How will the ATV Trailer Plans benefit you?
We have customizable plans for an ATV Tub Trailer with four axles and walking beam suspension for you to build. The walking beam arch keeps your load level even when traveling over extremely rough terrain.
Have you been looking for a ATV utility trailer plan for your ATV, Quad or Argo? Look no further!
Our plans will make building your ATV off-road trailer easy. Each item is labeled on the drawings and again on the cut lists so you don't get confused. With multiple views and solid drawing rendering the blueprints for the trailer are extremely easy to understand.
Worried that you don't have any blueprint reading experience? Don't be! The drawings are done in such a way that even a novice can understand them.
The ATV utility trailer plan was designed using common to purchase steel angle iron and tubing and the trailer will carry all the loads you can throw at it.
Our trailer (shown above) is shown sheeted with treated plywood and planking but you are free to use whatever type of material is at your disposal or fits your budget.
Using our detailed plans you'll save hours of time trying to find out the information and details to build this style of ATV trailer. Details which include material dimensions and cut-to lengths including angles.
You'll save money too! How?
Our detailed material list shows each piece required you'll only have to cut your pieces once. That equals less scrap material and in the end more money saved doing this type of project.
To keep the cost of your trailer down we suggest using 1/2 or 5/8 inch thick treated plywood for the sides of the trailer and for the bottom floor.
If price is not an object for you then aluminum sheeting or checker-plate would work really well too. If you have access to a fabrication shop you might also consider building only the lower portion of the frame and having a tub formed out of sheet steel or aluminum.
Although, that option is not really in the realm of the home do-it-yourself-er.
Our tandem axle ATV trailer (for Argos and Side by Sides too) is designed with a goose neck so the tongue doesn't hang up when you pull the trailer over logs and we also designed the trailer with a tailgate for ease in rear loading.
HINT: I've seen receivers added to the front of the box to accommodate hand or electric winches too!
Our latest trailer will have a manual winch mounted to the removable trailer tongue. We'll just cut a hole though the front of the box to run the winch strap through. You can see it here.
ATV Utility Trailer Plans
A few people have built tow behind ATV utility trailers with the plastic tub as a one piece liner. The plastic liner may not be available in your area or it just might not fit your budget.
The plastic or completely sealed trailer box is good for giving the trailer some flotation... if that is important to you. That also means you have to load everything over the side; plan to put some sort of drain in it.
The option is yours. Customize and build the ATV trailer with or without the tailgate.
Rough dimensions of the trailer box are: 72" long (without hitch), 46" wide (at top) and 31 inches high (not including tires).
You may wonder just how much will it cost to make this trailer? We spent just over $1000 in CDN ($890 USD) funds to make it. This amount covers materials only, as we did our own cutting and welding.
A walking beam is a fancy term for the axle support. The walking beam on our ATV trailer allow your loads to stay level even when going over extremely rough terrain like logs or large rocks.
With fixed axles if a trailer is pulled over a large log, rock or other obstacle the ATV trailer can very easily tip over on its side.
Here is a short video (30 seconds) showing animations of the ATV Tub Trailer walking beam, tailgate and exploding view.
You can also watch us build our ATV Tub Trailer at 10X speed (23 minutes).
Above photos: are sample of the dozens of photos included with the download to help you with your trailer build.
Here are a few thumbnails from our ATV Tub Trailer blueprints to check out. Click on images for larger view.
You'll receive a PDF file which will include multiple views of the trailer. The ATV Utility Trailer plans include 27 pages of detailed dimensions, materials and 3D views.
NEW: Now includes 15 pages with more than 40 photos showing lots of detail.
That's 42 pages of detailed information at your fingertips!
These include the following layouts:
Material required and cut lists including angles are included for each component to make your build easier for you.
The following parts are ones you'll need to purchase for building your trailer. The Duro Tires can be ordered on-line for a very reasonable price.
All the ATV trailer steel, cut and laid out to give a visual reference.
After the tires are mounted to the rims.
Rock solid money back guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase of the ATV Trailer Plans within 60 days of purchase we will refund 100% of your money... you even get to keep the plans.
That's how confident we are that this resource will help you build an ATV Trailer easily.
Fitting the U-Frame
Clamp it flat before welding
Fitting the left side lower box frame
The lower frame assembled with the U-Frame
Fitting middle frame
Fitting Upper Frame
Welding Bottom Side
Note: We found it necessary to add a brace from the U-Frame to the middle frame.
Watch this video to see our latest trailer, I think it's a winner; don't you?
Have you built an ATV Trailer using our plans? Or do you have a question you need answered.
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What size axles and tires should I choose to make a 3500lbs capacity walking beam atv trailer? Not rated yet
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I purchased your plans some time ago but got side tracked with other projects. Hope to get a start this winter. Curious as to what you think would be …
ATV Trailer Axle Questions Not rated yet
Just bought the plans for the walking beam trailer but don't see a length for axles on them. What is the axle length and is there a specific part number? …