Winterize Your RV with a Trailer Skirt

January 19, 2020

Do you have an RV but aren’t quite sure how to winterize it? SugarHouse can help you with our custom RV trailer skirting. This is an easy and cost-effective way to reduce heat loss, lower your heating bill and stay more comfortable in your trailer during those cold winter months. How does RV skirting work?… Read More


Do you have an RV but aren’t quite sure how to winterize it? SugarHouse can help you with our custom RV trailer skirting. This is an easy and cost-effective way to reduce heat loss, lower your heating bill and stay more comfortable in your trailer during those cold winter months.

How does RV skirting work?

By using a heavy-duty 18 oz reinforced vinyl, an RV skirt covers the gap between the RV and the ground. Our expert craftsmen with measure, pattern, and install. Since trailers are mobile, it’s also important to have skirting that is flexible but able to withstand the different weather elements. 

Benefits of RV skirting

There are many reasons why RV skirting is a great idea. First of all, you can reduce your interior heat loss as much as 25% during the winter. What a huge save! Next, trailer skirts can help protect against hot summer heat so it’s a year-round benefit. Since they are installed on the outside, skirts also protect your tires against UV damage and help keep the undercarriage free of dirt. 

You shouldn’t drive with RV skirting attached so another great benefit of having SugarHouse create a custom skirt for you is that it’s patterned exactly to your trailer which makes removal and reinstallation quick and painless! 

And my favorite benefit of all, you can store items under the skirt! Some campgrounds require skirting for long-term camping. So you can comply with the rules and hide all your camping clutter!

How are the skirts anchored?

SugarHouse uses three different types of top-of-the-line fasteners to provide a durable solution to anchor your skirt. Turn fasteners are sturdy and strong and are recommended for corners. Snap fasteners are easy to use and don’t stick out very far from the RV. And Velcro is perfect for slide outs and any other area where you can’t attach a fastener.

Custom skirts, mass produced, and DIY

We know you have the option of ordering a mass-produced skirt online or even fashioning a solution by yourself but I will tell you why you should let SugarHouse Industries customize your RV skirt. 

DIY skirting is cheap and can end up looking like it. You have to take time to measure and cut it and use materials like plywood and styrofoam board. Then there is the issue of figuring out the best way to anchor your skirt. The longevity of your DIY solution is also not really known.

With mass-produced skirts, you can get pretty good quality materials delivered right to your door. However, you also have to do all the work again. Or find the time to take it to someone who has done it before. Plus, there’s all the legwork of having to find the correct fit for your trailer. 

But don’t worry, here’s where things get good. By having a custom RV skirt done, our craftsmen will come onsite to you to take measurements to ensure your skirt will fit perfectly so there are no gaps! They will take the time to pattern around steps, exhaust pipes, and other obstructions to maintain a tight, efficient seal. They can even create flaps and openings with Velcro or zippers so that you can access important areas easily. We can also match the color of your trailer so that it looks like it’s a continuation of your trailer rather than an addition. 

One of the best parts about having SugarHouse create a custom skirt for you is the vinyl we use to produce the skirts. We use an 18.5” PVC coated polyester material that has a -40 degree cold crack. It’s abrasion-resistant and will not delaminate in the wind. 

To get an RV skirt that will last years and is truly custom for your trailer, contact us right away. We can’t wait to get rolling on your skirt!

SugarHouse Industries is the largest provider of custom awnings, boat tops and specialty canvas covers in the Intermountain West. Established in 1941, our family-owned business remains committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That is why we custom-make every product we offer to fit the unique needs of our clients. Read our Google Reviews to see why our customers have been choosing SugarHouse for the past 75 years.