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Old 09-08-2015, 09:04 AM   #21
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I like my stairs covered for various reasons but personally think all the stair rugs I have seen are cheezie and cheap looking...and way overpriced.
So used a little imagination and a short stroll around Home Depot...and no it is not brick...just recycled rubber that is easy to cut and add velcro straps to to keep them down. To make all three was about the same cost as one of the cheezie outdoor rug steps.
Plus it isn't slippery when wet like some of the stair carpets are.
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:06 AM   #22
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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-Oleumģ paint will handle any rust the carpets might cause. Plus I've seen plenty of rusty steps without rugs...
we looked at those as well but after having them for boot mats in the house and forever picking up small chunks we though differently.
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:23 AM   #23
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I like my stairs covered for various reasons but personally think all the stair rugs I have seen are cheezie and cheap looking...and way overpriced.
So used a little imagination and a short stroll around Home Depot...and no it is not brick...just recycled rubber that is easy to cut and add velcro straps to to keep them down. To make all three was about the same cost as one of the cheezie outdoor rug steps.
Plus it isn't slippery when wet like some of the stair carpets are.
Shughey,I see from the Pic. that you could use a step support and shoe shelf also. Youroo!!
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:28 AM   #24
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I do like the shoe rack idea!!! I do have a step jack under there now though.
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:37 AM   #25
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I don't have an issue with rubber bits inside the RV. I can see the edges slightly worn because everyone steps off the edges but never had bits in the RV and I only have laminate flooring inside so I would see it.

Personally I would rather coat the steps in a pro quality bedliner ( not the junk in auto stores). That way..no rust..no slip and best of all...no butt ugly tacky overpriced step rugs.

Never found a perfect solution but with these to replace costs less than 15 bucks. Not for everyone I know but with a little imagination and walking around a few stores there are way better options than paying $35.00 + for three step rugs...IMHO.
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Ever wonder why those painted cattle guards work? (the ones painted on the ground) depth perception changes for animals, making the markings look like there are openings there....holes in steps, same thing....some dogs aren't affected, but little ones more so.
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:16 PM   #27
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Ever wonder why those painted cattle guards work? (the ones painted on the ground) depth perception changes for animals, making the markings look like there are openings there....holes in steps, same thing....some dogs aren't affected, but little ones more so.
The steps on the lite are not an issue for the miniature dachshund that has claimed the lite as her domain, she goes in and out like a rocket... (carpet = traction?)

We put the carpet on so I could wipe my knuckles off before entering.

Big thing for some dogs I guess is that some step have holes in them and small toe nails are getting ripped out.
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I happen to like the step rugs. We bought the narrower 18" wide ones to try out and they seem to work well to brush dirt off your shoes. They dry quickly, too. I'd like to get some wider 22" ones but the cheapest I can get them for in Canada is $31 each, so they're very pricey. I might order some and have them shipped to the border next time I'm headed south (along with a set of new Maxxis tires). Can someone recommend quality step rugs for radius front steps?
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I just installed the stair carpets with the spring hook attachment. Our little dog didn't like going up and down the metal steps. Now he has no problems. We'll see how long they last. It does help keep the loose gravel, dirt and sand out. I still have problems with small pebbles getting stuck between the pads on my Sketchers. Funny how they seem to fall right out once I'm inside the trailer!
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Shughey,I see from the Pic. that you could use a step support and shoe shelf also. Youroo!!
Is the piece of plywood bolted in or is it removable?

And is your shoes on the left?
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