Prepare for Winter with These RV Skirting Tips
Every fall, we see articles like this about RV skirting that remind folks about protecting their RVs for the winter season. With the massive influx of new RVers, a whopping 65 million that plan to go RVing this year alone, this article will be a reminder to some, but new information for many others.
RV skirting is any type of protective material that surrounds the lower portion of your RV and prevents airflow in and out of the underside of your RV. RV skirting will improve the heating efficiency of your RV, protect vulnerable water pipes from freezing, and can help keep rodents away from wiring or form nests.
Unless your RV is stored in a climate controlled RV storage facility or completely shut down and winterized, you will need skirting for your RV if you are stationary for long periods of time.
Traditional RV skirting options
There has been much written about more traditional RV skirting options. Several of our own RV LIFE websites have published in-depth information, shown below, so we won’t revisit that here.
- How To Skirt Your RV In The Winter To Prevent Freezing
- Does RV Skirting Help In The Summer?
- Best Skirting for Fifth Wheels
- 3 Ways To Keep Warm When RVing In Winter
- RV Skirting: What It Is, What Your Options Are, And How It Protects Your RV
- 5th Wheel Skirting: Everything You Need To Know
A more modern RV skirting option
As more and more people jump into RV life and full time RV living and RVs have become more sleek and modern, RV skirting options have evolved.
An inflatable solution from AirSkirts™️ uses the air in their inflatable pods for great insulation, but then readily deflates at the end of the season for easy storage. Air can be a great insulator, and even those campers in hot climates benefit from AirSkirts™️ to trap the cooler air underneath their RV.
One great feature of AirSkirts™️ is their ability to be deployed in under 20 minutes, making them ideal even for shorter stays. Here are a few other features of this innovative product:
- Military-grade construction
- Designed and engineered in the USA by a full-time RVer
- Exclusive, patent-pending inflatable design
- Superior insulation from cold and heat with a 22″-34″ air cushion
- Innovative tire-wedge for complete seal
- Use year round for energy efficiency
- Easy storage bag – just roll up and go
- Modular design – position tubes however you want, and order a la carte
- Shape conforming system to accommodate for drains, valves, etc.
- No modification or installation needed on your RV
- AirSkirts™️ stays in place even with snow, wind, and rain
- Keeps out unwanted pets and debris like skunks, raccoons, leaves, and snow.
No modification needed for your RV
It’s stated above, but this cannot be stressed enough. There are no holes to drill, screws to screw in, brackets to mount. You don’t need to do any modifications to your RV to use and enjoy AirSkirts. This ensures that there is no ding to the resale value of your RV should you ever choose to sell it.
Like anything else with an RV, the quality of your initial investment is key. It doesn’t matter if you are buying a tire pressure monitor, sewer hose, generator, or awning. Buying quality products always yields longer life for those products. Most importantly, it means greater enjoyment by you, the RVer. This winter, give AirSkirts a try.
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All around RV industry enthusiast who has been RVing for 8 years and enjoys trips with his wife and dogs in their diesel pusher.
Roy Voeller says
I checked into these awhile back. Though they are an outstanding product for what they are designed for, the cost for them is in my opinion, way out of line. Many of us that RV are not in a position (think retired middle America) to be able to afford this type of product if the price must be so high. I researched these and what they are made of along with what they actually are, and do not believe that they should be priced so high. There are other options that can be tried/used that will work. However this product seems to be a grand solution. Why do they have to gouge just because their product works better than most but not necessarily because the materials and manufacturing process are really so costly? Just saying…
I love the idea, but $2800 for a set of blowups is definitely not something I would invest in for our 40′ fifth wheel, unfortunately. That’s a LOT of money for this product. Whew!
Judi Jackson says
My husband is a disabled vet and we have a small Winnebago Travato. We also live in Northern Colorado so this product would seen ideal. It is not to heavy for me to put on and take off. I am also disabled and am 78 years old. The price is really out of line. This is the only way we can go places. He cannot drive so that is also up to me. Any other ideas?