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Old 07-19-2018, 08:04 AM   #1
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Outside Area Rug

What do you use/have?
When we are outside, we have a need for 2 rugs. One at the door to assist in keeping the tracked in dirt out, and sometimes shoes. The other is for an area in front of the TV. We have 2 chairs and sometimes a table, we also prefer our furry child not to lay in the dirt, or concrete (depending on our location).

So a smaller carpet or rug at the door, then maybe something larger for the other area. I'd like something soft and easily washed with a hose for when it does get filthy. I don't like the reversible poly-crap mats. Possibly a bound carpet remnant, but must be outdoor (able)...
Suggestions?
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Not a fan of outdoor rugs I think they are (or can be) too hard on a camp site. They can kill the grass and on asphalt some campers like to pound spikes in corners to hold down. But to each their own. I do appreciate a rug to wipe shoes though. I fastened a outdoor rug to the booster we use by the door.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:13 AM   #3
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I have been putting a rubber backed door mat under the bottom step, at least in California, the afternoon breezes are a real pain, canít remember the last time I could open the awnings and just leave them out, carpet usually folds over.
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I have the as you call it "poly crap" one and am very happy with it.
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We have two "poly crap" rugs as well and they are better than any other normal rugs we have used. They are comfortable walking on barefoot, hose off easily and dry quickly, do not blow away as easily as fabric rugs, do not heat up too much in the sun, fold up easily and are designed specifically for this purpose.
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I just carpeted the steps and at the landing I use a bathroom carpert (rubber backing) and off course take our shoes off ASAP. As it was mentioned no outdoor carpert for us, kills the grass, some campgrounds donít allow anyways.


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Step covers

The previous owner of our coach wrapped some Astro-Turf around the bottom step. And I already had one of the Stromberg folding steps that I'd covered with Astro-Turf also. Pre-cut Astro-Turf (in a couple of colors) is available from Camping World. The one I used also came with brass grommets already installed. I just Zip-tied the Astro-Turf mat to the step.
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Here's a cropped version showing more detail. This stuff is great for scraping mud and little rocks off your boots. But it's a little coarse for dust and dirt.
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I prefer the CareFree Dura-mat (https://www.amazon.com/Carefree-RV-T...e+duramat+8x16). We just bought a new one to go with our "new to us" motorhome. The one we had for our travel trailers was getting very old but it really held up well, was easy to hose down and worked well when needed. They cost a little more, but when you average in how long they will last, they are cheaper than buying inexpensive mats that need replacing more frequently. And, I'm not a fan of the artificial turf mats as they are more difficult to clean. I don't use a mat on grass and we use a small doormat by the door. And, most of the time, we take our shoes off when entering our trailer/motorhome.
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Way back when bought one of the large heavy outdoor camo carpets. Was, well, large and heavy. And a mess to handle if wet. So then bought a lightweight roll-up about 5x7'. Much better. And the chairs and such sit overlapping the edge still making it big enough. Bought from QVC for about $30 iirc.

At the door we have a half circle rubber mat with holes for drainage. Bought from Cistcobfor about $10.00.
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We use these. We carry 15 on board and only deploy enough to cover gravel and dirt. We do not cover any grass. 90% of the time we just sweep them off. If muddy then a quick hosing. They also cushion stones and uneven dirt. Click image for larger version

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We use these. We carry 15 on board and only deploy enough to cover gravel and dirt. We do not cover any grass. 90% of the time we just sweep them off. If muddy then a quick hosing. They also cushion stones and uneven dirt. Attachment 211614

How heavy are the sections?
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The ones we use are 40 1/2 X 40 1/2 and are 3/4 inch thick. I canít say how much they cost. I have no idea. A friend used them at a day care center which he closed. There are smaller ones out there. These are very heavy duty. You can walk on them with bare feet even on gravel. Extremely easy to clean.
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Sorry if you are asking the weight as opposed to the thickness they are extremely light.
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:48 PM   #14
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My DS came with the Summit SS trim. I tried the normal wrap around step covers but they covered the edge of the stainless and the steps looked strange when closed. I ended up cutting one of the plastic entry mats and used plastic Velcro to hold it in place so I could take it off and on for cleaning if needed. Works great in all types of weather and easy to hose off. I carry a couple extra mats for the ground around the steps if needed.
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