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Old 09-07-2015, 03:53 PM   #11
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We use the rugs for several reasons mentioned, pets, dirt, etc and haven't experienced any rust issue on previous RV's. And a quick pass with some black Rust-OleumŽ paint will handle any rust the carpets might cause. Plus I've seen plenty of rusty steps without rugs...

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Old 09-07-2015, 03:56 PM   #12
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Yep I uses them also. Later RJD

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Old 09-07-2015, 04:46 PM   #13
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We like 'em.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:43 PM   #14
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We use them because of our dog and it helps keep the trailer clean .
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:54 PM   #15
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As has been mentioned...We bought them strictly for the dogs. It makes a world of difference for them to go up and down the steps without getting their nails caught.
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:25 PM   #16
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Luv the step rugs. Got these on sale at CW

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Old 09-07-2015, 08:57 PM   #17
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You could just teach the dogs to wipe their paws on the mats before climbing the steps.

Seriously though, The carpet will get wet if it gets rained on and when getting rinsed off. We are particular about tracking debris inside and will place an old towel on the steps if they are wet and also right inside the doorway. But the carpet will dry fairly quickly. About every other year, I'll take them off and clean the steps and add a coat of paint. But rust is very minimal and the steps will break before rust will ever be a problem.

You folks up north may have a issue with the road salt and may have to paint more often.

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Old 09-07-2015, 10:41 PM   #18
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Have used the step rugs since the 70's, never had an issue. Originally got them for the dogs. When it's hot out, it's cooler on the feet for dogs and kids.
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:07 PM   #19
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I like my steps better without rugs but if I camping with a pet I would have a different view.
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:52 AM   #20
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we have used them on our trailers.
this trailer has 2 doors so we needs a second set of covers.
in Canada they were 2 X the price.
we also take them off in the winter and store them in the garage.

no rust issues at all.

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