RV skirting isnít a new invention, but itís not one that many RV owners use. Before learning about skirting, RV owners often question whether or not itís of any value or real benefit. However, after learning about the surprising benefits of skirting, it doesnít take RV owners long to recognize its worth. Below are the top benefits of putting a custom skirt on an RV.
Lower Energy Costs
RVs are also called motorhomes with good reason; they are a home away from home. Unfortunately, RVs also come with energy bills the same as any house. Custom RV skirting reduces energy bills significantly by increasing insulation. The bottom of every RV is several inches or feet above the ground. The empty space between an RV and the ground is a space in which heat and coolness leave an RV; custom skirting prevents that from happening.
Increased Storage Space
The empty space under a parked RV is usually also wasted space. Typically, exposure to the elements makes the space below a motorhome unusable. Custom skirting turns the empty, exposed space into one thatís protected from both the elements and small animals. With the space beneath an RV protected, itís easily used to store camping gear and other items.
Not only is the space below an RV protected with custom skirting, but the RV itself is also protected. This benefit, in particular, applies to long term storage of a motorhome. When RVs sit parked in one spot for a season, particularly winter, theyíre exposed to the elements of rain, snow, ice, and sun. Over time, exposure to the elements causes lasting damage to the undercarriage of an RV. Custom skirting provides RVs with an added layer of protection during long term storage.
Year Round Use
Winter sees the greatest decrease in motorhome use. Freezing temperatures and difficulty maintaining RV warmth are the primary reasons why RVs are stored during the winter. Looking back at the first benefit, custom skirting makes it more affordable to keep an RV warm during the winter. In fact, when used properly, RV skirting reduces heat loss by as much as 25% which means motorhomes stay much warmer during winter use.
Not sold on the four benefits above? How about the fact that RV skirts are the latest in motor home fashion? RV skirting provides more benefits than those discussed here; many of them youíll discover for yourself.