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Skirt

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Sep 16, 2022 8:58 pm
by monoboard | 345 Posts

I’ve been meaning to get some skirt for the side of my 320gt, do some manufacturers put inlet holes in the bottom so you peg the bottom down from flapping, and any recommendations from brands or where to buy from


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RE: Skirt

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:56 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.236 Posts

You generally have the choice of 500mm for a caravan or 700mm ? for a camper/Motorhome. I have bought the deeper as it tucks nicely under your awning carpet without the need for pegging down. Do not bother trying to cut a flap into it for your fold out step, just buy a cheap free standing step. This s also useful for when putting up the awning.

Colin


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RE: Skirt

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Sep 16, 2022 10:29 pm
by mr_underhill | 688 Posts

Wise words from the Sage.


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RE: Skirt

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Sep 17, 2022 9:14 am
by Simboc2004 | 603 Posts

I have to say I just cut two slits in my skirt and tuck it through the step and that works brilliantly. Why carry another step when you already have one handily attached to the underneath of your caravan? Our first Triton didn't have a built in step and carrying a portable one was a pain - yet something else to put inside in the way...

Each to their own :-))


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RE: Skirt

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:13 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.236 Posts

I must admit you are far more skilled with scissors than myself. I have attempted to cut two skirts to the Eriba step slot required and on both occasions failed to reach a factory grade result. One reason was the “tear” characteristic of the skirt material, another was I simply could not measure it correctly.
Even though we have a perfectly good step I have found a portable one is excellent when trying to get an awning into place or getting bird crap off the roof as I am vertically challenged.

Colin


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RE: Skirt

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:01 pm
by Steve and Debbie | 1.065 Posts

When I worked in a sailing chandlers I learnt that when you make a cut in a plastic sheet material you end it with 2 more small cuts to make a letter 'Y' shape . This stops the slit spreading.

Steve


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RE: Skirt

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Tue Oct 04, 2022 9:22 pm
by Sportique | 332 Posts

Find yourself a sound wooden orange box, paint/varnish it and this kills numerous birds with one stone.

It's a door step, it's a step-up when fitting the awning, and turned upside down it's a handy box for carrying all the "arrival on site" hardware - e.g. Power drill and socket, wooden blocks for steadies, ramps etc - carry the box in the boot of the car.

:))

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RE: Skirt

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:50 am
by Randa france | 12.808 Posts

Dave. Quite a few years ago while camping in the Netherlands, our plastic free standing step broke and we had to go to the nearest town to find a replacement.

In the camping shop window there was just what we wanted, a replacement step costing 18 euros. Unfortunatly the shop was closed for lunch so we took the opportunity of doing a bit of food shopping at a nearby Supermarket. They were selling a strong plastic crate with 12 bottles of beer for 7 Euros. No contest and the crate has been our step ever since.

Randa


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RE: Skirt

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Oct 05, 2022 10:29 am
by SOULBLUESMAN68 | 1.093 Posts

I see both sides in this discussion.

I am with Colin in that my scissor or Stanley knife work is so poor and inaccurate I really have hesitated to cut an opening for the built in step to fit through the skirt. I think Simboc has more skill than me.........

But I also see the bit with carrying the extra step being a pain.

We bought a cheap single step which wasn't much use for me with my bionic hips in that the step down out of the van was difficult. We then bought a double cheap step which works a treat. Also like Colin I use it for putting awnings in the rail, especially the PopAir which is really heavy to hold. However it does frustrate me how much room it takes up, especially if I put it in the boot of the car.

The thought of a heavy duty plastic or wooden box doubling up is an interesting one...........but I am a bit heavy and Kath has a habit of jumping out of the van onto the step.
(she is lucky that she is so small that there is no danger of her catching her head on the door frame)

sometimes my solution is just not to take the skirt if the weather looks ok.......

A thought provoking post!

Might even be bold & try Steve's Y cut solution. I will post the success or not of this if I do

MikeT



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