Car Trailer Plans

If you need to tow a car, then we have a selection of three different trailers for you. Our Air Bag Car Trailer plans are our most popular set of plans with over 800 customers. The trailer design has a GTM of 2500kg and weighs approximately 650kg so can carry vehicles about 1850kg in weight.

If you want to go for something heavier duty, we have a 3500kg GTM twin axle trailer which has a weight of approximately 725kg giving you a loading capacity of approximately 2775kg. Perfect for moving big SUV's or 4WD's or even smaller vehicles with the utmost of overkill.

Your other toy hauler option is your run of the mill 2500kg tandem car trailer which weighs in at about 275kg giving you a loading capacity of 2225kg, more than enough for most small to medium vehicles.

Is it cheaper to build your own car trailer?

Building your own car trailer can be cheaper than buying your own, but it really depends what you want. You can buy a basic run of the mill tandem axle trailer brand new for just under AU$4,000 and it will do the job.

But you're not here because you want to trust your project car on a mass produced trailer. You take pride in your work and want to know that it's built the best that it can be. You can build one of our 2500kg or 2500kg car trailers for about AU$2,700 in parts and materials all the way up to about AU$8,000 for one of our Air Bag Trailers.

Once you factor in your time to build, you will have invested more than a mass produced trailer, but you will also have something you can be proud of, and can customise to exactly what you are after.

What is the best size for a car trailer?

The best size car trailer for you is highly dependent on what you're going to tow. If you've got an old Mini Cooper or Torana race car you are going to be towing to different places, then something small will be easier to build, and store. So the size of the trailer is highly dependent on what you want to tow.

The weight capacity of the trailer is also something that you need to consider. If you plan on towing larger 4WD's you will need to build a trailer with a much stronger frame.

Is a car trailer a good investment?

Determining whether a car trailer is a good investment will come down to time, space, and use.

Will you save time by not having to travel to pick up a car trailer from the local trailer hire location every time you need to use it? Will you benefit by spending the time to build a trailer with our car trailer plans?

Do you have the space to have a car trailer sitting around when not in use? How often are you going to use the trailer?

Only you can determine whether a car trailer is a good investment based on your situation.

What is included in your car trailer plans?

All of our car trailer plans include detailed engineering drawings of the chassis frame, ramp and deck which include specific weld specifications. We don't include too much detail around specific trailer parts such as brakes, wheel setups, hitch etc. These items are available from many different suppliers around the world so we try and keep them as generic as possible.

Unfortunately we don't have any designs for a fifth wheel trailer, as these are not as common in Australia as they are in the US. We do want you to know that we only sell ADR compliant trailer plans.

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