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Old 10-22-2007, 09:37 PM   #1
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Skirting around travel trailer

I plan on leaving my 29 foot travel trailer in place in the woods and wonder how I should put skirting around it to keep critters out? Any Ideas? I would like it to look nice and be easily removed if I would want to go somewhere someday!

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Old 10-22-2007, 09:54 PM   #2
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i have seen folks do the mobile home vinyl stuff. looed pretty good and appeared to be removalbe easy enough
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Another thing I've seen is people skirting them with lattice. Some of which is a tighter weave lattice...which would at least keep out the bigger critters.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:34 AM   #4
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thanks. I have thought about the mobile home stuff and someone recommended useing regular lapsiding and j channels.... i guess i just need to look around some.

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If you're into a rustic look, a neighbour skirted in with plywood painted black and vinyl 2" lattice tacked onto it. It gives giving full coverage and a good appearance. He installed hinged access doors with magnetic spring cabinet locks. Looks pretty good actually.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:57 PM   #6
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wow wee, I have been looking into skirting. I have not found a low priced alternative yet... I was hoping not to spend hundreds.
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... not spend hundreds on 75 running feet of skirting that looks nice and can be easily removed? hmmm, that will be a trick since you'll spend a couple hundred on just framing.

I've been toying with the idea of building a series of 8' frames of electical conduit or PVC pipe and panels of grommeted canvas drop cloth laced nautical style over it. Both take paint well, would be portable and would look quite unique.
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I do like the conduit or pvc idea for a frame. And yes you are right I probably will spend more than i want to.
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I do like the conduit or pvc idea for a frame. And yes you are right I probably will spend more than i want to.
Well if you do, let us (me) know how it goes.
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Just finished skirting ours. I used vinyl siding and "J" channel. Got it at the local lumberyard on clearance 80% off...worked great, easy to remove, and setup. basically just stops the winds, not much insulation value... but it works....
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Old 11-01-2007, 06:20 AM   #11
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yes someone told me about this technique. How did you attach the siding to the camper. Did you build a 2x2 or 2x4 frame to attach the siding to?

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Got pics?
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:52 AM   #13
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could take pics, but i cant get the size down to post them here very well, even with our new fancy digital camera.. but I'll try,, photography not my strong point... point and clik works for me.

I used J-channel on the ground after drilling holes in the bottom and using 6" nails to secure it to the ground.... J-channel on the top too, for looks, and I used dbl-sided stick tape to secure the J- channel to the RV along the RV bottom edge, about an inch from the bottom actually, rubbing alcohol works wonders to get the sticky back off when you need to...
to get to the dump valves, I just take 2-3 siding panels off by sliding them up about the rest. easy access and works well.
I cut a small hole for the power cord and water hose to go in under the RV.

I will try to get pics today... and post them tonite when im back on.. 10PM pacific time.....approx....
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Here are some pic's i took today of the skirting around our TT.

first one is the finished product, drivers side.
then the front corner
next is the Dump valve area, with the skirting in regular position

NExt post is the valve area with the skirting held up....
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Skirting pics..

sorry the skirting is dirty thanks to the dogs walking on it as we put it up.. need to clean that.....another honey do thing...

This is the dump valve area with the skirting held up by my 4 yr old....

then a pic of the J channel nailed to the ground by a 7" long galvanized nail. it works quite well...
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Very cool. Great thinking, and thanks for the visual!
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Old 11-04-2007, 11:39 PM   #17
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Wow, I do like that. Looks nice. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks....
Its definately not perfect, a work in progress... and I should have washed the skirting but didnt have the time.
happy to Share..
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sorry to dig up a 3 year old thread but this is very relevant to what i am going to do. What was used to hold to the TT and what to hold to the ground? framed the sections with 2x2's?
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