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Trailer 153Here’s a detailed log of how to build a utility trailer. Includes a free AutoCAD drawing, materials list, parts list, as well as lots of pictures. Glen writes “I needed a trailer to haul around a snowmobile so I decided that I might get better use out of a general utility trailer instead of a snowmobile trailer. I checked the local trailer retailers and found that the going rate for a 5′ x 10′ utility trailer was around $1,300 Cdn. The trailers weren’t very strong and were made mostly from light angle iron. Always looking for a good project, I decided to build one instead.” Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Alias says:

    Anyone get this link to work?

  2. Russtang says:

    Dead link for me.

    If you have a Harbor Freight in your town, they have some reasonably priced trailers. $250 for this 1200 lb rated 4×8 model:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=90154

    Cheap Chinese junk, but…cheap.

  3. billmrmi says:

    Keep in mind you get what you pay for. When we sold these type of trailers to get a good 5×8, the price was $850. You can buy cheap tube steel, thin gauge, but you are just asking for problems.

    Check out our site if you are looking for enclosed trailers:

    Millennium – Enclosed Race Car Trailers

  4. Bob Barker says:

    you are stupid you can not make your own trailer. Leave it to the prefesionals!

    1. Derek says:

      I built my own from 1/8″ HSS square tube. Trailer tires, and 3500lb axle. It is easy if you have at least some skill. Find a little stick welding machine and you are set! People don’t listen to morons like this “guy”.

  5. Bob Barker says:

    you are stupid you can not make your own trailer. Leave it to the prefesionals!

    1. steve says:

      how do you proffessionals got that way.They didn’t listen to fools like you!

  6. Bob Barker says:

    you are stupid you can not make your own trailer. Leave it to the prefesionals!

  7. Stone Statue says:

    That is coming from someone that can’t even spell “professionals”?

  8. chris says:

    yes you can build your own trailer i build them all the time and i am no perfessinal i just weld at school and home so you can build your own

  9. chris says:

    yes you can build your own trailer i build them all the time and i am no perfessinal i just weld at school and home so you can build your own

  10. jerry says:

    yes you can build your own trailer i have buit 2 and am working on another 1 ive been working on it for 1 year becouse i use give away scrap i sold 1 he uses it to haul hay

  11. Anthony W. Parran says:

    I realize this thread is old, but I could not help myself after reading Bob’s remarks. I had to force myself to stop laughing to comment to this thread.

    Hey Bob, wake up man!

    I am an ordianry person with some college, none of it in aviation, yet I have built three full-sized airplanes and obviously lived to tell you about it. So if I can build three airplanes, why can’t I build a trailer? Maybe you should have said that YOU can’t build a trailer.

    Sorry, but I’m going back to start laughing again. I hope Bob reads this.

  12. Anonymous says:

    how far back does axel need to be on a 10 x 6 utility trailer for a 4 wheeler

    1. Anonymous says:

      depends on how many axles and your tongue weight.

    2. Anonymous says:

      The centre pivit has to be at least 100mm towards the rear of the trailers load area.
      I am buliding a 2400mm x 1500mm (10ft x 5ft) tamdom trailer so i put the centre piviot of the springs 130mm back from centre of load area. This info came from certified drawings that I bought.

  13. Marty says:

    Link doesn’t work. But I found the project here:

    http://gt1.homeip.net/project-trailer.htm