Finding a rug for inside pup?

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  1. kmh1596

    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    Hello all, I am trying to avoid destroying the floor of my 04 Rockwood and would like to get a rug for the inside... Most rugs Im finding as remnants, have the rough bottom on it that looks like it will do MORE damage than the dirt I'm worried about!
    I know there are rugs with a rubber or felt type bottom... WHat have others done for a rug inside? I will cut it to shape, but also roll it up and bring it outside to shake it out/vac it..
    Whats the best way to go with this, and cheapest?
    kevin

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  2. LynnAllen02

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    I have found the mats perhaps for in front of your sink in your home (at WalMart)...they are nylon, very washable, have a rubber backing. About 9 bucks a piece, sometimes on sale. Many different colors...

    I use 4 of them up and down the aisle, ends up almost wall to wall.

    I wash and dry them after every trip and buy new every other year and retire the old to my bathrooms in the house.

    Easy to shake out, easy to remove if they get a food/liquid spill...no damage to Pup floor and does protect the floor from damage!

    Works for me don't know about you...(4x9=36.00)

    Lynn

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    We have two entry size matts primarily for the dogs to sleep on if they choose and to have one outside the shower. We sweep the camper out fair frequently and have found the floors to be pretty durable. You have to be careful because sand and dirt under a rug can do more damage than exposed dirt on the floor.

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    Steve and Deb are right, sand on floors under rug is not great!
    but I sweep out and shake those rugs 2-3 times a day! Which is why I like them...easier to shake out than one long rug!
    DH laughs like crazy says I am not supposed to clean house on vacation!

    Lynn

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    In my last PUP I bought roll carpet from Home Depot and cut it myself to fit wal to wall. Then I took it to a local shop recommended by the sales guy at Home Depot and had it backed and all the edges bound. I looked absolutely custom and factory perfect. The carpet sells by the running foot so that's really cheap, and the binding and backing was about $100. That may sound like a bit more than you want to pay, but for that you get a perfect custom fit that you can take out to shake, vacuum, or even shampoo and it will likely out live the camper.

    Once a get all the other stuff fixed I plan to do this again in the Rockwood.
     
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    I went to a carpet dealer and asked for industrial carpet squares. They come with a heavy rubber back. You can see them in my pics under mods. If a spot gets dirty or worn, I just replace the square. I lucked out and he had extra from a job and sold me them for $1 a piece. I got 20 of them and used about 8. They work great!

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    mercman Go Ahead, Be That Happy Camper!

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    What about one of the rubber backed commercial mats that are in doorways of businesses? they come in different widths and lengths.
    The rubber backing would help keep out the moisture that always end up from our feet.

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  8. kmh1596

    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    The commercial mat might work, cut to fit. I dont care about under the dinette, mainly just in front of the door, and main walking room...
    As for seperate mats, Id prefer one piece, to avoid having to pick up and shake out multiple ones, as well as dirt getting in between the pieces... I did find an outdoor rug I liked from Lowes, costing about $30-$35 but it was a VERY thin one, just happened to have a softer bottom than regular rug..

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    I bought an indoor / outdoor rug and cut it to fit. Works great.


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    I thought about dirt between the pieces as well but can say that the commercial carpet tiles fit very tight and when I removed them this fall to do a good cleaning before winterizing, there was basically no dirt that had fallen through. I'm sold on the fact that I can replace just one or two tiles if I need to and not the whole thing.

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    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    John, thing is that you guys scored a bunch of mats, right? I'd have to buy them indivdually! lol
    kevin

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    I did score because the dealer just finished a job with squares left over. Check a few carpet dealers and tell them you just need a few and why. You may score as well. Good luck.

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    We have a pet mat for outside that looks like weaved straw material but is nylon, lightweight and washable, rolls up easily.

    Ours is a 4 by 7 maybe you could cut it too fit?

    http://www.cherrybrook.com/index.cfm/a/catalog.prodshow/vid/368269/catid/137/vname/Exercise_Pen_Ground_Covers

    At Cherrybrook and called "exercise pen ground covers"

    DH says "Nope not going to cut to fit"

    I give up, really did try!

    Lynn

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    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    Lynn, that looks like it may be a good setup to buy for outside... How many do you use outside, or is one enough? I dont know what I'll end up doing for the inside, I dont want to use individual squares though, I may end up having to get 5 or 6 linear feet of the 12' roll, and cut it to fit..Wont be bound on the edge, but its an indoor/outdoor rug with a somewhat softer backing on it... We shall see!

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    Our awning is 7 foot wide...I bought the 4 x 6 works great and fits under the awning well...I have the checkered pattern...

    I do have a small broom and sweep it alot especially after it rains...keeps down on the dirt inside which I am nuts about, just like I was when we tent camped!

    We wash it with the hose when we get home...drys quickly...back to pup for next trip...

    For your inside rug: how about "iron on hem" to bind it with?

    Lynn

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    For the inside, I went to Home Depot and had a length of 'runner' cut (length of aisle in camper), and it's lightweight, rolls/folds easily, has the rubber backing so no skids. Not only does it protect the floor, but it acts as additional insulation keeping camper cooler in summer, warmer in winter. I have a little bathmat for outside the shower I plop on top of the runner, and a matching square of runner for the entry which gets shaken daily! MIL gave me an area rug with pictures of cups of coffee, so that gets plopped in front of the sink.

    As to under the awning, again a trip to Home Depot and I bought indoor/outdoor carpet (tan/green) and had it cut almost to fit (widest they had was 12 feet and I needed 14) so have 2 scraps - one to finish the area and the other as an entry runner (great when you've got dogs tracking in sand/grit). It is bulky, but lightweight and dries very fast (same carpet they use as pools). I was rolling it up and storing it in the aisle, but that was too bulky, so bungee-ed it to the bumper, and now I just toss it in the bed of the truck (lazy).
     
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    I carpeted the whole floor in our popup a couple of years age and it has worked out great. I found the carpet at Walmart. It is one of those rolled up ones they have. Mine was $19.95 when I bought it. It has a lightweight foam back that has a felt-like covering on the bottom. I choose this one because the rest only had the jute back which I would worry about scratching the origional flooring. Also I was not to sure about using a piece of carpet with just a foam backing because I have had some throw rugs in our house stain into the inlaid flooring from the foam backing.
    What I did when installing it in the camper was to first make a template out of cardboard to fit the floor shapes exactly. Any wrong cuts in the cardboard can be easily corrected by cutting a filler piece and taping it to the other piece while making the template. I then took this template out and laid it on the carpet piece and turned it so it fit the size of the carpet piece the best. By doing this I only ended up with one seam in the carpet install which I glued to the bigger piece of carpet before putting it into the camper. I did have to move the hinges a little lower on a couple of doors after I installed the carpet which I done by simply moving them down a little on the inside of the door so there are no old screw holes showing when the doors are closed.
    It sure is nice on a colder morning getting out of bed and having the carpet on the floor.
    We use a small throw rug in the entry door way yet which catches most of the dirt from going in and out of the camper, this can be shaken out when needed.
     
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    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    Sorry I didnt respond sooner to the kind replies I got here! rccs, I did not know Walmart had rolled up rugs, but for $19.95, this would be perfect for what we need it for! I'll have to check it out very soon!
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    Our pup came with a custom cut carpet. It was a pain! I much prefer having a good sturdy door mat on the stair to keep the dirt out and no carpet inside. It's lots easier to do a quick sweep every now and then than it was to get the carpet up, out the door, shaken and replaced. I had a small bath mat in front of the door for a while, but with the door mat on the stair for foot wiping, it wasn't really necessary, so we ditched it.

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