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OSU 09
02-02-2011, 08:35 PM
Ok so my main trailer is an 18' diamondback car hauler with diamond plate floor (attached pic). It was a flat bed but we put some angle rails on it and gave it some fresh paint last year. I have been debating replacing the dimond plate with wood. Would the weight difference justify doing this. Weight is what I am really looking for, other than that the floor is in good shape.

badbart
02-02-2011, 08:56 PM
Ok so my main trailer is an 18' diamondback car hauler with diamond plate floor (attached pic). It was a flat bed but we put some angle rails on it and gave it some fresh paint last year. I have been debating replacing the dimond plate with wood. Would the weight difference justify doing this. Weight is what I am really looking for, other than that the floor is in good shape.

Why? I don't think you would have a weight advantage over wood. And it won't rot!

knox gsl
02-02-2011, 09:01 PM
I doubt that you will save any weight maybe even gain a little. Also the steel floor is better than a floor for most applications, I would only add some vertical e-track welded to the floor for some real handy tie downs and enjoy what looks like a nice well built trailer.

meets1
02-02-2011, 09:17 PM
Leave it. Wood rots - wood adds weight, wood on that trailer wouldn't be cool!

lyndont
02-02-2011, 09:26 PM
Leave it alone it looks good and will outlast wood
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OSU 09
02-02-2011, 09:50 PM
thanks for the fast responses everyone. i wasn't sure if there was a big weight difference between metal and wood or not.

lyndont
02-02-2011, 10:02 PM
Are you from stillwater or ohio
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OSU 09
02-03-2011, 06:47 AM
i'm from northeast ohio