« Last post by Cannon on April 27, 2016, 09:46:24 PM »
I believe that UHMW is much stronger than HDPE. If that was not the case, HDPE would be more popular for industrial use. Not sure whether or not one is slicker than the other, but I am going with the UHMW because it will give me years of use under hard abusive use. Yes it is expensive, but in the end I think the "investment" is worth the cost, considering the history of the product, especially under hard industrial use.
The guy who loaded the sheet on my rig, told me he put the same thing on his trailer. He was extremely pleased with the results. He told me that he had to idle back much more compared to the carpet he had replaced two times prior to going with UHMW.
I considered using TREX on my bunks, as my last trailer had it and it worked Ok other than having a break on one side. My problem with TREX, was that it needs to be supported. It cannot span any distance and is structurally un sound. The GA is quite a bit heavier than my last boat, and has bottom paint as opposed to the aluminum keel on my last ride. I feel that the slick surface will abrade the bottom less...not to mention easier to load by myself.