4′ x 8′ – 2000# – Utility Trailer Plans

4′ x 8′ – 2000# – Utility Trailer Plans

An excellent DIY small trailer project.  These 4 x 8 Utility Trailer Plans sport 2000 lbs. capacity.  The trailer will work hard, yet always be nice to work with.  And, tow it with a smaller car.

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Description

Description

At such a great size, the 4 x 8 utility trailer is perfect for odd jobs, fetching lumber and/or for hauling a motorcycle.  Also, one of our most popular sizes.  This 2000 lbs capacity trailer is tough for the work, yet relatively light and easy to pull — even behind a smaller vehicle (see your vehicle specs).

4 x 8 Trailer Design Details

4 x 8 Utility Trailer PlansPlans include easy to follow, illustrated instructions and construction options.  They also include a parts list with suggested places to purchase the components.  (The picture shows a few options.  Many more are possible, and we encourage customizing.)

Design options maximize utility and usefulness, while allowing custom choices for your needs.  Things like sides, a top or tailgate are illustrated in the plans.  And, if you want, make the extras bits like a motorcycle stand, a ramp and add a toolbox (also in the plans).

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Specifications

Specifications

4′ x 8′ – 2000# – Utility Trailer Plans

  • 4 x 8 foot nominal deck size.  (Actual dimensions are a little bigger.  Unlike many competitors, this trailer will haul 4′ width items like 4×8 sheets, even if you put plywood to line the sides.)
  • Single Axle, 2000 lb. Capacity, Leaf Spring Style.
  • Trailer is made in Steel, primary assembly is by welding.
  • Removable Ramp Option.
  • Options for various Sides and other customizing.
  • Trailer weight varies with design options, but will range from 390 lbs (for minimal flat bed) on up.
  • Simple Motorcycle Stand plans are included.
  • Trailer Plans Include Complete Drawings and Instructions.

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More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

Because you should know, here is a little more information about the 4 x 8 Utility trailers made from these plans.

  • Trailer bed size is slightly larger than 4 ft. wide x 8 ft. long.  Allows 4 x 8 sheet goods (like plywood, drywall, etc.) to lay flat on the bed.
  • Overall length including the tongue is ~150 inches.  (May vary with options.)
  • Trailer bed height depends on options — from 16 inches up.  (Bed height shown is 19″.)
  • Tires shown are larger than needed for aesthetic purposes.  Certainly, smaller tires, fenders, etc., are acceptable.
  • Max load capacity is 2000 lbs.* which includes both the cargo and the trailer.
  • Also, please visit the Mechanic’s construction tips and advice for more ideas about building a trailer.

While the animated image below is actually of our 4 x 6 Utility Trailer, these trailer plans include all the same options — just with a longer trailer bed.Options Available in the 4x6 Utility Trailer Plans

These trailer plans are for a traditional leaf spring suspension.  If you prefer, we also offer similar 4 x 8 trailer plans designed for a torsion axle.  Leaf springs are less expensive and much more common, while torsions offer some ride improvements.  We also offer plans for a 3500# capacity 4’x8′ Utility Trailer.

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