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Old 02-12-2011, 08:06 AM   #211
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Looks like a great fix. I am also glad to hear about the minimal shrinkage over a 75 degree change.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:44 PM   #212
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Digging into this one again, reviewing my options on the flooring. Looks like they are adding additional products onto the list, such as decking boards and trim. What we're talking about is now called "NyloSheet". They're also advertising it heavily for RV and boating use too.

They also put a lot more onto the datasheet, including a lot of what you guys have been asking. So I'll quote over some of what is on the Nylosheet datasheet. There is some variation between the G1/G2/G4 sheeting, so I'll quote just the G4 stuff here as it's most relevant.

Mold Resistance: ASTM D 3274: 10 rating
Fungal Resistance: ASTM D 1413: No Decay
Termite Resistance: AWPA E-1-97: 10 rating
Smoke and Flame Spread: ASTM E84: Class B smoke
Screw Retention 1/2": ASTM D1037: 512 lbf
Flexural Moe 1/2": ASTM D790: 464k psi

And the biggie that we've all been waiting for.
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion:
ASTM D696: 0.64 x 10-5 in/in/degree F

Now, I have no idea if these are good numbers or not, time to dig into the ASTM standards compared to other materials.

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Old 10-04-2011, 12:21 AM   #213
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Found some more expansion rates based on the D696 standard
Nylon: .447x10^5 (which explains the low expansion of the nylon based boards)
Corian: 1.8x10^5
Lexcel Polycarbonate: 3.75x10^5
Teflon: 9.8x10^5 (wow!)

Metals seem to be commonly listed slightly different, at the 10^6 instead of 10^5,, so I hope I have these conversions correct and that my math skills haven't atrophied too badly. (Just move the decimal one spot left, correct?)
Aluminum 1.37x10^5 to 1.17^5, depending on alloy
Steel .86x10^5 to .63x10^5, depending on alloy

Now, for some woods. (Couldn't find any plywood data in imperial measure)
Pine: .28x10^5
Oak: .30x10^5

If I'm getting my math and research right, the Nyloboard will expand at a rate very similar to steel, and less than aluminum. Probably a good thing, as it's bolted to the frame not the shell, correct? It's also a better match, from a thermal expansion standpoint, than the wood data that I'm finding.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:55 AM   #214
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I have had mine in my trailer for several years now and It is been through Georgia heat and Illinois freezing. Still looks like new and holding up. My scrap piece has still been sitting out side for several years and it still is like new.

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Old 11-01-2011, 08:12 AM   #215
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I'm contemplating what I should use.....the question is: How long will I keep this trailer - even if I want to sell it, I need to fix the floor or lose $$$$. What about this Sign Board? Where does that come from?
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:29 AM   #216
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They have a website called Nyloboard. They sell to dealers. They are 30 minutes down the road from me. I hear they don't sell out of the factory anymore (that is where I got mine). Very expensive, but I have total confidence in its durability and how long it will last. No more rot in the bathroom.

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Old 11-01-2011, 09:51 AM   #217
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Nyloboard - for the material cost ($220x6) alone I could've done 4-plus 27-foot trailers using the MDO panels I found. Sounds like a great product if they didn't price it out of reach for most of us; the factory direct outlet angle sure made that tempting back when it was a smaller premium over Marine Plywoods etc..

Sign Board has a hundred different flavors since its a generic term, there are plastic and foam and masonite cored panels, aluminum foil covers, etc.

What I used can also be called as concrete form panels - its truer label was medium density overlay (MDO) panel, "Signal MDO". Olympic Panel Products - Sign Making

I still haven't seen this stuff age and weather yet, but I have invested the time in 5 coats (3 primer & 2 porch floor) of paint before I install it.

I only found mine after a half-day of googling keywords and calling around and found it 20~ miles away at an old-time lumber yard on the far side of Minneapolis that sells to sign-makers too. You might try contacting local advertising sign makers to see where they purchase from - $42 a 4x8 sheet of true 3/4" (not something-64th) made using this a no-brainer on my part when big-box stores are asking $30-35 for their 3/4-nominal plywoods...
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