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Tech Talk => Trailers => Topic started by: TjVaughn on March 19, 2017, 06:31:13 PM

Title: Replacing trailer bunks
Post by: TjVaughn on March 19, 2017, 06:31:13 PM
Gonna be replacing my trailer bunks. Not sure if I can just use regular 2x4s and weather seal them or if I should spend the extra money and get treated wood. Any advise is appreciated.


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Title: Re: Replacing trailer bunks
Post by: jimpen on March 19, 2017, 06:37:52 PM
Either will be fine.


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Title: Re: Replacing trailer bunks
Post by: GT Jets on March 19, 2017, 07:58:33 PM
I use Douglas Fir and epoxy from Rustolium.

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Title: Re: Replacing trailer bunks
Post by: TjVaughn on March 19, 2017, 09:05:44 PM
Cool. Thanks for the help. Can I use regular plywood and that epoxy for the wheel wells also?


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Title: Re: Replacing trailer bunks
Post by: GT Jets on March 19, 2017, 09:37:44 PM
Cool. Thanks for the help. Can I use regular plywood and that epoxy for the wheel wells also?


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I actually use lauan plywood.

But yes.

GT

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Title: Re: Replacing trailer bunks
Post by: 5150whiteboy on March 20, 2017, 03:14:46 PM
All the ones I have done have been treated wood and carpet from pacific trailer in specific sizes to match bunks makes it 100x easier.

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Title: Re: Replacing trailer bunks
Post by: 69SANGERFLAT on March 20, 2017, 11:33:44 PM
I've been told there's a chemical in the treated wood that's no good for your boat... Myth or?


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Title: Re: Replacing trailer bunks
Post by: 5150whiteboy on March 21, 2017, 05:05:52 AM
I've been told there's a chemical in the treated wood that's no good for your boat... Myth or?


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Never heard that before and I have had mine done for about 8 years or so. Have done a few boats with them.

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Title: Re: Replacing trailer bunks
Post by: mash on it on March 21, 2017, 07:18:30 AM
Treated lumber is treated with Copper Sulphate. (CuSO4)

The sulfuric acid (battery acid) can eat away at organic compounds in you bunk carpet. And a small amount of copper goes into  the river/lake.

And the lumber still rots, just not as fast.

just my $0.02

Dan'l

Title: Re: Replacing trailer bunks
Post by: greg511 on November 26, 2017, 05:33:32 PM
I use Douglas Fir and epoxy from Rustolium.

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What kind of epoxy are you talking about? The Appliance spray paint from rustolium or the concrete epoxy?

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