Trailer flooring Help

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by quadsport09, May 15, 2012.

  1. quadsport09

    quadsport09 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Hey guys just bought a 16 foot trailer and it currently has a plywood floor that is rotted. Im debating about replacing the plywood or putting new expanded steel flooring in. what are your thoughts on this?
    also , if anyone knows where an affordable place to get the expanded steel mesh in northeast Pa is let me know
    thanks guys
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,018

    Wood is cheap. You can mount things easier to wood. Wood let's you carry loose materials. Expanded mesh sags, leaks material and will eventually tear and rust out. Pain to cut and then weld in place.
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  3. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,372

    I would use galvannil .80 gauge. It will be a bear to weld but it will not rust any time soon. Worth the investment. I est. the cost for a 16' trailer $600 to $900.
    easy-lift guy
  4. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,999

    Either plywood or 2x? Steel is gunna cost you, plus its gunna be slick when wet
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  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,196

    I have Rainblock engineered flooring in mine. Waterproof, wont warp. I thought it might be slick when wet (the drop down ramp portion), but no, not a problem.

    Here is another option. Put in plywood, then LineX it. That is the gold std.
  6. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,999

    Never thought about the line-x our now trails have 2x6 floors. So far havent had to replace a board yet. Just FYI
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  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,185

    Just put in pllywood right over the old stuff ....done here all the time. And don't cost much can't see putting big bucks in a trailer floor:hammerhead:

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