I’d never really thought about it before (having never been RVing) but I read about it a couple of times on different blogs and it got me to thinking that it must be really nice to have an RV mat.
I would imagine that it serves a couple of purposes like giving you a nice clean area to designate as your own and it helping reduce the amount of dirt that gets tracked into the RV.
When I started looking into these, I realised how important it would be to find a good quality outdoor mat. There’s a couple of things to look out for:
RV Mats | Appropriate for outdoor use
- Doesn’t just soak up water
- Doesn’t ruin the grass
- Can be easily cleaned by sweeping or hosing
- Has grommets in the corners so you can peg it to the ground.
- U.V treated – so they don’t fade after 2 days of sunshine
RV Mats | Can be stored in your RV
- Either rolled up and slid into a holder (like this one here)
- Or Folded into a size that fits into your RV
RV Mats | Design / Colours
- I’d just be looking for something that doesn’t make you want to throw up. :-O
RV Mat Retailers
So I’ve done a bit of research to find some retailers that sell RV / Patio / Awning mats, and these are who I’ve found.
These are online retailers of course, there’s really not much other option when you’re based in little ole New Zealand and the majority of your audience lives on the other side of the world. :-/
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Epic RV Rugs
These guys specialize in RV rugs, so I’d say they probably know what they’re doing!? They only have a small selection (which indicates to me that they definitely specialize) and cost between $70-90. Check them out here.
Designer Outdoor Rugs – you will find a large-ish selection here and with lots of quite nice designs. Once again, they’re specialists in outdoor rugs so they know what they’re talking about. You can find b.b.begonia RV mats here.
Made in the Shade Hammocks
These guys do all things outdoor furniture related (not just hammocks) and have quite a large selection of outdoor mats. Check them out here.
The RVecoFlow Store
Another retailer that specializes in outdoor equipment, but these are targeted specifically for RVers. Check them out here.
I think that RV mats are a great idea, and make your set-up that much more comfortable and useable. Tell us, do you use an RV patio mat or rug, and do you find it useful? Is there anything else we should be looking out for when purchasing our own?