Originally Posted by verona1016
After looking at several used trailers this summer and seeing rotting floor boards, rust, and 10 year old trailers that still had the original Made-in-China tires... I decided to buy a new one with fewer frills but that I knew was SOLID. Hopefully that (combined with regular maintenance) will keep me from ever having an accident like these
Our 1st trailer was an inexpensive one and was stored outside. We replaced the floor after owning it only 2 years. We live in town and kept the trailer on the cement siding that was had laid down on the outside of our garage, which led to the tiny back yard. For the new floor we pushed it into the back yard, and we assisted our friend as he pried up the steel 2 inch pieces that held the wood down, pulled all of the floor, replaced with good quality 2 x 12 pine boards and we treated the boards 3x before putting the steel back down and then gave it one more coat. It don't think the original wood was EVER sealed, just painted, so it rotted FAST.
This is why I use mats and shavings on the floor of my current one, to redistribute the weight and help to keep acidic pee from the wood.