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Old 08-21-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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I pulled the rotted plywood deck off of my 20' Floe trailer this last weekend. Menards has pressure treated plywood for around $30/sheet and marine plywood for almost $60/sheet.

Just wondering what other people have used and how it has held up and if it is worth spending an extra $150 for the marine plywood.
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I pulled the rotted plywood deck off of my 20' Floe trailer this last weekend. Menards has pressure treated plywood for around $30/sheet and marine plywood for almost $60/sheet.

Just wondering what other people have used and how it has held up and if it is worth spending an extra $150 for the marine plywood.

The marine grade will still need to be coated with some sort of good paint to keep the wood from going bad since it is basically just a different type of glue that is used to keep the plys from separating, the pressure treated would be my choice since all you need to do is screw it down, spray it with some wood preservative and go.
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Dont go with pressure treated plywood. I remember researching plywood before redoing mine. I believe it eats the aluminum. Marine is the way to go but expensive. Do some research on google there will be all your answers.
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Putting a new deck on the trailer, suggestions?
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Well nothing was said about the trailer being made of aluminum and I guess I should have looked up the make of the trailer myself before I offered some advise.
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I re-did my trailer this spring. I used 1x6x10 pressure treated decking boards and lag bolts. Looks far better than just plywood and it allows for water or crap to drain between the boards when cleaning the ATVs or the trailer. Ben great so far but I will have to put some extra water sealer before winter.
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I emailed Floe today about this. Here is their response


"use MCQ or CCA treated plywood we use cca ( DO NOT USE ACQ )."
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I coated mine with some truck box liner. (herculiner) It sheds water well and gies good traction for you while you are standing on it seems to hold up well after 3 seasons so far.
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Just did the floor on my tilt triton and used CCA pressure treated (doesn't affect aluminum). It may be labeled CCA or Below Grade Foundation, same stuff. I finished it off by coating it with Superdeck transparent stain (3 different oils). Stained all sides before installing and will recoat every 2-3 years (takes 1/2 hour).

Since I use superclamps front and rear, I beefed up the rear section with an additional 3/4 inch CCA PT plywood underneath for a total thickness if 1 1/4 inches to support the rear superclamp.
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You have a Floe trailer, I just re-decked my Floe trailer this past summer.
E-mail Floe, they will send you complete instructions and they also said they use pressure treated plywood.
Just tell them what model you have in your request.
I used stainless steel screw to re-attach the deck instead of the long rivots.
you'll need a router for sure.
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