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Old 11-07-2010, 05:44 PM   #1
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Question Skirting - What is best method?

I have been contemplating skirting for a month now. probably a month too long being it is november now!! but anyhow I have seen a couple methods.

1 - Vinyl skirting. easy to work with, turnbuckles and snaps to attach, nail to the ground, matches trailer, can move the trailer and keep the skirting.


2 - Plywood. not the greatest looking but sturdy, kinda redneck looking


3 - Insulation board. kinda flimsy, reflective, temporary. might be cheapest.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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4 - Siding. Like on mobile homes. kinda permanent. involves J-channel screwed to the trailer. requires plywood backing on plastic siding or wind knocks it around. metal could be an option.


I am kinda leaning to the vinyl skirting but just wondering how good it is in the winter. I see lots of trailers have it but never hear what it is like. Also I think it would help re-sale value.


So what is the forums thoughts?
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My opinion is if your'e staying in one spot long enough to consider skirting, your'e homesteading, and really not "camping" at all. Might as well put up a mailbox, and a screened in porch, as well!
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:55 PM   #4
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actually its in the plans lol
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I wold think a lot depends on three things, 1. Budget, and 2. Looks, 3. Protection. If you want it to look good, then the mobile home skirting would be the way to go. Can even be bought with the look of Rock and brick, etc. If you want protection, plywood is hard to beat, as it will hold up to a weed eater trimmer line, and probably offer better insulation. If you want cheap, then vinyl. Since you mentioned a mailbox and porch, must be mostly permanent, so having something to be portable or move with the trailer I didn't suggest as an option. I would probably go with mobile home skirting. Probably as cheap as 3/8 inch treated plywood and the treated framing to hold the plywood. Will even last longer in the long run. My two cents, your mileage will vary.
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budget 2k, thinking the vinyl in case we move etc. wouldn't be for a couple years at least. then if we get a real place it will be either sold or our guest room lol
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:27 PM   #7
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went with 2x2 framed with foam. will be covered by tin.
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