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Old 11-10-2014, 10:59 AM   #15
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I may add a second, smaller mat to use on the service side, which always seems to be dirtier or muddier than the area under the awning.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:25 AM   #16
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I keep a old 4X8 blue tarp handy for service work. Keeps the knees from getting dirty or muddy.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:26 AM   #17
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I may add a second, smaller mat to use on the service side, which always seems to be dirtier or muddier than the area under the awning.

That's a great idea for me - especially for the external shower at the beach - that buddy spot attempting to get kids clean was annoying


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Old 11-10-2014, 11:28 AM   #18
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I use a recycled/re-purposed Yoga mat for keeping the knees clean and dry and cushioned from hard surfaces.
My wife went to one Yoga class and decided that lady was trying to kill her-
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:42 AM   #19
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We have used an indoor/outdoor carpet from Costco for years. But this year we got rain at Burning Man and the clay caked onto the bottom side is firmly attached to the carpet fibers.

We're thinking of picking up some of those interlocking foam floor squares. They're a bit bulky, but lightweight and easy to clean. Any thoughts pro or con?
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:02 PM   #20
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A woven vinyl RV patio mat- no carpet fibers-
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:02 PM   #21
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I have the Zip Dee mat but I didn't know they were discontinued. It lets the water and dirt filter through along with some light for the grass. It also dries quickly. Too bad it was discontinued as it is a good product.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:06 PM   #22
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I wonder if another company makes a mat similar to the Zip Dee UltiMat.
The way I found out they were discontinued- I called them to inquire about pricing for the different sizes. I would have bought one today if they would have been available. Another question I was going to ask, but didn't get that far in the conversation- how heavey? How much heavier is the 20' vs. a 12'? It don't matter, now, do it?
I like Zip Dee products in general. I like my awning and my chairs, so I thought a blue Zip Dee mat would be the cat's meow.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:09 PM   #23
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I have the Zip Dee mat but I didn't know they were discontinued. It lets the water and dirt filter through along with some light for the grass. It also dries quickly. Too bad it was discontinued as it is a good product.
EXCEPT here in the midwest. My Bro-in-law got one and the hickory nut husks stain the "foamy" Zip Dee mat badly. It looks really bad.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:44 PM   #24
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I got one of the indoor/outdoor mats at Lowe's or Home Despot. that one would use on their porch... Synthetic, kind of like AstroTurf, very lightweight. I think it's an 8x10' or 10x12'. They had several different colors like green, grey, brown... They shake easily, too.
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I use indoor/ outdoor for a mat also we have had 2 in 10 years and they have worked well for us from the pines to the desert or where ever we camp.It comes in a rolles so you can have what ever lenght you want.Mine is 24 feet long and I just roll it up.Note it is gray to match my Squarestream.Our first one Airstream blue.
. I just lay it out on my drive way and vacuum it then wash it off and it is like new.
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I was going to build a teak or ipe wooden matt that would interlock, mainly for the area right in front of the step. Have spent 3 years refurbishing, not much camping. so we'll see.
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We bought some of the material that is used for sun shad and is sold by the foot lite weight and comes in different colors.. UV resistant and will not soak up water. If it gets dirty soak in a bucket of water and rinse. That was about 12 years ago and still using it.
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We bought a "military grade" camp mat from Amazon this season- CGear mat 10'x10' in blue which reverses to spring green. We have found it stores nicely in its own bag, worked in rain, dirt, grass, gravel. sand and most recently wet leaves. Shakes out camp dirt easily & dries quickly.
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:34 PM   #28
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One day. when we rolled up a mat, I discovered this stuff under it. I found out it is called ground. Ever since then we've used that. I've found it to require much less set-up.

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