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Old 11-17-2015, 08:38 PM   #31
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Most of the flatbeds that I have ever unloaded lumber from have aluminum floors...
Apparently, I am considerably older than you. :/
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:47 PM   #32
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Apparently, I am considerably older than you. :/
I'm still in high school and Ive seen those. Family friend who runs the winter roads swears by wood.
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:29 PM   #33
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My last dropdeck had an apitong deck. It lasted much longer than the steel frame. It still had sap coming out of it after three years. It never did show any signs of deterioration.
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Old 11-17-2015, 11:28 PM   #34
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My last dropdeck had an apitong deck.

Apitong:

フタバガキ科の常緑大高木で,ディプトロカルパス属の樹木の総称。東南アジア原産で,樹高50~60メート ル,直径1~2メートルに達する。フィリピンではアピトン,マレーシアではクルインと呼ぶ。心材は暗赤褐色 で強度が大きく,工場の床板,車両材などに用いる。

That clears that up!
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:46 AM   #35
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Welcome MSU,

What sort of wood science do you do, I previously worked in designing wood adhesives.
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:21 PM   #36
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Well this thread went a little off side.... Most of our van/flatbed trailers have the laminated oak with under coating on one side and when that goes for sheet, they replace it some weird South American swamp board [reddish brown hard wood ship lap] that never seems to stop bleeding sap.

On another note, not sure why I wrote 13 feet in my note book of info for the bus [oh look shiny object]...it's actually 11 feet over hang. Anyway, my other concern would be the large space/span from the axle on the bus to the axles on the trailer hinging up and down when hitting bumps/dips in the road....fatigue from the pounding, how much can the hitch take before something breaks? Not sure if it was this forum or another that I saw a broken hitch with the trailer into the back of the bus and hanging by the safety chains
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:26 PM   #37
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Not sure if it was this forum or another that I saw a broken hitch with the trailer into the back of the bus and hanging by the safety chains
From back in 2014

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/pr...s-5059-52.html

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Sorry about your misfortune. Is this ball mount solid or hollow?



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How much of a drop was that hitch, how much weight on it etc.?
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:33 AM   #40
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Welcome MSU,

What sort of wood science do you do, I previously worked in designing wood adhesives.
Last stint was an assistant plant manager for a wood components company, which followed being a quality engineer and line supervisor for a casket company.

Started out buying lumber for a wood ceilings company and have done some pretty weird stuff along the way.

What kind of adhesives?
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