Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Preparing for chassis/floor work

Today we did a bit of shopping in preparation for the chassis/new floor work. Went to Tractor Supply and purchased some sand to sandblast the chassis with. After this is done, we will purchase 2 1/2" 4'x8' sheets of plywood for the floor. I'm planning on coating both the chassis and the bottom of the floor (facing road) with a product I found mentioned on the Teardrop forum, Black Asphalt Fence Paint:
http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay_10551_10001_43986_-1______?rFlag=true&cFlag=1

After the bottom side of the floor and chassis have been painted with this sealer, we will then staple a sheet of roofing paper to the plywood over the sealer. Then the floor will be ready to be attached to the chassis.

2 comments:

baldwin36thst said...

Just a question on the under carriage, you mentioned you removed a cardboard type of material,is this supposed to be some sort of rodent or bug deterrent.Will the black asphalt repell rodents?

B said...

I believe this was to strictly protect the wood floor from road moisture. Likely tar paper would be very similar and serve the same purpose...