Advice on snowmobile trailer needed... - - Arctic Cat Forum

General Snowmobile Discussion Anything snowmobile related. Arctic Cat or not.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 06-14-2010, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Sled: 1998 Arctic Cat ZR 600
I have a 99 R&R uncovered trailer w/slush gaurd. The floor is rotten and I need to replace it.
I have been told to try plywood and put water sealer on it. Also been told to use treated plywood or even marine plywood.
I wondered though if any one has used FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plywood).
Thank you for your help.
rella_jo is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 06-15-2010, 09:29 AM
Team ArcticChat
g1lby's Avatar
Team ArcticChat
Team ArcticChat
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Midwest
Posts: 445
Thanks: 5
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Sled: 16 AC 9000 LE GREEN
10-11 Mileage: 500
09-10 Mileage: 1200
08-09 Mileage: 1957
07-08 Mileage: 3200
06-07 Mileage: 1249
ATV: 05 AC 500 4x4 LE
2007 Mileage: 500
2006 Mileage: 500
Pre-Treated wood is best...

You might want to consider a completely new trailer. Trade yours in.

From my experience, once the bed goes on this age trailer - so does the bearings, tires, wiring, etc. Think about it!

Winter is too short for issues.
g1lby is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 06-15-2010, 10:35 AM
tiggershark's Avatar Admin
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Grand Rapids, Mi
Posts: 6,867
Thanks: 48
Thanked 450 Times in 378 Posts
Sled: 2015 ZR 8000 El Tigre' '16 ZR 6000 LXR
ATV: 2014 1000XT & 2009 7OO H1 SE
For an 11 year old trailer, I would use an exterior plywood and treat it yourself with either a wood sealer or oil based paint from Tractor Supply- implement paint isn't too expensive and holds up nice. Or do both. Treat both sides and the edges before you install, then in about a month, paint the top.
Marine plywood is probably the best choice but it is pricey.

“How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?”

I want to share something with you: The three little sentences that will get you through life. Number 1: Cover for me. Number 2: Oh, good idea, Boss! Number 3: It was like that when I got here.

Up the creek without a saddle. The straw that broke the camel's neck.. Archie Bunker
tiggershark is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 5 Old 06-15-2010, 04:10 PM
Team ArcticChat
TheBlackCat's Avatar
Team ArcticChat
Team ArcticChat
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 3,159
Thanks: 70
Thanked 71 Times in 63 Posts
Sled: 06sc500,05sc700ext,04fc600,96couger550
10-11 Mileage: 1600
09-10 Mileage: 1626
08-09 Mileage: 1388
07-08 Mileage: 1500
06-07 Mileage: 1000
FRP and snow/water dont mix very slippery. Id use marine plywood and seal it on all sides and edges .

RK-TEK head, 2° key, D&D y pipe, D&D lite pipe, D&D fuel psi gauge, V-3 reeds, iso vibe, Rox adj risers, Boss seat, HyGear stage 3 shock package
TheBlackCat is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 06-24-2010, 03:17 PM
Junior Member
greeker's Avatar
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sled: 2003 Firecat F5
10-11 Mileage:
09-10 Mileage: 2100
08-09 Mileage: 2400
ATV: 2006 400 4x4
2010 Mileage: 40
2009 Mileage: 160
Marine grade plywood is best. If it's only a 2 place trailer, you're only looking at 2-3 sheets of plywood (8-10 foot).
Exterior grade plywood would be my second choice, and you can use a wood treater over the top of it. If you want to be crazy you could do both sides of the plywood and the edges all the way around.
I also used stainless steel screws to hold it down.

FRP would get stiff and brittle in the winter, might crack or warp in the summer. Also very slippery, in general. Might not be the best solution for a decking material. Just my opinion....

BTW, might also want to re-wire the trailer, at the same time. I would imagine the wiring would be pretty easy with no wood deck on there????? Not a bad weekend project - only a 12 pack job
greeker is offline  

  Lower Navigation
Go Back - Arctic Cat Forum > Snowmobiles > General Snowmobile Discussion

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the - Arctic Cat Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome