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HOW TO – Build a utility trailer

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.

36 thoughts on “HOW TO – Build a utility trailer

    1. 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”.

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

    1. 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.

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