Free Trailer Plans


Are you ready to save money by building your own trailer?

Building your own trailer can be a challenging and rewarding project and whether you are building a trailer for a specific task in mind or for a general purpose trailer, you will find a design here to suit your requirements.8x5_TA_cutaway_top_view.png

You may think that you will only use a trailer a couple of times a year, the reality is that once you have your own trailer, you will find more uses for it than you can ever imagine!

Each design comes with a full materials cutting list and parts inventory and is laid out in an easy to follow format which will allow even a novice engineer to build a trailer from scratch.

Tandem-Axle-Guard-Gusset-we.pngIf you want to customize or modify the design, it is as easy as changing the dimensions to suit.

All the single axle trailers are suitable to be towed by a standard car, ute or SUV and the only limit to the type of towing vehicle is the amount of load you intend to carry.

The tandem axle trailer is also suitable to be towed by most vehicles and this trailer is the real workhorse of the trailers here.

Tandem-Axle-drawbar-4x.pngCheck out the following trailer designs, find the right size for your needs, start building and enjoy the benefits of having a trailer crafted with your own hands and skills!

It gives a great feeling of satisfaction to have built a trailer that is uniquely yours and something that you can be proud of.

The standard box trailers have 14" tyres, leaf spring suspension with the tandem axle having oscillating rocker style, load sharing suspension. They also have 375mm high sides, including the tie rails,with panel steel sides which can be omitted if you prefer an open trailer.

Tandem-spring-4.pngThe drawbars are heavy duty and can be fitted with either a standard coupling or a hydraulic override coupling if brakes are required. Electric brakes can also be fitted quickly and easily.

Full cutting and parts lists are attached to the "Chassis" section of each trailers page, and cutting and folding details of individual parts (light channel, tongue, sides and tailgates, are found on their respective part pages.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like any other details.

We would love to see your photos of any trailer build from these plans.

Have fun and enjoy building your own trailer!