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Are WeatherBeaters overkill for my needs?


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#1 OFFLINE   DirectorMan

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:44 AM

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the worst weather we get is a rainstorm. Would WeatherBeaters be overkill for me? Should I opt for a carpeted mat?









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#2 OFFLINE   inco

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:50 AM

In your case a carpeted mat that you can easily take out and let dry I think would be a better choice. Weather Beaters would let the water overflow to your carpets and increase the chance of mold forming methinks.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:53 AM

They are great if you live in the snow belt or have a gravel drive, but if just occasional rain and hard top parking, the carpeted ones are perfect. They do hold quite a bit of water and do keep the carpet clean. 


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#4 OFFLINE   corncobs

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:15 PM

I'm glad I have them and it might just be for the fact that after a long road trip with a 2.5 year old the crumbs he produced are very easy to clean out.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:32 PM

I don't care what climate you live in you spill one large anything drink and it soaks straight through into the floor board then molds because you can't get 1/2 it out with a wet vac. You will kick your self in the tail for not getting a better floor mat.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:40 PM

I'm glad I have them and it might just be for the fact that after a long road trip with a 2.5 year old the crumbs he produced are very easy to clean out.

You could be more concerned for the planet and start an ant farm in the car.  Think how 'green' that would be!!  :)


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:48 PM

You could be more concerned for the planet and start an ant farm in the car.  Think how 'green' that would be!!  :)


If they make themselves useful and produce energy to charge the HVB you might be on to something.
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#8 OFFLINE   srogers

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 01:01 AM

I've lived in the SF Bay Area my whole life and all I've ever needed is the standard carpet mats. I replaced the mats in one car that had light tan mats after about four years. If you go skiing in Tahoe a lot you may want to get something for your trips to the mountains. 



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:47 AM

I don't care what climate you live in you spill one large anything drink and it soaks straight through into the floor board then molds because you can't get 1/2 it out with a wet vac. You will kick your self in the tail for not getting a better floor mat.

 

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:39 AM

The Ford supplied carpeted mats are too small to protect anything.  It makes me want to cry that my hankie is bigger than the driver's mat.

 

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