Protect Your Camper With An RV Carpet Protector
You may notice the carpeting in the room adjacent to your slideout becoming worn and frayed with repeated use of the slideout. This can happen after the slideout slides in and out over it a few times. Or it could take many operations of the slideout to start to see damage to carpeted areas.
When the slideout is dragging over the carpet, it creates enough friction that the motor that propels the slideout has to work harder to get the room in or out. An RV carpet protector can provide an easy solution to wear and tear on both the carpet and the slideout motor.
Signs you need an RV carpet protector
- You go RVing in areas where small pebbles or bits of gravel could find their way into the RV and get stuck under the slideout and drag on the carpet
- There is fraying or marks on the surface of your RV carpet
- The slideout motor sounds like it’s struggling
- You’d like to avoid damage to your RV carpet before it starts
How does an RV carpet protector work?
Lippert’s carpet protectors are two slippery plastic strips that are held in place by small nibs. You just put the strips in place on top of the carpet before bringing the slideout in. The nibs will hold them in place as the slideout glides over them, instead of dragging on the carpet.
If you have carpet in your RV adjacent to your slideout room, it’s a good idea to use carpet protectors to keep it in good shape. You’ll also save wear and tear on your slideout motor too.
They’re easy to install before bringing the slide in for travel. When you get to your destination, they are equally easy to remove. Carpet protectors are an ingenious but very simple idea that works very effectively.
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