Weatherproofing a trailer

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Old 04-03-07, 11:55 AM
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Weatherproofing a trailer

Need some tips on how to weatherproof a trailer. Inexpensively.
It's 4'X8' with a 3/4 plywood floor and 2'high plywood sides. I can put a tarp over it, so no problem when stationary. But how can I seal it from water when traveling down the highway? If it doesn't rain I'm OK, but I imagine the vacuum will suck the water in when traveling.
Maybe I should start over on my little travel trailer invention.
 
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Old 04-03-07, 01:10 PM
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Forget about covering plywood sides with a tarp.
It will rip to shreds if you have any distance to go .

I would rebuild it with a solid top.
 
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Old 04-09-07, 04:52 PM
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I'll rephrase my question.

My trailer is 4'X8' with a 3/4 plywood floor and 2'high plywood sides. It has a Durocap top, so no problem with sealing the top. And I can cover the sides with canvas WHEN STATIONARY. But how can I seal THE SIDES & BOTTOM from water (& dust) when traveling down the highway? If it doesn't rain I'm OK, but I imagine the vacuum will suck the water in when traveling.
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Old 04-09-07, 09:45 PM
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I guess I'm not too sure how the trailer is put together and where exacly the water will get in.
If the leakage will occur where everything comes together then you might need to apply a generous amount of caulking to the joints.
Without seeing it though it is almost impossible to come up with a good plan for you.

If you are able to take some clear digital pictures and post them on a free site like Photobucket we would have a better idea on what to suggest.
 
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