I've been making progress on my trailer overhaul over the past few weeks, and have come across an issue. I am interested in what others have seen and/or done about it.
The Fiber Stream
fiberglass shell is screwed from below the trailer to the 1/2" plywood floor. The floor, and thereforr the trailer shell is attached to the trailer frame with an array of 1/4" carriage bolts along the plywood edges.
I have noticed that virtually all my 1/4" carriage bolts are wll sunk into the flooring, and quite loose, from 1/16" to as much as 3/16". Lying below the trailer, I can wiggle them very easily.
Has anyone had a similar issue and what did you do?
I am thinking that the carriage bolts below the bed benches will be replaced with regular bolts and 1/4" fender washers.
The ones in the middle of the floor will be removed, the floor fiberglassed (I was planning to do this anyway to strengthen the floor), and then new carriage bolts installed.
Any thoughts on these ideas?