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.
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