PodCast- Tiny House Trailer Types, Tricks and Trouble - Tiny House Blog
August 22, 2019

PodCast- Tiny House Trailer Types, Tricks and Trouble

As I mentioned in my last episode of the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast, I just finished teaching a two-week design/build course at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont. Working alongside other talented instructors was an inspiring experience for me, and a highlight was being able to work with students on framing and sheathing a tiny house on wheels. Teaching this course reminded me how challenging it can be to properly build your tiny house around the wheels of a trailer, so I decided to do a solo episode all about trailers! We’re going to be talking about trailer terminology, different styles of trailers, and also which types of trailers I recommend for building your tiny house on wheels.

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In This Episode:

  • How many axles do I need?
  • GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.
  • Wheel wells and fenders. What are they and how will they affect your design?
  • Should you buy a new trailer, or is a used trailer alright?
  • What sets tiny house trailers apart from utility trailers?
  • Drop Axle Trailers
  • Deck Over Trailers
  • Gooseneck Trailers
  • The bad, the good, and the best framing options.
  • Which accessories are necessary and which are nice to have?
  • Different types of jacks
  • My favorite resources about trailers and towing

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