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Old 09-23-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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Question Need skirting ideas for winter.

We will be lvng fulltime in one location in our 31bhds this winter. We will be on Vancouver Island where it doesn't freeze too often, mostly just wet. We are wanting to skirt the TT somehow with something to keep the floor warmer and the tanks from a possible freeze. Any suggestions on how? And what with. Many thanks!
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:31 AM   #2
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If you are not restricted in what you can use I have seen alot of units with the 2" blue foam sheeting around the bottom as well as the foil backed foam. Use duct tape on the seams to hold the pieces together.
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Old 09-23-2014, 03:39 PM   #3
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I was on Vancouver Island last May on a cruise to Alaska. Beautiful place! I envy you...
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I agree with the Grump on this one.. foam insulation sheets are cheap and easy to cut and should work well for you there..
Just remember that most RV's now have a furnace line that runs to the underbelly to keep the tanks from freezing so dont rely on electric heat only .. it will not warm the underbelly..
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There was a guy fulltiming last winter in one of the campgrounds we visit and he had the foam boards positioned around his tank area only in kinda of a square under the trailer. He also had 2, what looked like flood lights, plugged in to keep things warm underneath. Must have worked because he was there all winter and it was brutal here in Indiana.
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If you are on your own land and don't care about appearance, straw bales are an age old method of crawl space insulation. And once you get snow, you heap that up against the bales to further insulate. Lots of people in northern climates do this to their house trailers too.
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I did not know that, thanks.
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What ever you do I would recommend making sure moisture drains away from RV walls etc. Hay bales are the best but I would use the foam boards if it was me as less problems with chance of moisture problems.
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All great ideas. I like the straw bales idea, and if it was a less soggy climate it would be my choice. As it is, the Island is pretty wet and when a sou'easter starts blowin' it can be pretty nasty! I think we will probably go with the blue foam board. I've also heard about a silver foil/bubble wrap stuff that we might try to locate. We will most likely heat tape the hoses to plug in if needed. Its going to be an interesting winter!
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My concern with the hay bales are mice. Pirit makes a heated water hose which you can purchase on-line. I have one and they work great. Saves messing with the heat tape and pipe wrap.

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