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Thread: What's a good material for a trailer deck other that plywood?

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    What's a good material for a trailer deck other that plywood?

    Just seeing if anybody knows of a trailer deck material other than plywood that's strong enough for throwing firewood into. Almost finished building my new trailer and would prefer a synthetic type of deck rather than ply. Treadplate would rattle once the rivets wear so not overly fussed on that. An Ifor Williams trailer I used in the UK had a synthetic based deck so I know there is something out there, but maybe not in NZ.

    Internal dimensions are 2500 x 1450 and 50mm wide supports are less than 300mm apart.

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    Hardwood in a T&G but it will be heavy, Kwila would do
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    steel.

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    I slapped some ex 50mm x 250 H4 treated on my deck. Fairly strong and has taken a bit of firewood.
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    Shiplap decking. I rebuilt an old horse float floor with it, strong and each plank locked down the previous one. We've an Ifor Williams float now, it has an alloy floor and some real tough rubber mat on top.
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    I laid corten Steel (3mm?) over a 20mm (?) ply base. Ten years on it's still good. Thrown heaps of firewood slabs on it.
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    We used to use a ply/plastic composite stuff. Cant remember what it was called but came in 1800 x 3600 sheets. Was stronger than ply and had a kind of pyramid texture to it


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    Just had a trailer made for us.

    for the deck ( and at no extra cost) we went for a brown plastic "truck deck" instead of plywood. The builder says it's a lot tougher than ply in the long term as it doesnt rot ...

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    I think that's the stuff I'm after, just don't know the name of it or who sells it.

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    Have a look at http://www.dotmar.co.nz/uniboard.htmlthere uniboard , iv used it - light strong cuts like wood in a table saw or with a skily .
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    Why did you go the extra 100 mm in length?
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    to some people 4" means a lot
    try getting a 2440 x 1220 sheet in a 2400 trailer

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