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Old 10-08-2012, 07:10 PM
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Enclosed Trailer Ramp Rebuild.

My enclosed trailer is about 7 or 8 years old. Its got 3/4 inch pressure treated plywood for a floor....and it never seems to last. The ramp gets wet here and there, and the wood holding the water seemed to be causing lots of rust. So today I decided to rebuild it, not using wood. Once I got the wood off...it was worse than I thought. So after some scraping, sanding and a good coat of POR 15 and a new deck I think it should be good FOREVER. Here are the pictures, let me know what you think.













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Old 10-08-2012, 07:37 PM
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Nice job, be careful, I have a metal ramp and you'll bust your but with wet boots or when it's raining. lol
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:42 PM
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The diamond plate looks killer man. Nice work
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:29 AM
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Nice job, be careful, I have a metal ramp and you'll bust your but with wet boots or when it's raining. lol
I hear ya. I busted my arse on the plywood when it was wet. I just hope this lasts. The diamond plate alum cost me $297 alone. Its 1/8 inch and a little lighter than the 3/4 plywood.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:14 PM
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Looks good!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:53 PM
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I hear ya. I busted my arse on the plywood when it was wet. I just hope this lasts. The diamond plate alum cost me $297 alone. Its 1/8 inch and a little lighter than the 3/4 plywood.
I have been running on mine for many years now, it's the only thing I haven't had to replace or repair on my trailer over the years. Your gonna love it, once you learn to be cautious when wet. lol I have the diamond plate also, it doesn't give you much grip when wet. Also watch out when your having to park on a slope when wet, the mowers will want to slide as well when loading back up. That will take your pulley cable out in a heart beat if t your not expecting it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:23 PM
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Thanks for the heads up. The guys mowed today....its a little wet...Ill ask em tomorrow about it. Im just looking forward to the metal not soaking up the water from rain or wet lawns....and ive never used POR 15, im curious to see how well that stuff holds up. Id love to do my entire trailer floor in the diamond plate, but its way to $$.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:30 PM
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I had thought about doing my floor as well but decided against it because I know the mowers would slide even more when some idiot cuts in front of you and you need to apply more pressure to the brakes than you would have liked. lol
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Thanks for the heads up. The guys mowed today....its a little wet...Ill ask em tomorrow about it. Im just looking forward to the metal not soaking up the water from rain or wet lawns....and ive never used POR 15, im curious to see how well that stuff holds up. Id love to do my entire trailer floor in the diamond plate, but its way to $$.
Used it in NY 20 years ago and it worked great on cars, trucks, trailers and snowmobiles. Back then it was considered new tech.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:20 AM
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Guys said it worked fine. I like it, just not the price.
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