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« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2011, 09:26:32 PM »

The last couple of days I treated all of the raw wood with Thompsons water seal, and painted the trailer frame. I'm going to run the wiring for the lights tomorrow. I hope to have the floor in by mid week next week. Then do the electrical wiring.



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« Reply #46 on: September 27, 2011, 06:05:21 PM »

I basically finished the trailer wiring today





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« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2011, 08:31:26 PM »

installed the floor today

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« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2011, 08:34:56 PM »

Nice job... did you tongue and groove it or are they just side by side?
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« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2011, 08:56:57 PM »

Just side by side but i am going to add a sheet of 1/2" treated plywood on top of them to seal up the seams.
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« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2011, 09:17:41 PM »

You could roll on roofing tar to the underside to protect the wood from underneath too
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« Reply #51 on: September 28, 2011, 10:33:57 PM »

Use duplicolor roll on bed liner. On the floor. Works great and is easy to clean. Says it won't work on wood but it does. Scuff it up with a DA sander and 80 grit. It will fill the cracks as long as they aren't huge.

Do it in a WELL ventilated area. I used the texture rollers used to make wall paint have texture. It chews them up so you will need a couple. Just dump some on floor and start rolling......slowly or it flings everywhere.

Be sure to shake it up real well.

Makes a nice hard floor.  I spilled oil/gas and other stuff on it and it didn't mess it up. Sweeps up real nice when dirty too!

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« Reply #52 on: September 29, 2011, 09:06:17 AM »

Just side by side but i am going to add a sheet of 1/2" treated plywood on top of them to seal up the seams.
I don't think you want to do that. tried that once, it traps moisture between the floorboards and plywood and rots a floor out quick!
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« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2011, 02:41:22 PM »

Agreed, ever tear down an old wooden fence or deck? The only rotten spots are where the boards were nailed or screwed together.
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« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2011, 06:52:17 PM »

I had to disconnect my trailer wiring from the tongue today. I was sitting around last night and had a revelation I didn't put safety chains on the tongue so I did that today    bash





Thank you every one for your comments on how to finish the floor all valid arguments and good ideas. I am using pressure treated lumber and the floor that i took out of the trailer was treated as well. It was a good 10 years old and was weathered but rot free. My experience with treated lumber has been good so I am going to stick with the way that I have the floor and before I lay the plywood I am going to add heavy tar paper between the layers and use pressure treated plywood.
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« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2011, 09:07:06 PM »

For the most part i finished up the electrical wiring for the trailer. I'm waiting on the connector that i am using to interface the generator to the trailer wiring. Hope to finish that up on Tuesday.




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« Reply #56 on: October 01, 2011, 09:54:24 PM »

man thats a sweet trailer your building!
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« Reply #57 on: October 08, 2011, 11:36:30 AM »

The trailer is basically finished with the exception of the skin and misc. paint. I put a quick coat of polyeurethane on the shelves and finished up the electrical wiring the other day. I also covered the roof with tar paper. Now I just have to figure out how to get the dough to pay for it.

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« Reply #58 on: April 15, 2012, 01:10:43 PM »

6 months later!!!!!!!







I think by the end of next week it will be finished!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #59 on: April 15, 2012, 07:16:31 PM »

I just got a good deal on a fixer upper 6x12 trailer with a side door. It has a 5/8ply floor. I'd like to lay another 1/4 inch of hardwoood ply underlayment over the existing ply. I plan to seal the joints in the origonal floor before putting down the underlayment. I should be fine to do that right? I also plan to reline the trailer with the underlayment as it is better than the junk in there now and I'll use the plastic.paneling joiner tracks at the joints. The 5/8 ply floor is just too flexy for my taste. Also what would you use for floor covering?
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