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How to Measure Your RV
Installing RV Skirting
Finishing Touches & Securing Against Wind
Removing RV Skirting
Every RV Skirting Kit ships with this Installation Tips Brochure, including these tips & suggestions…
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Each RV Skirting project is unique and EZ Snap has a few different snap options to choose from. Follow this link to view the uses and benefits of the different types of EZ Snap Fasteners.
3M/Screw COMBO Snap Sets are the strongest EZ Snap Fasteners. Since Skirting typically sees a lot of wind force on it, the 3M / Screw Studs are a good choice and provide the following: color matching with 4 Stud colors available to match mounting surface, 3M seals around the screw hole and forms a water-resistant barrier, perfect for installs below 15°c / 60°f .
Many RV owners are hesitant to use screws. EZ Snap 3M Adhesive Fasteners have a proven record of success for RV Skirting applications and offer a no-drill solution. It is important to note that the 3M Adhesive requires smooth, flat, and clean mounting surface 1 inch wide. In addition, the Adhesive must be installed when temperature is ABOVE 15°c / 60°f consistently for 72 hours.
Our skirting material is a “Non-Fray” material like our shade screen mesh, so that Do-it-yourselfers could cut the fabric on-site and not have to hem the edges. Well, we found an amazingly durable product that was more than capable to handle all of our requirements. This material has a proven track record of outstanding performance. It has the maximum amount of U.V. ray and fade inhibitors, mold and mildew inhibitors and -40 cold weather performance rating. We know you will be very pleased with its performance.
When EZ Snap developed this RV skirting kit, we wanted to use the very best material we could find for the application. It had to be able to handle the extreme summer temperatures in places like Arizona. Our material has the maximum amount of U.V. ray and fade inhibitors available in a vinyl. It also has mold and mildew inhibitors and a “Rip-Stop” scrim base for even more durability
EZ Snaps RV skirting material has a cold weather rating of -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Any colder than that and you might want to find work farther south.
In your situation we recommend that when your installing your RV Skirting, that you place the EZ Snap fasteners closer together for extra holding power. The recommended spacing is every 5″ to 10″, depending on your situation. When in doubt, more fasteners are better in order to reduce the force on each one. In addition, Gecko Velcro can be used between the snaps in areas that are subject to the most force i.e. the top corners on 5th wheel hitch enclosures.
AirFlo™ Spacers are recommended for all Dome Skylights or Skylights with Plastic Lens.
To use: Place the spacers approximately 12 inches apart or how every many
would be required to keep the mesh from laying on the skylight lens.
Why do we suggest the AirFlo Spacers: Many dome skylights are quality, "Made in America" skylights, but unfortunately there are
a lot of skylights on the market now that are made off-shore. In very hot weather, these poorly made skylight lens can develop crazing or imperfections in the
plastic of the skylight lens. This is caused by an excessive heat build-up in the sub-standard plastic lens.
The AirFlo™ spacers lift the shading mesh off of the lens of the skylight, allowing the excess heat to dissipate.
NOTE: Using AirFlo Spacers will slightly increase the size of the dimensions of the shading mesh you will need.
If you are confident that you have a quality built dome skylight, then these spacers
are probably not necessary for your project, but if you are unsure, better to be safe than sorry.
The Primer Pen is used for applications where it is necessary to increase the surface adhesion of the EZ Snap stud.
Contains a 3M Clear, Colorless primer. Enough to prime the surface area for approximately 50 studs.
To use: Shake the pen well before using.
A gentle squeeze 1″ in from the felt tip, ruptures the inner membrane, allowing the contents to be easily dispensed.
Apply a thin, uniform coating to the bonding surface using the minimum amount that will fully coat the surface.
Dries clear. Allow to dry thoroughly before applying the studs. This takes approximately 5 minutes at room temperature.
Extremely porous surfaces may need a second application for uniform coverage and good adhesion.
TIP: Make a template, cut-out to the same size as the stud.
This prevents wasting primer by only priming the area that the stud will bond to.
**As with all primer type products, test on small area first to ensure it is compatible with surface.