1. Mike Hovanec- Hovanec Welding Works
    May 9, 2020 @ 3:38 PM

    I want to build a 5 x 8 portable welding trailer with a 3500# single axle, 1/8 steel diamond plate over 4″ channel full length to the ball hitch with channel cross members. Which available plan, if any, would come closest to my project. Think boat trailer for full length channel bent to meet the hitch plate.


    • Mechanic
      May 11, 2020 @ 8:00 AM

      None of our trailer plans use bent main beams. That’s not something most DIY’ers can do. We do have a great 5×8, but not exactly as you describe. You can substitute 4″ channel for the 4″ main beams on that design because it’s a relatively short trailer, and you can certainly bend them for the tongue if you want. Good luck with your project.


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