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Utility trailer with a 4'x8' bed consists of an angle iron framework lined with plywood, sheet metal fenders, and trailer lights. Requires welding. Est. cost: $174 (plus springs, hubs, rims & tires).
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1981 (v.4#9) pg. 8

Trailer-to-go. Two-wheel utility trailer features a welded frame of 2"x2" steel tubing topped with a 72"x47" plywood box with a removable tailgate. Est. cost: $300.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1990 (v.13#7) pg. 21
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 8

Build a homestead one-log hauler. A narrow two-wheel trailer made from angle iron is used to haul a 10-ft. log up to 19" diameter.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 2003 (v.87#6) pg. 32

Multi-use trailer is built from a boat trailer. Includes instructions for building a 4x8 ft. plywood box to bolt on the trailer frame and a storage platform for a boat (when off the trailer).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #213 Nov 1980 (v.30#9) pg. 60

Tip: How to add a removable caster to the tongue of a small trailer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #232 Oct 1982 (v.32#8) pg. 22

Two-wheel utility trailer has a 51"x96" bed, removable "gates" for sides, and a 2,000-lb. payload. Frame is welded from 3" square tubing. Est. cost: $500.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #247 Mar 1984 (v.34#3) pg. 98, 100
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 166

Two-wheel garden trailer is designed to haul behind a lawn tractor. Features a welded steel frame. The bed area measures 37"x56". Est. cost: $75.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #247 Mar 1984 (v.34#3) pg. 99, 110

How to replace utility trailer wheel bearings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #327 Apr 1992 (v.42#4) pg. 90

How to repack utility trailer wheel bearings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 92

A mobile workshop. A two-wheel trailer (88"x120") with lift-up sides is used to haul stationary power tools to a job. Tools include a jointer, radial arm saw, drill press, band saw, lathe, disc/belt sander and air compressor.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 58

Make your own lawn and garden trailer. Built of angle iron and wood. Box measures 62"x38". The stake-style sides go up 32" to allow for large loads of leaves, etc. The sides remove to form a flatbed trailer.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Oct 1979 (v.68#7) pg. 64

Build an enclosed trailer for a small aircraft or ultralight with folding wings, starting with a boat trailer.
KITPLANES Jul 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 40

A 26"x42" two-wheel trailer for garden tractors. Removable sideboards increase capacity to seven cubic feet.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #495 Aug 1969 (v.65) pg. 88

Snowmobile trailer you can build both tilts and pivots for drive-on loading and unloading. Bed is large enough for two snowmobiles. Est. cost: $250.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #536 Jan 1973 (v.69) pg. 82

How to build a small trailer with a box that can be tilted for dumping or to load drive-in cargos. Wheels and spindles from a junked car, galvanized pipe and angle iron are used for the chassis. Box is built from salvaged wood. Est. cost: $25.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #590 Jul 1977 (v.73) pg. 89

Build a 12 cu.ft. yard trailer from a single 4x8 sheet of plywood. This tilting trailer features a wooden frame and 12" wheels.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #653 Oct 1982 (v.78) pg. 72

Versatile flatbed trailer carries a boat in summer, ATVs in the autumn, snowmobiles in the winter, and performs a variety of hauling chores in between with its removable stake sides. Est. cost: $50.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #658 Mar 1983 (v.79) pg. 30

Increase your car's cargo capacity. Tips on using utility trailers and car-top carriers.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #671 Apr 1984 (v.80) pg. 111

Finding, fixing and selling small trailers.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #77 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 162

Build an all-purpose straddle-wheeled hauler for logs, pipe, or other loads which can be hung from the tubular steel frame by a cable winch and chain.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #95 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 84

Simple trailer to build to haul behind a compact car. Will carry 1000-pounds and has 15" high stake sides.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1979 (v.26#11) pg. 142

Dump trailer for small garden tractor.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1963 (v.119#5) pg. 156

Tips on maintaining utility and camping trailers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1966 (v.125#6) pg. 162

Utility trailer for your garden tractor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1968 (v.129#3) pg. 177

Build this heavy-duty garden cart. This 14 cu.ft. plywood trailer has floating-axle suspension to distribute the weight.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1982 (v.158#5) pg. 158

Get your trailer ready for spring. How to check and repair wheels and tires, suspension, and lights.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1984 (v.161#2) pg. 74

Tip: Use an old lawnmower chassis equipped with a trailer hitch bolt to help move a boat and trailer when they are detached from the car.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1984 (v.161#3) pg. 30

How to determine the tongue weight of a trailer using a bathroom scale.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1994 (v.171#3) pg. 97

Utility trailer and boat trailer combination.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1963 (v.182#2) pg. 134

Plans are available for a 3x4 ft. two-wheel trailer that folds up to only 6" wide for storage.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1971 (v.199#2) pg. 60

Guide to choosing and using trailer brakes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1972 (v.200#6) pg. 69

Homemade wooden box turns a boat trailer into a utility trailer. Features removable sides and ends to form a flat-bed trailer.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1980 (v.216#4) pg. 104

Small, two-wheel trailer to pull behind a riding lawn mower is 15" deep, 36" long, and 24" wide with 10" wheels. Tailgate fits in a track for easy removal.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1978 (v.34#3) pg. 80