Car Trailer Plans

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About Our Car Trailer or Car Hauler Plans

Our car trailer plans all come with complete step by step instructions, materials list and several free bonus files including the step by step instructions on installing the electric brakes.

We have three sizes of car trailers that we sell plans for. They are an 8' x 20' tandem axle car trailer, an 8' x 18' tandem axle car trailer and an 8' x 16' tandem axle car trailer.

When we built our car trailers we found a way to save right at $1,000 on the cost of building the trailers and we have shared that information with you in our plans so that if wish to use that option you can.


The car trailers that we sell plans for are 8' wide tandem axle trailers and are considered heavy duty car trailers as they have a gvwr of 10,000#. But they can be built lighter weight, such as 7000# if you should wish to do so.


The actual deck width on our 8' wide trailers is 86" wide. The actual deck length of each trailer is the length given for that particular trailer. So for example, the actual deck size of our 8' x 20' trailer will be 86" wide x 20' long.


We take a lot of pride in our trailer plans and when we took the information from our designs and built these trailers, we took the time to figure out the easiest ways the trailers could be built as well as keeping the cost as low as possible without effecting the structural integrity of the trailer. And then when we took all of that information and put it into a set of plans, we tried to make sure that every step of building process was clearly explained.


The measurements, drawings and step by building instructions are all in our plans as well as some money saving tips and a couple things that you probably will not find included in any other plans that you could purchase from our competitors. The first of which is that we have included the information for building the trailers with and without the dovetail, so you can decide which best suits your needs.

Image of the car trailer built with the dovetail.

The second of which is that we have also included the building instructions for all three types of decks. Our car trailer plans include the building instructions for the simple runners as well as the building instructions for a wood deck as well as the building instructions for a metal deck. Because again, we think you should be able to choose the type of deck you want because its your trailer.

Image of three car trailers, one with the runners, one with a wood deck and one with a metal deck.

The Best Plans For Your Car Trailer Build

All of our car trailer plans contain over 45 pages to eliminate any guess work. The plans include the step by step building instructions and materials list. This means that all of the necessary measurements, sketches, images and drawings that you need to build these trailers from start to finish are included. As well the the step by step instructions that walk you through each step of the building process. We have also included the instructions for building the angle iron loading ramps.

Since the time that we first started selling our plans on line, we have continuously updated our plans, weather it be with changing a part of the instructions so that they are easier to understand or because we have found an easier way to complete a certain step in the building process, so that you will have the best product we could possibly provide.


To see the individual specs for each car trailer, visit the page for that individual car trailer by selecting it from one of links below.