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Old 05-10-2012, 02:23 PM   #29
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mrgreen - nsaty chemicals in it to stop it rotting probably will corrode aluminum and iron, please note most treated wood requires special fasteners that will not be affected by the chemicals; research the product well!!

You might ask about advertising sign plywood at a sign maker shop - I used it and am impressed, it was not much more than normal construction plywood.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:56 PM   #30
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Wabbit is right. The new treated wood products are very corrosive.

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I watched Nyloboard being made. It is recycled carpeting (The carpet is the same stuff in our houses) . It is Nylon. Is Nylon a plastic? or something different? I watched them take the old cut up carpet and dump it into a hopper. Heat melted it and shaped it into a board. It came out of the factory machine as a board. I have used Nylon rope before and find it very durable. Also I have worked around chlorine my whole life and have watched plastic fall apart in a summer swimming pool and nylon stay just as strong.

I have known folks just to show up at the factory un-announced and buy on site. reject sheets of board. Definitley a green recycled product. I would really like to use it for SIP siding for a house. Nyloboard+styrofoam+nylobord. The insulation factory is amazing. They have a house built on site with Nyloboard. I have been in it. Pretty cool house.

Personally I have no problem with wood. At my age I am not going to be around long enough for it to rot.

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Here is a little info I got from Nyloboard earlier this week about the Nylosheet product:

I was told as of right now, they are not manufacturing nylosheet, as they are focusing on the Nylodeck product. They will start manufacturing it again soon; however, it is going to be a different formulation. It sounds like there will no longer be the different grades (G1, G2, & G4) as listed on the website. There will only be one grade which will be essentially the G4 grade which is the structural grade for sub flooring anyways. From what I was told, the product will be slightly heavier @ 50-55 pcs (I'm not sure yet what that rating is yet). Also, that the color will be more uniform, which I'm not to concerned about.

The rep I spoke with is trying to find out the new specs for me. I will post them as soon is I hear something. I just thought I would post this info in case anyone else is currently looking.
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mrgreen - nsaty chemicals in it to stop it rotting probably will corrode aluminum and iron, please note most treated wood requires special fasteners that will not be affected by the chemicals; research the product well!!

You might ask about advertising sign plywood at a sign maker shop - I used it and am impressed, it was not much more than normal construction plywood.
that's good advice, although I don't really know how many chemicals are in it! as it is used as flooring on truckbodies so i'm geussing not too corrosive but health-wise i will definately look into it a bit further!
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:04 AM   #34
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I have seen SOB trailers rot in months. If you have leaks and you live in some place like Florida you can rot a floor out in a few months. So unless you have one foot on a bar of soap and the other in the grave your floors could rot before you do. I am hopeing that my new wood floor in the back of my trailer will out last me. I am trying to get rid of leaks so the rest of the floor in the trailer will survive longer than me as well.

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Personally I have no problem with wood. At my age I am not going to be around long enough for it to rot.

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Old 05-11-2012, 09:31 AM   #35
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Perry:

I have Nyloboard in the back of my 73 trailer. The 1960 renovation I am doing now does not. I guess I just said what I said because I was the one that orginally posted the first Nyloboad thread. The factory is down the road from me. Never did I think the Nyloboard thread would just keep going and going and going and going.

As far as I am concerned it is good stuff. I have had it in since 2008.

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Brian I thank you for bringing Nyloboard to our attention. I also thank you and Tvanwave for being the only two people who actually read my request and posted their results. That is the exact reason why I started this thread to get actual field test results from forum members who have used Nyloboard in their trailers.

The rest of you who want to bi**ch moan about how terrible Airstream builds their trailers and how as an engineer you would have done it differently, or for those of you who want to discuss the viability of wood or treated plywood please start your own thread and discuss it there. After all this is my thread started and I state this again to garner FIELD TEST RESULTS from people who have actually used Nyloboard.
I have read the data published on the company website but what I was seeking to find out was real user comments about this product.
I'll say this again Thank you Brian and Tvanwave for your input.
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What is the sign board made out of?

Also, would costing the new pt plywood with epoxy help? And you are correct, you have to use galv or ss bolts. Untreated steel bolts would not hold up.
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I just spent quite some time searching thread titles in this section of frame/floor repair. Of the 1166 current threads on this topic not one was titled Nyloboard. Yes you can do a google search and find the threads where Nyloboard is mentioned.
I thought that I might add to this that there is, of course, Brian's (Lothlorian) lengthy thread starting in January of 2008 (titled simply "Nyloboard") that sort of chronicles the history of the company, as well as some very interesting discussions on the use of the product. Lots of input there from Uwe and byamcaravanner.

It's right here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...ard-39151.html

I, too, am very interested in this product, and I also wish that there was more discussion and actual installations of Nyloboard, or Nylosheet.

Have you made any steps towards using it, Chris?
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I spoke with the company last week. I am restoring my hot tub and I need a hot tub cover. I asked the company for a price on their discontinued or throw away pieces of nyloboard. They wanted to $92.00 a sheet. This was for the sheets with the smallest width. My hot tub is not worth $92.00. I decided against it.

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