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Old 12-11-2012, 09:24 AM
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I just redid my 16' equipment trailer and used pressure treated 2x6's. Replaced the oak that was on there. Another wood that is supposed to be god is apitong. Heres one place that I found. Not endorsing but will give you an idea. http://trailerdecking.com/
Apitong is what the semis trailers use,it will last a long time.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:31 AM
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just did a google.

keruing and apitong are different names for the same thing, also known as asian mahogany.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:57 AM
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Put down 10 ga steel sheet and do it once.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:51 AM
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Put down 10 ga steel sheet and do it once.
I like steel too.
Wood is always a problem in the tropics.
Flat sheet steel,no diamond or tread plate.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:07 PM
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I feel that Laminated though stronger at the start, would delaminate being on a trailer and not last long at all.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:21 PM
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The new cool "safe" pressure treat has a horrible reaction with steel. Any contact point must be insulated with a plastic membrane to prevent corrosion. In addition all fasteners must be stainless or a coating rated for pressure treated wood.
Interesting, Cav. I did throw down a coat of paint before I put the wood down. The screws that I used were trailer deck screws that had a black finish on them. Will keep an eye on it.
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just did a google.

keruing and apitong are different names for the same thing, also known as asian mahogany.
I think the proper botanical name is Flatbedus longlastica.
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Interesting, Cav. I did throw down a coat of paint before I put the wood down. The screws that I used were trailer deck screws that had a black finish on them. Will keep an eye on it.

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:14 PM
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3/4" exterior plywood covered with 1/8" deck plate
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I have an 18 foot flatbed trailer I built 14 years ago. I decked it with 2" x 8" rough cut Hemlock planks I got from a local sawmill. Before I put them on the trailer I put a liberal coat of 50/50 Linseed Oil and old motor oil on them. Every 5 years or so I'll coat them on top, using a roller, with another coating of old motor oil. The planks look almost as good today as they did when new. Like someone else said, it is real handy to have a wood deck that you can screw cleats to. I've done that many times thru the years.

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