One size up from our smallest utility trailer, this 4 x 8, 2000 lbs torsion axle utility trailer is ready for all sorts of jobs. From landscaping to lumber runs, to bicycles & motorcycles, or hauling the fun on vacation, a trailer this size is perfect for many.
These plans are Engineered specifically for a torsion axle with a strong frame and options for deck height. Or, for those wanting a less expensive build, choose the leaf spring trailer plans (in the same 4 x 8, 2000 lbs size).
All the trailer plans at Mechanical Elements include options because we know needs are different. Perhaps you want a flat bed? Or maybe short sides? Perhaps you need high sides? Or a ramp. These plans show options for all those things, and more, with helpful hints to achieve them.
Plans include easy to follow, illustrated instructions, with a parts list, and recommendations for materials and components. Then, because it’s your trailer, we include options for customizing — so you can build it just the way you want it. (See the images above and in the other sections that show some of the options.)
- 4′ x 8′ Functional Deck Size (though the actual frame a little larger for a true 4′ Cargo width)
- Designed for a single, Torsion Axle – 2000 lb. Capacity.
- Construction is steel, with a mix of Tube, Channel, and Angle for a robust design.
- Includes multiple options for the deck surface.
- Has design options for a building a Ramp, and Sides. Choose what you like.
- Trailer weight varies with design options, but will range from 360 lbs (minimal flat bed) up. See the FAQ on trailer weight.
- Blueprints include an optional simple Motorcycle Rack.
- Plans Include Complete Drawings and Illustrated Instructions.
This is a popular trailer to convert for off-road use, and it works well for that. If you’re looking for an off-road trailer in the 4 x 8 size, please also get the Off-Road Trailer Plans, then use the axle and mounting configuration from those plans. Position the axle as given in these 4 x 8 trailer plans, but use the axle width and mounting info from the 6.5′ Off-Road trailer. Beyond that, your imagination is the only limit for options and customizing in your off-road endeavors.
More About The Design Features
We recommend looking through the options, then choose those that make the trailer perfect for you. Use our ideas, or some of your own. A top, sides or tailgate. Maybe a ramp, a tongue mounted toolbox, tie-down bars, or something else.
4 x 8, 2000 Pound Trailer Technical Information
- True trailer bed size is 4 ft. 4″ wide by 8 ft. 3.5″. long — for a full usable 4′ x 8′ deck size, even with added sides.
- These dimensions create a better paradigm where the trailer measurements are for the cargo size rather than the outside.
- Overall length including the tongue is ~121 inches. (Can vary with options.)
- Trailer bed height depends on design options and can range from 14 inches up. (Bed height shown is 16″.)
- Max capacity of this 4 x 8 trailer is 2000 lbs.* This includes both trailer and cargo.
- True Torsion Axle Trailer Design — Engineered for long life — even when fully loading the torsion axle.
- You are invited to also check out the Mechanic’s construction tips and advice as you build your trailer.
Do You Need More? We also offer plans for an excellent 4′ x 8′ Torsion Axle Trailer in a 3500 lb capacity.
Reminder: Trailer construction requires metalworking skills and tools for things like cutting, drilling, accurate fixturing and set-up, as well as welding. Strength, durability, and enjoyment depend on how well the trailer is made. Build it well, then Enjoy the Finished Project !!
Trailer Plans & Information:
- Purchase these plans with the “ADD TO CART” button above. After payment confirmation, the Plans are immediately available for Download. Use the link on the return page, or in the email receipt, or login for access.
- For more information about the plans, check out these two articles: What’s In The Plans? and What Makes Our Trailer Plans Better?
- Then, for more on trailers, try these two articles from Synthesis Engineering: “What Makes A Good Trailer Design?” and “Choosing The Right Utility Trailer”.