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AirSkirts opens seed funding round to accelerate growth 

AirSkirts®, the world’s first innovative inflatable RV skirting system, announced a seed funding round to accelerate the growth of their innovative lineup of inflatable RV skirt kits. Unlike traditional skirting methods that require drilling dozens of holes into your RV or messy DIY solutions, AirSkirts is the first-ever inflatable RV skirt system to insulate your camper. As the only skirting solution retailers can sell off-the-shelf, AirSkirt’s inflatable design succeeds where other skirting methods fail—providing a durable, easy-to-install insulation solution that is resistant to extreme weather. The modular design makes year-round RV life possible and fits any travel trailer, motorhome, fifth wheel, or tiny house. 

“Support from investors will help us take things to the next level. Together we can bring much-needed climate tolerance solutions that will last for decades to the rapidly growing RV community,” said Jim Phelan, Founder and Managing Director of AirSkirts. “I created AirSkirts after several frustrating seasons in my Airstream and I’m convinced it offers the best protection for your RV.” 

Historically, RVers had limited and often time-consuming options to skirt their trailers.  AirSkirts has changed the game with the world’s only inflatable design for year-round RV living that is installation-free and can be retailed at scale. The robust kit creates a large barrier of trapped air between two layers of PVC that acts as an insulator. This prevents freezing pipes, retains heat, gives you warmer floors and saves on energy. Kits set up in under 30 minutes with ultra-durable, military-grade construction that requires no drilling of holes or messy homegrown solutions. 

To participate in this seed round, click here. You can learn more about AirSkirts in the video below, and to visit their website click here

 

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Irl Sell
5 months ago

I don’t mind the ‘infomercial’ aspect because I’m always open to new products. I think this is a novel idea but perhaps a little too expensive for the average RV owner. One thing that I don’t understand is how do these tubes fit around generator exhaust pipes and the usual plumbing that hangs below most trailers. We still need access to these locations for draining tanks, etc.

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5 months ago
Reply to  Irl Sell

Thank you, Irl. I don’t have the answer to your question. Sorry. And this wasn’t an “infomercial” (please see my reply to Roy Voeller). But I appreciate your “tone of voice” much more than some of the other commenters. Take care. 😀 –Diane

Richard Langley
5 months ago

This products article/short video was very useful to me.
I’d never heard of AirSkirts. A good option If my 30′ Fleetwood Prowler was on the road (I’m set up permanently, with simple panel skirting) Yeah, a bit pricey. I like the other commenter’s thoughts on how his mother did it.
But, no reason for all you snowflakes to get your panties in a bunch because we are shown a cool, innovative idea to help us RVers stay warm (thus saving money from broken pipes and lower heating bills/paying back the cost of the skirts over time).
BTW, here in the SouthWest, the 100 degree heat not only blows over and around our rigs, it blows under too, sucking all the AC chill out and costing more to keep the rig cold. Stopping hot air flow from going under the rig, helps in a 10-30% way of reducing cool air loose and saving you money.
Kapish?
Chill out & lighten up, people.
RVtravel is the only RV news info web site that is on our side.
Stay safe & warm!
Richard Langley
La Mesa, Ca

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
5 months ago

Thank you for your supportive words, Richard. We appreciate them, and you! FYI, please see my response to Roy Voeller. Take care, and have a great day. 😀 –Diane

Jonathan Schloo
5 months ago

To everyone commenting – do you really think that RVTravel pays all the bills and runs the organization only on the donations from members? Really?
Google to lookup “sponsored article”, learn about it, and look carefully in almost ALL of the magazines and publications and media, you will find it pretty much everywhere…

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
5 months ago

Hi, Jonathan. Thank you for your comments. But, no, this wasn’t even a “sponsored article,” or we would have indicated as such at the top of the post. It was strictly a press release and we made nothing from posting it – except for receiving some rather rude and false comments from readers. (Please see my reply to Roy Voeller.) Have a great day! 😀 –Diane

Gary
5 months ago

$3000 for a 30-40′ motorhome. Yikes.

Bill n Stacey
5 months ago

Very deceiving! An infomercial disguised as an article… Please stop this, RVtravel!

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
5 months ago
Reply to  Bill n Stacey

Hi, Bill n Stacey. Please see my reply to Roy Voeller. Thank you. –Diane

Dan
5 months ago

I also wonder where I can store this thing and what does weigh?. The outside measurements of our RV total between 60 and 70 feet. Storage space is precious in our Class C, so I guess I could add a trailer. Not. Well, not for me anyway.

Tommy Molnar
5 months ago

Sorry. No sale. And how does this help during the summer?

Bob p
5 months ago

My mother, God rest her soul, sat down at her sewing machine and made side skirts for their 40’ 5th wheel that attached with Velcro and was weighted down with 16 oz bottles filled with water, her cost, several yards of rayon material, a 2” piece of Velcro every 5’, and empty soda bottles salvaged from trash cans. Probably less than $40 back in the 80’s. She loved sewing, made most of her clothes and Dad’s shirts. I sure miss them!

Dan
5 months ago

Is this article what you call an infomercial?

Bob p
5 months ago
Reply to  Dan

If not it comes close!

Roy Voeller
5 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Usually, I brush off the whiners and gripers that post their feelings of negativity in the comments. However, this so-called topic or article is purely not information given to those of us that do or have donated funds to this site, that is what we are looking for. This is an INFOMERCIAL! Totally not in line with what this site, I thought, was all about. Really disappointed that it has come to this. And BTW, I checked out this product a ways back and I would now say it only figures that they are looking for more $! The price they ask for this stuff is so far out of line for the items you are getting, is ridiculous,- in my opinion. They are asking for more money because folks already don’t want to spend so much on what they get. Mostly my gripe here though is the sneaky way of advertising by the topic not being about skirting an RV but rather, a dang out and out ADVERTISEMENT!

KellyR
5 months ago
Reply to  Roy Voeller

Yep, the LAST thing we need in an RV magazine are ideas that have to do with RVing! ??

Cecilia
5 months ago
Reply to  KellyR

I agree KellyR. These comments are ridiculous. If you don’t like the “infomercial,” don’t watch it or read it. Simple. It actually might be a product RVers are interested in and I learned something today.

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5 months ago
Reply to  Cecilia

Thank you, Cecilia. Have a great day. 😀 –Diane

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
5 months ago
Reply to  KellyR

Thanks, Kelly. Take care. –Diane

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
5 months ago
Reply to  Roy Voeller

Hi, Roy. Sorry to take so long to reply to your comment. I needed to confirm my facts before I responded. AirSkirts was an advertiser on RVtravel.com for a very short time. They no longer advertise with us. We made NO money off of this article (NOT an informercial). It is strictly a press release which we posted because we thought some of our readers would be interested in it. It wasn’t even a “sponsored article,” as Jonathan Schloo suggested, or we would have indicated that at the top when posting it. RVtravel.com is one of the most ethical, honest and forthright websites in the world. Please don’t accuse us of being otherwise, especially without checking the facts first. Thank you. –Diane

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