4 x 8 is a great size for a utility trailer – perfect for odd jobs and/or for a motorcycle. Also, one of our most popular. This 2000 lb capacity trailer is tough for the work, yet easy to pull — even behind a smaller vehicle (see your vehicle specs.).
- 4 x 8 foot Nominal Bed Size. (Actual dimensions are a little bigger.)
- Single Axle, 2000 lb. Capacity, Leaf Spring Style.
- Removable Ramp Option.
- Options For Sides and Customization.
- Motorcycle Stand Plans Included.
- Trailer Plans Include Complete Drawings and Instructions.
4 x 8 Trailer Design Details:
Plans include easy to follow, illustrated instructions and construction options. They also include a parts list with suggested places to purchase the components. (The pictures show one of the sides options and the ramp. Others are possible – we encourage customization.)
Design options maximize utility and usefulness, and allow trailer customizing for your particular needs. Things like sides, a top or tailgate can be added, and are illustrated in the plans. And, if you want, make the extras bits like a motorcycle stand, a ramp and toolbox mounting (also in the plans).
This trailer has 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 version 4’x8′ 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.
Utility Trailer Technical Information:
- 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″.)
- Max load capacity (depending on options) is 2000 lbs.* including the trailer.
- Trailer weight varies with design options, but will range from 390 lbs (minimal flat bed) on up.
Reminder: Trailer construction requires metalworking skills and tools for things like cutting, drilling, accurate fixturing and set-up, as well as welding. The 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. Download is available right after confirmed payment.
- 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”.