How to Make a Trailer Skirt


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The traveling homestead spends much of the winter in below-freezing temps. One way we winterize is by skirting the bottom of the trailer to keep heat in. However, this trailer skirt has to be easily removable and portable, as we make frequent trips during the winter. Last year, I investigated the possibility of using concrete blankets — special tarps made to insulate wet concrete so that it can cure properly despite freezing temperatures. Between the high cost and low availability, I examined several and decided I could make my own. I only got three done last winter, but over the summer I finished the last two. Now I am ready to completely skirt my travel trailer, and it is easily portable for when we relocate. Here is how I made them.

The supplies:

• 16’ x 20’ blue tarp.
• 4, 12” x 100’ rolls of bubble wrap.
• 2 cans of black spray paint.
• adhesive Velcro.

Putting it together:

1. Cutting the tarp down to size.
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I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own trailer skirt – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)

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