DIY Tips For Building – From The Mechanic
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Announcing – Our Newest Utility Trailer Blueprints
Trailers Designed for Torsion Axles
Again, You Asked, and We’re Delivering! New sets of DIY utility trailer blueprints are now added to the Mechanical Elements plans store. These are new, and engineered for torsion axles. These designs provide a great ride with great strength on rubber. < Read More >
Torsion axles apply unique loads to the trailer frame compared to leaf springs. Ignoring this can lead to over-stressed components and possibly failure. A robust design handles the loads, and we’ve done just that. New trailer blueprints with illustrated instructions are now ready with Torsion Axles. New plans include utility trailers — a 4’x6′ – 2000#, and a 4’x8′ – 2000# — and an all new 4’x6.5′ – 2500# Off Road with more ground clearance.
Some sites brag about “Engineer Approved” plans. We’ll do one better . . . these plans are created by the Engineer with full analysis. Get started with this quick guide to choosing your DIY Trailer Plans.
All Plans Come Fully Illustrated,
with Step by Step Instructions,
and a list of needed materials.
Instant Download — Right After Purchase!
The Ultimate – Tiny House Trailer Plans
By Your Request — Tiny House Foundation Plans Delivered! These All New, Purpose Built, Trailer Plans are a Tiny House platform. If you want a Tiny Home, don’t mess with trailers of another purpose. Get to the heart of it, and build a trailer with the engineering specifically for a Tiny House Foundation.
Blueprints include optimization for Tiny Homes – Including a strong perimeter designed to support the walls, a super stiff I-Beam construction frame, and floor-in-frame integration for a low deck (solid floor & more interior headspace).
Choose the 20′ Trailer or the little longer 24′ Trailer. Or, for the not-so-tiny home, get plans for the 30′ & 32′ Trailer.
Start reading more about the design on a rock solid foundation. All our Tiny House Trailer Plans are available now for immediate download.
- The best way to get plans is via download right here, at Mechanical Elements! — All our Do-it-Yourself blueprints are available for “Electronic Download”, right after payment. It’s fast, and there are No Shipping Charges. — Shop Now.
- An option for “Printed & Mailed” is available by special request. Please Let Us Know if you need printed blueprints, and we’ll send instructions. Expect 2-3 weeks delivery. Charges for Printing & Shipping apply.
- If you prefer, we also have a Mail Order Form for blueprints. (Money Orders, Cashiers Checks). Instructions are on the Mail Order Form.
- Plans for Download are .PDF format for easy viewing and printing. (Special files for some items are included.) For easy download, the plans are bundled in a .ZIP file. If you need, a free PDF reader is at Adobe.com and a free ZIP utility at WinZip.com.
Better Blueprints – By Design – from Mechanical Elements
The Difference @ Mechanical Elements
These are the best DIY plans. We’ve seen lots of other Blueprints that don’t compare. At Mechanical Elements you get engineered, detailed plans for the Do it Yourself enthusiast — designed for you — and most plans include options to customize your project so it turns out exactly they way you want.
Please have a look at our page about Why Our Trailer Plans Are Better. It’s written about trailer plans, but the principles apply to all the blueprints. All of our Do-it-Yourself plans are well conceived and ready for your next project. That’s the Mechanical Elements difference.
Good planning is the start to a successful project.
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