This is the story of my journey building a tiny house, my mini mobile cottage. 8ft x 24ft of living space, I can't wait to see the end product and I want to share it with you! It is my goal to be both smart and helpful in what I post to help you in your journey. Thanks for following along.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
A New Custom Built Trailer
Mike Schultz over at M.S. Metal Works did his magic and I have a new trailer. It was around $600 less then the trailers you would buy on the lot and it was built to my specs. The measurements are 8 feet 2 inch wide by 24 feet. It is the width that is critical because your build out width has to be 8 feet 6 inch's to be legal (no permits) to travel. This allows for me to have 2 inch's of overhang on each side and still get maximum width in the living space.
Tiny House Blog about Todd Miller and the Oregon Cottage Company. This is Todd's design where he used 3/4 T&G Plywood sandwich around a 2x4 insulated frame. I like this design much better then what Tumbleweed is doing for my purpose. It looks bullet proof and really sturdy. The trade off is weight which is why I went with the 10K capacity rather then 7.5K that most folks uses for this type of build. I am still planning on the weekend of January 15th to get started. Yikes that is getting close!
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Hey there! I'm curious if you'd be willing to share what you paid for your trailer? I'm working with a local company on a custom built 22' trailer, and they quoted me a price of $4000. This includes a PT deck. Thanks!ReplyDelete
That is about right with the PT deck, since I did not have my guy do that he charged me $3200. If I had it to do over again, I would have had him beef up the trailer by adding a center beam. The other factor to this is I had him put 2x5000 lb axels, so I am rated to 10K lb. That added 400 to the cost of the trailer. I would bet my current weight is around 9200 lbs. When I weighed it without the floor, loft and misc stuff it was 8140. Great Questions!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Mine is 10k as well.ReplyDelete
Mobile home owners sometimes forget to take a look at their axles to see if these are ripe for maintenance. I used to not care about this but it's a good thing that my brother pointed this out to me and told me that this, too is subject to wear and tear. For more insight and information, do check out this resource site: http://modularhomeblog.com/diy/mobile-home-axles.htmlReplyDelete