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Re: [Shop-talk] 5x8 trailer decking ideas?

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 5x8 trailer decking ideas?
From: Jim Franklin <>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:13:18 -0400
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I'm in MA, up near the NH border. I was hoping for something lighter than the
resin board type of things, since I'll be near max weight with the 2 bikes
already. Probably makes sense just to get some CDX and deal with the seam; if
I run it longways at least I reduce mu chances of tripping on it :-)


On Apr 24, 2015, at 11:04 AM, Pat Horne <> wrote:

> Do some research on MDO (Medium Density Overlay). I've been told that it is
> what overhead highway signs are made of. I replaced the front wall of my
> enclosed with it a couple years ago and have had no problems with it. You
> may be able to find it 5' wide. Where are you located, I forgot!
> Peace,
> Pat
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shop-talk [] On Behalf Of Jim
> Franklin
> Sent: Friday, April 24, 2015 9:53 AM
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> Subject: [Shop-talk] 5x8 trailer decking ideas?
> Been quiet for a few days, don't want the collective to lose it's edge :-)
> I have a 5x8 utility trailer with a mesh floor that needs a more supportive
> deck for 2 motorcycles. I'd like to keep it one piece to stop any water
> infiltration that might lift the seam.
> I've seen 5x8 ply mentioned for ping pong tables, but not in exterior
> There is 5x8 diamond plate (slippery and expensive), so I'm looking around
> for other ideas before I butt 4x8 CDX together.
> thanks,
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