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Really, really cheap floor protection

I just did a mod so simple it isn't worth a picture. We wanted cargo area protection with the rear seats down, mostly when hauling dogs or muddy camping gear.

I found a office floor mat thingy at the local thrift store. One of those plastic mats that sits on carpet and makes it easy to roll a chair around. 5 minutes work with a saber saw and I have a custom-fit hard plastic mat for the rear. The cut off piece fits the rear area with one rear seat up.

Total cost: 5 dollars, 5 minutes, and 3 holes poked in me from the %[email protected]$* sharp plastic prongs on the mat.
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Very impressive what some people will think of. Thanks for sharing...I just may have to take a trip to the local office thrift store.
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Great idea! I've got one of those that I never used. It'll really come in handy for the dog.
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I understand the protection, but those things are kinda slippery... wouldn't the dog be sliding all over the place? Ha.
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Another cheap bed liner (though maybe not very dog proof).

For about $10 I bought one of those non-fatigue floor mat things from Sears - it comes in 12x12 inch tiles with jigsaw puzzle edges. I trimmed to fit the cargo area from the 2nd row back and it has held up wonderfully for about a year now.

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Another cheap bed liner (though maybe not very dog proof).

For about $10 I bought one of those non-fatigue floor mat things from Sears - it comes in 12x12 inch tiles with jigsaw puzzle edges. I trimmed to fit the cargo area from the 2nd row back and it has held up wonderfully for about a year now.
Do you have a link to this product on their web site? I already have the Mopar liner in the Commander but might consider this for my Cherokee.
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Even if it's not "dog friendly", a blanket will work wonders. My dad works at a jail, and he gets these indistructable blankets for inmates. They can't be torn or burned, and the dog loves them. I would put something that on top of the liner to keep the dog comfy, and your car clean.
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Do you have a link to this product on their web site? I already have the Mopar liner in the Commander but might consider this for my Cherokee.
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...d=anti-fatigue
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What department would I find it in at the local store?
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What department would I find it in at the local store?
Tools. It's normally $20 but they often have it on special for half off. You can also find the same thing at Pep Boys.
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