This is something I learned from the Brenderup manufacturer when they were still open in Texas. I'm passing it along because its very important and not obvious. If you have a Brenderup you need to check the floor for soft spots along the trailer wall edges. The way you check is to take a screwdriver and try to press it into the floor. If you can press the screwdriver into the wood then you know you have softening. If you can press the screwdriver in deeper at the floor edge than at the center of the floor, you have softening.
Again, this isn't in the owner's manual, and I would have never thought to check if the manufactuer hadn't explicitly told me to do this.
There is a COTHer lady who has posted here before and she rebuilds Brenderup floors in SC. She was nice enough to give me some advice when I called her. I'm hoping she'll pop onto this thread and introduce herself.
The manufacturer recommended Git-Rot to harden up soft spots. Git-Rot is a penetrating epoxy used in the boat world to stop wood rot. After experimenting with it and researching it, I would recommend having a boat repair place do it verses doing it myself, for the best results possible.
I was searching for B'up floor threads and found this one. Indeed, you can check your floor, but then what can you do? I've been waiting since August for a floor to come over from Europe, no word on when it might actually happen (other than the possibility it may NOT happen.)
So I want to ask, who has replaced a Brenderup floor with other material and then given it lots of use? Looking for testimonials on what will work if my floor can't be replaced with an official Brenderup floor. I have seen references to marine plywood and to needing to add braces to use 2x6 wood for flooring, but no reports of how that held up over the long term...