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Old 01-18-2014, 02:40 PM
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Did you talk to JD at Cox trailers ? Sure he can order what ever you want.
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Old 01-18-2014, 02:46 PM
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It says floors are 2 inch treated pine doesn't give a thickness for diamond plate.

Neither does pj
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Ya, 2" thick treated = 1.5" dried.

I wonder if Kaufman could cut a nice discount if you bought two GN tilts? I'm half-inclined to buy a 20'er myself...would be handy in moving our stuff.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:15 PM
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Did you talk to JD at Cox trailers ? Sure he can order what ever you want.
Haven't been down there just going internet research. I'm probably going to buy out of state to avoid our tax
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:16 PM
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Ya, 2" thick treated = 1.5" dried.

I wonder if Kaufman could cut a nice discount if you bought two GN tilts? I'm half-inclined to buy a 20'er myself...would be handy in moving our stuff.
They can. They were going to cut me a deal on a dump and equipment trailer. But im going to hold off till spring to pick up the equipment trailer.

I need the dump immediate.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:11 PM
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Thats a good thing and a bad thing. Easier to slide pallets if needed but obviously slippery at the same time

I wonder if diamond plate reduces the trailer weight too? Wood is heavy. Espically 24 feet of it
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Sliding pallets really isn't a big deal.. It doesn't take much to get a pallet to even the middle of the trailer with my bobcat.
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:56 PM
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Don't get pine. Get oak. My oak lasted 5 years with heavy abuse. I don't think pine would last two
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:50 PM
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I have a 20' PJ with 4 ft front that is stationary. I like it and don't miss the ramps at all. Used it a couple of times moving small portable building, works real well.
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:24 PM
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Don't get pine. Get oak. My oak lasted 5 years with heavy abuse. I don't think pine would last two
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I've only owned three trailers but those three have all had pine floors.. Sold my pj deck over right at a year ago, had it 5 years. No problems with the pine deck.

Bought my gooseneck used, manufacture tag is from 2009-10. Original pine deck... It's showing two boards near the where the wheels spray that are going to need replaced. But it's a bad design, not cheap wood. And my newest pj has pine on it also.
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:38 PM
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Secret to making a pine deck last is not strapping your equipment down too tightly (most of the time the boards get weak and break right underneath a tire), and treating it with a mixture of diesel and oil every year, especially if you're in 4 seasons climate. I've had several Contrail trailers and I think they come standard with oak... they are much tougher than pine. If locust was on the option menu, I'd take it over all the other wood species.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:48 AM
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I'll throw in my 2 cents, I like my wood floor, I have a 20' 14k gooseneck. I usually have the Harley rake on the very front and with a metal floor it would be more prone to sliding off I think. The only time I have problems getting up my ramps is when the tracks are caked in mud, but you would have that problem with a tilt maybe even more so. Best advice I can give it to maximize space, I have a 100 gallon diesel tank mounted in the neck, pallet forks go in from either side underdeck. I also wouldn't doubt these style trailers, they're built pretty stout, mine is max weight most of the time and has been over quite a few times I know for sure.
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