Plastic bed liner or mat

Mark 8262

Residential and Commercial Pressure Washing Specia
Curious to see if anyone has tried to use a plastic truck bed liner or truck bed mat to cover the wood on their trailers. I thought it might hold up better than spray in liner and protect the wood better
 

Doug Rucker

Roundtable Host 2009
I would think that whatever you used to fasten the bed liner to the truck would eventually allow comes, water, etc, leak through.
 

bighals

New member
Really some of that rubber mat wouldn't be a bad idea. I'm sure you could order it from somewhere custom sizes.


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Rance

Active member
I thought about getting some used conveyor belt from a local concrete plant to put on my trailer but didn't. I think it would help keep the wood in good shape for a longer period of time than not using it.
 

Sirocco Jerry

Active member
For "BulletProofing" a wood-floor trailer..
We coat the boards with Fence-Post Preservative,
and cover with rubber mat for "vibration isolation" as well.
..Result is.. longer lasting floor, and a quieter system.
 

BradCarey

New member
I bought my mats on Craigslist (check there first) it was a gym going out of business so it was the rubber flooring under the weights. Also there are some videos on YouTube for how to cut the mats with a skill saw.Then I used LOTS of liquid nail and screwed it to the deck with screws and panhead washers.Only thing I didn't do was what Jerry suggested which was coating with fence coating preservative, next time. Very happy with the results.
 

Dwayne Miller

New member
Recently I spent one weekend to prep the frame and spray with a bedliner coating followed up with new decking. Its amazing how a weekend can transform a trailer for under $125.00
The last decking lasted 2 years.

Dwayne
 

tomtucson

New member
My experience is that pressure treated lumber lasts almost forever and applied sealers are almost worthless on a pressure wash trailer. Fence post sealer sounds like it might be a preservative also. I always wonder if coating the wood or attaching a mat ends up trapping moisture.
 

Sirocco Jerry

Active member
Fence-Post Preservative is an oil-based stain.
If applied properly, (top, bottom, and sides,) it has a very good chance to seal-out moisture, thus preserving the wood.

Starting with pressure treated wood is even better.
But not waterproofing pressure treated wood is a mistake outside of the low humidity of Phoenix.

When we drill holes in the wood, we coat them too.

Have you oiled your dining-room table recently ?
 

dave mac

New member
Hey Jason I am gong to sometime this winter. going to put another sheet of ply wood in and a coatng along with those matts
 

Mark 8262

Residential and Commercial Pressure Washing Specia
Home Depot has some rolls of rubber flooring material. It's atleast 1/8" and probably thicker. It is $1.97 per sq ft. The rolls are 10 ft wide and as long as you want. I am going to coat the entire 18' trailer with one piece and turn it up a couple inches on each side. I was told it will adhere to wood with carpet glue. This should make everything drain off the back. I will also add a few drain holes. It should also keep bleach from the wood and also keep it from running through the cracks on to the axles and leaf springs when there is a spill. Sounds good in theory. Friday we will see if it works as good as I hope
 

DunRite

New member
home depot has some rolls of rubber flooring material. It's atleast 1/8" and probably thicker. It is $1.97 per sq ft. The rolls are 10 ft wide and as long as you want. I am going to coat the entire 18' trailer with one piece and turn it up a couple inches on each side. I was told it will adhere to wood with carpet glue. This should make everything drain off the back. I will also add a few drain holes. It should also keep bleach from the wood and also keep it from running through the cracks on to the axles and leaf springs when there is a spill. Sounds good in theory. Friday we will see if it works as good as i hope

bingo
 

dave mac

New member
Home Depot has some rolls of rubber flooring material. It's atleast 1/8" and probably thicker. It is $1.97 per sq ft. The rolls are 10 ft wide and as long as you want. I am going to coat the entire 18' trailer with one piece and turn it up a couple inches on each side. I was told it will adhere to wood with carpet glue. This should make everything drain off the back. I will also add a few drain holes. It should also keep bleach from the wood and also keep it from running through the cracks on to the axles and leaf springs when there is a spill. Sounds good in theory. Friday we will see if it works as good as I hope


Hey Mark how did it work out??
 

Mark 8262

Residential and Commercial Pressure Washing Specia
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Installed it today. Looks really good. I will put the equipment back on tomorrow
 
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