Are you looking to get in on the tiny house craze? Well, we can help you get started by creating the trailer you need as a base for your tiny home project! We can build a custom trailer with the extra strength axles to support the extra weight, the extra cross-members, and extra hardware needed for your project.
Building tiny homes on trailers has really become popular recently. The most important thing to consider is the foundation of your tiny home on wheels.
We will ensure that your tiny home base will have heavy-duty steel construction and axles. Unlike most other trailers you’ll come across, you also won’t have any wood decking. Instead, our custom-built tiny home trailers provide steel beams for you to attach your home to, providing a much more secure connection.
For your foundation here are some things to consider before starting on your project.
- Gross Weight Vehicle Rating (GWVR)
- It is important to know how much weight you are going to be transporting so that we can order the correct axles for you. As an example you can have two axles rated at 3,000 lbs each then you can carry 6,000 lbs. This would include the weight of the trailer along with the tiny house.
- Size of the Trailer
- Your trailer can only be 8’6″ wide Legally. Most states will allow a tiny house that is 13’6 inches off the ground, though some Western states permit 14’. No trailer can exceed 53’ unless you have a special permit. Most tiny houses don’t need trailers any larger than 28’ which is a basic size to find.
- Size of Truck Hauling the Trailer
- Light to medium-duty trucks can haul up to 3,000 lbs.
- Medium to heavy-duty trucks can haul up to 5,000 lbs.
- Extra heavy-duty trucks can haul up to 10,000 lbs.
- Super heavy-duty trucks will be needed if it’s over 10,000 lbs.
- Having the Right Hitch for the Job
- There are five different types of hitches you can choose from which can tow up to 21,000 lbs. When building the tiny home be sure that you distribute the weight evenly and not end up with having too much tongue weight. If need be we can position the axles to accommodate how your weight is distributed.