6′ x 8′ x 3500# – Utility Trailer Plans

A very popular utility trailer size.  These plans include many options for making the trailer work just like you want.  3500 lbs is a great utilitarian capacity that will serve for numerous possibilities.

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Description

Description

The 6×8 trailer is one size wider than the popular 5×8, so it will carry more.  While maintaining similar options and the same strength, the 6×8 is great for stability.  See images on this page and on the trailers category page for some of the many options.  Check the accordions below for even more information.  We always recommend you customize the trailer with options that fit your specific needs.

Construction is rectangular steel tube main beams with C-Channel front and back.  This makes the 6×8 trailer very strong for whatever you need.  It is perfectly strong as a flatbed.  While sides are not needed for strength, if you want them for functionality, there are options in the plans for sides.

Other options include the deck style (plywood or dimensional lumber), a tailgate (or not), a tongue mounted toolbox, ramps, and more.  Build it the way you want it.

If you want full engineering and a long history of durability, then this is a good choice for a great utility trailer.

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We have alternate sizes — like 6×10 or 6×12 — if that will work better.

Open “Alternate Sizes & Conversions” below, then make this a Tilt Top Trailer.
For a Torsion Axle, we have a conversion for that too.

Specifications

Specifications

6′ x 8′ x 3500# – Utility Trailer Plans

  • Single axle, robust leaf spring design.
  • 6′ x 8′ nominal bed size, though it measures a little more.
  • 3500 lb. Axle Capacity.
  • Frame is made of steel, welded.
  • Option for rear hinged Tailgate & Ramp combination.
  • Multiple material options for the trailer deck and for lot of tie-down points.
  • Removable ramp stores under the trailer (optional).
  • Several ideas and options for sides are in the plans.
  • Motorcycle stand plans.
  • Blueprints include complete drawings and illustrated instructions.

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More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

This one is for the handyman.  While the 6×8 trailer size is perfect for a lot of things, the options are what makes it.  Add sides of whatever style or size you need (or not), then create usability features that make your interaction with the trailer easy.  The sky is almost the limit, though you should probably read about when it’s safe to customize.

6×8 Trailer Plans Detail

  • * Actual bed size is 2″ wider than 6 ft. and 3.5″ longer than 8 ft.
  • Overall length including the tongue is approximately 146 inches, though length does depend on options chosen.
  • 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 500-700 lb range which includes decking, wheels, tires, axles, etc..
  • Weight varies with options like adding sides, type of tailgate (or not), or top or toolbox, or any other options.
  • Main beams and tongue are rectangular steel tube, then front and back beams are Channel.  (Which cap the tubes for corrosion resistance.)  Crossmembers are angle for great support and easy deck mounting.
  • Several options are in the plans for a wide variety of function.  While some options are mutually exclusive, they all offer function, and not all options are in the pictures here.
  • Plans include customization ideas for special uses – from ATV & motorcycles, to trash or furniture hauling or landscape needs.

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Alternate Sizes & Conversions

Alternate Sizes & Conversions

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More trailer sizes and variations are available.  See All Trailer Plans.

Want This Trailer With A Torsion Axle?

Torsion ConversionA Torsion Axle provides some nice benefits for some applications.  If you want this trailer, but with a Torsion, we have Plans for the Conversion.  They show the changes to properly strengthen the frame for mounting the Torsion Axle.

Conversion plans are sold separate.  You will need both the above Trailer Plans and these Torsion Axle Conversion Plans.

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Make It A Tilt Top?

Tilt ConversionIf you want this trailer as a Tilt Top, we have Plans for the Conversion.  They show how to make this trailer with a tilting top, like in the image.

Conversion plans are sold separate.  You will need both the above Trailer Plans and these Tilt Top Conversion Plans.

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