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The Returnee

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In 1983 I drove from England to Lomé
I hope to be out and about Mid-November - Mid-January - for the first time.

I've yet to hit bad weather, being a beginner, but I will, even though I'm a good man.

Which kind of doormat should I buy? I need one to be outside at the bottom of the steps, one that will get the mud off in the rain and not get easily clogged up.

Yes, a serious question.
 

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I ‘recycled’ a clearpass ‘lorry’ mudflap, found abandoned in a layby in which we had stopped for a cuppa

Clearpass is a trade name for the astro grass type mudflaps - other manufacturers are available

I found ‘astro turf’ was a little soft to clean footwear and tended to clog when used on sandy surfaces

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We have one of those black ( couple of inch thick ) rubber mats that have hexagon holes in .
Great for getting any grass mud off your boots.
But saying that we alway get as much muck of as we can in grass first.
( But we never go in with muddy boots on .)
We also have a carpeted door mat inside . So we either take shoes off out or in on either one.
The black rubber doormat travels on the carpeted one . Btw.
 
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[QUOTE="Ralph-n-Bev, post: 3075558, member: 9521"We have one of those black ( couple of inch thick ) rubber mats that have hexagon holes in

Yes we have one of those-quite good but tends to sink & soft ground oozes through the holes. Also a carpet doormat just inside.
 
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Oops. Sorry! Jumped in on this thread thinking it was a new support group being established for abused husbands.
I will look elsewhere(n)
PS We use a piece of Astro turf. Easy to clean and folds away nicely.

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We have a green plastic mud and snow doormat for muddy pitches. Put in a bin bag and hose down when we get home.

It seems indestructible. Bought 11 years ago.

Ours was a fiver from LIDL under their occasional "Special Offer" non-food range. Seen them in a garden centre recently priced at a tenner.
 
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This year we bought couple of mats to wrap round our steps. They are easy to attach with two springed hooks inserted in two holes underneath, so are also easily detached for cleaning.

They are more like carpet material so do not know how they perform with mud.

I thought that being under the MH when steps retracted they might get wet/dirty from spray from front wheels but that is not the case.

Geoff
 
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I try never to go anywhere it might rain:( & on the occasions it does here :cry:,stay in until the sun :sun:reappears later(y) If inadvertently caught whilst out I
stay in van /go home.:D

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I've spent 35 years living in the tropics and I am so looking forward to getting back into the seasons, and this time of the year, being wind-blown, out in storms, cold, wet and miserable. I'm sure it will wear off...
 
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I've spent 35 years living in the tropics and I am so looking forward to getting back into the seasons, and this time of the year, being wind-blown, out in storms, cold, wet and miserable. I'm sure it will wear off...
I have lived on the west coast of Scotland for 20 years.....so.....
Good luck with that one:giggler:
 
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I have several reasons for doing an NC500+ when I get really returned. A dozen years ago I was in Oban, if memory serves, when the waves were crashing over the 'promenade' and it was blowing a gale. A real struggle to get the pub door open.

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I have several reasons for doing an NC500+ when I get really returned. A dozen years ago I was in Oban, if memory serves, when the waves were crashing over the 'promenade' and it was blowing a gale. A real struggle to get the pub door open.
Oban at its best for me.
I am sure one of the locals would have been there for you if they had seen the tears in your eyes.
 
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@obanvanman

I have several reasons for doing an NC500+ when I get really returned. A dozen years ago I was in Oban, if memory serves, when the waves were crashing over the 'promenade' and it was blowing a gale. A real struggle to get the pub door open.
All depends if you're inside coming out or outside coming in ;)
 
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We find not wearing shoes and using a towel helps :LOL:



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