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Old 07-15-2022, 09:43 AM   #1
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camping mat

I've seen folks use mats outside the van under awnings, and we would like to get one. They make them where sand can sift through, I saw.
But are there any differences between brands?
Should I just order any one that I can find, or do you guys prefer certain mats over others?
I did search but couldn't find any info about this.
Thanks for any advice you can offer.
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Old 07-15-2022, 10:01 AM   #2
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These are the ones you want:

https://www.cgear-sandfree.com/produ...-sand-free-mat

In 30 yrs of boondocking we've tried a bunch of different approaches. We've carried two sizes of these for a few years now and they are the best we have found.
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Old 07-16-2022, 04:04 PM   #3
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These are the ones you want:

https://www.cgear-sandfree.com/produ...-sand-free-mat

In 30 yrs of boondocking we've tried a bunch of different approaches. We've carried two sizes of these for a few years now and they are the best we have found.

We like our cgear mat too even helps in mud. Just beware they are slippery.
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Old 07-16-2022, 10:32 PM   #4
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3 cgears here. Older models do they’re pretty frayed around the edges but that’s just cosmetic.
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Old 07-21-2022, 10:34 AM   #5
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We would like to use something like this, but when traveling we move every day and would need to keep putting it inside. How do you store it so that you’re not just bringing the dirt into the van?
We have a walk-through design, no place to put a dirty mat.
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They shake out very well when dry. We store both of ours in stuff sacks. The 8'x8' came with its own stuff sack and rolls up nice and compact.
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We would like to use something like this, but when traveling we move every day and would need to keep putting it inside. How do you store it so that you’re not just bringing the dirt into the van?
We have a walk-through design, no place to put a dirty mat.
Trasharoo, if you have one.
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Old 07-22-2022, 01:38 PM   #8
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CGear mat, perfect fit.
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I’ve been wondering what’s inside that space, seems wasted the way SMB closed it all off.

In the meantime NRS is having a close out on the sand mats. Only the 6’ x 6’ small size in orange though… $45 is pretty good!
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I’ve been wondering what’s inside that space, seems wasted the way SMB closed it all off. ......
If it is closed off it is likely because there is a 4D battery mounted on the passenger frame rail. The step is cutout and then closed off to make room for that battery.
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