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WW Horse Trailer!!!
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Stmar    Posted 09-18-2002 at 11:07:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't know if this is the site, if not maybe someone could point me in the right direction. I have to replace some floor boards in my 1992 16'- 4 horse WW trailer. Does anyone have any helpful hints before I get started?? Thanks in advance.


Stmar    Posted 09-18-2002 at 12:44:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron, they are not t&g and I was in all probability going to replace all of the boards, just wanted to get some input so now will replace all for sure. Bob, thanks for the helpful hint. Did you reweld the piece you cut out or make it so you could remove it without cutting next time? What other options for boards would you suggest, the one's you used probably aren't available in my area? I was going to use pressure treated.


bob    Posted 09-19-2002 at 05:14:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes we welded angle back but you could make a cover plate and bolt it in. Yes I would use pressure treated boards WE just done a flatbed and were lucky enough to find some real dry ones from asmall lumber yard so they stayed straight. Sure glad Menards ticked me off


Hogman    Posted 09-18-2002 at 16:50:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
By all means use pressure treated!!!!!
WW is not a bad trailer,but They use untreated pine that rots out in a very short time. Course, most new trailers come with untreated floors.
Cleanin up real good after each and every use helps.
Tha last two trailers I bought came with treated floors,both were built in 96 and floors are still good as new,20'GN stock and 20'GN flat bed.
Had a 16 foot WW stock trailer and was deliverin a Bull in it.He had stomped some of tha boards out and when I opened tha door He was at tha very front standin over a big hole and posed like a dog on point. When tha door swung open He was outa there like a shot,didn't stop till He got ta tha far side of tha Fellers pasture. After that tha fellers said He could pull a trailer inta tha pasture and that bull was flat GONE!
Tha wonder was that He was not hurt tho there was a wee bit of blood on the front axle.

Next day I replaced tha floor after rust sealin tha frame.


Thoroughbred    Posted 09-19-2002 at 09:53:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am new here but thought I would post my opinion. I would ONLY use oak boards. You can treat then if you like but the oak are far tougher and stronger then treated pine.

That's what we use with a rubber mat over top.


fir    Posted 09-19-2002 at 10:33:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
fir lasts a long time too


bob    Posted 09-18-2002 at 12:22:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
if they run crossways we cut out a piece of angle by front door and pulled boards out thro this hole or slot Usually they are shot where horse empties themselves. I would replace all of them now and be done. In our ww they rotted out in a little over a year but we put in boards from s america that Wilson traier used to use on flatbeds They will never go bad. Good luck


Ron/PA    Posted 09-18-2002 at 11:27:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well this might be da place,,,
You say you have to replace "SOME" floorboards??
Are they tounge and groove? if they are why not replace all of them and be done with it. If they are not I would still replace them all while I was at it. I just hate to do a job and have to go back a year later and finish it.
Ron


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