Progress Update: ordered Mac-Lander trailer!

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.


Mac-Lander Trailer Specs

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.

Author: Alek Lisefski