we searched for weeks to find a trailer for our new house. at first we were thinking we wanted to buy a used RV, demo it, keep the trailer platform and all the holding tanks, reuse the electrical, plumbing, fixtures, etc. but then we looked at a few of them…. and they’re only rated to carry 3500 on each axle, so 7000 lbs. we wanted more strength than that.
so, new car hauler flat bed trailers go for $3,000 to $9,000 for the gooseneck variety. we wanted to find a used one. we finally did find one in Phoenix. and the price was decent. of course, it’s one of those deals where you show up and it looks like crap, and you think, uh-oh, guess we didn’t find it. but then we realized the frame was fine – it was just the deck that was bad, and we don’t need the wood deck anyway.
and the wheels wells need to get replaced too…. good thing it was a lot cheaper than new! we got it for $1,900. after we bought it and brought it back to our shop we realized how committed we are to really doing this thing. no more cold feet when I start thinking about how tiny it will be!
here’s our rig:
it’s rated for 11,250 lbs, so that should carry a tiny house!
next, decking it with plywood, then framing the floor….