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Old 10-22-2009, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased a new 27' inline snowmobile trailer. I'm interested to find out what everyone is using for ski slides and track mats? I don't feel like dropping another 600.00 into this thing. But on the other hand I don't want to destroy the floor either. Shoot me some idea's

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Old 10-22-2009, 06:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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heard of people using old conveyor belt for track mats and truck bedliners for ski guides. plenty of posts on here about it
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I got my track mats from Tractor Supply Company. I used the heavy duty 4'x6' Horse Stall Mats. They are only $40 a piece. I cut mine down to the size I needed with a utility knife. Then i secured them with some fender washers and screws and they work great and the price was more than 50% less than the ones you can by from anywhere else.
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I got my track mats from Tractor Supply Company. I used the heavy duty 4'x6' Horse Stall Mats. They are only $40 a piece. I cut mine down to the size I needed with a utility knife. Then i secured them with some fender washers and screws and they work great and the price was more than 50% less than the ones you can by from anywhere else.[/b]
Great idea! Thanks, that's what I'll do for the mats. I'm thinking about trying some composite decking material for the guides and just router some slots.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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In my inline, I screwed down 1/4" exterior grade plywood over the original floor. I then installed traction mat on both ramps and on the first few feet from the front ramp on the main floor. This allows for several different sled loading configurations as well as hauling anything else. Also, have you ever stepped on a plastic ski guide that has snow on it?? Better hope you have Aflac! No issues with water trapped beween floors as some might believe. If I ever decide to sell it, just pull up the floor and there it is, a brand new floor.
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Find old bedliners... yes they will be slippery when wet (just like some girls I used to date ) but the cost is minimal and they work great. I also used bedliner material for the pads as well. I just cut them the other way, so the ribs run perpendicular to the glides. I spaced them evenly and they worked great. Wont trap water...
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I just purchased a new 27' inline snowmobile trailer. I'm interested to find out what everyone is using for ski slides and track mats? I don't feel like dropping another 600.00 into this thing. But on the other hand I don't want to destroy the floor either. Shoot me some idea's

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Lots of options but we have found the Caliper line of products to be the most reasonable and best quality. MADE IN THE USA

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Nice trailer! Man you can come ride anytime now!

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Old 10-25-2009, 10:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I used the Caliner Grip Glides on mine. Also great for ATV's. 22 of them for $50. More durable than the regular slides and more versitile too.

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Nice trailer! Man you can come ride anytime now!

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LMAO.. ya, it is a nice trailer.. but the wife about kicked my ass when she found out 90% of the time it will only have my sled in it. Go Big or Go Home! I call it the Big Red One. Here's a pic[attachment=589978:P1000161_1_.JPG]
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