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Old 07-12-2018, 10:39 PM   #1
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Default How many of you have Sprinter mats up in the front cabin and where did you get them?

Well, I've been thinking about getting carpeted mats..... but, wondering how they fit.. best place to get them and is it even worth doing??

There's many varieties as well, separate three piece mats two for the driver and passenger and one for the center between the seats...

AND... a one piece that covers the entire area...

Then, there's the question of carpet?? Cut pile, berber or vinyl.

The problem with vinyl is that it can slide around and slip... you see the Weather Tech mats are very nice, but, when you put them on an existing vinyl floor they can slip... not too good.

Mainly interested in the front cabin looking better... I have no illusions about any "noise cancellation" up there....


Where did you get your mats.. ?? Internet store, Amazon, Mercedes, where.... and did they fit???


I don't know.... maybe you'll tell me to just skip it..... after all, the base vinyl floor in the front cab of the Sprinter is a pretty durable vinyl.


Go ahead give your best answers...
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:12 AM   #2
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We are awaiting delivery of our 2019 Plateau.

Recently we bought a VW GTI and I bought custom floor mats made by "Weathertech."

Not cheap, but I have been impressed with them, especially for Canadian winters dealing with with road salt, ice and snow!

I see they also sell a one piece mat for the front of the MB Sprinter 3500, and the Weathertech main distribution centre for Canada happens to be in the town where we live (Burlington Ont).

So when we get the van I will take it around to see if the mat fits well in the PW.

Not as nice looking as a carpet style mat but probably more practical in our environment!

The mats in the GTI snap onto little retainers already in the VW to hold the OEM carpet mats in place so they don't move at all - I have no idea at this point if the MB Sprinter mats have a similar feature. They work great in the VW and stay in place perfectly - probably not only because of the snap on retainers but also the moulded bucket shape of teh mat that traps all dirt and water.

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Old 07-13-2018, 12:17 AM   #3
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We are awaiting delivery of our 2019 Plateau.

Recently we bought a VW GTI and I bought custom floor mats made by "Weathertech."

Not cheap, but I have been impressed with them, especially for Canadian winters dealing with with road salt, ice and snow!

I see they also sell a one piece mat for the front of the MB Sprinter 3500, and the Weathertech main distribution centre for Canada happens to be in the town where we live (Burlington Ont).

So when we get the van I will take it around to see if the mat fits well in the PW.

Not as nice looking as a carpet style mat but probably more practical in our environment!

The mats in the GTI snap onto little retainers already in the VW to hold the OEM carpet mats in place so they don't move at all - I have no idea at this point if the MB Sprinter mats have a similar feature. They work great in the VW and stay in place perfectly - probably not only because of the snap on retainers but also the moulded bucket shape of teh mat that traps all dirt and water.

Brian.
Different application ??

Listen, I have Weather Tech mats in my Subaru Outback...
They are great.... but, they're over carpeting....

The Sprinter has a vinyl floor.....
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:40 AM   #4
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Different application ??

Listen, I have Weather Tech mats in my Subaru Outback...
They are great.... but, they're over carpeting....

The Sprinter has a vinyl floor.....
"Listen" ?? !!

Haha - didn't realise that the van came with vinyl mats - we don't have our MB yet.

In that case, perhaps living where we do, I won't need anything at all then.

Vinyl or similar is probably the best for me, as carpet does not do well at all with salty water in winter time!

Once we get the van I will see if we need to do anything - maybe not and I can save the $$ for other gadgets!

If it appears advantageous I may still add the Weathertech mats and add something underneath to stop them moving about on the existing vinyl flooring - that should not be difficult to do.

In my case I would never be adding any sort of carpet up front.

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"Listen" ?? !!

Haha - didn't realise that the van came with vinyl mats - we don't have our MB yet.

In that case, perhaps living where we do, I won't need anything at all then.

Vinyl or similar is probably the best for me, as carpet does not do well at all with salty water in winter time!

Once we get the van I will see if we need to do anything - maybe not and I can save the $$ for other gadgets!

If it appears advantageous I may still add the Weathertech mats and add something underneath to stop them moving about on the existing vinyl flooring - that should not be difficult to do.

In my case I would never be adding any sort of carpet up front.

Brian.

Haha - didn't realise that the van came with vinyl mats - we don't have our MB yet.


Brian, there's no mats.... just the natural vinyl flooring up front... it's pretty durable....


YEAH... maybe I'll just skip the whole thing... they're pretty heavy duty... I just always like to protect the floors Ö I have seen some at dealerships with the carpet...




The Weather Tech mats would not grip... they would slide.. while the cut pile mat have a rubber grip back.
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Old 07-13-2018, 06:33 AM   #6
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We bought weathertech mats. Then we went to Home Depot and got some carpet pad remnants and the heaviest rubber floor mats they had. Cut them to fit under the floor mats. Helped to reduce noise in the cab. Then added same treatment to overhead cabinets and added sound control materials to the door cavity. Quieter now. No slipping.
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We bought weathertech mats. Then we went to Home Depot and got some carpet pad remnants and the heaviest rubber floor mats they had. Cut them to fit under the floor mats. Helped to reduce noise in the cab. Then added same treatment to overhead cabinets and added sound control materials to the door cavity. Quieter now. No slipping.
Interesting - thanks.

I was wondering if some sort of rubber glued to the underside of the Weathertech mat would keep it in place - sounds as though it might.

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I have Weather Tech floor liner in my '17 RT CS. Absolutely perfect fit...no slipping. It accumulates a tremendous amount of dirt and mud and water that is easy to clean. They are one piece: I can take them out and hose them off.
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Totally agree on the Weathertech mats. Spent 5 days at the beach. They captured a lot of sand that would have gotten embedded in carpet. They fit very well, do not move around.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:17 PM   #10
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I bought some very nice custom Berber mats from someone on eBay. They are beautifully made and look great. They were pricey but the value was there. Sorry I can't find the link or receipt now.
BUT as sturdy as these are to keep them looking nice I need to make an effort to not track in dirt. I usually take off my shoes on drives of any length.
In sum, they definitely are a cozy upgrade over the vinyl that comes with the Van but some effort to have they stay looking nice.e
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