6’10” x 16′ – 7K to 10K – Utility Trailer Plans

6’10” x 16′ – 7K to 10K – Utility Trailer Plans

At full (legal) width and 16’ length, this tandem axle utility trailer has options for 7,000 lbs – 10,000 lbs capacity.  Configure it to your needs using the various options – all included in the plans.

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Description

Description

From us to you, these are heavy duty tandem axle trailer plans, fully engineered and ready to build.  Your choice with this design — in these trailer plans you can choose 7000 lbs or 10,000 lbs total capacity with a matching set of 3500 lb axles, or a 5200 lb tandem axle set.  Some beams also change to make this accommodation, but the instructions give all the detail.

Tandem Axle Trailer Plans Loading Analysis
Analysis:  10K Trailer frame at one of many max loading conditions.  Deflection is 25 times the actual for visualizing.

While the base design is the flatbed, in these plans the options rule.  We always recommend choosing options that make the trailer right for you.  Build it to meet your needs.

Choose things like length, total capacity, various sides and gates and ramps or deck style because the design is for you.  Make the trailer that’s perfect for you.  This is a big, strong, utility trailer, and the design is very tough for continual use.

Related:

– See the  6’10″x 16′ Trailer Plans with options of 12K-16K  for higher capacity 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′ – 7K to 10K – Utility Trailer Plans

  • Tandem axles with leaf springs — use double eye style or slipper type.
  • 6’10” x 16′ nominal deck size.  (Actual size is a little longer.)  Width at the fenders is 102 inches.
  • Instructions explain how to narrow the bed and shorten the length if you want.  Specifically, a 14′ bed option is given.
  • Options for capacity include  7000 lb.  or  10,000 lb.  full trailer capacity.  The plans have specifications for each capacity.
  • Frame construction is welded steel.
  • Choose a fold-down Tailgate/Ramp, or a removable / hidden ramp that slides under the deck for storage.
  • Multiple options for the trailer bed and for tie-down points.
  • Build a flatbed, or choose one of the options for sides that are also in the plans.
  • The download package includes a full set of drawings with a separate document of illustrated instructions.

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More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

Options, Options, Options.  While these pages show one version of the tandem axle trailer, the plans include options for many variations.  Why not make the trailer perfect for the way you want it?  We think customizing for the perfect trailer is the way to go.  Get the plans, then build the trailer for your needs.  Use the options within, or add your own.

CAD of Tandem Axle Trailer Plans
One possible build configuration.  Flatbed tandem axle trailer plans option with perimeter tie-down bars, pivoting jack, toolbox, and plywood option for deck.  Many other variation possibilities are in the plans.

Tandem Axle Trailer Plans

  • * Trailers built from these tandem axle 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 247 inches, though that will vary some with options chosen.
  • Trailer bed height will depend on design options chosen and will range from 20″ up. (Bed height shown is ~22″ using drop axles.)
  • Plans include options for max load capacity  —  7000 lbs  or  10,000 lbs  —  (combined axle rating)* which includes the trailer weight.
  • Trailer weight will vary depending on design options.  The 7K base flatbed trailer plans is ~1100+ lbs without the deck, something in the range of 1400 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.

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