i have a trailer that came with a steel mesh floor that has now stretched and broken. i want to put a wood floor down and wanted to get some thoughts on the best way to do this. should i put down boards or plywood? use nails, screws, or bolt down? i have seen wood floors nailed into the steel frame, how would one do this?
my gooseneck is in dire need of a new wood decking. i've got a few busted and rotted boards. trailer gets used 2-3days a week hauling my tractor and skidsteer etc. current decking is 2x8s. i've noticed some flex in the boards between the floor crossmembers.
i re-decked my trailer with wood when i bought it two years ago. it's lived outside the entire time i've owned it and other than a wee bit of shrinkage it's solid as a rock. also, for what it's worth, if you ever want to use your trailer as a utility trailer to haul dirt, rock, etc. a wood floor won't allow crap to fall through like a mesh floor.
sides= 3 2x10x8 treated boards floor= 11 5/4x6x8 treated deck boards carriage bolts= 58 3/8' not sure on length. flat washers= 58 3/8'' nuts= 58 3/8
i prefer wood. a buddy had a 5' x 8' with mesh floor and it sagged between the supports. all he hauled on the trailer was an atv honda 300 . i have owned a 6' x 10' trailer with wood floor for 20 years and have hauled a little of everything: mulch, sand, dirt, atv, lawnmower, and moved myself and others using it.
a wide variety of trailer floor mesh options are available to you, such as perforated, woven. you can also choose from plain weave, dutch weave, and twill weave trailer floor mesh, as well as from expanded mesh, welded mesh, and weave wire mesh trailer floor mesh, and whether trailer floor mesh is protecting mesh, screen, or farm fence.
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go with treated wood. the seven trust stuff is 1 inch thick, and 2x treated lumber is 1.5 inches thick. i have seen seven trust bow under the summer sun, so i wouldn't want it on a trailer. the treated lumber should last you 15-20 years unless it is abused. we have one flat bed truck with treated wood flooring that is about 20 years old and needs replacing now.
since resin isnt cheap you should only buy what you need. remember that a little goes a long way. as doug says, if you need a whole gallon, you probably need a new trailer. 6. add or replace the wood frame and flooring. the resin took a couple of days to cure. while he was waiting, doug added new wood to make the sub-floor sturdier.
this is a short video of my process of putting lumber onto my new 5 x 8 mesh bottom utility trailer. i do not claim to know it all or say this is the best or only way, i just thought i would share
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utility trailer floor replacement introduction. we all have those projects that we want to do or need to do, but never make the time to do them for whatever reason. for me, replacing the wood floor in my utility trailer was on that never ending list.
if you use pt wood be sure to use pt rated fasteners. pt placed next to the trailer metal can be a problem in the future. severe corrosion 2 on the self drilling self taping trailer decking screw most good lumber yard/hardware will have a variety of sizes.
wood and only wood the only trailers i've seen with mesh floors are like 6 and 8 footers or smaller from lowes or tractor supply. wood is stronger and will do way better on our trailers than mesh. who wants to be driving around wondering which mower is gonna fall through first anyways? posted via mobile device
how to remove and install flat-bed trailer deck 16 foot deck/the allen brothers - duration: new wood floor on the old flatbed trailer installing wood on a mesh bottom 5x8 trailer
installing the treated wood is similar to building a deck on your house; plan allowances for drainage and wood expansion from humidity to keep your trailer bed firm and secure. 1 measure the width
i just bought a 5x8 from lowes for my bikes. it has the mesh floor on but i want to lay plywood over it to make it more rigid. also i need to add wheel chocks too. my question is have any of you added ply over the mesh floor? if so how did you mout the ply to the trailer frame? drill thru the ply and the metal trailer frame?
trailers. mesh floor vs wood? discussion in 'trucks and trailers bought a trailer with a mesh floor when first starting out because i didn't know any better. used sheets of plywood on the floor for hauling mulch/brush for years. finally had a contractor install decking over the sagging, broken mesh. added a good bit of weight but has worked
i didn't use e-trac, but when i mounted my chocks and ancra tie down rings, i used stainless bolts, washers and nyloc nuts. in cases where i did not have the trailer frame to serve as a 'backup' through the wood floor, i used some 1/8' aluminum plate stock under the wood floor to minimize the possibility of 'pull through.'
carry-on trailer tsc exclusive 5 ft. x 8 ft. open mesh-floor utility trailer is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 1104. rated 4 out of 5 by go dawgs from decent for the money this trailer is decent for the price. other than the surface rust they all seem to have, the mesh floors seem really weak.
the first step is to decide on the trailer parts you will use. will it be treated boards, marine plywood or a metal floor like steel mesh or plate? mesh will be a nightmare to paint, while chequerplate is less likely to rust but can be expensive and slippery when wet. wood is strong and easy to install but must be weatherproof.