4′ x 8′ – 3500# – Utility Trailer Plans

4′ x 8′ – 3500# – Utility Trailer Plans

A small-ish, yet really tough little trailer.  Get these single axle 4×8 Utility Trailer Plans to get the jobs done.  With a total capacity of 3500 lbs., trailers built from these plans will work hard.

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Description

Description

A 4×8 Utility Trailer is a great size – perfect for odd jobs or hauling for a motorcycle.  This 3500 lbs capacity is rugged and built to haul a lot of stuff — yet, the 4ft width also makes it easy to tow.  Recommended for towing behind a full or mid-sized vehicle.  (See your vehicle specs).

Benefits to the size make it lighter and easier to store!  However, your buddies may still beg to borrow it.

This is a tough trailer.  With fully engineered plans, this trailer design is tough as a flat bed.  While sides are in the options, you don’t need them for strength.  Speaking of which, there are a  bunch of options!

Plans include easy to follow, illustrated instructions — including a parts list, suggested places to purchase the components, and construction options.  The pictures here and above, show some of the many options.  More are in the blueprints.  Use the ones you like, or substitute ideas of your own.

Options Available in the 4x6 Utility Trailer Plans
This is the 4′ x 6′ shown.  The 4×8 Utility Trailer has the same options, it’s just a little longer.

If you need plans for a small size, very tough utility trailer, look no further.  Build it the way you want it.

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We have alternate sizes — like 4×8-2000# or 5×8-3500# — if that works better.
If you prefer a torsion axle on this 4×8 utility trailer, we have plans for that too.

Open “Alternate Sizes & Conversions” below to make this a Tilt Top Trailer.

Specifications

Specifications

4′ x 8′ – 3500# – Utility Trailer Plans

  • 4′ x 8′ Nominal bed size.  (Actual size is slightly larger.  Unlike many competitors, this trailer will haul 4′ width items like 4×8 sheet goods.)
  • Single Axle, 3500 lb. Capacity, Leaf Spring Style — with Straight or Drop axle options.
  • Mixed Tube, Channel and Angle construction for lightweight, easy and robust fabrication.
  • Welded steel frame design.
  • Multiple deck surface options.
  • Multiple Sides options, or build a flat bed, because this trailer is strong and sides are optional.
  • Trailer weight varies with design options — from 550 lbs (minimal flat bed) on up.
  • Simple Motorcycle stand plans included.
  • Plans include complete drawings and our illustrated instructions.

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More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

Design options maximize utility and usefulness to offer trailer customizing for your particular needs.  The base trailer is a flat bed, but things like sides, a top, or tailgate are easy additions.  Then add extras like a motorcycle stand, a ramp, tie-down bars, and toolbox mounting (also in the plans) for the perfect 4×8 utility trailer.

More About The Design Features

  • Trailer bed size is slightly larger than 4 ft. wide x 8 ft. long, so that it will accommodate full 4×8 sheet goods laying flat.
  • Creates a better paradigm — trailer measurements based on the cargo to carry rather than the outside dimensions.
  • Overall length including the tongue is ~147 inches.  (Will vary with options.)
  • Trailer bed height depends on your choice of options — from 18 inches up.  (Bed height shown is ~19″ with drop axle.)
  • This 4×8 utility trailer has a Max capacity of 3500 lbs.* including the trailer.
  • Also, check out the Mechanic’s construction tips and advice to get your trailer built perfect.

Need something that is a little lighter duty?  See the 4×8-2000 lb. Trailer Plans.
Or, a trailer with more width?  Check out the 5×8-3500 lb. Trailer Plans.
Need a Torsion Axle instead?  We have 4×8-3500 Torsion Axle Trailer Plans too.

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Alternate Sizes & Conversions

Alternate Sizes & Conversions

Not Quite The Perfect Trailer?  Check These Too.

More trailer sizes and variations are available.  See All Trailer Plans.

Make It A Tilt Top?

Tilt ConversionIf you want this trailer as a Tilt Top, we have Plans for the Conversion.  They show how to make this trailer with a tilting top, like in the image.

Conversion plans are sold separate.  You will need both the above Trailer Plans and these Tilt Top Conversion Plans.

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