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Old 06-11-2018, 10:20 PM   #1
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Outdoor rug anchor

How do you guys anchor your outdoor rug when your forced to camp on concrete? We are going to be staying at an RV resort for a few days and want to put out my 18' rug but I don't want to put it away every time we leave worried about it blowing away. I was thinking some dumbbell weights or maybe sandbags
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I just spike mine down with long 6 inch nails.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:42 PM   #3
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I just spike mine down with long 6 inch nails.
That's what I typically do to but being we are on concrete I don't think the spikes are going to help me much.
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... I was thinking some dumbbell weights or maybe sandbags

these spikes are made for that and they do work, ... BUT once, part of our mat was on pavement, zip lock bags filled with dirt and gravel worked great as a weight to hold that section down, ...


https://www.amazon.com/Muzata-Patio-...door+rug+nails





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these spikes are made for that and they do work, ... BUT once, part of our mat was on pavement, zip lock bags filled with dirt and gravel worked great as a weight to hold that section down, ...


https://www.amazon.com/Muzata-Patio-...door+rug+nails





Doesnít that leave a mess of the concrete with the hole and removal of the spike?
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I like the zip lock ideas
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Doesn’t that leave a mess of the concrete with the hole and removal of the spike?

If you can drive it in concrete with a hammer. Your not going to drive a 7" stainless spike into concrete without a nail gun.
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If you can drive it in concrete with a hammer. Your not going to drive a 7" stainless spike into concrete without a nail gun.
Ill bring the nail gun and compressor then.
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Doesnít that leave a mess of the concrete with the hole and removal of the spike?
Please reread my post, ... I used zip loc bags filled with dirt and gravel where the mat was on pavement
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We always have enough leveling boards along that an extra block on each corner does the trick. With a nice concrete pad is a rug even needed?
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Please reread my post, ... I used zip loc bags filled with dirt and gravel where the mat was on pavement
I see that now.

Iím still curious if anyone is using it. I know Iíve been at other peopleís sites where they used something like you showed as I remember seeing the washers. But Iíve never seen the after-results.
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I see that now.

Iím still curious if anyone is using it. I know Iíve been at other peopleís sites where they used something like you showed as I remember seeing the washers. But Iíve never seen the after-results.

yes, we use ours, ... those mats are woven, they're not like a solid sheet of vinyl, if you think the spikes are poking a hole thru it, ... the mat and the spikes are made for each other, like peanut butter and jelly, a horse and carriage, shoes and socks, ect, ...
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....With a nice concrete pad is a rug even needed?
That tends to be our take on it as well. The rug only comes out when we're stepping down to grass.

We do however often run into situations where we have only 1' or 2' of concrete and then transition to grass, depending on how wide the parking pad is and where we actually put the trailer on the pad. For those sites, I usually just rely on the weight of the outside tables, bins full of kids toys and other random junk we tend to have sitting around outside to weigh down the edge on concrete, and tent peg the other end that's in the grass.
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yes, we use ours, ... those mats are woven, they're not like a solid sheet of vinyl, if you think the spikes are poking a hole thru it, ... the mat and the spikes are made for each other, like peanut butter and jelly, a horse and carriage, shoes and socks, ect, ...

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Think about adding grommets in the corners. Works well for me with spikes on non paved surfaces.



Dirt/sand/rock filled bags, milk jugs filled with water, etc for pavement. If I was a campground owner, I wouldn't appreciate campers cavitating and holing my paved surfaces.


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I wouldn't use spikes through the concrete. That is defacing property. Now, if the spikes are angled and driven into the soil next to the concrete, that would be ok. I like the idea of the Ziplock bags with either soil or water in them as a weight, if you don't have anything else that would work.
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