I built a 4' x 6 1/2' utility trailer a couple years ago when I was going through a divorce. I used a 2000# rated torsion axle from Northern Tool. Most of the frame was 1/8" 2" x 2" angle, except the two main rails had 3/16" stock. I sold it for about half what it cost me to build. The trailer turned out ok and the divorce was good.
Stay away from pickup rear ends if you are looking to build something light and easy to tow.
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Thread: Small Trailer Ideas
08-29-2008, 05:14 PM #11Senior Member
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09-02-2008, 10:39 AM #12Junior Member
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I have built several solid axel trailers using Chrysler K car rear stub axels. They are very easy to use as the bolt on using a flat flange. IMHO small trailers dont need suspension. Built frame of 1.5x3" 1/8 wall tube, doubled the tube where axel welded and inset a backing bar tangent to a frame rail. Hauled 500lb moto many thousands of miles. Cost for axels with brake assemblys (which I removed) and low mileage radial tires and wheels 100 bucks. Cost of entire unit was around 200. Loaded as much as 2000lbs for short local moves.