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Old 02-08-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
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Step Rugs

Our Redwood has four steps to get into and out of the RV.

Is it worth the cost to install the step rugs you can buy at Camping World? (wanting to keep dirt from being tracked)

If there's benefit, is it best to cover all four steps or just part of them?

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Old 02-08-2013, 03:40 PM   #2
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What else do you have to wipe feet on? Do you use a patio carpet/rug outside? Do you have anything inside already to wipe your feet on?

We use a large patio carpet, Have a carpeted stand alone step in addition to the carpeted step attached to the MH, and have a piece of carpet at the top of the steps inside the mh and dirt/sand/leaves still get in.

You're camping, dirt happens.

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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We used step rugs on our prior trailers. Still end up with dirt in the trailer and dirt on the step rugs that could not be broomed off. Now we use a patio rug and another welcome mat outside to wipe our feet on and another inside.

Like wild toad, still get dirt but it is much easier to pick up the outside mat and brush it off than to pull the rugs off the steps to clean them. JMHO
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:17 PM   #4
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We use both an entry rug at the bottom of the steps and covers on the steps. We got the entry rug from Stanley Steamer when they did our carpets last year. I did not like the price but my wife did, however I really like the rug and cannot remember what we paid. Perfect.

I quit buying the cheaper covers for the steps (they look like outdoor carpet) because they lasted one season. The ones I have on there now are three years old at least maybe four and do not show wear at all. They sweep fine and we believe at least cut much of the dirt from our shoes. They came from CW.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:06 PM   #5
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You could get a boot brush and leave it by the first step. I am going to look into that this spring.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:42 AM   #6
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We do all that what everyone else has posted, outdoor carpet next to the trailer, sample carpets at the bottom of the step and next to it, step covers on the 3 steps and a carpet runner at the door, and a carpet mat on top of that. All of this and we take of our shoes before entering the trailer. Any dirt that gets in I blame on the dog or the grandkids.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:53 AM   #7
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If your talking about the carpet that covers the entry steps ?. I went to HD and purchased a rubber backed floor mat, the type you would use in front of a desk. I cut to size, then installed 3 grommets holes in each side and attached each cover to the steps with large plastic ties. The cost was around $ 15.00 they will usually last for around 4 years. maybe longer, but they had faded a little.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:47 AM   #8
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Not sure on your 4 step set but measure the distance between steps when folded. some steps are to close and will not close completely when tugs are installed.
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I used some fake grass outdoor carpet for my steps. I sewed wide hems on all 4 sides and installed 6 grommets from a kit I got at Lowe's, then used 3 springs from my spare spring bin to keep them tight. For the steps inside my MH, I used office carpet tiles, cut to fit. I held them down with carpet tape from HD.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:19 AM   #10
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I found some nonslip glue down stair covers at Home Depot of all places.They have a yellow stripe on the front and cover the holes in the steps.They help clean off my shoes(sand paper finish) and keep the dogs nails from getting stuck in the steps.
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Wallmart has indoor outdoor covers pre made in RV section. Held on by springs.

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