ground mat,s

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 12:08
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hi all just starting to get gear together for tripping all over austalia (long term plan). we will take delivery of a new cub camper and looking for suggestion,s on ground mat,s covering,s thank,s
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 12:39

Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 12:39
G'day meggsie, We use doubled shadecloth as a groundsheet with good results. There are other pricey options available. Make it a metre bigger all around your camper , gives room to sit stuff on & stops sand etc sticking to bottom of gear. Get a silver tarp for the top, once again with plenty of overhang. Stops wet packups, prevents staining & is cooler. Oco straps are good to hold it down. Fold both sides to the centre & pull over rig like a rope,
then unfold to each side, quick & simple & forget all that drama about leaks &
sealing. Happy travelling....oldbaz.
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 13:55

Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 13:55
Any good canvas shop or sailmaker should be able to stitch the shadecloth for you and put some strengthening eyelets in the corners and along the edges.
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Reply By: Von Helga - Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 15:54

Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 15:54
Meggsy,
The shadecloth is the go.
I buy it off the roll from bunnings. It is folded on the roll in the shop i.e twice the width.
I use a single layer and I don't worry about eyelets. a handfull of roofing nails will usually hold it in place
The edge of the mat usually stays as it comes off the roll however the ends tend to get a bit ratty after a while so by having a metre or so spare at each end allows you to trim the dags off over time.
I have one piece for the whole camper trailer annex and one for the camper trailer room to sit on when it is folded out.
Trevor
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Reply By: Atta Boy Luther - Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 15:57

Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 15:57
cgear matting
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 18:44

Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 18:44
Hi Meggsy,
Like a couple of replies above we use shade cloth. Works well for our situations.
Cgear have a great product, but a lot dearer.

Cheers

Stephen
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