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Old 08-11-2014, 07:35 PM   #1
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Smile Out door rugs?

Any insight on carpets/rugs for under the canopy? New to this and need to get something soon!

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Old 08-11-2014, 07:43 PM   #2
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We just went to a RV dealer and bought one of their rugs from the display. Some campgrounds prefer that you have an open weave rug so light can get through to the grass (if you are laying it on grass). Ours seems to be OK as we have not had any issues from parks.

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Old 08-11-2014, 07:45 PM   #3
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Any camping store and some campgroung stores carry the outdoor rugs. Helps to keep dirt and grass from tracking into the camper.
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:49 PM   #4
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I just got my first one and love it, it's a cheap one from Walmart but so far it's done well. I'll likely try one of the better ones when this wears out, I used it three times and one corner stake loop has pulled off.

Keeps dirt and debris out, is much nicer to walk on without shoes.
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:53 PM   #5
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Unless you want / need something fancy, use the indoor / outdoor grass carpet from Home Depot. It's light weight, easy to handle.
As a side note, I use the above and a few other patio carpets. I found the best thing to do regarding storage is get a "snow ski bag" & roll the carpet up in it when not in use. I have two large bags holding 4- total carpets & I just throw the bags in the bed of my truck or bungee them to the rear bumper of the TT. I never have to worry about getting a storage compartment in my TT dirty from folded up rugs. I live in an area where snow skiing is popular & it seems this bags are not used much anymore, & end up in Thrift Stores frequently.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:35 AM   #6
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We have the weaved carpet we bought from CW years ago. It folds up easily and it does keep down the amount of dirt brought into the rig.
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:00 AM   #7
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We also take them up @ night, soas not too kill the grass/weeds.
I use a carpet SQ @ my chair.
When I get out of the chair (once in awhile) I put it on the chair to help not kill the grass/weeds.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:42 AM   #8
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Some parks will not allow indoor/outdoor carpet. It must be an open weave.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:02 AM   #9
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We stay, most of the time, in state parks. Most parks we go to are gravel or some sort of hard packed surface. We use poly rugs that can be swept clean and don't absorb water are light weight. The last one we purchased at our local Walmart, 9'X12' for under $50.

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We still use the same one we bought at Camping World 8 years ago, looks almost new. Its some type of woven plastic, drains well and will dry fast.
Fairly large maybe 9 by 12 or a little larger.
Would buy it again, very well pleased.
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Costco had some nice ones 8X10' (?). I think they were around $60.00 Canadian so less in the States. Open weave, light weight, dries quickly and fold up into a nice bundle (also doable by one person).

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Old 08-13-2014, 12:10 PM   #12
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We have an open weave rug that sure helps in keeping dirt out of the MH. The only downside to it is if it's raining when you need to break camp. It can be messy to stow away.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:12 PM   #13
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Here's another option. Carefree Awning Mats
Bought one several years ago and it still looks good.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:20 PM   #14
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You can look for Kennel Mats/Rugs also

Search the pet supply sites. Often their rugs are cheaper and the same thing. Dog owners use them under their portable fences.

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