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Old 06-29-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
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Easy solution for keeping carpets clean when camping in the rain

I know light carpets are not conducive to dogs and small children... grandchildren in our case but I like the neutral appearance. I was always stressing when camping in rain and mud. We have a no shoe rule but unfortunately that doesn't work for the dogs. Then I got the idea to purchase the rolls of sticky plastic that they use for new RVs. Now when the conditions are not favorable I simply just roil and cut. And yes I know removing the carpets and replacing them with flooring is an option.... however I happen to like carpets so I just have to deal with the drawbacks!
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Does that stuff make the carpet sticky or leave a residue when removed? I am the "Throw Rug Queen", trying to keep our carpet nice.
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No it doesn't leave a sticky residue. We use it a lot tailgating because we have a lot of non RV trained traffic in and out. I buy it at Sherwin Williams and a roll will do my den area carpet twice. Most of the time, the slide will roll it up when I bring the slide in, but sometimes it will go over the top of it. I don't know who thought it was a good idea to put carpet at the entry door of a RV?
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Does that stuff make the carpet sticky or leave a residue when removed? I am the "Throw Rug Queen", trying to keep our carpet nice.
No... No residue. Actually not only did our RV have carpet at the entrance way but it also had carpet in the bathroom areas which was unacceptable in my book. We removed the carpeting in those area's and replaced all of the vinyl. And yes I agree... It has to be a man that made that decision. And I apologize for the spelling in the title.... Fat fingers with the iPhone!
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We keep our carpet area as clean as we can and I the Bissel Green Machine for those times when spots need to come up. However, everyone is welcome to come visit us anytime, but if you want to inspect, please give me a months notice.

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Brian, that is a good idea.
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No... No residue. Actually not only did our RV have carpet at the entrance way but it also had carpet in the bathroom areas which was unacceptable in my book. We removed the carpeting in those area's and replaced all of the vinyl. And yes I agree... It has to be a man that made that decision. And I apologize for the spelling in the title.... Fat fingers with the iPhone!
Yuck, carpet in the bathroom is the WORST. Definitely a man's idea.

Thankfully, we have vinyl at the door and in most of the living area and bath. Carpet on and under the slide, in the bedroom and in the cockpit area. Throw rugs are my friends.

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Does that stuff make the carpet sticky or leave a residue when removed? I am the "Throw Rug Queen", trying to keep our carpet nice.
I remember reading threads here about leaving it on for extended periods and when removed it left a sticky residue on the carpet. The original poster was trying to find something to remove the residue without harming the carpet.I'm sure a search will find the threads.
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I remember reading threads here about leaving it on for extended periods and when removed it left a sticky residue on the carpet. The original poster was trying to find something to remove the residue without harming the carpet.I'm sure a search will find the threads.
Thanks, but I'm probably not going to use that stuff. I imagine that if left on for extended periods it's bound to leave some residue, especially in this Texas heat.
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I remember reading threads here about leaving it on for extended periods and when removed it left a sticky residue on the carpet. The original poster was trying to find something to remove the residue without harming the carpet.I'm sure a search will find the threads.
That is good to know however my intent is to use it for extreme conditions like mud and dirt.
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We have had that plastic cover on our carpet for 30 days at a time and it has not left any residue. It has been great for the traffic from kids and guests.
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I left ours on for 90 days last season and it left a residue. I'm using plastic runners now instead.
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When it's nasty weather for tailgating, there are many people in & out of RV , I went to one of the big box stores and found a remnant of grass carpet and I roll that out. It wasn't that expensive, check in the carpet area.
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