Dirty Skirt? (1 Viewer)

Jun 30, 2011
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The rear of the van was pristine when we set off, arrived home today, 112 miles in total and its filthy, absolutely black, any ideas.

Do the skirts trap water in, we have mud flaps on the rear, maybe I could extend them to make them a bit longer?
 

old-mo

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They do help a lot.... but...

You need one right across the back of the van and not just behind the wheels.. (y)
 
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Jun 30, 2011
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They do help a lot.... but...

You need one right across the back of the van and not just behind the wheels.. (y)


Mo, have you heard that the skirts trap the moisture/water in? I heard a number of Hymer owners were blaming the skirts for rotting their Hymer timber floors?
 

old-mo

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Mo, have you heard that the skirts trap the moisture/water in? I heard a number of Hymer owners were blaming the skirts for rotting their Hymer timber floors?

No... not heard that one... could do I suppose...

Euro vans I always put the grass like skirt right across the back... but on our RV`s because the weight was not a problem I always used the real thick rubber across the whole of the back..

The grass skirt type still lets dirty salty water through and blows up the back a bit.. not so much with the solid.

Also kept a lot of dirt off the tow car or car on a trailer..

Solid stuff used to buy from E.bay..
 

Chris

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I thought this was a thread about short skirts:mad:

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Jul 12, 2013
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I think having a mucky backside is par for the course in the UK. There are special anti-spray mud flaps that lorries use. They are a bit like spikey doormats and cut down a lot on the road spray that always seems to find its way to the back of your van. I have not tried them but seen them working in bad weather.
 
Feb 22, 2011
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My dirt skirt seems to help a lot with stopping muck up the back.
Someone told me it`s drag would affect mpg so I took it off to go to Croatia last year.
Calculations suggested it improved by 1 mpg but it may just be longer journeys helped.
I`m putting it back on after I painted the T bar it fixes to.
 
Aug 18, 2011
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I think having a mucky backside is par for the course in the UK. There are special anti-spray mud flaps that lorries use. They are a bit like spikey doormats and cut down a lot on the road spray that always seems to find its way to the back of your van. I have not tried them but seen them working in bad weather.
They are very heavy,,BUSBY.
 
Jul 12, 2013
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Feb 22, 2008
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This is the one I fitted on my RV, have since fitted one on rear of Hymer , reduces dirt on rear panel and from covering front of toad.

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Jan 31, 2013
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Hi, fitted a skirt to our Cipro 85 m/h. Reduced dirt to the back of the van, no muck on the car when towing on a trailer and can see with the rear veiw camera when the road is wet. I would remove it when we sell the van and fit it our next van.
Does reduce rear spay for vehicles travelling behind and have a clearer veiw of vehicles approaching, I found this very helpful on motorways.
 

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