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big brother smoke
11-05-2012, 02:52 PM
Howdy Folks,

I just purchased a brand stanking new 6'x12' trailer for comps mostly, and for a back up catering rig.

I am interested in flooring that can be installed and here are my requirements

1. So easy to install a caveman can do it.
2. Does not break the bank.
3. Smooth texture (no groves)
4. Slip resistant


Thanks in advance for your help with my request!

The_Kapn
11-05-2012, 02:54 PM
A little reading for ya till others chime in.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=143104&highlight=flooring

TIM

cpw
11-05-2012, 02:56 PM
Howdy Folks,

I just purchased a brand stanking new 6'x12' trailer for comps mostly, and for a back up catering rig.

I interested in flooring that can be installed and here are my requirements

1. So easy to install a caveman can do it.
2. Does not break the bank.
3. Smooth texture (no groves)
4. Slip resistant


Thanks in advance for your help with my request!

I'm going to derail the thread here, but what kind of trailer did you end up getting, and why did you decide on 6x12? We've been looking to upgrade as well, and I'm having a hard time deciding on 6x12 up through 7x14.

big brother smoke
11-05-2012, 02:59 PM
Thanks, Kapn!

big brother smoke
11-05-2012, 03:03 PM
I'm going to derail the thread here, but what kind of trailer did you end up getting, and why did you decide on 6x12? We've been looking to upgrade as well, and I'm having a hard time deciding on 6x12 up through 7x14.

OK, here is my thought process! I really wanted a 7'x14', but I live on a very narrow street and it would be hard to manuver that rig with my RV or GMC 2500.

My Class C only can tow 3500lbs., so with a double axle pushing 2500 lbs. and smokers and acoutriments, I was dangerously getting close to max capacity.


Edit: I am mostly a one man show at comps, so this is enough room for me.
I bought a Pace.

Smoke'n Ice
11-05-2012, 06:58 PM
I used a garage tile floor which are interlocking type 18" squares. They tend to be stain proof, slip resistant and washable. Seal the wood floor before installing.

Ron_L
11-05-2012, 07:00 PM
We really liked the rubber coin flooring in our old trailer. It was non-slip and had some padding, but was very easy to clean.

admin
11-05-2012, 07:08 PM
dont do what I did... i used 12x12 commerical vinyl tiles. i roll heavy pits in there and figured if i tears a tile,. its easy to replace a single when they are 12x12. But a full sheet of vinyl if torn, your screwed.


well, it took 6 boxes to do my trailer and at 60lbs a box, i added over 360 lbs to the trailer empty.

grilla
11-05-2012, 08:20 PM
We had ours sprayed with Rhino liner. Fully sealed and can be hosed out

Bbq Bubba
11-05-2012, 08:24 PM
Gonna be a part time love machine anyways......




Shag that biotch! :thumb:

big brother smoke
11-05-2012, 08:46 PM
No 12x 12 tiles, check
Seal the floor first, check
Possible Rhino liner, check
Possible interlocking 18 x18, check
Shag carpeting hell no, check :thumb:
Possible seal and paint, check
Possible rubber coin flooring, check

Thanks, guys

big brother smoke
11-05-2012, 08:49 PM
Gonna be a part time love machine anyways......




Shag that biotch! :thumb:

Iffin you see the trailer rocking, don't bother knocking :laugh:

Big Poppa
11-05-2012, 09:36 PM
if you see the trailer rocking its gas from one of my comp dinners.

yelonutz
11-05-2012, 10:13 PM
Steph, I painted mine with floor paint from HD.

NUTZ

NRA4Life
11-06-2012, 06:45 AM
I had vinyl flooring installed by the trailer manufacturer when I had it built.

http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad136/deerhunter713/trailerinside.jpg

JD McGee
11-06-2012, 09:48 AM
I would definitely go with a sealed coating (think garage floor coatings)...there are several out there you can do yourself. Most are abrasion/oil resistant and will last a long time...:becky: Looking forward to your build brother! :thumb:

Scottie
11-06-2012, 11:15 AM
I use those padded restaurant mats. Nice cushion under you and clean up all you need to do is spray them off.

Diva Q
11-06-2012, 11:37 AM
http://www.costco.com/Gray-7.5'x20'-VersaRoll-PVC-Flooring.product.11678133.html

We bought this flooring earlier this year and I love it in the trailer. Super easy to clean.

big brother smoke
11-06-2012, 01:43 PM
http://www.costco.com/Gray-7.5'x20'-VersaRoll-PVC-Flooring.product.11678133.html

We bought this flooring earlier this year and I love it in the trailer. Super easy to clean.



I am digging this floor for now.

cpw
11-06-2012, 02:59 PM
http://www.costco.com/Gray-7.5'x20'-VersaRoll-PVC-Flooring.product.11678133.html

We bought this flooring earlier this year and I love it in the trailer. Super easy to clean.

