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Post  the Coug on Tue 6 May 2014 - 18:34

I am asking a question for a friend he is looking at a trailer with 18ga galvanized metal walls after looking it is .050 thickness and epoxy painted any one have any dealing with this? It sounds like it beats the bear can siding that ripples in the wind....
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Post  69F100 on Tue 6 May 2014 - 21:41

Randy as far as I know there is no cargo trailer manufacture that put the galv metal on the outside I am not saying it not galv on the outside but all the cargo trailer manufactures I know of uses .050 aluminum as their top of the line outside metal. We did offer it for inside metal walls and floor. But one thing for sure if it is on the outside it will be one heavy trailer by it self have him check it with a magnet to see if it will stick to it , if it dont it is more than likely .050 alum. If it is galv and it was prep right the paint will stay for a while, if not it will start pilling before long.
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Post  the Coug on Tue 6 May 2014 - 22:53

Jim that's why I ask my Buddy specifically ask and the guy said the manufacture builds these with Galvanized metal these are from South Texas, It looks sturdy built, he is trying to get one where the beer can metal won't rattle off while parked in the driveway...The Dealer called the manufacture and he said it was 18ga Galvanized metal which upon checking is suppose to be .050 thickness...I have just never saw one like it
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Post  gdog on Wed 7 May 2014 - 0:13

There is a material called Galvalume. It is a steel coated with aluminum and zinc. It holds paint well. But it would really make a trailer heavy. Some people, wrongly call it galvanized. The main use of this material is metal roofing.

Just a little bit of unnecessary information.
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Post  the Coug on Wed 7 May 2014 - 1:19

guess he will find out Thursday he is going to look at one...
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Post  69F100 on Wed 7 May 2014 - 3:55

It maybe something new they have come out I have been out of the trailer business for the last 3 years I got a lot of friends that still work in the trailer business we have 8 different trailer companies in a 3 county area here. I ask around and see if they have heard of it being used on them tomorrow.
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Post  69F100 on Wed 7 May 2014 - 14:17

Randy talk to a friend that works for Forest River he said they tried a little over a year or so ago on 4 trailer as a trial trailers he said the paint was baked on like the aluminum is. He said after about 6 months it would start peeling around the screws so the they never went to it, he said it will strengthen the trailer a lot but sure make it heavy and wouldn't recommend one with no less than 6000# axles if it over 26'.
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Post  Curt on Thu 8 May 2014 - 15:44

It could be Performance Trailers in NE TX. They build a good trailer, but they are gaud awful heavy. Similar to Jackie Stidham's old line of metal trailers.
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