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STIHL GUY
06-07-2011, 11:05 PM
i just bought a 2011 big tex 6.5 x 14 trailer. my question is should i put anything on the deck of it to protect it from the elements?? the trailer will be kept in my garage overnight and when im not using it like the winter. i was just wondering what everyone else does

Puddle of Oil
06-07-2011, 11:23 PM
i have a big tex as well, had it for about 8 years now. Its been through a lot of rain storms, ive left it outside over the winter, put a couple tons of salt on it and the wood still looks good. So no, don't bother.

Donald A
06-08-2011, 09:18 AM
Have a Big Tex 16' that is about 7 years old. I did nothing to the original deck and it was totally rotted at 7 years.
Replaced the planks with 2" white oak planks, cut by a local resident with a portable sawmill.
I put 4 coats of a 50/50 mix of linseed oil and mineral spirits on it just as added protection, but truth be known, the white oak should last a long time without any coating.

STIHL GUY
06-08-2011, 08:10 PM
i ended up putting a coat of finish on it. i had the stuff in the basement just laying around. its the stuff for decks and fences and stuff like that

FryDaddy
06-09-2011, 12:02 AM
might get some comments about this, but pour diesel fuel or burnt oil on wood flooring. That's what lots of people used to do.
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mow king
06-11-2011, 04:53 PM
I pressure wash and use wood deck sealer on my trailers every few years. They've held up well.

XLS
06-11-2011, 05:05 PM
can you guys not spend a few dollars and a saturday morning on a project if it goes bad i mean i have alot of trailers and none Bix tex but all wood floors and i have never replaced a floor for regular lawn mowing trailers ...... I have on a few of them when we bought them used and had no floor left . it is not hard at all and for 60.00-75.00 its finished all you need is a floor jack and a friend and it takes 30 minutes for most floors. just a jack and i guess bolting them down if you wish to do so. cut ,jack bow,release bolt repeat not hard

STIHL GUY
06-11-2011, 07:56 PM
I pressure wash and use wood deck sealer on my trailers every few years. They've held up well.

do you keep your trailer indoors or outside over the winter and over night?

eco.lawns
06-11-2011, 08:00 PM
I don't treat mine, guess I have never thought about it. I just replaced my deck with treated lumber and I'm sure it will hold up for 5-6 years

Poontamer
06-11-2011, 09:11 PM
How much did you pay for the trailer?
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STIHL GUY
06-12-2011, 06:08 PM
How much did you pay for the trailer?
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i paid $1500 for it. it was bought brand new in march and the guy only used it a few times and decided to sell it

mow king
06-12-2011, 06:40 PM
do you keep your trailer indoors or outside over the winter and over night?

They stay outside year around. I only use them a few times per winter though.

knox gsl
06-13-2011, 01:15 AM
Never treated mine, but it has had bar oil, motor oil, hydro oil, 2stroke fuel and mulch dye soaking into it over the years. The floor is 2x8 PT yellow pine.
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South Florida Lawns
06-23-2011, 10:52 PM
you guys have too much time on your hands.

jsecape
07-31-2011, 10:46 AM
I hate to say it,I use used oil on my shed floors. and trailer..