Another major step in getting closer to starting my tiny house build: I placed and order for a custom trailer today!
The manufacturer I ordered from is Mac-Lander. I want to use as many local products as possible, and Mac-Lander is just a very short drive from me, in Milton, IA. For anyone interested, another good Iowa manufacturer is Stateside Trailers. I would have used them, as they were helpful in answering my questions via email, but they are farther from me (SW Iowa) and needed 5 weeks instead of 4 to get the trailer built.
Update: It turns out they are also willing and able to attach the custom brackets I’ll need to bolt the sub-floor framing to the trailer, as I talked about here. I’m so excited that I’ll be able to get a trailer made to my exact specifications. Thank you John Mayberry of Mac-Lander for answering my many questions and helping me through the ordering process.
Here are the specs of the trailer ordered:
Frame Medium Series Flatbed Trailer – drop-axles added
- Deck Length – 20′
- Overall Width – 102”
- Width Between Fenders – 81”
- Axles – U-Lube 2 – 6,000#
- Electric Brakes On All Axles
- Tire Size – 225/75R15 Radial LRD
- Hitch Size – 2-5/16” Ball Coupler
- Hitch Height – 18”
- 4″ drop-axels for 20″ deck height
- GVWR – 9,990#
- Payload Capacity (Average) – 7,400#
- Floor – 2” Treated Wood
- Front Jack – 7,000#
- DOT Lighting
- Break-Away Kit with Battery
- Cross Members 3” Channel on 24” Center
- Full Primer & Paint
- Three-Year Warranty
- Sealed Beam Tail Lights
Also, thanks to Craig Hull at Stateside for offering advise on brackets and experience with tiny houses.
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Author: Alek Lisefski