You’ve seen them, the inexpensive bolt-together Harbor Freight trailer kits. While they pack a lot of function, they unfortunately are often something like a rattle trap. (Not always, of course.) While they have a cheap rap, they sell a lot
Some of your Trailer Plans don’t use a standard axle size. Why not? Good question, along with the also common “Why should I special order the trailer axle?
There are a few common-ish axle sizes that some manufacturers stock.
There is always something to learn when looking at someone’s DIY project. This customer story about a unique trailer build is no exception.
An excellent customer story about a complete trailer rebuild. We talk about it once in awhile, and we give some advice, but this is the first customer story that is truly about doing a full rebuild and reformat.
I want to build a trailer, but there are so many possibilities — and some are mutually exclusive. How do I narrow my needs, and how do I choose which Trailer Plans to buy?
Caught on the streets, this small trailer provides big benefits. It’s an excellent example of using a trailer instead of a truck, and this business owner understands efficiency.
I can’t find quite the right plans for the trailer I want to build. Can I make changes to the plans at Mechanical Elements to fit my needs?
When someone asked “What is a Specialty Trailer?”, I had to really think about it. Words are important in descriptions. Certainly it does not mean “Special”, as in “Unique” because almost all DIY
Sometimes I wish my trailer was longer. Is there an easy way to make a trailer longer? Is that even possible? And, what are the limits
Many things contribute to a low trailer deck, and often they conflict with other needs for the trailer. Here is a list of ways to build a lower trailer deck — and some potential trade-offs
Intrigued by the cool potential of saving storage space, increased security, and removal of a shin knocker to step over, this new folding trailer tongue adds greater utility to a trailer.
“I want to build a new trailer.” That’s an awesome thing to say, and it’s even better to do. Yet, many such adventures don’t launch because of project economics? What does it cost to build?
Need to store your trailer in a smaller space? Consider adding a trailer tongue hinge like these. It’s helpful, for sure, but has some definite things to consider.
What goes into the engineering of Do It Yourself Plans? How do we make them? When you purchase and download project plans from Mechanical Elements, you get a TON of work and information, much more than first meets the eye.
The coolest thing I saw last week was this guy with a very creative DIY approach to a pack trailer — and, of course, his tow vehicle!