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. 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”.