The 6×8 trailer is one size wider than the popular 5×8, and includes the same options, strength, and stability. Construction on the 6×8 trailer main frame beams are rectangular steel tube. A very good choice for a little wider trailer.
If you need the next size longer, we also offer plans for a 6×10 utility trailer.
- Single axle, leaf spring design.
- 6′ x 8′ nominal bed size.
- 3500 lb. Axle Capacity.
- Option for rear Tailgate/Ramp combination.
- Multiple material options for the trailer deck and for tie-down points.
- Removable ramp, and sides options included.
- Motorcycle stand plans included.
- Plans include complete drawings and instructions.
6×8 Trailer Plans Detail:
All our trailers are designed for Strength and for simplicity by using standard steel beams with gusseting and triangulation for rigidity. They are strong, by design, starting at the frame, and they do not rely on materials in the sides to meet capacity. Yes, sides can be added, but they are not required for strength. We believe the frame is the foundation for everything else when you want the trailer to perform and to last.
Towing Stability, is achieved by adhering to design fundamentals so it will tow easily. Plans include adjustable options to adapt to various load types. Equally important is Maneuverability so we make the tongue long enough for proper vehicle spacing, access and to help backing.
Design Versatility is part of the plans — with axle and brake choices, load and bed height variations, sides (or not) as an options for configuration, a top (or not), and several bed material decisions. Also, choices for ramps and tailgates — including a fold down tailgate/ramp combination if desired — all included.
Finally, there are options for Flexibility. These plans have options like a hidden ramp, motorcycle stands, an aerodynamic-ish front, toolbox mounting, infinitely variable tie-down placement, etc. all included. The pictures show several of the options including sides, ramps, tailgates, toolboxes, etc.. Customize the trailer to meet your specific needs.
Plans include the complete drawings and easy to follow, illustrated instructions. They, of course, include a bill of materials (parts and materials list) as well as suggestions for places to purchase the components. Construction tips, and lots of functionality options are part of the package.
Utility Trailer Technical Information:
- * Actual bed size is 1.5″ wider than 6 ft. and 3.5″ longer than 8 ft.
- Overall length including the tongue is 52 – 58 inches longer than 8 ft.
- 6×8 trailer bed height depends on design options chosen, ranging from 16 inches up. (Height shown is ~19″.)
- Max load (depending on options) is 3500 lbs.* which includes the trailer weight.
- Trailer weight varies depending on design options — Typically in the 400-600 lb range which includes decking, wheels, tires, axles, etc..
- Trailer weight varies with options like adding sides, type of tailgate (or not), or top or toolbox, etc..
- Several options are included with each set of plans to provide a wide variety of function. Some options are mutually exclusive, and not all options are shown in the pictures here.
- Plans include customization ideas for special uses – from ATV & motorcycles, to trash or furniture hauling or landscape needs.
Trailer Plans in our 6' Bed Width Family
(Nominal bed Width is 6')
Chart Shows Bed Length & Capacity Options
|3500 lb. Single Axle *||X||X||X|
|6000 lb. Single Axle *||X||X|
|7000 lb. Tandem Axle *||X||X|
|10,000 lb. / 12,000 lb.
Tandem Axle *
Image shows a generic layout.
Actual size will vary with parts chosen.
Reminder: Trailer construction requires metal working skills and tool for things like cutting steel, drilling, accurate fixturing and set-up, as well as welding. The strength, durability, and enjoyment depend on how well the trailer is made. Build it well, and Enjoy the Project !!
Trailer Plans & Information:
- To purchase these trailer plans, use the “ADD TO CART” button above.
- For more info about our plans, please read What’s In The Plans?
- Specific info about our trailers is at What Makes Our Trailer Plans Better?
- More about trailers in general is in these two articles: “What makes a good Trailer Design?” and “Choosing the Right Utility Trailer”.