Originally Posted by markopolo
Like this: http://www.floormatsystems.com/floor-ma ... r-mat.html
That looks like a good mat for RV use. Using it as an occupied site sign is clever.
Was the first one stolen from your site?
You're probably right about it being problematic rolling up a mat and putting it in a tube now that I think about it. The mat would have to be small.
Yep, that is the mat, available on a few different sites at widely varying prices, get it without the backing so it will breathe and is easy to hose clean. We had tried a lot of mats and all had similar problems. To big when folded. Condensation and the generated mud on the backside always making a mess just when you want to pack up and go, hard to clean and dry. Our 3X5' on rolls up to about 30" long and 6" diameter, which is about 1/3 the size of anything else that will hold dirt off the surface, at least that we found. As you see in the pics, it fits on the running board behind the second side door very easily. Putting in a tube would be kind of like pushing cooked spaghetti up a straw!
Our first one was stolen, in Sleeping Giant provincial park, while we were gone for no more than an hour, with sites on both sides occupied. Second day of the trip, so we had to get a quick substitute. That is why we painted this one with our name, so we can have the painted side up when we are gone, marking the site (whoever took it would just say they thought we forgot it), and identifying it. When we are there, we use the clear side.