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Posted: 11/11/19 02:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Previous 3 travel trailers all had wall-to-wall carpet. Thought we were doing a good job keeping them vacuumed all the time. We now have a 5er with no carpeting, except the small amount in slide outs. Every time we break camp, or prepare to move, we always sweep, and often mop the floor in the 5er. This way, once home, all we have to do is remove dirty laundry and we're done.

As we use the camper at home all the time too, we always sweep the floor before pulling in slides and heading out for a new trip. In other words, the floor gets swept a lot, just like when we had the travel trailers.

We've had the 5er with no carpeting for a year now. From the very first time we swept the floor, I've been amazed how much "stuff" there is on the floor, regardless of how many times it's been swept in the past. It seems some locations are worse than other for dragging in the dirt.

At home, the camper sits on asphalt. It's concrete and asphalt from the door of the house to the door of the camper. Still, dirt gets drug in. I'm glad now for not having carpet. It's much easier to keep clean.

However, I am also scratching my head in unbelief at how MUCH dirt gets drug in, over and over and over, and even the best of vacuum cleaners cannot extract everything from carpeting. I suppose that's why after about 5 to 7 years folks replace carpeting in their homes, it just gets too nasty.

I think back on our Springdale TT we had for 8 years. We traded the camper with the original carpet. It still looked good. It got vacuumed all the time, and we went through 2 or 3 carpet shampoo-ers over the years. But still, the thought of all that dirt trapped in that carpet... yuck!

Makes me glad we don't have carpet now.

FYI, it took 8 years remodeling our house, one room at a time and all the carpet was removed from it too. It blows me away ever time we sweep how much get's swept up!

Where does all this dirt come from? Feeling glad now we don't have carpeting! [emoticon]

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Posted: 11/11/19 02:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I do prefer the soft, and warmth, from carpet but I hear you on the dirt. There's a lot of dust and flying particles, and since there's very little air filtration, I'd guess that's most of what your floors are collecting. We remove shoes when walking in and that helps with staying clean and clean up.


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Posted: 11/11/19 02:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also prefer the carpet to help keep the floors warmer when it's cool out. We also have a small dog and I believe you about the dirt ...and...hair. We sure get a bunch of it up , and more when we steam clean the carpet.

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Posted: 11/11/19 03:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had no idea how dirty our rugs were till we bought a Dyson. Everything gets vacuumed at least once a week.
That first go with the Dyson blew us away when we emptied the container. Where did that dirt come from???

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Posted: 11/11/19 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I grew up with no carpeting, and have no desire to go back to that. I love carpet, and last time I checked a little dirt is no biggie.


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We camp most of the year and like the added warmth of the carpet. We also take lots of kids camping so our carpet is sectioned and sometimes gets pulled out and pressure washed. Then hung to dry.


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Posted: 11/11/19 05:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is why it's recommended that folks with allergies, asthmas, etc., eliminate carpeting in their homes. Not only does carpeting retain dirt and such, it also creates a film of disintegrated backing that gets wafted through the air.


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I got rid of abouit 1/3 of my carpet this summer.. another 1/3 is scheduled (Save for the slide out flap) Not sure if I'll do the bedroom

Washable Throw Rugs NICE.. Nailed down carpet NOT NICE (Personal opinion)

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We bought an Astro turf entry mat when we had a pop up. That got moved to the trailer and we bought another for the camper. Floors look not too dirty, but I dump the Astro turf mat about once a day. Forgot a few days when we were camped at a sandy place. I think I had enough to fill a sand box. That captures it near the door, so I hear you about sweeping.
We have throw rugs we use for warmth underfoot, and they can be washed.
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Posted: 11/11/19 08:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After keeping a clean house, then replacing the carpet I will never have it again in anything I own. The amount of dirt under the carpet and again under the padding was immense. The is no amount of cleaning from above the pile that will get that stuff.
Rugs are the answer for those places I want warmth, at least for me.

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