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Old 05-01-2014, 03:22 AM   #1
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I notice most of you have some sort of mat or rug outside. I'm thinking of picking up one of those light weight outdoor rugs/mats. About what size works well under a 17b awning ?
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:43 AM   #2
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I notice most of you have some sort of mat or rug outside. I'm thinking of picking up one of those light weight outdoor rugs/mats. About what size works well under a 17b awning ?
Hi: Fox hunt... ETI shows under 17' Trailer Features a 10' Fiesta awning with a 7' extension. A 12' X 9' would probably be a nice size for that trailer. Alf
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Hi: Fox hunt... ETI shows under 17' Trailer Features a 10' Fiesta awning with a 7' extension. A 12' X 9' would probably be a nice size for that trailer. Alf
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And what size for a 5.0 Alf?
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:33 AM   #4
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I highly recommend the Dometic Patty O'mat. Not cheap, but we have used other mats, and this has been the best, by far. It is tough, fairly stiff (so won't bunch up), allows water to fall through, and we like the neutral coffee colour we choose. It also comes in a 12x7 size, which fits perfectly under our awning.

When we swing out awning arms out, they sit exactly on the corners of the mat, and we use the same spikes to hold both down, and just add a couple more on the corners against the trailer.

They come in 8', 12' and 16' by 7'.

We (almost) always set it up. It works great to knock dirt and debris off of our shoes, as unless muddy, we never take them off to go in the trailer. Camping mostly off grid means grass and dirt all about.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:10 AM   #5
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We've been using a mat similar to this with our pop up for 4 years and will continue to use it with our 19'. It really helps keep the floor cleaner, especially with "dirty" campgrounds.
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Hi Jim B - Does the Patty O'Mat fold up flat for storage?
The 7' width would be ideal - the other brands all seem to be 12 x 9 which leaves a lot un-covered by the awning.
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ETI sells a 6' x 9' polypropylene for $50, listed in the Accessory Tab for the trailers.

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We got one of those and have had good success with it. Sure makes it nice to step outside onto the mat instead of dirt or gravel. Came with a bag/sleeve to put it into.
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Hi Jim B - Does the Patty O'Mat fold up flat for storage?
The 7' width would be ideal - the other brands all seem to be 12 x 9 which leaves a lot un-covered by the awning.
Yes it does. I have yet to do it, but there is a plan to do a light cloth cover for it when folded too.

I looked around a lot, and it is one of two I found with the proper dimensions. Like you allude to, there are some bigger ones, and though they would work, they don't have the 'fitted' look with hanging out too much.
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Jim,

Surely you have some heavy duty "construction" garbage bags hanging around. That's what I use.
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I recommend buying one that is designed for that purpose. My first one was a piece of outdoor carpet I bought at Home Depot for 9 dollars. It was horrible! I attracted and held more stuff then I ever thought it would... after 8 trips and continually cleaning the inside of the trailer, I finally just threw it away. It was always wet, and hard to clean. I replaced it with a 9X12 that Wal-Mart carries that is designed just for camping. I hope that it is better than the carpet I had.
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