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Old 09-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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Bottom of Trailer Water Protection

What's the best to use on the bottom wood of the Scamp trailers, just coat it in fiberglass resin again to waterproof?
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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Well, my 1988 Scamp Deluxe which resides in the Pacific NorthWET has never had a rot problem so I don't worry about the bottom. It's leaks from the top (windows, vents) that I stay on top of maintenance wise.

But, if you're really wanting to do it... why not a good coat of paint?
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
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John,

I agree with Donna; they rot from the top down. With that said I paintedthe bottom of mine white. I considered using a bedliner white but never had the time.

I also have painted the top of my floor, where ever it's easy. If I replace the rug, I'll paint the whole floor topside.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:40 PM   #4
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Great thanks,
I don't have any problems of it rotting on the bottom, just was curious if I needed to do any maintenance to the bottom to keep waterproof. Appreciate all the information.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:18 PM   #5
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On our 72 Boler we used truck bed liner on the top and the bottom as we did a complete frame off resto on on 13 footer. Like many have said not necessary but some would have been wasted so why not. It sure makes the underside look clean I might add with the black bed liner.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:19 PM   #6
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What about the edges of the plywood floor, should that be sealed? On the Burro the top and bottom has fiberglass mat. But at the wheel well, there use to be some kind of putty, almost like window glazing, applied to the edges of the plywood, and some chunks have fallen off.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:04 PM   #7
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Sealing the bottom of the floor does 2 things it will prevent moisture from coming through the bottom and prevent any moisture, no where it comes from, from getting out. As often been seen with trailers that have a fully encased plywood floor. Water standing on floor inside the trailer can migrate into the flooring wood via screws or other mounting holes.
If anybody knows of a case where water came in from the bottom and cause flooring problems, I think we would all like to know about.
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Thru floor holes are an issue. When I drill one I try to spray paint the inside of the hole and than seal it from top and bottom with caulking.
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I agree with Donna, sand off any rust, then good coat of paint.

I recently read a post that talks about over drilling screw holes, filling with resin then re drilling the hole within the resin barrier. Probably most practical in new installation. I think it was posted by Raz, not sure, I will try to find it.
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Sorry, I can't find that post.

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I agree with Donna, sand off any rust, then good coat of paint.

I recently read a post that talks about over drilling screw holes, filling with resin then re drilling the hole within the resin barrier. Probably most practical in new installation. I think it was posted by Raz, not sure, I will try to find it.
Not one of mine. I think Raya talked about that as a technique used on fiberglass boats to protect encased wood. Raz
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I agree with Donna, sand off any rust, then good coat of paint.

I recently read a post that talks about over drilling screw holes, filling with resin then re drilling the hole within the resin barrier. Probably most practical in new installation. I think it was posted by Raz, not sure, I will try to find it.

Coulda been me. That is what I do in my UHaul to protect the floor from water intrustion from the top.
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I agree with Donna, sand off any rust, then good coat of paint.

I recently read a post that talks about over drilling screw holes, filling with resin then re drilling the hole within the resin barrier. Probably most practical in new installation. I think it was posted by Raz, not sure, I will try to find it.

I've heard about this, however I wonder is Casita or Uhaul or Burro ever did anything like that at the factor. My guess is they simply drove sheet metal screws through the glass into the wood and never worried about sealing them.
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