Thursday, January 31, 2008

#14 Nyloboard


I have to admit that I really have nothing to post, I'm blaming the crummy Wisconsin weather, but my friend Frank has "encouraged" me to post something... and I thank him for that.

Now to the topic of this post - Nyloboard.

I can't take credit for discovering this product... that goes to Brian (SIU Bound) from the forums. Here is a Link to the thread

I've been investigating options for the floor replacement in our trailer. Nyloboard looks to be the perfect Airstream floor material. It is made from recycled nylon carpet. It's available in various thicknesses from 3/8" to 1" and comes plain or with a fiberglass skin on each face. It also is available in 8' widths up to 24' long. Imagine a 26' trailer with a one piece floor! The 3/4" fiberglass skinned material sells for about $4.50 a square foot which is comparable to mid-range Marine plywood.

So far this is on the top of my list... that is, if I can get (7) 4'x8' sheets shipped to WI for a reasonable price.


4 comments:

Frank Yensan said...

Thank you for something new... how about something else?

Frank Yensan said...

have you put any in yet?

Dean said...

Interesting product. I'm also looking into composite plywood replacement with 0% wood content in 3/4" thickness. I'll let you know what I find if you're interested. Might be interested in adding to your order to save shipping. Restoring 65 Sovereign 30 in central WI.

the byamcaravanner said...

Dean,
Thanks for the comment. It's great to find another Wisconsinite restoring a 60's trailer. Send me an email to steve.klohn@gmail.com and I'll reply with my contact info. I'd love to let you know my thoughts on Nyloboard and hear what products you've been looking at. I would certainly be happy to share the shipping costs to WI.