Not the most exciting step in the development of the caRV, but one might say vital. While the trailer kit I purchased did offer an optional steel plate bottom I opted for going with the 3/4″ plywood.
Wood is so expensive these days. I swear I remember when a sheet of plywood was $8 or something. This full sheet of 3/4″ recycled pressed chip plywood was like $20 or something. We had hoped that they sold half sheets but nobody did, at least not at a reasonable price. Though later the full sheet would mostly get used.
Our first cut was too big. The second still too big on the sides but front and back it was actually a bit short based on how the removable rear gate works but there wasn’t anything we could do about that since we were using the width of the sheet. On the third careful trim though we were able to perfectly (well a little snugly) get the floor in so tight it wasn’t going to go anywhere even without any cargo.
I treated the wood with a clear protector Gale had lying around and then also primered the bottom so hopefully it would handle road grime a little better. No pics of that for some reason.
While working with Gale we often had visitors in the neighborhood saying hello and checking things out.
With this step completed the trailer could now at least be used to haul things finally.