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Old 05-09-2013, 04:44 PM   #15
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what about some sort of self adhesive diamond plate ? Might have to make a substrate out of something to put it on, but if it's not load bearing.....something thin, maybe....then put something like tihs on it ?

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I thought about it but you see that all the time and I really don't think it looks all that good. I am more of a wood guy vers a metal guy.
I really don't like the look of the tongue are, it is like it is missing something. It is a very good place where someone can make it their own. I am putting a split unit ac on the tongue and I guess one propane take.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:26 PM   #16
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how about some narrow teakwood planking ? Something that would look kind of marine style ?
Or oak. I bought oak slats about two inches wide and about 5/8" thick at lowes a couple years ago to refurb a wrought iron framed bench, like you would have on a patio.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:11 PM   #17
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what about some sort of self adhesive diamond plate ? Might have to make a substrate out of something to put it on, but if it's not load bearing.....something thin, maybe....then put something like tihs on it ?

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I love Diamond Plate but had no idea it came in colors shown in this link. Way cool!

As far as the composite wood--we used it on a small deck (back porch). It's about 4x5'. Got it at Home Depot and installed 9 yrs ago. Still looks like new and its really strong. There's no give to it at all--even if you jump on it. If you like that look go for it. Like you said its a small area--so if it doesn't work out down the road you can change it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:56 PM   #18
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Here's what Snoozy offers for a tongue deck.

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Old 05-09-2013, 08:00 PM   #19
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I have a project of my own. I wanted teak lumber but of course it's not available locally.
I found this at Lowe's Lumber and picked up enough to do what I want and it can be painted. PVC lumber with wood grain.

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That Snoozy tongue is really clean looking. What's it made out of Carl? I wonder what product would give the same look and feel on Scamp and other older model FB trailers????
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I'm pretty sure it's fiberglass.
It definitely improves the look of a bare tongue.
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This is what one Snoozy owner did to add to his:

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I am putting a split unit ac on the tongue and I guess one propane take.
So I guess they fit.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:19 PM   #24
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Decking on the tongue of trailer

Here is what it looks like. Before and after pics.
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A really nice improvement.
Like the painted tongue to match too.
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So I guess they fit.
Not as good as I hoped. I thought the tongue area was a bit bigger. I can make it work, I hope. I am waiting on my a/c buddy to see if it is too close to the Boler. I know they want 12 inches but... I can put it on the tongue with one tank of gas and when I get where I am going I can take the tank off and set in on the ground but travel with it on the tongue. I can also set it the long way if I put a ele jack on front. At this point I am not sure how I will put it on the B but I will do it,lol.
I am open to hear what you have to say!
I am also looking into putting it in the back.
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I know they want 12 inches but...
From the looks of these you're good.
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From the looks of these you're good.
www.americanminisplits.com/installationpictures1.html

Thanks, I forgot they sell the brackets to attach them to the wall so it would be closer. I just read the spec and it does say 12 inches from a wall ect. But if I bought the brackets it wouldn't be but maybe 3 inches. Hmmm Thank again!
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