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Old 12-27-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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White Vinyl Walls For Trailer


hey guys,
i'm in the middle of outfitting my trailer inside. I have half the insulation up on the walls and ceiling, i will finish it tomorrow. using some holiday downtime to get it done. I was originally thinking of using 1/2 plywood on the walls and 1/4 luan on the ceiling but now i think that might be too heavy on the walls. i think a sheet of 1/2 cdx weighs about 50 lbs, so that is going to add 500 or more lbs to the weight of this aluminum trailer. i can haul 4000 lbs inside the trailer for a total weight of 6k lbs registered weight. i'd hate to hog up 500 or more of out of the 4k lbs with just wall covering.

i was thinking of going with 1/4 white vinyl or some other type of easy clean/whipe down material on the walls like they do from the factory. i can't seem to locate these white vinyl sheets anywhere. hd didn't have them. i don't want to use azek. that is going to be too expensive and too heavy.
do you guys know where is a good spot to buy this vinyl? i believe they have them 4x8 sheets and have J channel and H channel for butting too sheets together.

Thanks for the help !
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:45 PM   #2
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Do you mean structoglas?

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not sure what it is called. vinyl covered luan basically, not sure why i can't find it online.
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Well in the paneling area of HD, they do have 1/8" white-coated homasote stuff. really weak, though.

I used it on the ceiling of a trailer, and I had to keep adding plastc rivets because it kept sagging.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:37 PM   #5
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Re: White Vinyl Walls For Trailer


they sell 4x8 Fiber Reinforced Plastic panels at home depot. sounds like thats what you are looking for. They are near the peneling area.

(or did now i see their unavalable online)

or are you thinkinmg of masonite paneling?

or the laminated plywood/aluminum/vinyl panels used in store fronts in place of glazing?
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from what i read on the trailer sites, its a vinyl coated luan product.
my HD sucks. it doesn't have everything other ones do in other areas.
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I think masonite would be too heavy
i'm going to check HD again, another store.
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You should get dryerase fomica sheets. Then you can write on your walls and erase at will.
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What about something like FiberCorr?

http://www.nudo.com/PanelSystems/Fib.../fibercorr.htm
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Re: White Vinyl Walls For Trailer


robert, that seems cool, but i think that would get very expensive to cover the all the walls with that formica sheets.

dustball, thanks for the tip. i checked that site out, seems like in their paneling page, they show a vinyl covered 1/4 plywood. and they also sell all the H and J channels to mount them up. I will look for a distributor of them in my area.
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We're renovating several restrooms in a factory up here. We're using 4x8 sheets of .090 Duratuf fiberglass panels on all the walls. We cut it with clippers, use PL 200 and all sorts of readymade trim. Works great behind the sinks and urnals. Costs $37.00 a sheet. Trim runs about 2 to 3 bucks a piece.

I picked it up from the lumber yard.
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I think I know what you're asking about as "wall liner". It's about .050" thick, and has a white pebble-like texture. It snaps like a twig when it's cold, but I think it would be great if it was laminated over luan.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:34 PM   #13
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Re: White Vinyl Walls For Trailer


well. after looking further into it, and calling the trailer manufacturer, i still don't know exactly what they use, but I know I don't want the stuff they use in restaurants because it's too rough of a surface and will just be harder to clean.
i am just going to get 3/8 luan, prime and paint it very well, with several finish coats of semi gloss, then use 3/8 alcoa j channel and T molding for the seams. i can't afford to put 40 dollar sheets of the fibercorr stuff in there, not sure how the factory does it so cheap, i know they don't use fiberglass, they use a 1/4 luan product with vinyl over it. just hard to find in my area.
for what i'm going to be doing with the trailer, the luan will fine, 1/4 on the ceilings will be great. i'll just rip thin strips of wood to cover the seams on the ceiling because i am not sure they make 1/4 j channel. i'll find out this week.
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Do the RV manufacturers still use that stuff to line bathroom walls? When I did the cargo interior of my Sprinter, I used 1/4 inch masonite on the walls, unpainted. On the ceiling I used painted masonite. I had a custom color mixed up, Lilac and Peach, stirred together. Those were the only light colors at the paint store in the mis-matched section. I used self tapping screws w/finish washers to hold the masonite in place.

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