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Old 01-13-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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If you use it, I'd be interested in knowing what type of outside carpet (material description and manufacturer if possible) you use in front of your trailer and if you'd recommend it.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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This is the best investment we did. Always used the indoor/outdoor carpet, cheap, and it always was dirty, collected sand, wet, and heavy.

Once we bought from Mantelli all of the extra work ended.

It is the same size as our awning, needs to be tacked down due to weight, water flows through it, dirt does not come up through it, and packs away very small and is light weight but high strength.

Cleaning is done on the driveway with a broom, hose, laundry soap, and very little effort.

You'll never go back once you have one like this. Get the storage bag and it is very easy to pack. Weight under 15 lbs.
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Just bought this one should be here Wednesday, I'll let you know. From the pictures should match nicely to the Jayco.
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I have a Reversible - 9' x 12' Patio Mat I purchased on sale at Camping World. It's woven plastic, lets the water drain through. Keeps dirt from being dragged into TT. Easy to clean and folds to 4 1/2' x 2' For easy storage. Something else I like, but nobody talks about is step wraps. Nice for wiping feet.
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I've got one like jim44 has. Made of PVC as I recall. Very durable. Is made to fold into a rectangle that I'd say is about 12"x9"x48". Is light weight. Since it's plastic you can clean it with a hose (power washer too I suppose) and don't have to worry about it being 100% dry when you put it away.
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I've got one like jim44 has. Made of PVC as I recall. Very durable. Is made to fold into a rectangle that I'd say is about 12"x9"x48". Is light weight. Since it's plastic you can clean it with a hose (power washer too I suppose) and don't have to worry about it being 100% dry when you put it away.
I bought one that sounds very similar if not identical at Walmart for around $40. It works really well for keeping down the dirt. Easy to store, lightweight, reversible and fairly inexpensive.
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jim44646 x2.

Also bought at camping world. Reasonably priced. Easy to clean. Still able to fold compactly after first use for storage. Rapid drying. Reversible.
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The nice thing about the expensive plastic mats is that they can be down for several days and not kill the grass. That is the only type of mat we allow on our river lot. I hate the dead spots after someone leaves.
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This is the best investment we did. Always used the indoor/outdoor carpet, cheap, and it always was dirty, collected sand, wet, and heavy.

Once we bought from Mantelli all of the extra work ended.

It is the same size as our awning, needs to be tacked down due to weight, water flows through it, dirt does not come up through it, and packs away very small and is light weight but high strength.

Cleaning is done on the driveway with a broom, hose, laundry soap, and very little effort.

You'll never go back once you have one like this. Get the storage bag and it is very easy to pack. Weight under 15 lbs.
I have the same style. Not same one you posted, but same material. I also used to use the indoor/outdoor carpet type and agree with everything you said about them - always dirty, collecting sand...and so HEAVY when wet. This new style is so darn lightweight and easy to pack up in the original bag it came in. Dries so fast, dirt flows right thru so it isn't always full of sand. I'll never go back to the indoor/outdoor patio mats.
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CampingGirl,

And there are enough colors available from multiple suppliers that you can color match to the trailer colors.

You can even be color coordinated. Not bad for an old guy.
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