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I carry my dog around with me quite a bit and needed something to keep him from slipping around. I went to Home Depot and got a 3' x 5' industrial door mat for 13 bucks! It fits nicely and is grey, matches beautifully with the interior of my silver ELEMENT. All you gotta do to install is grab your xacto knife and cut a couple of rectangles out so you can leave the mat in place when the seats go down. Like I said works great for people and gear too.
 

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Great minds think alike. We just got back from buying the exact same thing, but at Lowe's instead of Home Depot.
 

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Another possibility, take shelf liner paper, the rubber type, or anti skid rug backing, and place that on the floor. That will stop a mat from moving. I use the all season mats, and had a problem with the back mat. It is not anchored down.
 

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Thats the cool thing about these service industy mats, they are heavy duty, ribbed carpet fiber on top and rubber on bottom so they don't slide, all one piece and look great.
 

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My dog just puts his head between the front seats and pushes his but against the back seats... This keeps him stable....:cool:
 

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A good solution would also be the foam tiles (anti-fatigue tiles) that you can get at Sears or other places. I got a set at Sears for $19. They have edges that interlock together. One set will cover the area from the back of the front seats all the way to the tailgate. I cut a couple flaps to expose the seat anchors. When I was installing them, I noticed that they are actually quite comfortable and soft. I got them to protect the plastic floor and add some grip for when I carry cargo. I thought, as I noticed how soft they were, that they might actually help if one wanted to roll out a sleeping bag and sleep in their E. I then put a mat, like was originally mentioned in the way back behind the rear seats to protect the tiles from getting dirty and being gauged up by everyday cargo. It is actually a runner that is about a foot and a half wide (almost exact width of rear seat to tailgate) by whatever length you want. they cut it from a roll for about $1.98 a foot. I got 6' of it so I would have extra to protect the side walls if carrying a lot of stuff.





Then, I have the HONDA Carpeted mats that I have in the back seat area and the front seat area. If any of the stuff I got, the runner or the tiles does get damaged, no big deal. Inexpensive and easy to replace.

The HONDA Carpeted mats would be expensive but they are nice and very durable. They clean up pretty easilly if dirty also. I took a ham to my girlfriends for Christmas a couple years ago. The grease and glaze spilled on the mat. I washed it in the wash tub with a stiff brush and some Tide. As good as new.
 

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Sam's Club sells a huge poofy dog pillow which is a good fit with the seats folded up into the sides. It's big enough for my two Lab hybrids and with the faux leather side down doesn't skate around too much -- at least with 140 pounds of dogflesh weighing it down.
 

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Best thing? Yoga mats... Easy to roll up, they're light, they protect, they have "stiction", and keep my dog from slidin' around...

...Just a bit "risky" (if your wife is a Yoga instructor).... shhhhh!

MBB
 

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MontclairBobbyB said:
Best thing? Yoga mats... Easy to roll up, they're light, they protect, they have "stiction", and keep my dog from slidin' around...

...Just a bit "risky" (if your wife is a Yoga instructor).... shhhhh!

MBB
I use a yoga mat too...I just "unroll" it over the edge when I open the door so my dogs have the traction to get in and out and I don't have to worry about any scratches from those doggy nails! :) Works great! They're cheap too.. just picked up a gray one to match the interior at Target the other day for $15...

Here's a picture when I was using an old bright PURPLE one :shock:
 

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