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Old November 28th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #1
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I have a 8x14 enclosed trailer that i use to haul my quads but with dirt on the wood floor my polaris wants to go sideways every time i back up out of it (epi clutch kit makes this a pita) so im thinking of doing a hurculiner on the floor and about 2 feet up the walls so i can spray it out when needed. Any pros and cons to this? Any other ideas for a tration aid on the trailer floor?
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Old November 28th, 2010, 04:17 PM   #2
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get track mats for sleds. Gobs of traction. Not easy to clean but it will work. Or just screw some thick rubber mats down.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 04:22 PM   #3
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Use an old sled track, flip it paddle up, and screw it down.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 04:28 PM   #4
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Use an old sled track, flip it paddle up, and screw it down.
i plan on doing that with my sled trailer, would like to keep this trailer looking non getto
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Old November 28th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #5
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expanded metal screwed down to the floor?
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Old November 28th, 2010, 06:57 PM   #6
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shit load of staples tacked all over the f'in place
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Old November 28th, 2010, 07:30 PM   #7
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I like your Idea of the hurculiner.
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Rubber diamond plate mats?
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Old November 29th, 2010, 07:52 AM   #9
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I like your Idea of the hurculiner.
turns out wont stick to wood
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I have a 8x14 enclosed trailer that i use to haul my quads but with dirt on the wood floor my polaris wants to go sideways every time i back up out of it (epi clutch kit makes this a pita) so im thinking of doing a hurculiner on the floor and about 2 feet up the walls so i can spray it out when needed. Any pros and cons to this? Any other ideas for a tration aid on the trailer floor?
Why not buy track mat?
http://www.gandermountain.com/modper...FROOGLE_427987


Please don't take an old snowmobile track and anchor it down.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 08:27 AM   #11
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add some sand to some paint and paint the floor, might give enough traction
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Old November 29th, 2010, 09:15 AM   #12
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What if you used paint and added a little sand in the paint, would give you the traction you want and would be mixed in with the paint, use a large nap roller and should look good as well
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put some sand in some paint maybe?
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rubber truck bed mat cut to fit
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expanded metal screwed down to the floor?
X2 durable and easy
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http://www.gandermountain.com/modper...FROOGLE_427987

Please don't take an old snowmobile track and anchor it down.
Thats what im doing with my snowmobile trailer, but im afraid my studs will dick it up.

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put some sand in some paint maybe?
Maybe i should put sand in paint and paint my floor with a large nap roller?

It would be nice to make it water proof as well. Any ideas of a good paint to use?
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Ok, so im a dumbass and googled expanded metal, and this is a great idea except for it being a pain in my ass to sweep out the trailer. Unless i could water proof the inside and just spray it out. The inside of my trailer gets muddy as hell, so i let it dry out then sweep it out. Im not good with working the wood, any ideas on a way to water proof the floor then use the steel? That and if any one is or knows a guy that can make cabinets im looking to get some over head storage for tools and helmets.
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Ever thought of mixing sand in some paint and then paint the floor?


Personally I would put snowmobile studs in the rear tires, great for riding on ice too.
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Ever thought of mixing sand in some paint and then paint the floor?


Personally I would put snowmobile studs in the rear tires, great for riding on ice too.


as for the studs ... nah thats what the sled is for.
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Ok, so im a dumbass and googled expanded metal, and this is a great idea except for it being a pain in my ass to sweep out the trailer. Unless i could water proof the inside and just spray it out. The inside of my trailer gets muddy as hell, so i let it dry out then sweep it out. Im not good with working the wood, any ideas on a way to water proof the floor then use the steel? That and if any one is or knows a guy that can make cabinets im looking to get some over head storage for tools and helmets.
couldn't you just use a leaf blower to clean it out?

Would making it waterproof cause the wood to rot fater? I've heard of people that seal the top of wood decks say they rot out 10x faster, obviously from the bottom up.

What about the sand paper stuff that people put on hard surface stairs and such.
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