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Old 09-26-2008, 10:52 PM   #15
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We have the Ultimat from Zip Dee. Love it! Light weight, porus, doesn't absorb water (made out of essentially the same material as what many of us use to keep things in our cabinets from moving around) and folds to nothing for easy storage. It also comes in Airstream blue. If interested, get it now as rumor has it that Zip Dee is going to no longer stock this item due to problems in restocking from time to time. That is a shame. This is a quality item.
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:30 PM   #16
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If you happen to have a polished trailer...stay away form any that are nylon as the reflection from your polished trailer will melt it and/or fry an egg.

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Word for word...true.
Ruined 2 of them last year alone. Including my fake oriental rug from home Depot. Shucks...
Seems easy to forget until a few hundred bucks of patio rug burns in front of your very eyes.
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:35 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the suggestions

I appreciate everyone's offering their experience and recommendations. Unfortunately I've got to hold off a bit - I registered the trailer and in New Hampshire you pay a fee to the state for the registration (not a big amount) and a tax to the municipality where you live. The City of Dover got me for a whopping $708.00 for a 9 month registration, which put a temporary crimp in my accessories budget. I think I'll move to Texas before I have to register it again.

2air you never cease to amaze me in that you always know how to find all the previous stuff that I can't turn up on a search - thanks - maybe I should just PM you with my questions in the future
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:39 PM   #18
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... maybe I should just PM you with my questions in the future
but then we'd have missed the whole fried egg thing...

that alone was worthy of this thread.

very funny.

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Old 09-27-2008, 04:05 PM   #19
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Well, glad I initiated something that brought out the entertainment!
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:41 PM   #20
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We bought a patio carpet at Lowes at the end of the season before last. Based on the size of our Safari and the size of the awning, 8 X 12 was a perfect fit. We found one on sale (summer end closeout) with palm trees around the edge. That matches our theme inside. It is some kind of light tan woven fiber that resembles natural reeds, but sweeps and dries easily. It hasn't melted yet, which probably means I need to spend more time with the Cyclo-polisher. I noticed today, Lowes had one style on sale that had palm frounds and the 8 X 12 was $97. But, I think it was oval instead of rectangular.

We simply roll ours in the 8 ft length and lay it on the floor down the center of the trailer while towing. Since the roll is only about 6 to 8 inches in diameter, it doesn't take up much room or become much of a trip hazard.

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Old 09-27-2008, 04:55 PM   #21
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I found a photo of the carpet with a couple of special visitors during the West Branch Rally.

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Old 09-27-2008, 05:31 PM   #22
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We have a gray/black astro turf rug that we never us. It is heavy, holds dirt, and stays wet. Don't even know why we keep it in the storage bay...in fact I say I'm going to take it out before every trip. But I always forget. My wife actually got another and cut ti down to fit the free standing awning...never have used that one.
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:56 PM   #23
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Lowes Have a sale WHERE? I have never seen a sale at Lowes. We get the flyer's but its never a sale more informative than anything.
I wondered when they would put the folding grills on Sale ,They DON'T The lady that waited on me said they will just put em on the top shelf or in the back BUT NEVER A SALE.
Oh Sorry Carpets I have encountered this yr are of recycled plastics of some kind,are colorful, do not absorb water,can be washed out with a hose and dry fast. Sources Im told are Wal-Mart,Camping World just mentioning what I remember. We will have one come next yr.
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:06 PM   #24
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"Special Visitors"

That's funny - I know who was the owner of your "special visitors" because of the "clothes" she makes for her pups. Pretty amazing sewing, and it's unusual to be able to know who the owner is just by seeing the dogs!

Roger knows too, don't you, Roger?

p.s. I alsl like the carpet!
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:27 PM   #25
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Yep we love those pups, and we really like the people those pups own,LOL
Humm seems I remember that carpet Too Ryan,sorry Memory not as good as it once was.Oh we missed ya at East Harbor SP . OH also we had rain every one of the 4 days and the carpets I saw helped to a point.
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:59 PM   #26
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Shari that is so cool. tell me you did that for real and it is not a staged photo
Yep, it's absolutely true - not staged at all! The sun (white glare by the pan) was reflecting off the concave inner door. It was melting the rug (dark area above pan) as it moved from south to west. We did move the pan to keep it in the "hot spot" and the egg cooked and was actually sizzling. This picture was taken July 2004 during a rally Open House in Cheyenne WY...there weren't any trees and it was hot!

I have since made a snap on "slip cover" for our inner door. It has a message center and place for our "rally cards"...the rugs are too expensive to replace every couple of outings.

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Old 09-27-2008, 09:52 PM   #27
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Shari I see you have been out at a rally where it is hot enough to fry an egg. Have you been to any rallies where it is wet enough to rain cats and dogs?
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We found an inexpensive ($29) 6x9 (perfect size for the Bambi) outdoor carpet made from recycled plastic bottles... We got 2...one is a gray that nearly matches or awning and the other is a brownish color...water goes right through them, they dry quickly and they are very light. Got them at Costco. I don't think we can fry eggs on them, though. (If that's a requirement...)
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