5′ x 10′ – 3500# – Torsion Axle Trailer Plans

5′ x 10′ – 3500# – Torsion Axle Trailer Plans

A classic size!  This is the Torsion Axle version 5′ x 10′ – 3500# utility trailer.  It’s a nice size with good capacity for all sorts of hauling chores.  With lots of options, it’s ready to work.

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Description

Description

The 5′ x 10′ – 3500# utility trailer is a great choice for so many jobs and reasons.  This is a torsion axle design with full Engineering to support all the things you may need to do with it.  If you prefer, we also have the same size available in a 5 x 10 Leaf Spring suspension design.

Options on 5' x 10' - 3500# Utility Trailer PlansPlans include easy to follow, illustrated step by step instructions, and lists for materials and components.  Then, there are options for customizing — build it the way you want it.

Make the trailer work for you, because it’s your build.  We give you the basics, then you add the extras.  Browse the images on this page, and in the accordions to see many of the possible options, or add some of your own.

– If you do need something a little smaller, the next size down is the 5′ x 8′ — available for leaf springs or for a torsion axle.
– The next trailer size up is the 6′ x 10′ – 3500# Utility Trailer.

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Specifications

Specifications

5′ x 10′ – 3500# – Torsion Axle Trailer Plans

  • 5′ x 10′ nominal trailer cargo size.  Actual deck size is a little larger to accommodate that cargo size.
  • Single, Torsion Axle design at 3500 lbs total trailer capacity.
  • Options for deck height range from 16 inches up.  (Deck height shown in the images is 20″.)
  • Has design options for great functionality.  Things like a Ramp, various Sides, and more.  See the images.  Build it with the options you want.
  • While trailer weight varies with design options, the minimal flat bed is approximately 640 lbs.  Weight goes up with options from there.  See the FAQ on trailer weight.
  • Blueprints Include an Optional Motorcycle Rack and lots of Tie-Down possibilities.
  • Plans Include Complete Drawings and Illustrated Instructions — many pages of great information.

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More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

We recommend you look through the plans and many options, then choose the ones that will make the trailer perfect for you.  Use these ideas, or some of your own.  A top, sides or tailgate.  Maybe a ramp, a tongue mounted toolbox, tie-down bars, or something unique.  Use these plans as a base, then customize it perfect.

Options with 5' x 8' - 3500# Torsion Axle Trailer Plans
Since there are many options, you can build the trailer how you want.  This is one set of options shown with the 5′ x 8′, yet the 5′ x 10′ – 3500# has the same options. The trailer is just a little longer.

5′ x 10′ – 3500# Torsion Axle Trailer Technical Information

  • True trailer frame size is 5 ft. 2″ wide by 10 ft. 3″ long — for a full usable 5′ x 10′ deck size, even when adding sides.  It’s just a little bigger than tradition, because we think size of the cargo it will hold is the right measure for utility trailer size.
  • Overall length — including the tongue — is approximately 174 inches.  (Can vary with some options.)
  • Trailer deck height depends on design options including the torsion arm start angle.  Spacer blocks can increase deck height even more.  All explained in the plans.
  • Max capacity (depending on options) is 5′ x 10′ – 3500# * which includes the trailer weight.
  • True Torsion Axle Utility Trailer Design — Engineered for long life — even when fully loading the torsion axle.
  • While the plans have the specific steps, there is even more.  Check out all the trailer and construction tips to get your trailer built.

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