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Have a Trelgo single bike type trailer, and considering making a deck for it - ie convert it to a flatbed style trailer, so I can go to the tip, carry the kids bikes, etc without having to get another small box trailer.
Deck might stay on permanently if useful to help loading the bike on for track days.
Thought of using chequerplate, galv mesh (as on Quad/ATV trailers), marine ply or the speciailist laminate stuff.
Want to keep weight down if possible but to be strong enough for me to stand on (15 stone kitted up), plus bags of rubbish for tip, etc.
Don't want to spend too much but if it is permanent would be nice if it didn't look to crap or Heath Robinson.
Anyone have any experience of suitable materials, recommended thickness, etc?
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You could use alloy checker plate 1/8" (3mm) thick , but you'll need a joining compound to go between the alloy and the steel as one is a ferrous metal and the other is a non-ferrous metal . Which means one will eat the other away . Specialist paints and tapes are used and it's best to coat both materials where they will come into contact with each other .

Or 3/4" (19mm) thick wiseadeck ( thing that's how it's spelt ) which is a top quality marine ply which has a resin/fibreglass coating on both sides , usually one side is as smooth as baby bum and the other has a grippy pattern on it . All cut edges have to be treated with a special paint to keep it waterproof .
 

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if its just for odd times, 18mm ply and you can fix it down with wing-nuts for easy removal. cheap and cheerful but not so pretty! I once had some steel chec plate and it weighd a bloody tonne!! Alu chec plate would be good but as Sleepy says, need to protect it or remove it when you not using it...
 
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