting secrets revealed' or something similar.

this comes up a lot and folks will be able to find these useful photos more easily.......without looking through the antifreeze/ pipes/ hay bail and other winter issue threads.

did you jack the trailer or is it on the tires/stabilizers?

is there any vent holes or were they not needed? any moisture under there?

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Old 02-03-2006, 03:17 PM   #3
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2airishuman good point sent message to a moderator to change title. Tires are still on, no vent system for moisture, styro is tucked up under just tight enough to hold in place, is not a perfectly tight seal so it can breath. Back to the moisture on inside of trailer, when the temps hit -20 I had just a little moisture on the very bottom of my curbside vista view window in loung, as far as moisture under mattres'es none, and no other moisture problems thru out trailer, I guess I am one dry fellow, but that is the truth, I do have dualpane glass thruout trailer and also heat ducts to all water tanks, that also makes a big differance..
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Here is one more picture..
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Probably a stupid question - where can one get long panels of styro like this for skirting?? Home Depot?
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Cool....

What are the details on your neat blue stone guard?
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Probably a stupid question - where can one get long panels of styro like this for skirting?? Home Depot?
I have seen that material at both Home Depot and Lowes.
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I do have dualpane glass thruout trailer ..
Wow! I've never seen an Airstream with a dual-pane window option! Didn't even know it was available (other than in Vista Views, of course). Could you take and post some detail photos of the windows and how it was done please?

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Dual-pane was standard in the 70's. My 75 has them. It is interesting that mine (except for the vista view) are clear. The 76's that I looked at all had problems with a layer of tint between the glass that had gone bad. Many of these owners have punched out the inner glass to clean up the window.
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David ---nice job!!!---we're going fulltime next year and skirting was an issue i was thinking about should we sometime end up in cold weather. this looks nice, and i would think not real expensive. have seen other attempts that just plane looked trashie. thanks for the idea and picts---pieman
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Dual-pane was standard in the 70's. My 75 has them. It is interesting that mine (except for the vista view) are clear. The 76's that I looked at all had problems with a layer of tint between the glass that had gone bad. Many of these owners have punched out the inner glass to clean up the window.
My '70 Safari had standard panes.

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hello all

davidh who started this thread relocated/moved back to minnytota...

in april....

http://www.airforums.com/forum...0-post105.html

expected about a week off line so unless he has a new account...

don't think he's posted since the move...

a member lost in cyberspace.

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Skirting ideas

That 1 inch foam doesn't look too bad. I' went through last winter (in Virginia Beach, VA) without skirting at all. Used water all winter too, but we didn't have our usual 2 week hard freeze. Did leave a faucet dripping, cabinet drawers open and heater on low.

I do travel even in winter so any skirting I do needs to be easily to remove, store and set up. Of course I also don't want it to be a public eyesore either. I would worry that the duct tape will let go after a while. Other than using the shiny metal tape which has better adhesive, This system seems to work and is certainly light weight.

I'd considered using the foil backed foam insulation and draping it over something like chicken wire, cut to fit the wheelwells and tongue, but this looks lots easier. THANKS

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Dual-pane was standard in the 70's. My 75 has them. It is interesting that mine (except for the vista view) are clear. The 76's that I looked at all had problems with a layer of tint between the glass that had gone bad. Many of these owners have punched out the inner glass to clean up the window.
I think the dual pain windows were an upgrade or option. My 75 does not have them and my 80 Excella does.

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