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Bed liner on a trailer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by raksasas, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. raksasas

    raksasas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Would it be a good idea to get a trailers "whole" frame coated with bed liner?

    I just bought a 5x10 trailer for $150(http://tinyurl.com/2l7bcl). The trailer was built in '97 and Everyone tells me that I got a hell of a deal on it after they have seen it. The wood deck needs to be replaced and the whole thing needs to be repainted at least.

    I have been thinking instead of painting it why not get it coated with bed liner. Yes, I know it's going to cost way more then just getting it sandblasted and repainting it but I'm thinking I will never have to repaint it down the line again. Now everyone that I have talked to, mainly older gentleman, say it's a waste of money to bed coat it. But I'm only 25 and the trailer is already looking like that after 10 years why not bed coat it and never have to worry about painting it again.
  2. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    you also have to think if it's worth it to coat a trialer that will in 7 or 8 years collapse from use, they do have a life expectancy.
  3. ja2852

    ja2852 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Sounds like a great idea to me. :drinkup:
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    What are you talking about? If you take care of your stuff it will last a long long time........bed lining a trailer is an awesome idea to protect it, yes it will cost you but the time and money it will save in the long run will be worth it.
  5. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    That is a good deal on that trailer. I think it a good idea to use bed liner also. I have been considering doing this also to a 5'x8' trailer I just bought for $300 that needs a little paint. If you take care of it and don't try to haul something like a skid loader on it, it won't collapse. :hammerhead:

    P.S. Those white wall tires are styling. j/k :)
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    i just noticed the link and thought of a couple of other things.....the first is that if you do coat it, it will look a lot better as well, once you replace the floorboards with new PT ones, and coat it, it will look a lot newer and better....the second thing would be that i would try to move that spare tire somewhere else as where it is now it takes up valuable cargo room.......

  7. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    A trailer that is taken care of will last a long time. As far a bed liner material it is not slick, if you are going to use it for mulch and dirt or want your material to slide it would not be a good idea for the deck and sides.

    It would seem to be good protection against corrosion.
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,292

    The wood would probably cost less than bed liner !
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    No doubt about that!! But the wood isn't going to be coated
  10. craglawnmanor

    craglawnmanor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    I think putting bedliner on a trailer could be a good thing.

    I'm shopping for a car trailer (probably 7X18) with a steel floor, and I'm considering having the treadplate floor coated in a bedliner---having my truck bed lined with a Line-X style material last year was an excellent investment!:)

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