People have used the marine plywood, but it's not used that much. I prefer to use plywood that is sanded on one side. If my memory serves me correctly, its ACX. The sanded side saves you time when it comes time to install your floor covering like Marmoleum or vinyl tile.
This thread is a great example of why we recommend removing the skins. It verifies the existence of rot and thereby shows the areas of weakness in the structure of the trailer.
"I get that queasy how in the hell will this thing ever go back together feeling.” - PT
Post by blackguitar91 on May 17, 2023 10:55:00 GMT -8
Good to know, we will stay away from the high dollar marine plywood for now.
I should probably start a new thread because I have many more questions not roof related but here we are.
Pretty much all of the side wall frame structure is built with 3/4”x 3” stapled together. If I rebuild with 1x’s should I staple them back how it was factory or just screw it all together? I am definitely leaning towards screws but just want to make sure.
Also, most of the threads, photos and videos I have seen show the side skins being removed from bottom to top. The skins on this trailer were started and the bottom and had to be removed top down. Is there a “right” or “wrong” way for the skins to be applied? Is one way more prone to leaking than the other?
I am wanting to rebuild back as close to original as I can but I am realizing that just because it was “factory” doesn’t mean it was “right” and unfortunately I don’t have the experience to tell the difference yet. I’m learning tho!
When you start playing with new size boards you have to take all kinds of things into account. You will end up having less space inside and what all will that affect.
I would use a kreg jig and screw it all back together. Even though you will glue the walls to the 1x2 boards it just makes for a better wall structure, I think, so if you hang cabinets or cots or what ever you will most likely have a better wall to mount to.
As for skins someone with more experience will have to help on that.