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Old 12-27-2007, 11:12 PM   #1
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Custom Skirting for Winter

We're full-timing in a 31' classic, spending the winter up and down the Rockies. We ran into some another airstream owner a few days ago and they mentioned that there is a vendor that makes fabric skirts for every model of airstream. We're looking for a portable option like a canvas skirt that we can put up and take down relatively easily but we don't have a lot of time (or great handyperson skills) to make one ourselves.

Has anyone heard of such a thing for sale?

Thanks much!
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:18 PM   #2
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hi jmd...

the info you received is partly correct...

zip dee does make acrylic skirting for the tire area...

but it isn't a winter insulator.'

i know of no vendor that makes a/s skirting that has ANY winter/thermal value.

search here for 'skirting' and some threads will appear...

or check out the 'winter living' section....

the best job of skirting i've seen here was done by davidh...

here is his info and pix....

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Old 12-28-2007, 06:30 AM   #3
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Hey someone else who owns a 31 classic! Cool.
I too am interested in what i can do th "skirt" my trailer. It looks like I will be spending some time in it Boise this winter. Since the trailer will not be moving. I was thinking 2" foam board wedged under the trailer. Looks bad but it will keep the cold from underneath.
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:09 AM   #4
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I have been interested in a heavy canvas or vinyl skirting also. I have not been able to find any full skirting made for an AS. I would like to know if there is a company that makes them. 'shaker
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:23 AM   #5
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YURT Stream

I know people who make yurts - Mongol tents - the neat thing about these are that the exterior walls are hinged latticework, and the roof is put together something like an offcenter wheel - there is a wooden ring, into which poles are inserted at an angle,which then rest on the latticed wall frames. The modern version of the yurt has UV stabilized vinyl exterior and bubble foil insulation behind it.

So, I says to myself, self I says - wouldn't they be able to make a lattice about 3 feet high that you could hang the wall fabric on and just surround the whole trailer with? of course you'd want to make sure the height was below the furnace, water heater and fridge vents.

Just a thought.

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Old 01-08-2008, 11:35 AM   #6
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Do a search - there are some guys in boulder who do skirting for a reasonable price - they do all kinds of custom RV canvas - that said if you wanted to do it yourself I really don't think it would be that difficult if you have the time
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Old 01-08-2008, 06:01 PM   #7
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How about an inflatable skirt?

How about considering using inexpensive air mattresses fastened end to end around your unit? Ideally you would like to have something that had sideways ribs or air tubes so that they would help the skirt to stand up by itself. Short of that I would think you could either attach it to the AS or use some sort of stakes to help. Once inflated the air would really add to the insulation value. Now if you could just get some that had a shiney reflective surface you would really be in good shape.

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Old 01-08-2008, 07:14 PM   #8
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I hadn't thought of skirting my trailer, but the first thing that came to mind was to install a "C" channel (like that used for the older awnings) around the base just under the banana wrap. It would be almost invisible when not in use. Then slide in fabric skirting panels (perhaps insulated). This could even match your awning material. The top of the skirt would be practically airtight and the bottom could be staked or weighted down to complete the seal. I think this would be a classy way to skirt a trailer, would be fairly quick to install, and the panels would roll up and store easily.
Just a thought.
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