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Skirting my 5th wheel
I've never tried to skirt my RV before but decided this
winter I'd give it a try. I'm using 2x2x8 lumber from
Home Depot that cost $1.99 each. Deck screws that
are 3" and have the Torque head. I bought some 4 mil
black plastic sheets that measure 3' x 50 feet and I
think ?? that two rolls will do it? Not finished yet so
we'll see. Got the plastic on Ebay for $22 bucks per
roll incl shipping.
Warp Brothers 4CH350-B 4 Mil black plastic sheet
I bought a bulk roll of bubble wrap also on Ebay
So I build a simple frame that fits under the bottom
edge of the RV and cover the front with the black
plastic which folds over to the back side of the frame and is stapled in place with a staple gun.
inside the frame the buble wrap has been stapled
too. The sections of frame work are held together
with 2 deck screws. I'm on a concrete pad but
if I was on dirt I would have added some U brackets
to the bottom rail along each section and used
short re-bar stakes to further strengthen the
skirting. I've just started this project and have
posted 3 photos to show how it's coming along.
Lastly, I bought (Ebay) a roll of crash wrap that is
24" by 200' and will run this around the whole
skirting so that it is half on the RV body and half
on the skirting to secure the top of the skirting
to the RV and to cover any gaps around stairs
and the RV's wheels so no cold air can get under
the 5th wheel.
This winter we'll see how this works out.
View from the back of the 5th wheel looking underneath
first section covered and the rest still bare frame work
2"x2"x8'  frame work held together 
with Torque head 3" deck screws

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