This is a Frequent Question about getting the plans, the download, and saving plans after placing an order. I just bought the plans, now where are they?
I can’t find quite the right plans for the trailer I want to build. Can I make changes to the plans at Mechanical Elements to fit my needs?
When someone asked “What is a Specialty Trailer?”, I had to really think about it. Words are important in descriptions. Certainly it does not mean “Special”, as in “Unique” because almost all DIY
It’s a big dilemma. Why buy trailer plans (or crane plans or whatever) when you can get Free Plans? Some websites have free plans, other places charge. So what’s the big deal?
This post is a question from an engineering student wondering about trailer frame materials selection and safety factor. His analysis shows a material thickness that “does the job” is much less than his welder associates recommend. Wondering about why, he asks:
New Product Announcement: The Mechanical Elements line of DIY Trailer Blueprints has just expanded with some new sizes for Torsion Axle Trailer Plans. You ask, then we work to deliver.
On new trailer builds, as well as on existing rigs, the trailer lights and wires must all function. Here are some tips on the subject. If you find the electrical a little confusing or intimidating, read on.
What goes into the engineering of Do It Yourself Plans? How do we make them? When you purchase and download project plans from Mechanical Elements, you get a TON of work and information, much more than first meets the eye.
There’s an old song comparing the wise man and the foolish man. It might just be talking about a tiny house foundation! Goes something like this:
At Mechanical Elements, we encourage customers to modify and customize the plans. That’s how you build the perfect project. So, what things can you customize? And what shouldn’t?
Do you want a new Utility Trailer? Or, an OHV Hauler? We have plans for those, but the big question is: When should you build your new trailer? versus When should you just go out and buy one?