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Old 03-16-2016, 09:02 AM   #1
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Front skirting on 23IKSS

Has anyone else had trouble with the front skirt breaking because of wind? In October we were on a long trip and the skirt on the left front cracked and then blew off in hard winds in Iowa. Then 2 weeks ago while on a 5500 mile trip through Florida, the Gulf, and up through Texas and Oklahoma, the right front skirt did the same thing. This is a 2014 that we bought new 2 years ago. We have taken several long trips. But the skirts should be designed to handle the wind at highway speeds.

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Old 03-16-2016, 09:18 AM   #2
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Seems unusual. We've pulled ours about 5,000 miles without any issues. Might be worth asking the dealer if they've seen any similar issues on other units.


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Old 03-16-2016, 09:33 AM   #3
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Seems unusual. We've pulled ours about 5,000 miles without any issues. Might be worth asking the dealer if they've seen any similar issues on other units.
It MAY not be all that unusual. Not sure what trim the OP is talking abouti n this thread.
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:21 PM   #4
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Had same problem

Picked up new 2016 21BD in Minnesota and about 300 miles
back into Iowa the passenger side skirting blew off. I could tell
that the skirting in that panel did not have any fastening
screws in it as the other side has, and the panel was not caulked at all.

Contacted the dealer who contacted the manufacturer. The manufacturer
sent me a new panel section, caulk, and tons of brace strips and colored
screws. I easily replaced the panel and used the extra screws to super
fasten all the other panels around the camper.
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:58 AM   #5
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We had a similar problem on our 2011 Roo 21SS. The curb side front skirting started cracking within a year. I drilled a hole at the end of the crack to stop it from spreading and used Gorilla Tape on the back side to hold the crack closed. (That was supposed to be temporary - but I never got around to doing anything more permanent.)

As best I could tell the primary cause seemed to be that all of the aluminum brace strips had broken at one of the two nearly 90 degree bends. I suspect they were flexing way too much and could not stand up to it. I beefed up the bracing all around and had no further cracking. Luckily we never actually lost any of the skirting.

The material on our 2016 Roo 23IKSS seems to be much stronger and less flexible. And the bracing seems more robust too. Time will tell - but at least I know what to look for.
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Old 05-06-2016, 08:08 AM   #6
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We returned from 9am trek through RD, 'M, AS & CA & lost the left skirt on our 2015 23ikss to strong winds. Hope the replacement part will last longer.
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:02 PM   #7
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do any of you guys with the skirting issues on your 23ikss have photos? Ours is a 2014.

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Old 05-07-2016, 05:38 AM   #8
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Its not the part, its the attachment. I noticed it on our 2017 23WS. First they do not put enough screws in the top of the skirt. Then they use minimal braces from the bottom of the skirt up to the underside of the floor, and on the ones they do install 75% of the time they over tighten and strip out the screws.

You can do 1 of two things to prevent it from happening again.

Buy a couple pieces of this and make your own supports plus add some more screws at the top.
Shop Steelworks 8-ft x 3/4-in Aluminum Metal Flat Bar at

Or keep going back to the dealer everytime one fly's off because if it happens once its going to happen again and again. that is unless your dealers tech is a good one. Good luck with that. In most cases they will just install the same exact skirt the same exact way the factory had done.
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:28 PM   #9
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Mine broke off too

We just picked up a 2007 roo 21ss, and right side had already broken off. The left side was broken to the point I decided to pull it on off so I would not loose it on the hwy. I found some rubber step pads that I was going to replace them with. I will use the original plastic molding and screws to attach them. Hopefully this will protect the metal framing behind the edge of the Trailer.


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