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fj12ryder

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Just remember: "Hide", it's your friend, and all of us would be so grateful.


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BillyBob Jim wrote:

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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.


That must be some super super grass.


Must be everywhere then because we sometimes go to the same campgrounds and see the site we were in and the grass is still growing!


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Bears Den wrote:

Wow, it just amazes me the trivial stuff that bugs people. When your RV is on a grass site, the grass under it gets no sunlight and little to no water. Does the grass die under your RV?

X2 and more! If you are a mat worrier go to an RV park that provides a concrete pad or go out West where there is nothing but sand LOL


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And much of it just came about recently, last four months or so, in fact.

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Bears Den wrote:

...When your RV is on a grass site, the grass under it gets no sunlight and little to no water. Does the grass die under your RV?


Good point I think. My opinion is that it is the heat that kills the grass, not the lack of sunlight or water. In summer, a rug or tarp can kill grass pretty fast in direct sunlight. Grass will turn yellow from lack of sun in a few days, but it won't be dead.

Me? I don't carry anything more than a small door mat. But I don't recall ever having camped where they grew grass on the sites, and especially not where they were proud of their grass. Is that even camping?


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Why do you care? Life is short enjoy it and stop worrying about what others do when they camp...

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Why do you care? Life is short enjoy it and stop worrying about what others do when they camp...


The point what others do to the site affects the next people to use it. I believe having consideration for the next people & those after is the issue.


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Where are you guys camping where you are finding all this dead grass at campsites due to mats. I have not encountered this problem?
I also have a breathable bamboo type mat that has not harmed any grass that i know of


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Where we have frequently stayed in Michigan, is where I have seen the most damage. Sites on the lake People come further and stay longer, or not. Watched an RVer roll out his mat for only the weekend. Grass was dead and gone on that site right at where everyone's awning is door to the coach or other RV and in an almost uniform pattern as if everyone used the same size mat. Our site we have used it before. I even got permission to water the site, when it was real dry a few year ago. Considered getting some grass seed and straw. If e had been there for a month more I would have. Sure the straw is not ideal but grass comes up quick on that soil and in two weeks we would have had a lot of green. Of course the next RVer might put down a mat and kill the grass. Grass has been gone in a rather uniform patch there too for some time. I know when the original Owner was alive, I believe they sowed grass in the fall. They close down except for permanent stays in October I think.
I keep hoping they will put in concrete pads/patios. There was some conversation they ere considering it.
Best of all worlds is up near Travers City and nice pads/patios, lots of grass and flowers ponds and ducks. Cost quite a bit and perhaps all the sites have sold by now. You gotta pay for what you want.

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My question is: Are we referring to breathable RV mats? Or is the problem caused by cheaper generic indoor outdoor carpet being used as an RV mat?
There is a difference between the two.

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