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  • Rumbar flooring

    I did a search on COTH but didn't come up with much. If there are some threads please steer me to them. We are putting a new floor in the trailer. I am researching rumbar flooring. Anyone have it? I keep seeing quotes about horses pawing and damaging it. Is this flooring something that can be bought and put in oneself?

  • #2
    Try searching for "rumbEr."



    You can buy it and install it yourself if you're handy, but there are certain requirements for your trailer's floor supports. They need to be closer together than for wood floors, IIRC.


    • #3
      I've had it in two trailers and love'd it.
      After 5 years of use, even with pawing horses, it showed no wear.


      • #4
        the only think i know about replacing it versus the trailer coming with it is that there are supposed to be more supports under rumber.
        "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


        • #5
          Originally posted by mroades View Post
          the only think i know about replacing it versus the trailer coming with it is that there are supposed to be more supports under rumber.
          That is right, rumber is not as stiff as wood, so you need to set the supports closer.
          Rumber will outlast many wood floors, depending on your use and weather where you are.


          • #6
            If you put your mats back on it, you won't have to worry about it at all. Good stuff.


            • #7
              Phenomenal stuff! My only complaint about my current trailer is that it doesn't have rumber flooring. Stuff lasts forever.
              In loving memory of Laura Jahnke.
              A life lived by example, done too soon.


              • #8
                Long lasting and you don't need to put mats in it. I had it in my first two trailers (had the 2nd trailer for 10 years and had many horses in it that pawed)

                Best floor you can get


                • #9
                  No mats needed. Supports need to be no more than 12" centers. It's almost as easy to put in as wood.




                  • #10
                    Did I read somewhere that it was slippery? It was contrary to what I had thought it was. Maybe you need drainage holes. Or I could be completely remembering wrong.


                    • #11
                      We have it in our 6 horse head to head. Bought it new in '08. It has held up beautifully. Ours is not smooth, has some rough ridges for grip; but it has never gotten slippery. It cleans up great too. Can highly recommend it.


                      • #12
                        not slippery at all - rumber is made into recyled rubber planks. My trailers came with 20 year warranties on the floor, but I doubt you'd ever have to replace it.

                        No mats needed, so you don't have to haul those heavy things out to clean underneath. It rinses off great and doesn't show wear.


                        • #13
                          Has anyone replaced the floor in a Brenderup with Rumber?

                          My '99 Baron is showing signs that the floor is starting to rot so while I'm comfortable using it this season, this winter it needs to be taken care of. I admit, I have not been faithful about removing the mats (never except on all-too-rare thorough cleanings) or rolling back the front & back to air out where the water collects the most. So for a new floor, I really do NOT want to have to have mats at all... laziness problem solved!


                          • #14
                            I have rumber floors in my 2004 Hawk. I love them. I hose them out, no problems with slipping, no visible wear.

                            chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).


                            • #15
                              I have rumber in my '04 Horton trailer. I keep a light layer of shavings in, and it has held up perfect. LOVE the fact that I don't have a mat shifting and sliding around all the time.


                              • #16
                                I love it.
                                Last edited by Old Fashioned; Aug. 9, 2011, 08:01 AM.
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