Before EZ Snap existed; if you wanted a custom fit RV skirting for your motorhome or fifthwheel, you would have had to hire an upholster to come to your R.V. and custom fit your RV Skirting. But now using the EZ Snap fasteners you can install your own RV Skirting and fifth wheel skirting with kits starting at just over $200. EZ Snap lets you acheive the same results as the expensive upholstery shop without the big bill. See RV Skirting video on the right hand side of this page.
The RV Skirting Material:
When EZ Snap developed this winterizing RV skirting kit; we wanted to use the very best material we could find for the application. All of our skirting products are made using 18oz "Shelter-Rite" premium vinyl. Shelter-Rite is not only the most durable vinyl on the market, it is also the only RV skirting vinyl available that is MADE IN AMERICA. The Shelter-Rite RV skirting material is able to withstand temperatures and winds in -40 degree winter conditions. It's also able to handle the extreme summer temperatures in places like Arizona.
Shelter-Rite RV skirting is a " Non-Fray material like our shade screen mesh. This is a great feature as it allows Do-it-yourselfers could cut the fabric on-site without the need for hemmed edges. Shelter-Rite RV skirting has a proven track record of outstanding performance for over 40 years. Where ever you do decide to buy your RV skirting or 5th wheel skirting from, insist that they us the Shelter-Rite RV skirting material for long life and durablity.
Shelter-Rite RV skirting has the maximum amount of U.V. ray and fade inhibitors, as well as mold and mildew inhibitors and -40 cold weather performance rating. We know you will be very pleased with its performance. Even though the EZ Snap RV Skirting is much less expensive than a professionally installed skirting, the quality of the finished product will be as good, if not better than the material an upholstery shop would install. White is the most popular color for our skirting product, but it is also available in the colors shown below:
Ease of Installation - How to install RV Skirting
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The RV Skirting installs very similar to our RV shade screens or our residential shade screens. (See the "How to install your own RV Skirting" Video) . You first place the screw studs or 3M adhesive studs into your RV in the areas that you wish to install the RV skirting. We recommend a 10" spacing on the fasteners; see tip below for more info. Next, place the EZ Snap pins onto the studs. Place the skirting fabric over the pins, puncturing through the fabric with the pins and taking out any wrinkles as you move along. Then when you are happy with the look, just press on the EZ Snap caps and you're done. You may want to add rigid styrofoam insulation board behind the skirting to add an R-value for climates with sub-zero temperatures. You will also want to use the screw studs instead of the 3M studs if you are forced to do your install in temperatures that are below the recommend install temperatures.
The RV side skirting fabric comes in a 45" or 60" height and the front fifth wheel enclosure skirt is 75" tall. If it is too tall, just cut it down to your required height. Remember our RV skirting material is a "Non-Fray" fabric so there is no need to hem it. * See Install Tip below
Tip: For extra windy locations, we recommend placing the studs more like every 8" to 6" apart. If you use this spacing you will need to order extra fastener sets with your order.
How to hold down the RV Skirting
The RV skirting can be held in place in a variety of ways. One of the best ways is to use our PVC pipe clamp shown on the right. You can simply use lengths of standard 3/4" white PVC irrigation pipe (this pipe typically has a 1 and 1/16th of an inch O.D.). Available at most local hardware stores. Just purchase the length of pipe you would need for your project. Wrap the bottom of your skirting fabric around the pipe lengths and snap our pipe clamp over the fabric.
Watch our install video at www.rvskirtings.com for install instructions.
Tuck the excess fabric under the RV. This pipe helps to weigh down the fabric in the wind as well as keep it straight. You can also purchase 90 degree pipe fittings from your hardware store to help make smooth corners for your skirting.
Other methods of holding skirting down are to fold the excess under the RV and weight it down with sand bags or 2 x 4 lumber lengths. You can also spike this excess fabric into the ground using large spikes and fender washers.
The RV skirting panels can be joined together using our special RV Skirting Velcro. This Velcro was specially designed to stick to our RV Skirting product. It allows you to cut down our skirting product into smaller sections and then join them together for a nice finished look.
Instant peel & stick zipper is easy to install on your RV or 5th wheel skirting material. This zipper comes 7 feet long and can be cut down to any size, 7' or less. The adhesive tape and the zipper are one piece and are ready to install. You just need to cut to size. Learn More »