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Old 02-01-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
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After market floormats

What have folks used for aftermarket Floormats?

I thought there was a previous thread on mats, but I could not find it....

I guess we are looking for a mat to protect the carpet and original floormats from mud and dirt and wet.

I like the look of the Weathertech Mats.
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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Re: After market floormats

Your right Greg, there was a previous post on this. Quite a while back if I remember. Anyway, I have the Weatertech and love them. I even use these as a floor in my outdoor shower. Love dual purpose items. I put the SMB supplied Huskeys in the garbage.
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:33 PM   #3
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Ditto what Scatter said. (Actually, I did it at his recommendation.)
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:33 PM   #4
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Re: After market floormats

Greg, I should have put this in my list of favorite add-ons.
I had Ford take out the front seats, remove the carpet and install rubber matting like commercial vans have. No more catching myself on the SMB provided Husky's (left in the dealership's body shop trash bin), no agonizing when I spill something and NO MORE CLEANING carpeting between the seats.
Oddly, it's what got me to SMB in the first place. Every manufacturer of Class B's told me I had to live with the factory carpeting. When I fell for the Sportsmobile, I was still told I had to suffer carpets in the front. Why? It makes no sense in a play hard vehicle. A lack of carpet is also the reason I loved my Honda Element, which was, alas, sacrificed on the altar of the SMB down payment.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:26 PM   #5
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Re: After market floormats

I on the other hand love the Husky liners. I have two Jeep Cherokee sets one of which has been through 3 XJs and MJs, one in the TJ and was stoked they came in the van.

I would put them in the F250 but it has that nice rubber floor you're talking about, and emergency made, truck stop purchased, mud-flaps for floor liners. Word to the wise, don't ever silicone the rubber floor to make it crisp and shiny- makes it slick as ice too, which makes it difficult to drive.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:44 PM   #6
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Jage, you must be more graceful than I am. Coming AND going, I'd get hung up on the raised edges of those damned Husky's.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:27 PM   #7
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Do the weathertech floor mats move around? They look very nice.

I don't mind the ones SMB gave me but they slide forward on me all the time. I had to add a clip to hold them in place.
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The Weathertech mats don't seem to move around at all. They are great! And, you don't trip over the edges.

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Re: After market floormats

Yeah, what Bill said. The Weathertech fit so good that they are kind of trapped in place between the seat, doghouse, and wheel well. Mine don't move at all.
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Re: After market floormats

I have the Husky liners, and while they do slide around somewhat, I don't trip over them.

One time the people who my wife had wash the van, decided it would be a good idea to apply Armour All to the floor mats. What a bunch of geniuses. I ended up having to wash the floor mats down with Simple Green a few times just to make the SMB safe to drive again.

The best floor mats I've ever had are the Gorilla Gear rubber mats for my VW Passat. A soft compound rubber mat, that has locking tabs at the corners to keep the mats in place. A quick Google search makes me think Gorilla Gear is a VW brand, or a name associated exclusively to VW, so I'm not sure who actually makes them.


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