24′ Tiny Home Trailer Foundation Plans

24′ Tiny Home Trailer Foundation Plans

Build on a solid foundation starting with plans specifically designed for the unique needs of a Tiny House Trailer. Low 8.5’ x 24’ top deck. Up to 14,000 lbs total capacity. Fully Engineered.

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Description

Description

Building a new Tiny Home on Wheels?  You will definitely need a sturdy foundation (trailer) under it.  These plans show you how to build a 24 foot length Tiny Home Trailer, designed specifically to meet the needs of Tiny Homes.  Just add your custom house plans, and build it to last a lifetime.

Actual deck size is 100″ wide and 24′ length.  This size allows the house siding to cascade over the frame for a weather tight connection.  The design also includes a floor that integrates into the trailer frame, to lower the deck and give more head room or loft room.  Best of all, the plans are Fully Engineered for strength (right to the perimeter to support the house walls) and stiffness, so you can build with confidence.

The trailers available on Mechanical Elements are all designed and fully engineered for the jobs intended.  Since a Tiny Home trailer has some very different needs compared to Utility trailers, Car haulers, and others, we designed it for the exact job.  One of the big things is load permanence.  We don’t usually load a utility trailer just once in its lifetime, nor mount a car permanently on a car hauler.  Furthermore, we don’t really care if there is a little deflection of a utility trailer.  However, we care a lot if a wall cracks in our Tiny Home.  That makes stiffness in the Tiny Home Foundation a lot more important!

These plans are made to meet the needs of your awesome future tiny home.

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Our Tiny Home Trailer Plan Sizes

There are different needs, so we have several sizes.  Choose the Trailer size that meets your Tiny Style:

Now, we’ve pulled it all together in these plans, so you get the benefit without the custom trailer plans price!

Specifications

Specifications

24′ Tiny Home Trailer Foundation Plans

  • Blueprints have full Engineering specifically as a foundation for your tiny home.
  • Create your own floor plan, then build it on top.
  • 8.5′ x 24′ nominal deck size.  (Actual frame size is 100″ width, see below.)
  • Up to 14,000 lb. Total Axle Capacity.  (With 12,000# or 14,000# Options.) * Always better to have more capacity than you need.
  • Bumper-pull trailer design with High Capacity Tandem Axles.
  • Low floor height will full length cross members giving strength, stability and maximum headroom inside.
  • Trailer frame is designed specifically for supporting load at the perimeter — where the Tiny Home outside walls are.
  • Special frame design makes for easier construction.  All in Steel.
  • I-Beam main beams for strength.
  • Base trailer frame weight is about 2800 lbs.  (More or less with options and customizing.)
  • Many options are included in the plans.
  • Full detail drawings and illustrated instructions are available for you to download immediately after payment.

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More About The Design Features

More About The Design Features

Finite Element Analysis on the Tiny Home Trailer FrameThe engineering in these plans is much more than cut and paste from other tiny home trailers.  The frame is a solid foundation for your new house, including a cool construction technique to simplify building and help with making everything straight and flat.  But it’s more than that, we also use engineering tools like FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to back up our claims of “Stiff” and “Strong”.  It’s better than other flatbed trailers, so if you are ready for a new Tiny Home, this is definitely the way to go.

  • The trailer frame is 100″ wide so siding and edging can extend beyond the frame 1″ on either side.  This hides the frame, while staying within the 8.5′ (102″) legal limit.
  • Max capacity is 14,000 lbs. (including the trailer).  Option for 12,000 lbs. total capacity.
  • Design includes a perimeter framing to support the walls.  Anchoring is flexible to fit your unique floor plan and make building both easy and robust.
  • Material selections are for strength and stiffness unique to a Tiny Home Trailer.  I-Beams for the main loads; Rectangular Tube for crossmembers to resist frame twist;  The floor and exterior walls bolt directly to the frame.
  • The house floor integrates down into the trailer frame to lower the floor and maximize head space.
  • The frame perimeter is built strong to support the weight of the walls – including the loads the walls hold like the roof, the loft, snow load, etc..
  • The integration of sides, walls, and flooring with the frame design allows maximum space for the house, both horizontally and vertically.

All this because the trailer design has focus — from the first pencil stroke — as a Tiny Home Foundation.

Start Your Tiny Home Trailer Right

No doubt, if you are looking for a sturdy Tiny Home Trailer as a Foundation, the Mechanical Elements trailers deserve a long look.  Build it to last a lifetime – and more.  Build it well, and it will serve you well for many, many years.

Order the plans above, then download immediately and start construction right away!  The solid foundation is the first step to a fantastic new home.

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