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Tankerbell
Posted 2017-03-18 7:17 PM (#169600)
Subject: Brand new trailer- floor treatment suggestions?


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 I bought a brand new LQ trailer at Congress, brought it home to sit all winter ?? It's an Adams trailer with aluminum floor with rubber mats.  No horses have been in it yet.  I'd really like to avoid pulling the mats for cleaning, but want the horses to have the comfort of mats for longer road trips.  Any suggestions on floor treatments? Werm? Rhino "type" ?  Thanks in advance!
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brushycreekranch
Posted 2017-03-18 7:54 PM (#169601 - in reply to #169600)
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 Polylast! I have it in both my trailers and LUV IT!
Many of the top vet clinics have  done away with mats & gone with Polylast. 
Note* I have it on my 4 Star ramp & regret that. Because, now the ramp is really heavy.


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cajunmuleman
Posted 2017-03-18 8:59 PM (#169602 - in reply to #169600)
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?Look at Gard's post in the section (trailer talk). It is the very first one on top. I have not done it but MANY on here have and all speak well about it,
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brokenboot
Posted 2017-03-19 10:27 AM (#169604 - in reply to #169600)
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We purchased a new trailer last spring that came with Polylast flooring.  After one year of use, I'm a believer in this flooring.  I like the extra cushion that the horses have and I like not having to pull the mats out in order to clean the mats and the floor.  Now I just get inside with a power washer and the water seeps through the floor as I'm cleaning.  The only unknown for me is what it will look like ten years from now.
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Dbarnes72
Posted 2017-03-19 2:21 PM (#169605 - in reply to #169600)
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I am uncommited on this whole floor thing even though with a brand new aluminum floor, I should be a little more proactive.  But just to provide some food for thought, here is the dissenting opinion https://www.doubledtrailers.com/why-we-dont-recommend-werm-polylast-or-rhino-lining-for-your-horse-trailer-floor/ .  Polylast and a few others. This is not my position but the results of a quick search while thinking about the original post.
I gather that the concern here was mainly that IF NOT DONE RIGHT, there is danger that corrosion could progress un-detected under the coating.

 

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huntseat
Posted 2017-03-20 3:26 PM (#169611 - in reply to #169600)
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WERM is really the best out there.  Polylast lets the urine penetrate, awesome when you realize that all your hardware under your trailer is corroding and flooring material under the polylast still has been soaked in urine and isn't easily washed out of the polylast and away from your precious trailer.  Either seal the floor from harmful urine or have boards that allow it to run under and then worry about the steel structure under your trailer...I chose to seal the floor and use absorbant bedding and wash my trailer every week or two with a proper soap. 
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akinstrailers
Posted 2017-03-20 8:19 PM (#169612 - in reply to #169600)
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 Polylast can be sealed as well.  When we install it after market this is what we normally do to avoid drilling holes in the floor.  Thad
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PaulChristenson
Posted 2017-03-26 11:22 PM (#169633 - in reply to #169600)
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Tankerbell - 2017-03-18 10:17 PM  I bought a brand new LQ trailer at Congress, brought it home to sit all winter ?? It's an Adams trailer with aluminum floor with rubber mats.  No horses have been in it yet.  I'd really like to avoid pulling the mats for cleaning, but want the horses to have the comfort of mats for longer road trips.  Any suggestions on floor treatments? Werm? Rhino "type" ?  Thanks in advance!

 https://www.doubledtrailers.com/why-we-dont-recommend-werm-polylast-or-rhino-lining-for-your-horse-trailer-floor/
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ckkoch09
Posted 2017-03-28 7:57 PM (#169654 - in reply to #169600)
Subject: RE: Brand new trailer- floor treatment suggestions?


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I bought a 2005 Featherlight 8587 that the dealer installed aluminum sheets over the planks due to pitting in the planks. They said they cleaned and sealed the planks with bed liner before the sheeting went down, then put 2 coats over the new sheets. I notice where all the seams are and were the mats but up to each other it chips off. I keep my trailer pretty clean and touch it up so often but I have to think there must be a better way! 
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