Trailer decking/carpet...... - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-13-2015   #1
FISHTARD
 
FishVailStevo's Avatar
 
Minturn, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2014
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 73
Trailer decking/carpet......

Ive been looking and I havent quite found the "answer"


Right now Ive got a 77"x10' utility trailer that I built a deck on top of the rails using 2x4s and Treated ply wood.

The deck is a little high for my to load my heavy boat and I was looking to cover the deck with a carpet or turfcarpet so it will slide better. (a roller is a must-do very soon)


How would yall put carpet on? Glue? STaples? The problem with staples is that I can not wrap the carpet around the sides and staple underneath.... The deck comes flush with the end of the 2x4 creating gaps between the 5 2xs


I was thinking slapping some glue down and covering it? Sound easier than done?

Thanks

__________________
"Yeah I called her up, she gave me a bunch of crap about me not listenin' to her enough, or somethin'. I don't know, I wasn't really payin' attention."
FishVailStevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-13-2015   #2
 
Denver, Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 16
Would double-sided carpet tape work in this situation?
cue2go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2015   #3
FISHTARD
 
FishVailStevo's Avatar
 
Minturn, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2014
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by cue2go View Post
Would double-sided carpet tape work in this situation?
Why tape over glue? Seems like tape would deteriorate faster and potentially have problems when water soaks through?
__________________
"Yeah I called her up, she gave me a bunch of crap about me not listenin' to her enough, or somethin'. I don't know, I wasn't really payin' attention."
FishVailStevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-13-2015   #4
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1996
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 171
Glue it and be done with it. Put more effort into getting a roller and or a winch. I haven't done this but next time I have to replace the wood decking on my trailer i'm putting on trex so I never have to think about it again.

Haven't used him but this guy has some nice photos of utility trailers he has done.

https://www.facebook.com/ArkWelding
theusualsuspect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2015   #5
 
San Juan Islands, Washington
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 217
I primed and painted the deck of my trailer using Rustolium, It slides well, not too slick to walk on, and holds up well. Carpeted plywood always rots.


tomrefried is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2015   #6
Paddling in to the Future
 
PhilipJFry's Avatar
 
Boise, Idaho
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 574
I used 2X6 instead of 2X4. I used urethane on each board, then wrapped with carpet and stapled. then mounted each to the top rail. (my top rail is 2X8 all the way around) been that way for at least 6 years with no issue.
PhilipJFry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2015   #7
 
Whoapiglet's Avatar
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 296
I wouldn't carpet. Or put anything on the deck for that matter. Anything you put there traps moisture and eventually rots the wood. Marine grade spar varnish is slick, easily sanded and reapplied and doesn't promote rot. Get the conveyor rollers for the back. I run 4 and it's almost too slick to launch. Possible to load my fully framed fishing boat single man (even easier with my 2:1 pulley system). The rollers do 5x what any surface would do.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	507
Size:	833.0 KB
ID:	10076  
Whoapiglet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2015   #8
 
readNrun's Avatar
 
Niwot, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 947
Yea...I have actual shag carpet on mine from the previous owner and that's my next project. It sucks. The roller is a piece of pvc over a smaller threaded pipe. Works ok but I would imagine a roller with real Bering would be better. A good source for rollers?


Sent from my iPhone using Mountain Buzz
__________________
“We steer the boat, we don’t alter the river.”
readNrun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2015   #9
 
Whoapiglet's Avatar
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 296
Check out northern tool for the ball bearing rollers. Much better than my buddies custom raft trailer roller. They sit on top of the trailer so they work the whole way unlike the ones on the end of the trailer that only help to get the nose of the raft on.
Portable Generators, Pressure Washers, Power Tools, Welders | Northern Tool + Equipment
Whoapiglet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2015   #10
 
duct tape's Avatar
 
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1974
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 794
Is this the one you're talking about. Searched ball bearings and rollers and trailer.

Ironton Roller and Bracket Set — 2 3/8in. Dia. x 15 3/4in.W Roller | Roller Supports| Northern Tool + Equipment
duct tape is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Decking for Raft Trailer - Treated Plywood Yukon77 Whitewater Rafting 11 05-31-2014 09:27 AM
Fake Grass or Carpet on Raft Trailer: Necessary? SimpleMan Rafting | Gear Talk 29 06-04-2013 09:34 AM
Best Decking Material for a Trailer? BullSCit Kayaking | Gear Talk 15 04-08-2011 07:10 AM
Re-Decking a Snowmobile/Raft Trailer Brotorboat Rafting | Gear Talk 7 07-26-2009 08:19 PM
Trailer Decking Drake Whitewater Kayaking 14 06-16-2009 09:42 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.