Do you have any problems with it curling up or getting junk underneath?

Smoke'n Ice
11-06-2012, 04:04 PM
biggest concern is the additional weight. Weight the flooring and all of the items required to install prior to installing. At the cost of gas, every pound cost money, so the lighter the flooring, the better the ROI. That is why I went with the garage flooring tiles from Sam's, extremely light weight, ability to replace a damaged one, no additional weight for glue, etc., slip resistant, stain resistant, etc.

Most people don't consider this weight but it is extremely heavy in most cases and does affect the overall weight.

big brother smoke
11-06-2012, 04:57 PM
Ok, I just purchased this stuff: Herculiner HCL1G8 Gray Brush-on Bed Liner. I will let you know how it comes out.

Thanks everyone!

cpw
11-06-2012, 07:07 PM
Ok, I just purchased this stuff: Herculiner HCL1G8 Gray Brush-on Bed Liner. I will let you know how it comes out.

Thanks everyone!

Cool! Let us know how it turns out.

Smokin Mike
11-06-2012, 10:02 PM
Ok, I just purchased this stuff: Herculiner HCL1G8 Gray Brush-on Bed Liner. I will let you know how it comes out.

Thanks everyone!

I am also really looking forward of your report back, I really need a trailer now, and wondered the same question about flooring.

Thanks!

big brother smoke
11-07-2012, 09:26 AM
I will keep yawl posted.

JD McGee
11-07-2012, 11:19 AM
Hmmm...my only concern is that it contains rubber granules that may make cleaning up spills a pain...especially if you plan to use the trailer for prep...:cool:

"HERCULINER (http://www.herculiner.com/product_info.htm) is the only polyurethane and rubber granule coating that is applied to the bed surface using the rollers and brush included with the kit. When cured, HERCULINER provides a durable skid-resistant protective coating. Because it can bond to virtually any surface or material, HERCULINER can be applied to wood, metal, concrete, aluminum, asphalt, rubber, fiberglass, and most plastics, including PVC."

big brother smoke
11-07-2012, 11:36 AM
Hmmm...my only concern is that it contains rubber granules that may make cleaning up spills a pain...especially if you plan to use the trailer for prep...:cool:

"HERCULINER (http://www.herculiner.com/product_info.htm) is the only polyurethane and rubber granule coating that is applied to the bed surface using the rollers and brush included with the kit. When cured, HERCULINER provides a durable skid-resistant protective coating. Because it can bond to virtually any surface or material, HERCULINER can be applied to wood, metal, concrete, aluminum, asphalt, rubber, fiberglass, and most plastics, including PVC."


Rubber hose and spray Mod:cool:

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
11-07-2012, 12:00 PM
keep in mind that if the trailer is new and the floor is pressure treated that some of the chemicals used can cause bonding failure.

I sell Rhino Linings and we wont spray "fresh" treated wood because it doesnt always adhere well.

Diva Q
11-07-2012, 12:46 PM
Do you have any problems with it curling up or getting junk underneath?

No problems at all and we roll in 4/5 cookers every competition plus the tents etc.

Jaskew82
11-07-2012, 02:33 PM
I love the idea of both hurculiner AND grey versa roll! I just got a 7x14 trailer (used). It needs to be completely overhauled for BBQ purposes.

Basted moral support guy
11-07-2012, 04:42 PM
We had ours sprayed with Rhino liner. Fully sealed and can be hosed out

That's a good idea. Non-slip, water tight, and super durable.

Edit: I just read the rest of the thread with concerns about the liner. I guess it would be more suited for a used trailer retrofitted for barbecue.

big brother smoke
11-07-2012, 04:52 PM
keep in mind that if the trailer is new and the floor is pressure treated that some of the chemicals used can cause bonding failure.

I sell Rhino Linings and we wont spray "fresh" treated wood because it doesnt always adhere well.

I just called and made sure, the plywood is untreated.

The Cosmic Pig
11-07-2012, 06:48 PM
keep in mind that if the trailer is new and the floor is pressure treated that some of the chemicals used can cause bonding failure.

I sell Rhino Linings and we wont spray "fresh" treated wood because it doesnt always adhere well.

I also have a 6 x 12 that I'd like to have sprayed. What's the average cost of doing this? It also has a v-nose. I'm sure prices are different in different parts of the country, but just a ball-park figure? Thanks!

And please pardon the thread semi-hi-jack, but where can you buy the vinyl sheets that could be attached over the wood walls of an enclosed trailer to make them washable? Thanks!

big brother smoke
11-08-2012, 08:29 AM
Good hi-jack, that will be next on the list.

big brother smoke
11-08-2012, 09:08 AM
I also have a 6 x 12 that I'd like to have sprayed. What's the average cost of doing this? It also has a v-nose. I'm sure prices are different in different parts of the country, but just a ball-park figure? Thanks!

