Grip mats

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  1. Bart

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    Ok so im slowly building up the equipment needed before we use our Bessacarr E560 motorhome for the 1st time :)
    After lots of reading and looking at levelers i have just bought a set of Milenco Quattro ramps.
    Next on my list to get is Grip mats , now i know loads use old bread crates ^^ , but i am unable to get any so will have to splash the cash ......
    I was originally looking at buying something like http://tracmat.com/index.php?
    bu have decided that they would take up to much space and be to heavy to carry all the time , plus with me living in N.Ireland most suppliers do not post them to here , and any that do add on a small fortune.
    So what other ones would my fellow fundsters recommend.
    here a 2 that i seen people talk about.


    Or



    Sugestions :)

    P.s with either of the both above i would probably buy 4 in total as they are not expensive.
     
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    Much of a muchness I would say.

    Go for the cheaper ones.
     
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    I wouldn't say something like that is essential.

    We've never needed, and don't carry, anything like it.

    If you've got the space and the payload then I suppose it won't do any harm to lug them around but I wouldn't worry too much.
     
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    Google " sand ladders " ... 4x 1m will get you anywhere - well almost anywhere!
     
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    @NickNic Ideally when possible we would like to wild camp , so you never know what ground we could be parking on,, so for me i would say best to have , just wanted peoples experiences of said products :)
     
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    Thanks for that. I have just been trapped for almost 2 weeks.

    We tried grip track, grip matts, digging out using a shovel and finally a manually winch tied to a tree 50 meters away. None worked on their own but the combination finally got me out after 1 and a half hours work.

    This looks like the ideal solution for me.
    https://www.firstfour.co.uk/item/2175946/recovery-tracks--pair

    I have only ever been stuck this one time in 10 years of motorhoming excluding rallies. But I am going to be spending more time on place like this so it is time to bite the bullet.
     
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    I have used the yellow Millenco grip mats and found them next to useless. They were fine for resting the Folding Camper on, but no good for grip with the tow car let alone the MH. They didn't provide grip on really wet grass and soon were sent flying backwards when on very little revs. I still have them and use them under the rear wheels, but i have traction mats for the fronts. Recently I have bought the Grass Protection Mats but as yet not used them in anger. Both light weight and traction mats easy and light enough to carry 2 sets. Grass mats bulkier but still light weight to carry if you have the room.
     
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    Thanks read that the other day, the pond grill looks like a good option , but wondered if it was made of a type of plastic that had a bit of flex in it,, otherwise it might just snap under the weight of my MH.

    @Gromett they look nice but work out at £91 for me inc postage.
    @Zigisla have you used the Traction mats much on wet grass
     
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    Traction mats used on wet grass and a muddy tyre groove. :rolleyes: On grass use two in a row to get rolling then 2nd gear all the way out. Couldn't get out of the tyre groove though. :( Tractor pulled me out and onto the traction mats. (y)
     
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    We've got the Milenco ones under the front wheels right now on a wet rally field. Will let you know if they're any good tomorrow
     
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    @Zigisla thanks :) im maybe swaying more towards the traction mats.
     
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    @scousebird Excellent please do :)
     
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    You could try sand ladders. I have 50mm thick bridging ladders but they are heavy and unnecessarily strong for mud or wet grass.
    Reasonable price here: http://tracmat.com/index.php?id_category=13&controller=category
     
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    @Zigisla btw what Motorhome do you have that you found the Traction mats to work on
     
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    I picked up some 35mm sand ladders identical to tracmats for £24 per pair plus £8 post on ebay
     
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    @TheBig1 yar im pretty sure i seen the listing for them when i used google . they either never posted to N.Ireland or they had none left, unless im mistaken , if you still have your e.bay link share it please
     
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    I have some thin Millenco ones and only seen them being used once - I wouldn't want to rely on them as they buckle too easily.

    Bread crates are more substantial; I have put my Millenco ones in a vehicle that rarely gets anywhere near grass and put the bread crate cut downs into the MH.
     
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