RV Parks and campgrounds come with a wide variety of different surfaces: pavement, gravel, dirt, sand, pine needles, leaves, roots, etc.. are all pretty common. We prefer gravel, but most sites have a combination of the listed surfaces and are in dire need of grading.
As RVers, we spend lots of time outdoors. Unfortunately that creates a steady stream of dirt, rocks, leaves, grass, and bugs that get tracked into your RV. Trust us when we say that RV floors get dirty fast!
What’s the best and easiest way to keep your RV floors clean? A Patio Mat – and specifically the Prest-O-Fit Aero-Weave Breathable Outdoor Mat. The Aero-Weave mat keeps dirt, sticks, and bugs on the ground where they belong. The Aero-Weave is also very easy to clean, as you can simply hose it off and the dirt will fall right through the rug grid.
As an added benefit, a good outdoor rug visually turns any outdoor space into a cozy patio. It also provides a smooth and clean surface for your chairs, tables, and other outdoor items, and creates a finished look with very little effort.
If you enjoy sitting outdoors like we do, we’re sure you’ll be happy with the Aero-Weave Outdoor Mat.
How We Decided on the Prest-O-Fit Aero-Weave Breathable Outdoor Mat
When we bought our RV the thought of buying an outdoor mat didn’t cross our minds. But a few months later we did a complete about-face, convinced that all RVers must have an outdoor patio mat.
In the beginning we set our RV up in a nice tidy park in Southern CA with paved patios. We felt no need to buy a mat as our new furniture was sitting on a clean cement pad.
Fast forward a month or so and we found trails of ants making their way across our outdoor patio and all over our patio furniture. Then in the fall, the Santa Ana winds blew dust all over our site.
Coincidentally at this point we began noticing that many of our neighbors had outdoor mats, and decided it might be worth buying one.
We saw some RVers using indoor rugs, heavy outdoor rugs, bedding, and tarps on their patios. We realized there are lots of options that can serve as an outdoor mat, but some of these are heavy — or worse yet get soggy and mildewed in wet weather.
Since we planned to trek around quite a bit, we wanted something lightweight, durable, mildew resistant, and easy to clean. Plus, we’re visual, and wanted it to match our RV’s color scheme.
We measured our ideal patio space and started looking for something in the 6’x15′ size range.
We lucked out by finding the Presto-Fit Aero-Weave Breathable Outdoor Mat right away. It had all the features we wanted and even came in the right size and color, so we bought it.
It’s made from PVC-coated polyester mesh, so it’s very strong and durable. It’s a weave pattern, which lets sunlight, dirt, water, and air flow through into the ground. That means you can literally hose the patio mat off to clean it – even after you’ve folded it up.
The pattern does makes it less than ideal for sand, as the sand can and will come through the mat. On every other surface we’ve found the grid pattern to be ideal. It holds most outdoor debris down so you don’t track it into your RV. You can even place the Aero-Weave Patio Mat over grass without killing it, as the mat allows water, air, and sunlight to reach the grass.
Our ‘New’ Patio
As soon as we set up our outdoor patio on our new patio mat we loved it. The mat is the perfect color, and it makes our patio space feel homey and finished.
The best part was that I didn’t need to sweep the entire RV nearly as much as I had been. (Yes, I lean toward the neat side, but we don’t have a vacuum in our RV – and who wants dirt stuck to their feet?)
When it was time to wash our patio down after a dusty spell, we were pleased to see it dried quickly like we’d hoped. We were true converts to the Prest-O-Fit AeroWeave Breathable Outdoor Mat.
Outdoor Mat Details:
PVC Coated Polyester Mesh Outdoor Mat comes in 2 sizes: 6′ x 15′ and 7.5′ x 20′. Available in Santa Fe (brown) and Seascape (blue). Brass Grommets installed in the corners for easy stake-down.
- Helps keep your RV floor clean
- Better for Grass than other Mats
- Durable PVC-coated polyester
- Easy to rinse off – dirt falls right through even when folded
- Available in two colors and two sizes
- Turns your outdoor area into a patio instantly!
- Small insects (fire ants) can sneak right through the weave. Be careful placing the mat over fire ant nests!
- Heavy rain brings mud up through the weave, but it’s easy to clean off when the weather improves.
Over the past two years we’ve traveled across the U.S. and up and down both coasts. We’ve used our mats on dirt, mud, beach sand, asphalt, gravel – you name it! We usually stay in one place for a few weeks at a time, so wherever we go, we always use our patio mat.
Our Prest-O-Fit AeroWeave Breathable Outdoor Mat packs up small, still looks like new, and continues to give us great service. It’s a great value and we definitely recommend it to RVers everywhere!