Got Astroturf On Your Step?

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  1. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

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    Hi Guys

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    I've noticed a few MH's with Astroturf applied to their steps.
    Is it any good?
    How do you fix it?
    Do you need to remove it for cleaning?
    Any drawbacks?

    Would appreciate your feedback

    Thanks
    Robert
     
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    If we had a step........... We would have astro step !!:LOL:

    Bryan
     
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    First tried Velcro but the Astro disappeared on first trip!have now stuck it on with Stixall works a treat and you can peal it off when you need to renew it.
     
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    The kits that Fisma sell have springs underneath which fix through eyelets in the mat - looks quite secure
     
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    I have had two Fiamma 'turf' covers on the steps for three or four years. They work well and the spring fixing is secure. They are not as thick as Astroturf. I guess they will wear through eventually but in my opinion, they are a very worthwhile accessory and help keep the boots clean before getting in the van.
     
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    I bought Astroturf type mats from Lidl, cut them to size and fixed them with tie wraps. Worked well on the folding aluminium step on our Autoquest and on the stand-alone plastic step we use outside the Burstner.

    As Philip mentions, the Astroturf type mats are thicker. They are also tougher and a lot cheaper (y)
     
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    I think they are for old people:whistle2:
     
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    too technical for the Welsh then?:rolleyes:
     
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    I think you're winding them up;)
     
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    Mrs C and I aren't old - we just smell that way
     
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    I agree had mine for three years now and still in good condition,but bought mine through eBay.,cant remember price but was a good deal cheaper than the "fiamma" label....same wrapping etc.. .hhhmmm wonder where fiamma buy theirs from . ??? Either way a great bit of kit for keeping a lot of the mud etc out..
     
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    Shouldn't this be in the "best bodge" thread?

    :)
     
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    No bodgers here:sneaky:
     
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    Had one on for two years now, just sweep it when mucky, never had to take it off. Never slipped since, even when i've had a few sherbert's.

    Keith :cool:
     
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    Yep we have had these on our last two vans but didn't
    pay that much for them. Got them at Malvern show for a fiver each. Great for cleaning grit off your shoes, non slip and the dog seems more confident using the step since we put them on.

    Depending on how much you use your can they do last well. Will change ours next Malvern show, so lasting us a year (full time).
     
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    Our last rv got used so lnfrequently we had real grass on the steps
     
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    Hi.
    Bodge/Road kill? A discarded lorry mud flap.... Cheap as chips,plenty on verges/service areas/ind.estates. Cut it to suit your needs.
    Problem... It could read on the step. DAF.Merc.Renault.Volvo.Scania.Man, or even XYZ Logistics.....LOL.
    Tea Bag (Stig of the Dump)
     
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    No good if you have an electric retractable step though as it won't be able to slide back into the casing if its too thick!
     
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