If you carry things to the mountains, deserts, and remote parts of the world, then do it in style! Use this as the platform to build your capable adventure rig. These Off-Road Trailer Plans are fully engineered and ready to build.
Small and light — This adventure trailer is a workhorse, and it’s ready for you to build for the next big outing. Use this platform as the launch point to build for your unique rig to conquer the next 4×4 adventure.
These off-road trailer plans include step-by-step illustrated instructions with a parts and materials lists. We also include recommendations for places to purchase the materials, and needed components. While we do offer suggestions as options for sides and more, we leave the imagination for what it will be to you.
This design is slightly larger — 4′ x 6.5′ — and has more center ground clearance — than our more traditional 4×6 Off Road trailer.
- 4′ x 6′ 6″ Functional Bed Size (Inside the frame rails allowing a true 4’+ cargo width.)
- Torsion Axle Trailer – up to 2500 lb. Capacity.
- Engineered Plans with a design for High Ground clearance and for Large Tires.
- Steel construction with welding for max strength and rigidity.
- Uses Tube, Channel and Angle to achieve a sealed, robust frame.
- Has Design Options for Several Types of Sides and Various Deck Types, so you can choose what works.
- While the base trailer is a flatbed, the design is for the DIY builder to create the desired functionality above. Build a Camper Top, Cargo Storage, Boat Racks, Sleeping Quarters, or whatever on top.
- Trailer will support a Roof Top Tent for camping and all sorts of gear. Build your adventure on wheels.
- Blueprints give many options for Tie-Down locations.
- Trailer weight will vary depending on design options, but will range from 400 lbs (minimal flat bed) up. See our FAQ on trailer weight.
- Plans include Illustrated Instructions and Complete Drawings ready to build.
4′ x 6.5′ Adventure Trailer Details:
Please look through the various options, then choose the right ones for your perfect trailer. Use the ideas given along with ideas of your own. Consider a top, sides or tailgate, then maybe a tongue mounted tool box, tie-down bars, a rooftop sleeper, or something else. Build a support structure to hold a roof top camper. It’s all up to you because these plans are totally customizable and up to the challenge.
Torsion Axle Off-Road Trailer Plans Tech Info:
- True trailer bed size is 4 ft. 4″ wide by 6 ft. 9.5″. long — which makes a full usable deck space greater than 4×6.5 even with sides.
- Overall length including the tongue is ~127 inches. (May vary with options.)
- Trailer deck height will depend on design options chosen. (Bed height shown is roughly 24″.)
- Ground clearance depends on choices like wheel and tire size. (Without additional lift spacers, trailer frame ground clearance is 18″ while Axle clearance is 17+”.) Options for lift are in the plans.
- Max load capacity (depending on options) is 2500 lbs.* including the trailer.
- Base trailer is a flatbed which is strong enough to handle all the action without the need for sides or other supports.
- True Torsion Axle Trailer Design — Engineered specifically for the demands of long life on rough terrain.
- For more information about building a trailer, please see the Mechanic’s construction tips and advice.
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”.