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Offline Woodhauler

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Redecking a snowmobile trailer???
« on: August 26, 2013, 04:34:21 PM »
Any good ideas on what to use? Marine grade plywood costs big money, pressure treated reactes with aluminum,So what next???
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Re: Redecking a snowmobile trailer???
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 05:39:24 PM »
I'd go with the marine plywood.  I've also known a few people that used Eastern Hemlock that seems to work okay.

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Re: Redecking a snowmobile trailer???
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 06:06:05 PM »
I'd stick that 'ice&water shield' roofing stuff to the trailer frame or strips of hard plastic and then use pressure treated plywood. I guess you could stick the bitc#ethane to the plywood, instead.
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Re: Redecking a snowmobile trailer???
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 06:18:45 PM »
If your using it as a snowmobile trailer on winter roads then about the only good option is marine plywood.

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Re: Redecking a snowmobile trailer???
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 10:57:15 PM »
If available, I'd use some Locust, it's rot resistant and it's tough too!
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Re: Redecking a snowmobile trailer???
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 06:47:39 AM »
White oak holds up well too.
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Re: Redecking a snowmobile trailer???
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 07:29:45 AM »
Cottonwood makes a great trailer deck if it will work out for your plans, it holds fasteners well, is light weight when dry and very dense as well as inexpensive.
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Re: Redecking a snowmobile trailer???
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 09:44:02 PM »
does it have to be wood?   I'm thinking an expanded metal floor to allow drips and drainage, not familiar with your machines, just wondering,  david
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Redecking a snowmobile trailer???
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2013, 10:54:18 PM »
David, the biggest problem with expanded metal is that all the slush from the road would be thrown up on the sleds. Road salt does a number on aluminum, especially clutches.

Woodhauler, is this trailer open or enclosed?
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Re: Redecking a snowmobile trailer???
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2013, 07:58:38 AM »
Yea I was thinking that after I wrote, in this case if the marine plywood is to pricey I would try to use a white oak floor, only because its plentiful around here,   david
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Redecking a snowmobile trailer???
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2013, 05:26:10 PM »
Its going to be marine grade plywood. I thought about advantech but talked myself outt of it!
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Re: Redecking a snowmobile trailer???
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2013, 07:27:21 PM »
I believe I've got advantech flooring in my enclosed snowmobile trailer. Seems to me it had a 15 year warranty on it. I've never priced a sheet of it.

 On the other hand, my 2001 two place open trailer still has the original marine plywood deck on it and it has lived outside in the elements for the last dozen years.
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Re: Redecking a snowmobile trailer???
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2013, 07:50:23 PM »
I read the title as "Rednecking a snowmobile trailer???". That would certainly open up your options some. :D
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