Updates On Trailer Design Articles
The most popular pages on Synthesis about Trailer Design are now revised with more content and mobile friendly web design. Check out the new versions of “What Makes A Good Trailer?” and “Choosing The Right Utility Trailer”
“Good Trailer Design”
What Makes A Good Trailer Design? That’s a good question and the answer depends a lot on expectations for trailer use. With that in mind, there are many fundamentals that are common to all “Good” trailers. This article (4 Pages) looks at various aspects of Trailer Strength, of Dynamic Stability, and options for Versatility with lots of pictures and examples. These pages also give suggestions about how to evaluate a trailer for items in each of these categories.
Years ago, this article was originally written to assist people in acquiring a trailer. It shows things to look for, as well as things to avoid. For some people it’s a help in building their own trailer, for others in purchasing one (new or used). Since the original publication, the article has undergone a few changes, expansions and revisions — including this latest complete revision in May 2017.
“Good Trailer Design” is not rocket science, rather it’s is a bunch of common sense and comparative analysis of your particular needs. These pages give some reasoning to things you may already believe, or debunk myths about Trailer Design and Function.
More Good Reading
In addition, there are two other companion articles which are also freshly revised: “Choosing the Right Utility Trailer is focused specifically on the needs of utility trailers; and Trailer Towing Tips is a long list of things we’ve discovered, read about or readers have shared over the years.
Great reading material, all of them, if you’re up on Trailers and Towing.
We have this post because Do-It-Yourself trailer builders need to know the things in these articles. It’s the small details that make your trailer building project a booming success or a “Hmmm, maybe I’ll sell it” project. Build it to Love it.
Enjoy the Reading!
Note: Synthesis is the parent company of Mechanical Elements. All plans sold here at Mechanical Elements are developed by Synthesis, therefore the articles noted above are of particular importance if you want perspective on our Trailer Plans. As always, the best way to get the exact trailer you want is build it.