Roberts Fabrications are able to carry out all repair works on horseboxes & trailers, from structural and mechanical repairs, to lighting, braking and flooring.
The main problem with horsebox flooring is that it tends to have insufficient drainage. There’s a lot of liquid for it to contend with – such as urine, rain, water and damp – all of which can cause the floor to rot. Regular checks of the floor’s condition is a must to ensure the safety of your horse, particularly if your horsebox is not used regularly and stands still for long periods of time.
We offer a free, no obligation flooring and structural inspection service to trailers bought to our works. The Wisa Deck flooring we use is of a much higher quality than is fitted as standard by most horsebox manufacturers, and we can also supply and fit aluminium flooring if required.
A few tips to keeping your trailer in good condition:
- Always check your horsebox’s floor and ramp condition prior to loading your horse.
- Before it is put away, ensure your horsebox is thoroughly cleaned out, and the floor is given time to air and dry. It is particularly important to remove any rubber matting and ideally store it out of the horsebox. This is the cause of most floor rotting problems as the damp gets trapped between the matting and the floor.
- Regularly pressure-wash the underside of your vehicle.
- If your floor is wooden, be particularly cautious, and regularly check it for signs of rotting and damp patches.