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Old 08-12-2017, 09:37 AM   #1
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TT Pass Thru Compartment- Put in Carpet?

Just looking for ideas on how to protect the forward pass thru compartment on my new TT. I was thinking of putting in carpet or that shelf liner that stops things from sliding. And then I thought of carpet pad?

If anyone has any ideas??
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:47 AM   #2
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I used 2 old yoga mats. Kinda feels like the thin shelf linning but def a bit thicker for added protection

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Old 08-12-2017, 09:48 AM   #3
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We insulated and carpeted our entire front compartment this past spring (up the front cap and sides of the box. We are very happy with the results. We used adhesive squares from HD and 3M 90 Super Adhesive. We put adhesive duct insulation under it and caulked and foamed every nook and cranny. We finished it off with 2" fluted aluminum carpet trim and stainless screws. We used rubber tool box drawer pads for the base/floor of the compartment. All in all, it adds insulation, sound deadening, and it looks super.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:50 AM   #4
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If it were me I'd do something rubberized to prevent stuff sliding around too much. Not positive, but I think you can get the 12x12 tiles with a rubberized surface and simply stick those down. We just traded an Eagle that had indoor/outdoor carpet in the basement and I wasn't a fan as it was hard to keep clean, and much more difficult to dry out if for some reason it got wet.
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The durable indoor/outdoor carpet that we used is an excellent movement deterrent, and with rubber on the floor our stuff is extremely stable.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:10 AM   #6
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I have found that using the anti-fatigue mats from Harbor Freight provide a number of great solutions. I used them to line my storage compartments and keep two spare to lay on the ground when I need to get under the TT for TV. They are inexpensive and the larger pieces reduce the labor time. They cut easily. https://www.harborfreight.com/catalo...=standing+mats
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We found a roll of padded, rubberize material (3/8"? thick) on clearance at W*mart. I don't recall what the original department or purpose was. We put part of it in the under-bed storage and with the rest we line the rear, leather seats of the truck for a doggie bed. It's not very 'sticky', but we haven't had a problem with stuff under the bed moving around (it cleans up well, too, if dog paws get it dirty).
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If you use carpeting, do not permanently install it so you can remove it for cleaning (and replacement when it gets ratty enough, which it will before long). Carpet catches and holds dirt which will build up over time and actually weight quite a bit.
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Okay- thanks for the suggestions. I like the idea of not installing permanent in case it gets wet or dirty. May go with a carpet pad which I think will keep stuff from shifting down the road. I have always been a fan of commercial carpet but I believe it will be too slippery.

That Harbor Freight rolled product looks good too.

As far as insulated I can see the purpose for noise, but for cold, I will pull stakes and head more southerly.

Thank you for the suggestions.
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2x on non permanent install. I cut a piece of an old carpet that we had removed from our dining room in our house. No pad just the carpet and I cut it just a little less than the actual measurement to make it easier to install and remove. Soon after the install I forgot and left one of the doors open when I was working on the TT at home. It rained and the next am the carpet in the storage area was soaked to the middle. Pulled it out and thru it over a woodpile to dry and then toweled off the inside of the area. In fact the carpet had adsorbed 99% of the water so wasn't really anything to dry inside. Its also handy to remove after a trip to the beach so you can get all the sand out.
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