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Trailer Mats - Do you Really Pull Them Up?

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    #21
    My mare thinks my trailer is a porta-potty. Haul to a neighboring barn...all of 10 minutes in the trailer...gotta pee.

    I have a Brenderup and rolling up the mats that came with it to let the floor dry after hosing was akin to getting a hold of a greased pig. I ditched those mats and replaced them with some Mighty Lite mats. Now I just pick them up (with one hand) and lean them against the trailer wall. I leave them up unless I am using the trailer.

    Susan

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      #22
      Originally posted by Janet View Post

      Yes I am happy with the Rumber floor. My current trailer came from the factory with the Rumber floor. If there was a price difference for a non-Rumber (wood) floor, it was not significant.
      Thanks for the feedback!

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        #23
        Yes, after every weekend use. But I'm kind of like that. And vice-grips and/or channel locks work as well or better than "C" clamps. And can be used for other things as well.

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          #24
          I have WERM flooring in my trailer so it’s zero maintenance, just check it yearly with everything else. I highly recommend it!

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            #25
            My Brenderup came with two mats, split up the middle divider. When I park it, I sweep the shavings forward under the hay bags, and flop the mats forward on top, so that the back half (where moisture sits from poop) is exposed to dry. I only fully pull them when a horse pees, or I need to take it in for inspecting/power washing.

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              #26
              Originally posted by caevent View Post
              I have WERM flooring in my trailer so it’s zero maintenance, just check it yearly with everything else. I highly recommend it!
              I also have WERM. It’s awesome. When I had mats, I used Gorilla tape on the seams to keep urine from getting underneath. One strip across the top, and a strip on either side made it MUCH easier. When it was time to pull the mats out, the tape came off pretty easily. Hope this helps someone.

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                #27
                I have wooden floors with rubber mats and a thin layer of shavings. The horses reliably poop as soon as they get inside but rarely pee. My mats are heavy and tightly fitted and I have never tried to lift them but have our good trailer speciality mechanic check the floor from underneath every spring. I clean poop out after every trip and carry scoops so I can clean out and take the poop home if we are parked somewhere with no obvious disposal.

                I park on grass unfortunately. So far things are fine. Trailer is a second hand Trail-et, awful name but very good trailer!

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                  #28
                  Not every time, but a couple of times a year we do a deep clean, pull up the mats and scrub the walls and floor. It's important to make sure that the floor is in good condition.
                  "I'm not always sarcastic. Sometimes I'm asleep." - Harry Dresden

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                    #29
                    I bought a trailer with a rumber floor just so I wouldn't have to!
                    http://trainingcupid.blogspot.com/

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