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Old 11-15-2014, 08:14 AM   #15
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Joy, I like your box That is a great idea to store a few tools in like a hatchet/sledge etc. Good Job!
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:20 AM   #16
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I too use a vinyl coated polyester mat, a Dometic Patty O'Mat. Ours is 7'x12', which fits the exact footprint our awning covers. These things are VERY tough. We had a smaller one with our previous trailer, which is still going strong with the new owner (my brother), after 15 years or so.

We also have a thin horsehair mat that sits right at the door should we need to wipe our shoes, which we always wear inside, other than bedtime, or should they be real muddy for some reason.
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Old 11-16-2014, 03:10 PM   #17
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We have one of those polypropylene deals also. Got it from QVC but I've seen them at Camping World also. We also used the outdoor green carpet - Home Depot sells remnants. It rained once when we had the poly stuff on top of sandy dirt. When the dirt (mud) filtered through to the top of the carpet I was sure we had ourselves a hot mess. But once the thing dried out some I was able to just sweep the dirt off. A little dust stain remained but no big deal. As I remember the outdoor carpet was messier because the rubber-ish backing didn't allow the wetness underneath to evaporate.


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We have stayed at several campgrounds that do not allow outdoor carpets or limit their size to 5'x8' or 6'x9' because if the ground cover is left in place for several days it can kill the grass and turn the camp site into a mudhole. I think the problems are more associated with large trailer and their 12'x18' ground carpet but everyone ends up suffering
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Old 11-16-2014, 04:09 PM   #19
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Wasn't any grass under the carpet when you visited us on Jekyll Steve. Those sites are sand covered with pine needles and oak leaves. We don't put our mat down on grass, but a tent with a floor will kill grass just as quick.
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Being a, mostly, minimalist "glamper" I LOVE my "Clean Step Mat" (As Seen on TV). It comes in XL 24" x 36" or 18" x 28". Clean Step Mats - BedBathandBeyond.com For my 13' Scamp I simply cut the smaller doormat into two pieces. One in placed on the ground and the other is placed just inside the door. In addition, I have a small decorative kitchen rug in the interior. The "Clean Step Mat" is one product that really lives up to it's name. It advertises these features:
  • Traps dirt & water instantly!
  • Keeps floors clean & dry
  • Non-slip backing
  • Machine washable
What more would you want from a doormat? (OK, maybe something more beautiful for the glamper in me).


Just today I purchased 3 more of these rugs for my home and the home of my mother. We've had a 3 year drought in California and I'm hoping the skies open up soon! I'll be ready.
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We have stayed at several campgrounds that do not allow outdoor carpets or limit their size to 5'x8' or 6'x9' because if the ground cover is left in place for several days it can kill the grass and turn the camp site into a mudhole. I think the problems are more associated with large trailer and their 12'x18' ground carpet but everyone ends up suffering
I guess they have to allow for a mat that doesn't breathe, as most of the poly propylene ones have great breathing capacity, and don't hurt the grass underneath. Ours is set up where we often camp at our land on nice green grass for up to a week, and when it is taken up it has never caused any problems.
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Wasn't any grass under the carpet when you visited us on Jekyll Steve. Those sites are sand covered with pine needles and oak leaves. We don't put our mat down on grass, but a tent with a floor will kill grass just as quick.
I have no personal opinion on using ground mats but in many of the campgrounds we have visited they also do not allow tents to be set up or the parking of vehicles on the grass. The tents must be set up or your vehicle parked on the trailer pad again for the same reasons
All campgrounds are different but I agree with you that a ground mat will not harm gravel ,sand or pine needles
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It could be the growing conditions too. Here grass grows great with no irrigation, not so though in many locations where irrigation is required.
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I found that the foldable rv rugs shred in the extreme winds in the SW winters and they are pricey. I switched over to fake green grass rugs available at Home Depot for $19.95 each. The edges fray so next month when I am back in Yuma I will have a new one edged and some grommets added by an rv shade company. These roll pretty well, wet or dry, dirty or clean. I use a big garbage bag to put it in now tho am planning a log carrier style case with velcro holders and handles. I use two very large sea shels and two one gallon water jugs for weights when not too windy. Rebar stakes or spikes and stuff washers hold things down in desert wiind
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We do not carry one of those large rugs. We place a small black $10 step stool in front of the door. Originally the stool could fold flat. I stiffened the stool with a couple of screws and a small board. We place a small, maybe 2 x 3 foot, rubber mat with a fiber top surface for wiping our feet. It's placed immediatelly behind a small plastic step stool.

The rubber is rugged and can easily be washed off when it gets dirty.

When we travel we place the rubber mat top side down on the throw rug just in front of the door. We place the stool, top side down, on the rubber mat. The stool seems to stay in place.
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