Enclosed trailer floor sagging.......

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bodetsr, May 12, 2011.

  1. bodetsr

    bodetsr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I just bought a new 2011 Interstate 1 7x16 Enclosed trailer for the business this year. We aren't even barely 6 weeks into the season and I notice my floor is severely sagging where the rear tires of my two Bobcat's sit. I have the usual 3/4" plywood floors. Any suggestions on what I can do to either strengthen what I have, or what I can lay to eliminate this problem?????
  2. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    Ours is doing the same thing after a couple season's. IDK about yours but where ours is sagging its not in line with a cross brace. About the only thing I can think of short of replacing the whole floor is laying a 4x8 piece of plywood over top. Try to line up the most weight over a cross beam.
  3. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 998

    I'd replace the floor with some barnboard, 1" thick. It's durable stuff. Look around online in your area. Keep in mind that most plywoods are glued sheets. Heat from the interior of the trailer and machines after use will degrade the wood before the season is out. If you can get some good hardwood boards on the cheap that would be the route to go as well.
  4. bodetsr

    bodetsr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Thanks for the advice 360ci.......since it's raining in OH today, I'm going to look into that, and hopefully get my floor beefed up before the week starts all over again tomorrow.

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