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Spent 2 weeks Baja Sur Mexico roght on the beach, using just a doormat, cooked on a white gas Coleman stove at the picnic table, spent most of my time fishing and swimming.


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BillyBob Jim wrote:

Where we host I have a 90 site loop that is almost all grass, more than half of those are totally grass, no gravel or other pads for the rig, put it where you want on the grass.

I cut that grass and have not had any issues with the use of mats killing it. Worst case is a large yellowed spot if someone was there for a week or max 14 days. In those cases it all comes back in 2 or 3 days. Nothing to lose sleep over.
That must be some super super grass. I've stayed at places where after people leave after a couple days, the grass is almost dead where they had they're mat. And no reason for a mat over grass, unless the grass is full of cockleburs.

If the grass is in excellent health, maybe a day or two of mat won't hurt it, but what happens when you have 4 or 5 people in a short time put out a mat for a few days each time? Dead grass.


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Door mat for use if needed. Large mats take up to much space to haul.

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Gave the mat that came with my new trailer to my daughter to use on her deck at home when they use their screen tent. The mat keeps the mosquitos from coming into the screen tent through the slats on the deck. Best use for a mat I have ever seen.


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We have a matt we use when needed. Never has killled the grass. It's the breathable kind. Keeps the dirt and sand out. I wouldn't use a solid matt as those are the ones that kill grass.


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We had a mat, a big and very heavy mat. Wife gave it away at RV rally, and didn't tell me.
We used it once or twice a bear at our age to handle and store.
But we did not put it don on grass, anymore than we would throw cigarette butts and trash in the fire ring, but we don't smoke. We used it on pavement and on a mud hole. Twice I think might have been all. Might have used it on the dirt/sand in AZ.

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dodge guy wrote:

We have a matt we use when needed. Never has killled the grass. It's the breathable kind. Keeps the dirt and sand out. I wouldn't use a solid matt as those are the ones that kill grass.

Breatheablility isn't all the issue, mostly it's the lack of direct sunlight. Block the sunlight, kill the grass.

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IAMICHABOD wrote:

jplante4 wrote:

js218 wrote:

Never understood the big mats, I carry a door mat .

Try camping at a beach. You'll get it.


Camp at the beach a LOT mat goes out then the The Best Door Mat goes on it, very little gets by all that [emoticon]

After the first time we camped at the beach with the grandkids, we learned a lesson. The next time we went, the first thing we did was fill a bucket with sand, opened the door, and threw it into the trailer...after that we had a good time.

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No kids just myself an a 170# Russian bear dog.

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Lightning55 wrote:

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After the first time we camped at the beach with the grandkids, we learned a lesson. The next time we went, the first thing we did was fill a bucket with sand, opened the door, and threw it into the trailer...after that we had a good time.
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