We were certain we had lost our little frugal minds when we decided that the only solution for us was to take a chance and pull up the old, filthy carpet in the motor home we had just purchased. Trying to look at the bright side before biting the bullet, we celebrated the fact that we would no longer have to worry about rv carpet cleaning and shampooing. It would be a more sanitary solution - so the decision was made....out you go, icky carpeting!
Don't get us wrong...we were afraid of the "cons" in this decision. Like anyone else, we enjoy the bounce of plush carpeting under our feet. We loved it, in our previous sticks and bricks home, where the long entry hall did a good enough job, with throw rugs to assist the continuous foot traffic, at keeping the household carpeting clean.
But that isn't the case rving. Nope...in the great outdoors, rain plus dirt equals mud. Mud sticks to shoes (along with pine needles and other debris), then you track it in and out all day long. In addition, our dog has 4 paws...so on a rainy day, that equates to 8 feet tracking dirt all around the camper (4 human feet, 4 doggie feet). So we decided to think outside of the box...the dirty carpet wasn't the actual problem...having carpeting was what caused us so much grief!