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Old September 12th, 2016, 08:35 AM
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The buyers knew what they were getting.
Damaged goods at a cheap price.
Thats about the price of some floor mats.

The installation process is brutal.

At least they'll sit in a truck as a test for a few years before the landfill....who knows?


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As a buyer I certainly knew that I was buying a damaged mat system. However, what wasn't clear to me was that the damage was not sustained in shipping and will continue to worsen over time (according to Exmoor). That is disappointing because I'm not sure I would've pulled the trigger had I known that. Caveat emptor I suppose.

Anywho, I've got what I've got and will plan on repairing the existing damage with 3M 5200 backed by thin rubber and hope for the best.

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I wonder what the date range is of the defective ones. I've got a set sitting new in the box, but I've had it a couple of years I think.
I'm at work now, but will look for a date code or lot number on mine when I get home this evening. Guessing it's stamped into it somewhere. That may give you some indication if you are in the clear.

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Old September 12th, 2016, 08:50 AM
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As a buyer I certainly knew that I was buying a damaged mat system. However, what wasn't clear to me was that the damage was not sustained in shipping and will continue to worsen over time (according to Exmoor). That is disappointing because I'm not sure I would've pulled the trigger had I known that. Caveat emptor I suppose.


I too am upset about that. At no point was that conveyed to us...discouraging for sure.
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Old September 12th, 2016, 09:53 AM
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I think Drew's comment should be taken @ face value. Ie a manufacturer frustrated with a supply or process issue. So the mats are more prone to tearing than normal, which tear easily btw. The mats still offer incredible amounts of sound deadening and were discounted appx $600 off the normal price.
I'd say they represent a great value @ that price point.
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At that price, look at it this way...... Sure as hell will be easier to cut/trim as needed!!!!
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Old September 12th, 2016, 10:37 AM
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As a buyer I certainly knew that I was buying a damaged mat system. However, what wasn't clear to me was that the damage was not sustained in shipping and will continue to worsen over time (according to Exmoor). That is disappointing because I'm not sure I would've pulled the trigger had I known that. Caveat emptor I suppose.

Anywho, I've got what I've got and will plan on repairing the existing damage with 3M 5200 backed by thin rubber and hope for the best.

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I'm at work now, but will look for a date code or lot number on mine when I get home this evening. Guessing it's stamped into it somewhere. That may give you some indication if you are in the clear.

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This is ridiculous, the mat system was basically free (16% of List Price). I got mine and it has tears in a few spots, but I was so happy to get the sound deadening at such a discount!

If you do not want this mat set, I will buy it off you for your current investment (including what shipping costed you) in it and you can go buy a $700 mat set brand new.

Did you try to install it as is? You might find you do not even notice the tears, and will also find it MUCH easier to install with that piece ripped.
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Old September 12th, 2016, 07:16 PM
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I wonder what the date range is of the defective ones. I've got a set sitting new in the box, but I've had it a couple of years I think.
Hey Jafir. Here are the markings from my matting set in case they are helpful. Not sure if something here indicates date or batch number.
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I cut mine here for ease of service hahahhahahaha

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Nice to see from the stamping they are recyclables, RN recycled them, Dale recycled them, just make sure when they fall apart you put them in the correct bin.

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Nice to see from the stamping they are recyclables, RN recycled them, Dale recycled them, just make sure when they fall apart you put them in the correct bin.Tapatalk
Now that has to be one of the funniest posts in a long time.

Seems like the manufacturer would have asked the vendors to dispose of them or return them for a credit. I know if it were my product I would not want them being passed around or used since it has the potential to make other people think your product is junk when it was just a bad batch.

Anyone know if RN or other vendors were offered a refund, credit and asked to dispose or return the product?
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Old September 13th, 2016, 01:33 PM
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this thread should just die off quietly


The mats were damaged- they were sold at ridiculously low cost.

Buyers knew they were buying damaged goods for cheap.


Later, the manufacturer claims it to be a bad batch of rubber abd they should be disposed.
Who knows.They will probably be fine.

I still say its better to use them until they disintegrate before heaving them in the landfill.
The damaged mats are probably in better condition than most of the trucks they're going in... ha ha


I for one, wouldnt want to keep crying about this if it hurts RN's rep.


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I'd try the repair with Right Stuff. It's worked well to discreetly repair the NAS roll cage foam.
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