So I'm looking to replace the rubber mats in my horse trailer this year once the weather settles down and warms up and I got to looking at the floor and ramp and have these questions:
1. My ramp looks like it needs to be replaced. I didn't take it off since I am still using the trailer and its "okay". It looked bolted on - once I take it off will it be noticeable how I need to bolt it back on to the metal ramp?
2. Besides very obvious damage, what are signs to look for to replace the wood floors? My wood floors look okay and feel solid but I know sometimes looks can be deceiving. I would rather replace something sooner than really needed but I don't want to be wasteful either.
3. Should the ramp and floor be waterproofed with the sealer before installation?
4. What kind of wood do I use and where do I get it? Is it just lumberyard wood?
5. Is there any way to reinforce the floors so that if the wood does break there's something I can do to potentially help the horse come through okay? It's a big fear of mine that he will crash through while I'm driving though its not based on anything other than me being paranoid.
6. Is the floor just laid down or is it attached in some way? (I didn't go looking too closely)
7. Should I always replace both sides of the flooring or does the side I don't use have less importance?(I have a 2h bumper pull and only ever haul my own horse).
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