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> Damage to snowmobile trailer deck, Carbide Runners
Muskyhunter
Posted: Feb 22, 2021 - 03:48 am


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I run an older sled and picked up some new skis at the beginning of this season as the old ones were pretty near rusted through.

The new Slydog skis came with carbide runners and they are destroying the deck to my tilt snowmobile trailer. The plywood is actually breaking up.

Anybody have any ideas of what I can put on the trailer deck to protect it from the skis. Maybe something I can pick up at the local hardware store?

What about strips of plywood I just change every season.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2021 - 07:52 am


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You can find old truck bed liners laying around for cheap if you are interested in saving money. We bought two recently for a total of $75.00 and between the two we were able to cut them into strips and line a normal, wide (102") trailer and a single.

Cut them in strips for the skis and screw them directly to the deck.

There are lots of alternatives out there, you can also buy the strips that are used for finishing the framing out of garage doors, they are made of high density plastic, and are plenty long. You can find them on sale at the various big box stores.

you can also use hockey board but its a lot of work to cut it up into strips.


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Limacharley
Posted: Feb 22, 2021 - 08:00 am


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One of our snowmobile bridges on our club trails was getting hammered with aggressive carbide skis from OFSC pass holders and that's what we did: cut up box liners and screwed them down where skis and studs align on the bridge decking.

It's 80 foot bridge...no fun re-decking every 5 years.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2021 - 12:47 pm


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If you go to a place that does spray-in liners you can often get the old plastic ones for nothing.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2021 - 03:13 pm


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Easiest is to buy the proper runners made for this.

https://www.royaldistributing.com/caliber-m...-8-in-wide.html

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Posted: Feb 22, 2021 - 03:49 pm


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Most trailer dealers have the ski guides that you screw down, work very well. Buy it by the foot.

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Posted: Feb 23, 2021 - 05:38 am


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Thanks lads.

The old box liner is a great idea.

Thanks lads. I guess I am now on the hunt for one.

Cheers,

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Posted: Feb 23, 2021 - 07:41 am


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Check the town dump. I've seen discarded truck box liners there.

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Posted: Feb 23, 2021 - 07:47 am


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QUOTE (fatboy4me @ Feb 23, 2021 - 07:41 am)
Check the town dump. I've seen discarded truck box liners there.

That's where our snowmobile club got ours.

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