Stop carpets getting dirty

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  1. bernardfeay

    bernardfeay Read Only Funster

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    We have parked in sandy, gritty and muddy areas many times. Whenever we climb in through the leisure door a fair amount of debris gets left on the carpet rather than the mat.

    I was in IKEA the other day and spotted a cheap doormat with sticky up bristles. It occurred to me that I could cut it in to two pieces and glue them down into the driver and passenger doorwell.

    The idea being that as I climbed into the vehicle I could do a serious shoe wipe (one foot at a time) before I entered the vehicle. It does not get rid of all the detritus that could finish up on the carpet but at least there is no overspill off the mat. IMG_7087.JPG
     
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    I drive in bare feet so shoes stay at the door, hab door as it the only one we have.

    Martin
     
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    Thought it was against the law to drive in bare feet? ?
     
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    The Sandy Shaw of Motorhomefun eh Martin? ;)
     
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    OK in the UK but not in Spain as I understand it.

    Martin
     
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    Could be classed as driving whilst not in full control of the vehicle - think that's what the Spanish law is based on.

    But anyway - mats. Great tip, thanks. Been thinking of something similar, will call into Ikea when next passing. Another job for the list!
     
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    I've taken our carpets out, rubber mats in the front, laminate in the hab area and just sweep out.
     
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    Have a mat on the electric step on the hab door never use the cab door.
     
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    Anyone tried the mats that wrap around the electric step?
     
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    That's what I have, I bought a cheap one works OK but not as good as the Fiamma one. Easy to make one from the plastic door mats that look like grass, that is what I'll do for a replacement.
     
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    Yes ... we have a double step, both fitted with Fiamma "grass" mats which keep most unwanted bits outside the van.(y)

    They are easily cleaned with a hosepipe .

    Our last van had a single electric step which retracted into a cassette (not the poo type!) and there was not space to fit one of these mats.
     
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    Just be careful if you have dogs ... they HATE these type of mats so if they need to use the step you propose to put it on to get in or out you'll end up doing a lot of 'dog lifting'!
     
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    Good idea.
    It's too late if mat is inside
     
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    I see you do have some dog poo on your drivers carpet. (y) The best thing I have ever found to instantly remove carpet stains is a wife. (y) Just say....."That drivers mat is filthy, and it smells......If anyone sees that when I post on *FUN*, they MAY get to think your a scruffy old wife"...........WHOOSH. Stain gone. :)
     
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    Only if you trod in something that's gone between your toes, and which may become slippy with foot sweat in the event of a required emergency action. (y)
     
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    We have the dirt grabber mats. We have 3 inside and 1/2 on each cab door. (1 cut down perfectly fitted). However, new carpets made for hab area and had to take shoes or trainers off with old mats so I think the only way I can do it this time is have an outside ablution area and then walk in handstand.
     
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    I stopped my carpets getting dirty by storing in the loft.. first thing I did... previous owner have obviously done the same as they were like brand new..

    Carpets in a motorhome.. no thanks..
     
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    We have 2 sets of new carpets in the loft too.

    I have just had artificial grass fitted and some leftover scraps. I giess with your ideas I will be making a grass cover for the electric step. Do you hold it on with cable ties or what?
     
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    Took carpets up on both our new M/H we have owned leaving laminate floor. First one,as we did not at first realise,got marked badly. Just changed this year and again carpets in garage and went out and bought carpet squares cost £1.99 each and cut, where needed,in to make a runner the whole length of M/H which doesn't move and lovely and warm when walking on bare foot and if stained just pop another in. We bought the cab mats plus small step mats to match at one of the shows and a Fiamma step mat which is great.
    Ray
     
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