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Post by AndyLouch on Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:42 pm

Hi, during recent trip we used a small (1m x 1m) plastic sheet to reduce the possibility of walking mud etc. into the MH. However, we reckon we need something bigger and have looked at 'awning carpets' on the Interweb. Does anyone have any advice/ideas as there seems to be a lot of such on the net and prices vary from about £20 to over £100 (which seems ridiculous!) Ideas gratefully received. Cheers Andy
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Re: Awning 'Carpets'

Post by burlingtonboaby on Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:04 pm

Hi Andy
Maybe not what your looking for, however we purchase carpet offcuts or samples from local carpet shops.
When on tour there are plenty of carpet shops in many of the retail parks around the country .
Very cheap and easy to clean.
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Re: Awning 'Carpets'

Post by Kingham on Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:41 am

AndyLouch wrote:Hi, during recent trip we used a small (1m x 1m) plastic sheet to reduce the possibility of walking mud etc. into the MH. However, we reckon we need something bigger and have looked at 'awning carpets' on the Interweb. Does anyone have any advice/ideas as there seems to be a lot of such on the net and prices vary from about £20 to over £100 (which seems ridiculous!) Ideas gratefully received. Cheers Andy

After many years of caravanning and motorhoming with the family, the awning was always my space, especially on an evening when the girls would retire in to the van due to temperature or insects and as a result, I've always used an awning floor covering for comfort.

Until fairly recently I used an open weave type that allowed grass to breath and would reduce the yellowing effect if staying on one site for a while. I would still tend to lift it when possible to stop the grass dying off. 
The same flooring would get used on hard standing pitches too, but more so for comfort, especially when barefoot.

When the kids stopped coming away, we would tour more, with shorter stays on each site and therefore wouldn't have such a detrimental effect on the grass, so I ended up with a lighter weight, but better quality Isabella Bolon flooring mat. This one wasn't cheap, but far more luxurious underfoot than what we were used to, so for me worth every penny.

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Re: Awning 'Carpets'

Post by daisy mae on Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:54 am

I bought an awning carpet from  Malvern  motorhome show last year, £20, was on hard standing there, gravel/earth,  it is fine, and works well, have bought the Fiamma awning carpet bag to keep it in, in windy weather didn`t lift, and it wasn`t pegged down. Had it on grass this year at Malvern, so is ok on all surfaces.

Ordinary carpets will get damp, even from the dew.
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Re: Awning 'Carpets'

Post by Betty's Mum on Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:01 am

Having come up through the ranks with four kids and dogs, for many years I have utilised bathmats just inside doorways (and even under the portapotti in my 'tin tent').  They are designed to absorb water and are an ideal landing spot while removing shoes/boots before stepping onto floor coverings.  They can be dried off and shaken out for a quick spruce while away and when you return home, are easily put into the washing machine unlike your fitted m/h carpet!
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Re: Awning 'Carpets'

Post by AndyLouch on Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:08 am

All, thanks for help, much apprecieted. Will track down something similar. Enjoy the sunshine! Andy
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Post by peugeotboxer on Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:17 pm

ANDY.....have sent a PM.

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Re: Awning 'Carpets'

Post by Paramedic on Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:27 pm

Hi Andy, not sure what size carpet you are looking for but we recently acquired Oltex Breathable 2.5 x 4 metres from Argos with free delivery as not available direct from high street. Price just £27.99 and still available. Ideal for use on hard standing as comfortable on bare feet. Washable and rotproof and supplied in carry bag. Regards

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Re: Awning 'Carpets'

Post by AndyLouch on Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:59 am

Good day PB and ParaM, Thanks for info, will check these out. Andy
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Re: Awning 'Carpets'

Post by Traficlady on Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:03 am

Betty's Mum wrote:Having come up through the ranks with four kids and dogs, for many years I have utilised bathmats just inside doorways (and even under the portapotti in my 'tin tent').  They are designed to absorb water and are an ideal landing spot while removing shoes/boots before stepping onto floor coverings.  They can be dried off and shaken out for a quick spruce while away and when you return home, are easily put into the washing machine unlike your fitted m/h carpet!
A friend of mine uses puppy training pads (cheap as chips from B&M) just inside the door of her van to absorb moisture off shoes.

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Re: Awning 'Carpets'

Post by groundhog on Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:56 pm

Has anyone first hand experience of the oltex carpets? We have a seriously old but immaculate carpet which and I am not sure it is breathable. It weighs in at 4.7kgs for a 2.5m x 4.5m size but the oltex is only 2.5kgs for the same size which makes me think it would be more like a tarpaulin than a carpet?
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Re: Awning 'Carpets'

Post by Paramedic on Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:29 am

Hi groundhog, my earlier post promotes the oltex carpet for reasons of comfort and durability. Far from being a tarpaulin it is a lightweight woven polyester fabric hence the tiny holes that make it breathable. Regards

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Post by groundhog on Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:03 pm

Thanks Paramedic appreciate the first hand advice, I think I will be looking to get one of those then! up!
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Post by Paramedic on Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:08 pm

Yes groundhog, currently Amazon are selling oltex 2.5 x 4 metre size for only £23.21 including free delivery and that's £5 less than we paid from Argos! As you require the 2.5 x 4.5 metre size, hopefully can expect to pay say £29.99? Regards

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