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Old 06-14-2010, 07:58 PM   #1
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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).
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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.
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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.

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FRP and snow/water dont mix very slippery. Id use marine plywood and seal it on all sides and edges .
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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
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