6’10” x 16′ – 12K to 16K – Utility Trailer Plans

6’10” x 16′ – 12K to 16K – Utility Trailer Plans

A large utility trailer, at full (legal) width and 16’ length — with options for 12,000 lbs or 16,000 lbs capacity.  Trailer plans include many options for you to configure it to your specific needs.

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Description

Description

Industrial heavy duty flatbed trailer plans. As you expect, these plans include full engineering so you can build with confidence.  This is our biggest, strongest, beefiest utility trailer, and the design is very tough for continual heavy duty use.

But it’s not just the engineering or the flatbed trailer from the plans. Options are what make the trailer. Things like length, total capacity, various sides and gates and ramps are all options because the design is for you — to make a trailer that’s perfect for you.

Options for capacity are the axle sets, certainly, as well as variations with the beams to meet the balance of weight and strength. It’s all part of the design and engineering.

Trailers Designed For Strength
Analysis example of trailer frame stresses for one of several maximum load conditions.  Deflections shown are 25 times the actual for visibility.

Related

– Please see the  6’10″x 16′ Trailer plans with options of 7-10K  for a lighter trailer in this same overall size.
– Learn about trailers with a design specifically for the needs of a Tiny House Foundation.

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Specifications

Specifications

6’10” x 16′ – 12K to 16K – Utility Trailer Plans

  • Tandem axle, leaf spring design — use eye-eye style or slippers.
  • 6’10” x 16′ nominal bed size.  (Actual size is a little longer.)  Total width at the fenders is 102″.
  • Instructions include options for narrowing the bed and for shortening it.  Specifically, a 14′ bed length option is given.
  • Options for capacity include  12,000 lb.  or  14,000 lb.  or  16,000 lb. full trailer capacity.  These plans include specifications for each capacity option.
  • Frame is steel, welded construction.
  • Choose a folding Tailgate/Ramp combination, or a slide to store under the bed removable / hidden ramp.
  • Multiple options for the trailer bed and for tie-down points.
  • Build it as a flatbed, or choose one of the various options for building sides that are included.
  • Plans include full drawings and illustrated instructions.

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More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

Options, Options, Options.  While these pages show one flatbed trailer example from the plans, there are many variations.  Since size and loading variations are similar, just make the trailer exactly the way you want.  Customizing for the perfect trailer is the way to go.

Mechanical Elements Flatbed Trailer Plans with 2by Deck
One possible build configuration.  Flatbed trailer plans option with perimeter tie-down bars, pivoting jack, drop axles, and dimensional lumber deck.  Many other configuration possibilities are in the plans.

Get the plans, then use the options within, or add your own.

Plans With Base Flatbed Trailer

  • * Trailers built from these flatbed trailer plans have an actual bed width of 6 feet 10 inches, and bed length of 16 feet 3.5 inches including the steel frame.
  • Overall length including the tongue is approximately 246 inches, though that will vary some with options chosen.
  • While actual trailer bed height will depend on design options chosen, typical choices will range from 20″ up. (Bed height shown is ~22″ using drop axles.)
  • Plans include options for max load capacity  —  12,000 lbs  or  14,000 lbs  or  16,000 lbs  —  (combined axle rating)* which includes the trailer weight.
  • Trailer weight will vary depending on design options.  The 14K base flatbed trailer plans is ~1500+ lbs without the deck, something in the range of 1900-2000 lbs with decking.  The heavier capacity trailer will weight more, then decking choices, sides and other options will change the weight too.
  • Lots of options are in the plans.  Things like sides, a tailgate, a mounted toolbox, ramps, motorcycle stands, etc. are there for optional functionality.  Some options are mutually exclusive.  Not all options are in the pictures here.

While the base design is the flatbed trailer plans, we know options rule.  Build the trailer to meet your needs.

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