And please pardon the thread semi-hi-jack, but where can you buy the vinyl sheets that could be attached over the wood walls of an enclosed trailer to make them washable? Thanks!


I was quoted $850+, hence my move to DIY Herculiner.

JimmyDAL
11-08-2012, 09:34 AM
I went with the truck bedliner spray done professionally and then placed the restaurant mats over that, awesome.

didisea
11-08-2012, 03:09 PM
My 6x12 I painted the walls and floor with floor paint from Home Depot. Found some black outdoor carpeting without a backing at Costco. Very light weight and I figured it would last a season or two before I replaced it. The carpet had a grid pattern on it so it was easy to cut with scissors to make it fit. $20 for paint + $40 for the carpet (I had to get two rolls). Done and done!

Andrews
11-08-2012, 03:14 PM
I am digging this floor for now.

This is the same stuff I use in my trailer. When dirty I just roll it up, lay it out on th edriveway and clean with a good degreaser like Simple Green...

It cuts easlily with a razor for a custom fit too.

The Cosmic Pig
11-09-2012, 10:09 PM
I was quoted $850+, hence my move to DIY Herculiner.

Yikes! That is a little steep! Thanks for the warning! I don't blame you for going with the Herculiner!

big brother smoke
12-19-2012, 10:03 PM
Here is my thread updated as requested:

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/2012-12-14131709_zps2c6102a9.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/2012-12-14131644_zps13d26ac7.jpg

The trailer is back in the shop getting a step for the door installed and getting the fridge bolted down. The fridge weighs 420 lbs. and serves as a work table too. The smokers go where the mat is placed.

Meat Man
12-19-2012, 10:39 PM
I really like it, but where's the dishwasher?

big brother smoke
12-19-2012, 11:49 PM
I really like it, but where's the dishwasher?

Ha........to much weight, lol

Big Poppa
12-20-2012, 08:50 AM
he cant be exactly like me...heheheh

CBQ
12-20-2012, 08:59 AM
Nice fridge, hey something I don't have. :becky: Do you use a generator to keep it powered while driving to contests?

big brother smoke
12-20-2012, 09:10 AM
Yes, generator is running. Food is nice and cold. So long ice, except for the beverage ice :razz:

Oh and the Herculiner sprayed floor is working nicely (you need at least two coats)

cpw
12-20-2012, 09:29 AM
Looks great!

Jaskew82
12-20-2012, 10:23 AM
Steph, that came out great! Good job!

Cayman1
12-20-2012, 10:52 AM
Oh and the Herculiner sprayed floor is working nicely (you need at least two coats)

That's the second thing I intend to do after my trailer is done. Was quoted around $900 for this from the factory and I can do 2 coats for less than $200. Able to seal all seams in the floor and have it washable without adding much weight to the trailer. Glad to hear someone else has it and it is working out.

JerryA
12-20-2012, 12:17 PM
Very nice Steph! Wish I had something like that!!

mcbrew13
12-20-2012, 12:33 PM
Serious fridge envy here. Brand new? Nice setup.

big brother smoke
12-20-2012, 12:44 PM
Yup brand new 67" and 27 cubic ft. Needed the big one for catering.

Big Poppa
12-20-2012, 01:52 PM
steph you dont have to explain why you need a big one

big brother smoke
12-20-2012, 02:20 PM
LOL, true!

I just don't want folks thinking I was compensating for a deficiency :razz:

timzcardz
12-20-2012, 02:32 PM
steph you dont have to explain why you need a big one

Explaining?

Hell! He was bragging! :clap:

Big Poppa
12-20-2012, 02:35 PM
hahahahahahahahah

arlieque
12-20-2012, 09:31 PM
Go to tractor supply and ask for horse mats. They work well and can be trimmed to fit.

Muzzlebrake
12-20-2012, 10:36 PM
Will the fridge stay cold long enough to travel without power? If I recall that's what Phil and some others do.

big brother smoke
12-21-2012, 01:43 AM
Will the fridge stay cold long enough to travel without power? If I recall that's what Phil and some others do.


You must have it cooled down first and travel should be under 3 hours. I imagine if you put a couple of bags of ice in a hotel pan it would help. Refrigerators in my opinion are no more than electric controlled coolers.

Rich Parker
12-21-2012, 05:46 AM
I have found that if I put in a couple of frozen jugs in the fridge I can get well over 5 hours of travel time with the fridge still under 40.

Fishhook
12-21-2012, 07:26 AM
I hope you put a sealer on those walls to make it easier to clean...

big brother smoke
12-21-2012, 11:55 AM
I hope you put a sealer on those walls to make it easier to clean...

Check :thumb: