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Old 10-10-2021, 04:49 PM   #1
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Any Suggestions for Forester 3171DS winter skirting?

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This will be our first winter living in our forester. We are currently living in a state that gets snow around the end of October, but will be gone by the time it gets really cold. We are not sure what rv skirting to go with or to try to make.

Does anybody have any experience with this?

I understand that foresters force furnace air over the tanks, but we do not have the arctic pak.

We are also trying to keep the price under $2k if possible.

Thanks
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Old 10-11-2021, 07:03 AM   #2
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I have experience with skirting but that was on my old 5th wheel. Our units are not 4 season vehicles with the partial exception of the CDW exports. Trying to overcome that issue will be a herculean task. The Arctic Pac (if you install it) will only work for your holding tanks and require significant power. You problem will be with the valves and plumbing, especially if your water pump and filter are in an exterior compartment. Unless of course you are not using the plumbing and its all winterized.
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You actually have a ton of options when it comes to skirting a unit for winter use. One option is to buy the 5x7 tarps at HF and attach to a light weight wooden frame and slide up to the rigs wall, the other to purchase a kit designed for your rig and install or one I have seen used many times is small hay bales up against the rig to block the colder air. Try the search function at the top of the page and see what comes up. JMHO
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I have experience with skirting but that was on my old 5th wheel. Our units are not 4 season vehicles with the partial exception of the CDW exports. Trying to overcome that issue will be a herculean task. The Arctic Pac (if you install it) will only work for your holding tanks and require significant power. You problem will be with the valves and plumbing, especially if your water pump and filter are in an exterior compartment. Unless of course you are not using the plumbing and its all winterized.
Thanks for the reply. We should be out of here before it gets cold enough to freeze anything, as most of the stuff is internal or enclosed. I really just need something to keep the wind out from underneath. Preferably something that can be taken with us when we leave.
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You actually have a ton of options when it comes to skirting a unit for winter use. One option is to buy the 5x7 tarps at HF and attach to a light weight wooden frame and slide up to the rigs wall, the other to purchase a kit designed for your rig and install or one I have seen used many times is small hay bales up against the rig to block the colder air. Try the search function at the top of the page and see what comes up. JMHO
Thanks for the reply. I'll check out the search function. I have been leaning towards something like the EZ snap skirting. I could make it all myself for cheaper, but I don't have the time.
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Old 10-12-2021, 05:29 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply. We should be out of here before it gets cold enough to freeze anything, as most of the stuff is internal or enclosed. I really just need something to keep the wind out from underneath. Preferably something that can be taken with us when we leave.
When I came south from Virginia to North Carolina, I thought I was getting out of the really cold weather a few years ago. But as luck would have it, a week after I got to NC in 2018, they had their largest snowfall in years--12 inches. (I still live here and it hasn't snowed since). Anyway, what I did was go to Lowes and bought that pink insulation material (like foam) and duct tape and made myself a wind skirt around my trailer. It worked great and kept me warm.
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Here’s a how to pink foam a skirt.
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Thanks everybody,

I ended up ordering an EZ-snap skirt. I am going to try to make a foam board skirt this weekend, if the EZ-snap skirt doesn't ship before then. I will take a look at the pink insulation as well. Thanks again.
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