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jbv
Posted 2017-06-24 11:46 AM (#170123)
Subject: Aluminum planks supplier?


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I have been trying to locate a supplier of aluminum planks. I would prefer to replace a few sections of my planking which are pitted versus sheeting over the floor. Trailer is a 2000 Sooner Revolution with aluminum floors. Planks are 10.25" (w) x .5" (d) approximately, lengths vary and are interlocking edges. Sooner manufacturer has no information or help.

If you have any sources I would really appreciate it.
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wildphoenix
Posted 2017-06-24 2:30 PM (#170124 - in reply to #170123)
Subject: RE: Aluminum planks supplier?


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 I think Sooner, Featherlight and Exiss are all made by Universal now and if I understand it right, a trailer as old as your may not have a compatible design for the planks they currently use now. I just went thru this with my trailer. Even finding a suitable flooring replacement today with aluminum is going to be super expensive not because of materials, but the labor involved in repair.
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jbv
Posted 2017-06-26 6:01 PM (#170152 - in reply to #170124)
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Thanks for the reply. I have investigated several planks but none seem compatible. Just have a few spots to repair and it appears like my best option is to sandblast current floor, seal/paint, cover with aluminum sheets 3/16. I will have to screw the mats down so they won't slide.

Would like to hear options.
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huntseat
Posted 2017-09-12 9:05 AM (#170612 - in reply to #170152)
Subject: RE: Aluminum planks supplier?


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I think your Al sheeting idea is your cheapest route but can't you find Al diamond plate?
I know trailers that came from the factory with sheet flooring and the mats don't slide, but they are wall to wall and hold each other in place. 
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hosspuller
Posted 2017-09-12 10:15 PM (#170617 - in reply to #170123)
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What kind of damage do the planks have ? A few holes on the surface? The advantage planks have over sheet metal, is the strength is in the vertical ribs. Think of a metal grate...

If the ribs are not damaged, then the surface holes are merely cosmetic. I would use an epoxy putty to fill the holes.

Over sheeting the floor creates voids for urine to get into that you can't flush away.
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