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Old 03-30-2009, 09:37 PM   #15
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We picked up a smaller patio mat from IKEA a few years ago. Great. Like the Patty O mats, you can sweep it, wash it down, hose it off, etc... lightweight, and rolls up to a very small bundle to stow when traveling. Probably 7 x 9 or something like that extended. Water runs through it. Never staked it down... Easy to roll up in a big wind.
I use an inexpensive welcome mat below the step as a walk off mat, and bought a wraparound spring mat at Wallyworld for the step for about $9. Works great. A few rugs inside... a small rug inside the door, and a six x 2 runner in the aisle. Makes cleaning easy. The washable rugs go to the laundromat once in awhile, go outside each day for a shake. Outside mats get a sweep daily. Hose em down once in awhile. I wear clogs at the camp site or hiking boots the rest of the day. No boots inside. Clogs go off at the door when I go in and sit on the mat. No mud inside. Makes life simpler.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:19 PM   #16
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My wife and I bought a bamboo mat that we saw in a department store a few years ago. It's very light, rolls up tight, and has been exceptionally durable. Best of all, it was SUPER CHEAP! I think we paid less than $20 for it. Fits under our Casita's owning perfectly.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:15 PM   #17
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I love this!! But how do you keep it from slamming around during travel? Do you need to tie it down?

Daniel, I forgot to mention that I bought a rubber mat and bonded it to the bottom. It doesn't slide around. It just sits inside the doorway.

Monica, I've never had a problem with pitch on my mat and the leaves, needles etc just shake off. When it's too wet to handle and put in my box I simply stuff it in a big plastic bag and at the next stop put it out on the table. These grass mats dry quickly. I don't have grommets on the mat. I purchased mat nails that have what I would call large washers that they run through. They work fine for holding the mat down.
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We use a Reversible Patio Mat from Camping World. We don't stake it down, because we camp where there is asphalt paving. Robert is a potter, and he made what we call "Elephant's Feet" a thrown pot that is wider at the bottom than at the top. We filled it with plaster-of-paris and embedded an Awning anchor in the plaster. Holds both the awning arm and the patio mat in place.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:30 AM   #19
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I recently bought a small 6x9 for around 40 bucks in Quartzite... because it has doggie paw prints on it and I got a carry bag from one of the craft vendors there for 10 bucks (I think.. maybe 15)

Until then, I used a Neat Sheet These are very durable and when they get too gungy (It takes a seaon) you toss or burn them and buy a fresh new one.

Oregon Gathering folks get replenished in their care package from Kimberly Clark yearly.

I CAN NOT recommend a Neat Sheet for those with puppies that have been pee pad trained.. you guessed it.. never mind.
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:51 AM   #20
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I bought a set of weight plates to put on the legs of the awning... which in turn holds the front of the grass mat down. The back side is held in place by using the wheel chocks around both sides of the tire. Since there's four weight plates... made for the Quik Shade, I put two on each awning leg. It's not going to go anywhere! And, I got them at half-price at the end of camping season.

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Old 03-31-2009, 12:08 PM   #21
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I bought a set of weight plates to put on the legs of the awning... which in turn holds the front of the grass mat down. The back side is held in place by using the wheel chocks around both sides of the tire. Since there's four weight plates... made for the Quik Shade, I put two on each awning leg. It's not going to go anywhere! And, I got them at half-price at the end of camping season.

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Hey Donna great idea! I ordered a mat from here http://www.rvawningmats.com/rvmats/pc/9x12...-Combos-c18.htm the price was right, but the shipping brought the total up to $77 , but I went ahead and ordered it anyway. Can you do me a favor and post pics and a description of how the awning legs work. The awning looks so compact, I just can't imagine any legs being in there. I haven't had a chance to open it yet, so if you could give me a little tutorial I would really appreciate it!
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:48 PM   #22
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I took a Scrusher shoe/boot brush and attached it to stock door mat. I use it alone or with awning
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Can you do me a favor and post pics and a description of how the awning legs work. The awning looks so compact, I just can't imagine any legs being in there. I haven't had a chance to open it yet, so if you could give me a little tutorial I would really appreciate it!
Monica, I don't have a Scamp awning. Mine is a Horizon case awning... like they put on the Casitas: Horizon Case Awning
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We use a snap-together yoga/exercise mat from KMart. Then we put down a patio mat on top. That way, we kind of have a carpet with a cushion.

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Old 04-02-2009, 03:09 PM   #25
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I used a piece of thick vinyl upholstery material - you can get it for $5 or $6 a yard, usually about 4 or 5 feet wide - I just put a grommet on each corner and clamped it down with regular tent stakes. This is a very good alternative if you want something that you can roll or fold up and store easily and its fairly lightweight, and EASY to clean. I also use a small plastic grass mat right in front of the door to get the loose stuff off my shoes before entering the camper.
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Monica, I don't have a Scamp awning. Mine is a Horizon case awning... like they put on the Casitas: Horizon Case Awning
I actually found out that I have to order the "wand" that released the awning, so I will order it Monday, no biggie, weather here is perfect, but the awning gives our Eggs a more "homie" feeling IMO. Can't wait to get the mat and be able to have my awning too!
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:41 PM   #27
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Make sure your awning wand isn't stuffed in a closet or hidden on board some where! "been there done that"!
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