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Old 09-08-2016, 06:10 AM   #1
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Outdoor Mats

We sign for our first travel trailer no later than next Tuesday! Yes, we are very excited but so 'green'.
What brand/type of mats have you experienced people found to hold up and still look nice? From what I've read the ones with loop tie downs are better than the ones with grommets. (The grommets rust and fall out.) Is this even true?
Many thanks for any/all of your input & advice.
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Have had both grommets and ties - no preference, and one wasn't any better than the other.

I actually like the Presto-fit mats the best. (Look/feel like artificial turf).

RV Mats, RV Patio Rugs, RV Patio Mats, Awning Mats, Outdoor Rugs and Door Mats

I think they tend to lay better than the polypropoline ones like these, but many folks have them and like them:

https://www.rvawningmats.com/

Completely personal preference! There are a lot on ebay and Amazon as well.

Congrats on the new trailer!
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Be careful because lots of campgrounds do not allow mats of any kind and even will not let you put door mats on the grass. You may even run into these types of restrictions at public campgrounds (we have). So now we do not carry a mat with us any more. Too many places where we could not use it.
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Be careful because lots of campgrounds do not allow mats of any kind and even will not let you put door mats on the grass. You may even run into these types of restrictions at public campgrounds (we have). So now we do not carry a mat with us any more. Too many places where we could not use it.

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Be aware that any RV mat that comes in a "handy" storage bag will never fit back into that bag once you take it out.
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I picked up an outdoor mat/rug from Walmart last weekend. I think it was $45, and it folds up with a Velcro carrying strap. After one weekend of use we were impressed, it was fairly thick and worked like a champ. Not sure how it'll stand up to the test of time, but so far so good.
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I am a newbie... so I have no experince with RV camping. I have 2 mats from Walmart that are really just small rugs on sale for 19.99.... I have used mats, cheap throw rugs car/tent camping forever, mostly inside my tent.

I looked at mats online seemed like most were more money then I wanted to spend.

I doubt I use them much. Interesting to read about the restrictions.
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We have had ours so long don't know what brand it is but it came from Camping World, wasn't cheap but has lasted 8 years and still going strong.
Two tone and different designs when you flip it over. Very happy with it.
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I picked up an outdoor mat/rug from Walmart last weekend. I think it was $45, and it folds up with a Velcro carrying strap. After one weekend of use we were impressed, it was fairly thick and worked like a champ. Not sure how it'll stand up to the test of time, but so far so good.
Same here, had it for several years...still works fine.
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Havent had a mat in 3 yrs. But do need one when no patio. Spend most of our time inside. Plastic ones will start to shed and get everywhere. I would go for bamboo.
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We have been using the same Patty O'Mats for the past 10 years. They have served us well and the still fit in the carry bags.

We have have found the occasional Park that allow no mats at all. They are usually the ones that have very nice grass and I don't blame them for trying to protect it.
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