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post #21 of 49 Old 08-05-2013, 12:16 PM
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...But I have a heavy ramp also and I am not sure I can lift it now by myself. ...
And that's exactly why my second trailer does not have a ramp. In the scheme of things, the ramp on my first trailer wasn't that heavy but with each passing year it truly was getting harder to lift. I had thought of going with some sort of spring assist system but could not find anything or think of anything that was 'hidden' and thus with no potential for harming the horses.
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post #22 of 49 Old 08-05-2013, 12:39 PM
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Would it be possible to draw out a picture for us? Where the pipe gets welded?
I am also in the process of redoing an old trailer. Just got the old floor boards out yesterday. But I have a heavy ramp also and I am not sure I can lift it now by myself. (Old lady here. LOL)
I would really like to see at least a hand drawing so I can see if hubby can build it for me.
send me a pic of your ramp and I will draw on it.
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Ok, next time we go out there and fuss with the trailer, I will get a pic. I did a search on you tube and found one video where they attached a pulley cinch like system. Seemed to work out good. I might have to try that also.

We are also redoing our old trailer. Did not take pics prior to the removal of the old floor boards, but I will start taking pics from now on.

I am curious what type of wood you used for your new floor board? I am hoping to get out next week to buy my boards.
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post #24 of 49 Old 08-22-2013, 12:48 PM
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I am curious what type of wood you used for your new floor board? I am hoping to get out next week to buy my boards.
When we did ours, we used rough cut oak from a local sawmill, that's what several people suggested.

The wood in the old trailer was oak and it lasted for over 30 years.

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When we did ours, we used rough cut oak from a local sawmill, that's what several people suggested.

The wood in the old trailer was oak and it lasted for over 30 years.

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+1 the only thing better than Oak is Apitong, and it is expensive.

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Any suggestions for wood when buying from the store? (Lowes)

I read somewhere 2x8 pressure treated ?
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Any suggestions for wood when buying from the store? (Lowes)

I read somewhere 2x8 pressure treated ?
I wouldn't use pine on a trailer floor, even pressure treated can and will rot, and it won't take long, especially on a trailer floor, you don't want to find this out when your horse drops through the floor at 65mph.

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We used 2x8 pressure treated pine on our floors and no problems thus far.
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We used 2x8 pressure treated pine on our floors and no problems thus far.
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Because you have not had a problem with them yet does not mean you won't.

I am a professional welder, when I had my shop a HUGE portion of my business was trailer repair. Pine boards + Trailers will eventually = holes in the floor 100% of the time.

The difference in cost isn't that much and in the long run oak is cheaper than pine because you do not have to replace it as often.

There is a reason I refuse to use pine for a trailer floor of any kind because I have had it happen too many times where id fix a floor and 2 years later it needed to be done again.
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We used 2x8 construction grade untreated lumber bought from the local lumber store (I believe it was spruce). After we got it home, we cut it to size and then treated all six sides of the individual pieces with Thomson's Water Sealant, let it 'cure', then slipped them into place. To get a good fit, one piece was actually a 2x6; that was also the piece, as I recall, that we cut about an inch shorter than the others so that it could be wiggled into place - the first few slip into the channels like a dream but it starts to get tight after most of the boards are in place.
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