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Old 11-30-2012, 05:59 PM
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I have a trailer question

I have a 7x16 open trailer I have to replace the wood deck due to 2 boards rotting in parts. My question is when I replace the wood obviously am going to use preside treated but would it be smart to put a couple of coats of something like a Thompson water seal. To hopefully repel some of the moisture that is rotting these boards?
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:01 PM
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Pressure treated
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:51 PM
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I have a 7x16 open trailer I have to replace the wood deck due to 2 boards rotting in parts. My question is when I replace the wood obviously am going to use preside treated but would it be smart to put a couple of coats of something like a Thompson water seal. To hopefully repel some of the moisture that is rotting these boards?
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Waste of money and time. The treated lumber should last 15+ years.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:53 PM
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Agreed, the wood is not in constant contact with moisture. You don't need additional wood preservative.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:54 PM
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Treated is the way to go. What I did/do.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:57 PM
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I bought my 16x7.5 trailer new in 1996. The non-treated lumber they used lasted all of two years. I put pressure treated 2x6's in it in 1998 and it's still holding strong, even in this Florida heat and humidity. I don't keep it under a shelter either. I don't understand why the trailer builders don't use treated wood to begin with. It's only a few dollars more and they would get a reputation that would bring business to them!?
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:28 PM
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I have 3 trailers 9 10 and 11 years old all is untreated all stay out side and all 3 are sound. Keep the leaves and other debris off them and keep the spaces between the boards clear and you shouldn't see any rot.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:01 AM
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Thanks for all the help I appreciate it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:54 AM
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I put 2 coats of preserver on mine just for extra protection...it doesn't take long or cost much
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