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Framing trailer skirting

Measuring a two by four

We waited until the sun was high in the sky and the maximum daily temperatures were tipping up into the mid teens before starting to work on our skirting, but Mark and I still only managed about two hours outdoors before our senses dulled.

Framing trailer skirting

Still, those two hours gave us time to frame up one (short) end of the trailer. We used treated 2X4s on top of the black plastic that underlays the entire trailer, then added uprights every four feet for attaching insulation and tin.

Next up --- cutting the metal to deal with the slant of the ground and figuring out attachment. Details to come in tomorrow's post!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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