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Old 09-24-2015, 10:41 PM   #1
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Tips on Keeping Dirt Out of RV

I do a lot of camping in places where it is awfully easy to introduce dirt, dust, sand, etc. into my travel trailer/RV. I was wondering what tips you might have for keeping dirt, dust, sand, etc. outside.

So far I have decided to:

* Storing shoes in a zipper bag inside RV
* Keeping a pair of sandals outside to use inside the RV
* Get a CGear Sand-Free Multimat for use outside the RV
* I am thinking about getting a boot scraper/brush

Any other clever ideas, tips, and tricks?
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:10 PM   #2
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I have something like a Sand freeMultimat at the bottom of my steps and a rug just inside the door.
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I really don't do much at all. First requirement when we were looking at tt's; NO carpet at all.

We have a carpet sample just inside the door, it collects a lot of the sand and debris. Next, we have a broom stashed behind our Jsofa, sweep as needed. Once in a while if we are going some where we know is super sand, we might bring our cordless vacuum. Otherwise a little dirt is generally healthy.

As for dusting, I don't think I have ever noticed dust in our htt, may be it's to small and you are always using every space, so it cannot get dusty. In general, we give it a cleaning when we get home.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:18 AM   #4
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I spend 4 months each summer (5 years in a row now) hosting at the beach in Florida. The first summer sand just about drove me crazy getting inside. After that first year I bought an adjustable height step to put under my onboard steps to the door. I then went to Lowes or Home Depot, I forget which, and bought a section of astro turf material the same width of the step. This piece was much longer than needed so I just cut off the right amount for one application to the step surface and attached it to the metal surface with liquid nails. I have enough material to replace it several times, but the first piece is still going strong after 4 years.

I just hose it off occasionally and it catches 90+% of the sand that was getting in. I'm very pleased with it and the step is nice when it is a bit high to the first RV step.
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Shoes off at bottom of steps. Capital door mat from CW for bulky removal followed by Ruggids over my steps which get the fine dust off then a ruggid mat inside the door. This combo has seriously kept dirt to 75% less than a rubber mat and cheaper step wraps.

A ground carpet also helps.
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Makes me wonder...do they make something to go on the steps up to the RV to help catch dirt on your way in?

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Shoes off at bottom of steps. Capital door mat from CW for bulky removal followed by Ruggids over my steps which get the fine dust off then a ruggid mat inside the door. This combo has seriously kept dirt to 75% less than a rubber mat and cheaper step wraps.

A ground carpet also helps.


They make step wraps??
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Another way to remove sand from bare feet (or sand toys) is to dip them in a container of water. Sand is heavier than water and will immediately fall to the bottom of the container.
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They make step wraps??
And they work very well.
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Man, I need these! My wife is constantly on me to take my shoes off!
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