6′ x 12′ x 3500# – Utility Trailer Plans

6′ x 12′ x 3500# – Utility Trailer Plans

Blueprints for a Strong and Stable 6×12 utility trailer.  This single axle, 3500# capacity trailer with many options is ideal for a million uses.  We provide great DIY Plans for builders who want the best.

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Description

Description

The 6×12 utility trailer is the most popular of our 6′ width trailers.  It’s great for business, landscaping projects, ATV’s, moving, . . . you name it.  Lots of volume, yet very maneuverable and it tows very well.  Build a great trailer, in a great size, and build it to last.

Like all our trailers plans, these also include several options that you can choose from to make the trailer perfect for you.  Choose sides, ramps, tailgate, or other options.  Choose from various components that will make it fit your needs.  There are several tie-down options you can choose.  It’s your trailer, so we provide the fully engineered base, then you build the trailer you need.

For higher load capacity in the same trailer size, check out the 6′ x 12′ 6000/7000 lb blueprints.
We also have 6×10 Trailer Plans in 3500 lb capacity as well as 6000/7000 lb capacity.

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Specifications

Specifications

6′ x 12′ x 3500# – Utility Trailer Plans

  • Single axle, leaf spring design.
  • 6′ x 12′ nominal bed size.
  • 3500 lb. trailer axle rating.
  • Welded steel frame construction for strength and robustness.
  • Option for rear Tailgate that folds to a Ramp.  See the above images.
  • Several options for the deck and for trailer sides.
  • Removable ramp that stores under the trailer, then lots of tie-down points.
  • Includes bonus plans for making a motorcycle travel stand.
  • Plans include complete drawings and illustrated instructions.

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More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

The trailer engineering includes many details that are not immediately evident by looking at it.  Here are some of those details. This is a Synthesis design made for maximum usability because we want your trailer to be a success for a long time into the future.

It’s the little details that make it enjoyable, and the plans are full of them.  Even the things as simple as giving options for what kind of tailgate or ramp system you want.
Tailgate Options with the 6x12 Utility Trailer

6×12 Utility Trailer Plans Details

  • * Bed size on these 6×12 utility trailer plans is 2″ wider than 6 ft. and 3.5″ longer than the 12 ft. length indicated.
  • Total length with the tongue is ~199″, though options may change that for your application.
  • Bed height ranges from 16″ up, depending on options chosen. (Bed height shown is ~19″ with a drop axle.)
  • Axle capacity is 3500 lbs.*  This is the total load capacity which includes the weight of trailer and options.
  • Typical dry weight is 800+ lbs for the simple flatbed version.  However, adding options like sides or tailgate or toolbox will make it heavier.
  • There are many options are in the plans to extend function.  Some options are mutually exclusive, but not all options are in these pictures.  See the animated image for some of the ideas.
  • These 6×12 utility trailer plans also include customization ideas for special uses – from ATV & motorcycles, to trash or furniture or landscape needs.

Some Options Available on The 6x12

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