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Old 04-16-2011, 06:13 PM   #1
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Mats for entrance steps

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We own a 2011 Wildwood 30 ft travel trailer & I purchsed 3 mats for the entrance steps .My idea was to keep dirt outside instaed of inside . A lady told me today that those mats for the steps are not a good thing to use because they will hold water & will cause the steps to rust .Has anyone ever used those mats & do they really cause rust to the steps?
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:36 PM   #2
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I have not found them to cause rust on the steps but have found that they wear out quickly. I have purchased a good outdoor mat for the bottom of the steps. It seems to work better then the carpet on the steps. Now all I have to do is train the dog to wipe his paws before going into the TT.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:05 PM   #3
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Hi ,
We own a 2011 Wildwood 30 ft travel trailer & I purchsed 3 mats for the entrance steps .My idea was to keep dirt outside instaed of inside . A lady told me today that those mats for the steps are not a good thing to use because they will hold water & will cause the steps to rust .Has anyone ever used those mats & do they really cause rust to the steps?
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yes and yes !! ( Wife refused to let me put them on our new trailer just for that reason)

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Old 04-16-2011, 08:58 PM   #4
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No problems with rust or wear after 6 years.
I reccommend putting them on all steps as well as one on the ground...makes a bbiigg difference in keeping dirt and sand outside instead of on the carpet in the camper.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:05 AM   #5
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We put them on our steps after the dog got her toenail hung in the holes in the step. Her paw bled and looked like it was painful so we decided to use the mats to protect our pets.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:41 PM   #6
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They are easy enough to remove if it starts to rain. I say use them and remove them when it makes sense.
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Hi ,
We own a 2011 Wildwood 30 ft travel trailer & I purchsed 3 mats for the entrance steps .My idea was to keep dirt outside instaed of inside . A lady told me today that those mats for the steps are not a good thing to use because they will hold water & will cause the steps to rust .Has anyone ever used those mats & do they really cause rust to the steps?
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We have been using them for years as well, no issues, I much perfer them. Great for pets as well, as noted above
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I am also looking at doing this to keep dirt out of the trailer

If they are the outdoor carpet type - they will most likely not hold moisture to cause rust besides the only time they would get wet is if you dont have the awning out and they are not in the stowed postion.
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