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All Plans Are Fully Engineered,
Come with Illustrated, Step by Step Instructions, Notes, Tips, Options,
and Lists of both Components and Materials.
The Ultimate – Tiny House Foundation
By Your Request — We Have Tiny House Trailer Plans! The Best. These are purpose built blueprints for a Tiny House Foundation (trailer). If you want a Tiny Home, don’t mess with trailers of a different purpose. Build your Foundation with engineering specifically for Tiny Houses.
Blueprints made for Tiny Homes – Like a strong perimeter to support the walls, an I-Beam frame for strength, and “in frame” floor integration for a unique low deck (solid floor & more vertical interior space). Choose the 20′ Trailer, or the 24′ Trailer, or the not-so-tiny 30′ / 32′ Trailer. We even have plans for extra wide foundations – 10′ Wide, or 12′ Wide.
Read about designing for a solid foundation, or read the engineering case study. Then, download the plans for your Tiny House Trailer today.
Utility Trailer Conversions — Torsion Axle and Tilting Deck
Plans at Mechanical Elements are always improving. Now a Tilt Top Conversion for our popular 3500 lb. Utility Trailer Blueprints! Convert one of our regular Utility Trailers into a Tilt Top. Available for both Leaf Spring suspension and Torsion Axle Trailer Plans. Blueprints are in the Plans Store Accessories. Also, read the intro article for details and compatibility.
We also have new Torsion Axle Conversion plans! Now you can have any of our 2000 lb. and 3500 lb. trailers with a Leaf Spring Suspension, or with a Torsion axle. The new conversion blueprints cover the trailer sizes not previously available with a Torsion Axle.
Yes, these are fully engineered (like all our blueprints). Some sites brag about “Engineer Approved” plans. We’ll do one better . . . these are from the Engineer. Get your project started with this guide to choose DIY Trailer Plans.
Read More > Torsion Axle Conversion Plans or Tilt Top Conversion Plans
Blueprints for your next project — A fantastic Trailer, a Gantry Crane or a Storage project.
When you Build It Yourself you can Make it Better and Customize it Perfect for you.
Do it Yourself — Do it Better!
Blueprints With Full Engineering – For You – That’s The Difference
We offer the best DIY plans around. We’ve seen a lot of other Blueprints that don’t compare. At Mechanical Elements you get plans created by the Engineer, analyzed and detailed – for you. Instructions cover everything from the basics to the advanced with building tips for success. These are Plans for the Do-it-Yourself enthusiast, and they include options to customize your project. We always recommend that you build the trailer to meet your unique needs. We even explain where it’s safe to make changes, and where it is not.
Have a look at Why Our Trailer Plans Are Better. It’s written about trailer plans, but the principles apply to all the engineering blueprints here at Mechanical Elements. We have Gantry Cranes for lifting, Shop Presses for Crushing, and Carts for moving things around. All of our Do-it-Yourself plans are well conceived and ready for your next project. That’s the Mechanical Elements difference, and you are the focus.
Good Planning is the Start to a Successful Project.
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If you need a trailer and need a little guidance with your choice, Start with This Trailers Page. If you already know what you want, browse our selection, or do a search using the “Show Me” search bar at the top (or bottom) of the page.
We wish you the best with your next project — whatever it is!
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Perhaps Buying the BEST is not Enough,
Are You Looking for Free Plans?
Did You Build Something From Our Plans (Blueprints)?
DIY projects are great. You build and create and invest a bit of yourself into each project. When you’re done, you feel that pride of ownership that comes from no other place. That’s awesome, and for many of us, that’s the reason we build. Build it better than you can buy it!
Now, if you don’t mind our asking, please Share Your Experience! Other customers would love to see — especially the customizations. Just like you, we all like seeing inspiration in what others accomplish, so go ahead. Send in Your Story with a Photo – or 2. Use this link!
Also, check out what other DIY customers have built on our Customer Project Stories Page. We would love to add your story there too.