8.5′ x 24′ – 14/16,000 lbs Deck-Over Trailer Plans

8.5′ x 24′ – 14/16,000 lbs Deck-Over Trailer Plans

Great Trailer Plans for a very tough, 8.5′ wide x 24′ Long Deck-Over trailer. Plans have many options like 14,000 lbs or 16,000 lbs total capacity, ramp length and load rating, plus a lot more.

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Great trailer plans for a 24′ long Deck-Over trailer — including the option for 14,000 lbs or 16,000 lbs total capacity.  It’s all there including a bunch of great options for you to choose from.  So, build it, and customize the trailer the way you want it.

These blueprints are part of our Endurance Duty family of Deck-Over Trailer Plans.  This is our longest, and strongest Deck-Over trailer — which, like the others — is Fully Engineered for superior service and a long life.    This trailer is tough by design because that’s what we think you should expect.

The frame is structural steel, then you choose the options.  Choose things like various deck styles and materials, sides (permanent, or removable), ramps, hitch style, rear strut supports, and much more.  Even the options have options — like choices for sides material, height, deck, ramp length and strength.  We say:  Build it the way you want it.

14,000 lbs OR 16,000 lbs Build Option

There’s not that much difference between the 14K and the 16K, so we included the option for both all in the same plans.  Choose what works best for you.

While trailer plans for a tough trailer are great by themselves, there’s more.  Our research shows many trailer owners wish their ramps were a little longer or a little stronger — so, we give you options for both — with the engineering info so you can select what you want.

We understand that the trailer experience includes more than just a trailer.  It includes all the extras and options that make the trailer work for the unique ways you will use it.

24′ Long Deck-Over Trailer Plans

If you need a broad, long flat deck trailer, this is a great choice.  This trailer is 8′ 6″ wide (the legal limit) with a 24 foot deck extending over the wheels.  It’s a tough design with lots of choices to build it the way you want it.

7000lb Deck-Over Trailer Plans Options
Some of the options.  Plank deck, 8.5′ Ramps, Perimeter Rub Rails w/ Stake Pockets, Front Stop Rail, Tongue Tray Storage (hard to see), Pivoting Tongue Jack, Adjustable Hitch, yet that’s not all.  (16′ 7K Trailer shown – similar options and more at 24′ and 16K.)

Related Products & Information

– For one size shorter, same capacity:  8.5′ x 20′ – 14K/16K Deck-Over Trailer Plans.
– One step lower capacity, same overall size:  8.5′ x 24′ – 10,000 lbs Deck-Over Trailer Plans.
– For a Lower Deck,  also up to 16,000 lbs capacity, please see the  6’10″x 16′ Trailer Plans.
– Learn how we design plans specifically for these Deck-Over trailers.

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8.5′ x 24 Foot – 14,000 lbs / 16,000 lbs – Deck-Over Trailer Plans

  • 8’6″ x 24′ nominal deck size.
  • Option:  2x 7000 lbs tandem axles = 14,000 lbs capacity
    or  2x 8000 lbs tandem axles = 16,000 lbs capacity
    Total Capacity includes trailer and full cargo.
  • Leaf spring suspension, slipper style, with load equalizing.
  • Deck-over design with options for front stop rail (or not), side rub rails w/stake pockets (or not), Sides (multiple options), etc.
  • Welded Steel Construction with tube main beams for torsional strength, C-channel and angle uses where appropriate.
  • Approximate base trailer weight ~ 3000 lbs (w/o Ramps, Decking, or Sides)
  • While the main design is a Deck-Over trailer, plans include a lot of options.
    (Detail you won’t find in other trailer plans.)
  • Instructions explain the build, step by step, with tips to customize for your needs.
  • The download is a Zip file containing the drawings, illustrated instructions, and special part files.
  • This trailer Design is Fully Engineered and ready to build.

Side Access Ramps

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More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

Of course, the specifications list is nice, yet here’s always more to explain about the trailer features.  This 24′ Long Deck-Over Trailer has a lot to show.

  • * Trailer width is 8 feet 6 inches (typical legal width limit), with a 24′ long deck-over bed. (290″ including the steel frame.)  8’6″ width includes rub rails.
  • Overall length with the tongue is 348 inches (about 29 feet) — which can vary a little with some of the options.
  • The Trailer bed is ~36 inches high, though that may vary just a little with tire size, spring shape, shims, load and other options.
  • Load capacity option. Choose 14,000 lbs max, or 16,000 lbs max capacity (combined axle rating)* using matched tandem axles.  Load capacity includes the trailer weight, all build options, and the cargo.
  • Suspension is leaf springs, slipper style, with equalizer.  This trailer is not made for independent torsion axles (see this article) or for coil springs.
  • Trailer weight will vary with options you choose.  The 16K base flatbed trailer is in the 3000+ lbs range, which includes an estimate for axles and wheels, but without decking, sides or ramps.  Options like sides, decking choices, and any build options will add weight.
  • These trailer plans include many options, so choose the things that make it perfect for you. Skip the options you don’t want.
  • Deck options include types of material, connection options, with or without the wheel well covers, flush top, etc..
  • Build the standard flatbed, or choose one of the sides options — permanent or removable.  Sides options also have variations, including options for tie-downs, height, material, rub rails, stake pockets, etc..
  • Hidden ramps are an option — Choose ramps that slide in (and store) under the deck (or not), then choose a ramp length and capacity.  The engineering is provided for making good choices.
  • Design includes options for a raised front rail (or not), and a tongue tray for special carry (or not).
  • Choose a mounted toolbox, a spare tire, rear stabilizers, etc. — it’s all there for choosing.  Since some options are mutually exclusive, not all options are in the pictures here.

    Deck-Over Trailer Options
    While it can be made as a typical Deck-Over, these trailer plans include many options you won’t find in other blueprints.
    (20′ Trailer shown, others similar.)
  • The download package is a ZIP file which includes the full set of drawings, illustrated instructions, and CAD files for cutting the tail plate and other shaped parts.
  • We provide the plans complete, the way we would want to receive them.  We think they are much more complete and far more detailed than any of our competitors.
  • These 24 Foot Deck-Over Trailer Plans are easy to get!  Press the “Add to Cart” button, then follow the instructions for purchase.  You can save them to your computer immediately after payment is complete.  Have them in just a few minutes!  Then, get started today.

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