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Old 09-26-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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Patio Rugs - what do you have? like? not recommend?

Now that I've got my A/S I'm shopping for various stuff to fit her out and have been searching on the web for patio rugs. Haven't found anything I like - or at least not that I can tell from some of the pictures. So what do you have? or recommend? What is it made of ? how heavy is it? How difficult is it to stow? Where do you stow it? (I expect mine will have to go in the back of the truck.) Where did you buy it - any tips on best prices? Opinions and pictures please. Advance thanks.

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Old 09-26-2008, 12:17 PM   #2
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I have a couple of pieces of green outdoor carpet that were given to me (best kind of price). They work ok and fold up, get stored in a plastic trash bag and stay under the dinette in the trailer when we are not camping. They are the first thing to go outside when we get to where we are going. My brother in law and wife have one they bought at an RV dealership that they love, one of those porous mats that dry quickly, stuff sifts thru it and it sweeps easily but it is bulky to travel with. They love it. I think they paid somewhere around $129 for it, but it is big.

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Old 09-26-2008, 01:24 PM   #3
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We still have not found the one we want. Bought a piece of indoor / outdoor carpet from Lowe's 2 years ago. It will do until we find the right one. It rides in the bed of the truck.


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Old 09-26-2008, 01:31 PM   #4
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hi pud'

several threads on this topic with pictures and ideas...

here are a few that cover this issue..

for grass, sand or small gravel i use a patty-0'mat 3 piece from c'world, these last about 3 years with heavy use.

for paved decks i use a wool rug which is going on 15 yrs of rv use.

for REALLY ROCKY gravel a small rubberized mat at the entryway only.

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Old 09-26-2008, 02:50 PM   #5
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We bought an 8X12 foot piece of outdoor carpet from Costco that is pretty fancy. However, it can be hosed off when dirty and I just roll it up and stick it in the back of the pickup bed. Fairly thick so it weighs more than the indoor/outdoor stuff but it looks classy. I think we paid under $100 and it still looks like new even after 80 nights out.
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Old 09-26-2008, 04:13 PM   #6
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We picked one up at CW about 3 yrs. ago. It came in 3 colors (?). Very light weight, cleans easy with a hose, dries fast. I believe it was $59. then. It is still in great shape.
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Old 09-26-2008, 05:15 PM   #7
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:30 PM   #8
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At they have a 9x12 on sale for $42. We bought one earlier this year in blue/silver (reversible) to match the A/S. It lets the moisture through and dries quickly. Comes with loops to stake down the corners. Folds up to a small size to carry inside the A/S or inside the TV. I'm very happy with this.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:34 PM   #9
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Keepin' The Dirt Outside

I've got two solutions: first, a piece of industrial grade Berber carpet that is buletproof but kills grass (seems totally indestructible and hoses off, etc.) It rolls up and stuffs behind the sofa or in truck bed.

Second, a ZipDee UltiMat ... they're on sale, as ZipDee tells me they're dropping this line, 'cause they can't regularly get the material for them. Three sizes available. Open weave - "stuff" drops through, and it doesn't kill the grass. Again, behind the sofa or in truck bed. Go here: Awnings By ZipDee and get to the "accessories" page.
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We like THIS one at Camping World. Price is OK. Our first one lasted 3 years - just bought a new one.
Easy to wash when you get home. Folds up reasonably well.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:08 PM   #11
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I'll go with the Astro-Turf style grass we bought at Home Despot. Not classy but we tried one of the high end rugs and hated it. It will blow away if not staked out, doesn't clean your shoes and it is expensive. The grass comes on a 12' roll, the one with the cheap black backing, I think it was $0.42 per square foot about $39.00 for a 12' wide 8' piece. It lays flat, wipes mud and sand off your shoes, shake it out and fold and after 3 years you replace it.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:37 PM   #12
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We got the Ultimat from ZipDee. Nice blue that looks good with awnings.
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We went with the 9x18 mat from It's the same length as our awning.

robert claus has listed most of the features of this mat. Another one is that it does not weigh much.

And ours came with a storage bag.

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We bought a piece of outdoor carpet from Lowe's for about $30. My grandmother had a piece for about 30 years that my parents still use. water goes through it and you can spray it off with the garden hose.

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