Ground cover mat thingy...

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Ground cover mat thingy...

Postby travellingwilbury » Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:41 pm

Hi,
We have noticed from quick stops around the place that some parks require a ground mat thing under your tent. What exactly is this and where do we get one from? (Tarps are not suitable apparently) :shock:
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Postby Scolers » Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:43 pm

Tarps aren't suitable becuase the inhibit the growth of grass and most caravan parks want grass. We hvae a mat (Oztrail 12ft sq) that we bought from Ranger Camping (about $50) that we use for our camper trailer. It's not a bad investment as it soaks up liquid (rain AND beer) and helps to keep dust/ dirt to a minimum.

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Postby travellingwilbury » Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:43 pm

Thanks for that...what is it made of? and doesn't a tent stop the grass growing anyway???
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Postby Scolers » Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:02 pm

No idea what it's made of but if it becomes an issue I can find out (it's in my CTR and I cant be bothered looking). Out CT doesnt have a floor (I prefer them that way) but you do have a good point for NOT putting a tent up in a caravan park!

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Postby Kelstar » Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:03 pm

There is also an annex matting that would do the trick but we usually just use ground sheeting which is like a woven mesh made out of a plastic kinda like a fly screen look. It also protects the bottom of your tent against rips and makes for a cleaner bottom when packing up.... heaps of benefits for a relatively cheap product. i think the product we have is of oztrail brand. the annex matting I have seen is quite expensice and is sold by the meter at some places but i find the ground sheet does wonders.
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Postby Cruzin » Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:40 pm

It depends on the length of stay etc

We have a CT

we have
1) a large "ground cover" to suit our Camper trailer and folded out tent and
2) a second "ground cover" to suit the annex area as well.

ie short stay vs long stay
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Postby 4800Patrol » Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:51 am

I have a large peice of the green heavy duty shade cloth that you can purchase from any hardware store.

It come in various widths off the rack and you just have it cut to length.

This also stops the pooling of water under your tent, is easy to clean and is cool on the feet during summer.

Have it cut a little longer for when you step out of your tent.
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