Replacing wood floor on older 2 horse trailer this weekend.
Any tips? It looks like it's not going to be too tough. The boards run front to back. We know the screws are probably rusty so he's planning on cutting off the heads and pushing them thru that way rather than getting under the trailer and trying to get to them. He's usually pretty handy and can at least force things into place if he can't figure out an easier way lol.
I would be prepared to use dilute hydrochloric acid to remove rust on metal (board supports) then clean that off, spray rustoleum (primer) on metal, then replace wood. Expect corrusion (especially if no one cleans up horse pee in trailer) on older trailers.
DH threw away all the old wood, needlegunned the surfaces and primed with rustoleum. I know he tore some raggedy metal out but I don't know if he had to do any welding - don't remember. Then he went back with two layers of 3/4 plywood, with the sheet seams staggered. i think he used some sort of adhesive but don't know exactly what. He painted the wood with trailer roofing paint and put the mats down crossways. There's a gap between the mats and the sides, he says he's going to fill that with oak fence board material but so far hasn't. So far the horses have only gone anywhere twice so I can't say anything as far as how it's all holding up.