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Old 05-24-2018, 03:22 PM   #1
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Wooden Door Mat

How many times have we heard “Wipe your feet”? Too numerous to count; especially on rainy days.

The Vegas is a “direct entry” RV so there are no extended steps meaning we have the possibility of tracking water, mud, etc into the RV and encountering a miffed compartment cleaner. (Navy term for house cleaner.) Decided a light, mobile exterior wooden door mat at the entrance would save a couple of lives and keep the RV cleaner and that 18”x24” would be an ideal size for my RV.

I took an old oak pallet and broke it down.

Took slats of equal width and planed them smooth then routered the edges to remove any possible splinters. Cut all six down to 24” slats.

Took the pallet supports to make one for the mat. Cut them so all three supports had an arch which allows water to run under and through the mat instead of ponding at the entrance. These are 18” long.

Using 2” deck screws I mounted the slats to the supports. I predrilled all holes to avoid splintering and the end screws were not inserted in line with each other. This was done to keep the mat from twisting.

Next step, when we return from Medoc Mountain State Park next week, is to apply a couple of coats of Thompson Waterproofing to extend its life time.

Side benefits:
• If you got an outside shower you can move it around there to stand on, rinse off, dry feet, and put feet back in dry flip flops, sandals, etc.
• Wood left over from cutting up pallet will be used for a fire while camping this weekend.

Cost: Nothing – pallets provided by friend

Time: About two hours
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:47 PM   #2
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We have a three-stage mat program...by the time they get to the door you can lick their shoes.
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:57 PM   #3
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I just have a regular old doormat that we plop on the ground in front of the Axis door. It goes into the outside storage right to the left of the door...
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:28 AM   #4
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Nice mat idea! Some campsites have spongy areas off the steps, and this would be handy there.

We also use a regular old rubber doormat, plus I cut a carpet sample in half which just fits the two steps inside the Vegas, a short shag like the inside carpet. We have a second set of indoor/outdoor carpet that we use when we are near the beach. Our 2016 has carpet under the front seats, so another sample protects the high traffic area between the seats.

When the ones for the steps get dirty, we throw them out and cut a new one!
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:51 AM   #5
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door mat

Hi,
We use left over leveling blocks, works great and easy to clean.
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