Tumbleweed Adds Trailer to their Lineup

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Tumbleweed Tiny House Company recently added trailers to their lineup making it easier for you to build your own tiny house.

Designed specifically for tiny houses on wheels they are available in sizes of 14 ft, 18 ft and 20 ft. offering Full Porch, Corner Porch, or No Porch, these trailers create a perfect foundation for your home.

The trailers are constructed in the US, the quality-built trailers come standard with brakes, lights, underside flashing and radial tires. They say the tires are a significant upgrade from tires normally found on utility trailers. Radial tires differ radically from traditional bias-ply tires in their construction, minimizing tread wear and improving flexibility for better handling especially with heavier loads. The average steel-belted radial gets about 100,000 miles of wear, while the bias-ply tires generally only get about 30,000 miles.

When it comes to attaching your house to the trailer the techniques have improved greatly. Tumbleweed has taken advantage of the latest technology and added threaded galvanized rods which serve as anchor bolts for you to attach your framing to. Heavy-duty, they are made to withstand major wind-drafting when driving on the open road.

Additionally, the trailer is designed to allow an increase of 3.5 inches of headroom in the house interior, something you cannot achieve on any other regular trailer.

You can get all the details at the Tumbleweed site by clicking here. Pricing ranges from $3,800 to $4,400 depending on which trailer and design you choose.

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Aaron - June 20, 2013 Reply

Really awesome. I am hoping to start construction on my tiny house on wheels by next Spring, and this is exactly what I’m looking for….well, almost, I was wanting something just a bit longer (24′ to 26′). I will have to look into to these. Thanks for featuring them here!

mike - June 20, 2013 Reply

those look pretty sweet… i gotta say…

Swabbie Robbie - June 20, 2013 Reply

I would love to see a review/comparison between the Tumbleweed trailers and the Tiny House trailers from Tortoise Shell Homes who also advertise on this blog. I would expect that some fit the needs of individual builders better than the other.

What I see so far is that the Tortoise Shell Homes trailers offer longer trailers at 25 and 28 feet long and a slightly lower price at $3900. Where the Tumbleweed trailers are more built for their own Tiny House designs. Tumbleweed also says they deliver to your region of the country, while the Tortoise Shell one need to be picked up at their business, at least for now.

I thought for some years that some of these companies would get into manufacturing custom trailers for their home designs and save weight and disassembly work with utility trailers.

Kudos to both companies for their efforts.

    Kent Griswold - June 24, 2013 Reply

    I will see if I can get a comparison of some sort put together on the different companies now offering trailers. Thanks for the suggestion.

Hazel - June 21, 2013 Reply

Questions about tires has been at the back of my mind for some time…how long do tires last on these trailers? After a tiny house is built on the trailer, should the tires be covered to protect them from UV radiation? Do they have to be turned every so often? What happens if there’s a flat tire?

    Swabbie Robbie - June 22, 2013 Reply

    I have not built anything on a trailer yet, but I have a sailboat and I can sure attest to the fact that those tires crack fairly quickly (about 4 years) from UV exposure. I do cover them now. Another thing that happens to tires is the get a bit flat on the bottom from sitting under load for long periods of time.

    My suggestion would be to cover them and also either take them off the trailer if you will not be moving it for a long time and store them, or jack the trailer up to the point that the wheels are off the ground.

      Hazel - June 24, 2013 Reply

      Thanks for your reply, Robbie. No one talks about the tires and their issues long term so I’m glad you made some suggestions.

colin - June 25, 2013 Reply

I hope they’re sturdy enough to hold those absurdly heavy COR-TEN skinned trailers.

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