Spring has finally arrived in the northern hemisphere. This has many a part-time RVer dreaming about getting back on the road. And If you are one of those part-timers, have you decided where you’re going this year? I If not, maybe now is a good time to step back and consider your options. . Or maybe you’re looking into getting an RV for the first time and wondering what a skirt is, why you need one, and what the different options are.
Let’s face it, we don’t all camp the same way. We know that just by paying attention to what our customers say about our RV skirting. For instance, some of our customers live full-time in their fifth wheels, travel trailers, or motorhomes. Other customers are part-timers. They might live in their RVs for a few months out of the year while escaping down south for the winter. Many more are avid campers who work full-time , meaning they only get their rigs out for a few weeks every year or on weekends. Talking to so many people has made us realize that there is a great variety of preferences in terms of where and how to camp.
Perhaps you are the type of person who prefers public campgrounds, which is to say campgrounds found in state and national parks. These are government-run campgrounds that exist to encourage people to enjoy public lands.
Public campgrounds are a great option which are almost always affordable and are found in some of the most pristine locales in the country. On the downside, they do not necessarily offer many amenities and frequently have size restrictions for RVs so it’s important to check before you go.
If you are a campground person but do not like the public option, you probably utilize private campgrounds. These are properties owned by private business entities. Most of them are locally owned and operated small businesses, while some are corporate entities.
Campground owners typically use amenities as a way to draw customers in. It is not unusual for privately owned operations to offer swimming pools, tennis courts, clubhouses, state-of-the-art laundry facilities, and more.
As a side note, you might think nothing of usin RV skirting at public and private campgrounds. It doesn’t cross your mind because you don’t think of harsh weather conditions influencing the campground experience. Just remember that RV skirting isn’t just for those cold nights when temperatures dip below freezing. It offers benefits all year round.
One thing to make note of with private campgrounds is that it’s not unusual for them to restrict older RVs from the property and also not allow certain types of skirting – certainly not hay bales and a good number may not even allow Styrofoam.
Camping in the Wilderness
What is sometimes referred to as wild camping or boondocking isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But for those who love it, there is no better way to enjoy the great outdoors. If you own a motorhome, travel trailer, or fifth wheel, you essentially have a self-contained home on wheels that makes it easy for you to enjoy the wilderness without having to sacrifice creature comforts.
Getting back to skirting for just a minute, you really need it for wild camping. When you are out in the wilderness alone, there are no other trailers RVs, or other structures to reduce the effects of the wind. You don’t have the luxury of running an electric heater to keep yourself and your plumbing warm. And who knows what critters will crawl under your rig in the middle of the night?
Whatever Makes You Happy
In the end, your preferences are what make you happy and works best for your RV and lifestyle. Go enjoy whatever type of camping you find most amenable. And whatever you do, enjoy the great outdoors for what it is. Don’t obsess so much over your RV that you fail to relax and time spend with your family.
If you need new RV skirting before your first trip this year, we are here to help. AirSkirts is a revolutionary product that takes skirting to the next level. And it’s perfect for everything from those weekend trips in a campground to weeks out in the wilderness!