Step-by-Step Guide to Painting a Homemade Trailer

If you’re constructing a steel frame trailer, then here’s a hard-to-accept truth: It’s very difficult to replicate a factory-applied finish for your trailer. Manufacturers have access to tooling and fabrication processes unavailable to the homeowner.

How to Design a Small Homemade Utility Trailer

So, you’re ready to build your own homemade utility trailer? If you’re not sure exactly what size and style you want, we’re here to help. Homemade utility trailers come in all sizes and shapes, from

Should I Use Aluminum to Build a Small Trailer?

I like aluminum! It’s silvery, it’s lightweight, it’s easy to drill, and best of all, it’s strong! However, aluminum is finicky to work with. I prefer its use for bolt-together trailers rather than conventional welded

A Guide to the Best Options for Trailer Decking

Let’s take a break from our regularly scheduled programming for RVs to look at their close cousin – utility trailers! Decking is a critical part of your utility trailer. It holds your stuff, seals against

Should I Build or Buy a Trailer? – Pros and Cons

Should you build or buy your trailer? There are many misconceptions about building your own trailer. Unfortunately, all too many would-be welders pick up a Hobart MIG welder and post the forum question, “So, is