Choosing Your Trailer Width
How wide can you build my tiny house trailer?
We can make a trailer to any width you desire, up to the legal limit in Australia of 2.5m.
We do however offer 3 standard width options – A, B & C – which seems to meet the floor plan priorities of many tiny house builders.
The trailer width dimension is also your “outside of stud measurement”. This is the distance from the outside of one stud wall to the outside of the opposite stud wall using Fred’s Unified Construction Method™.
Here’s a way to help you decide:
Which of the following 3 statements is the best fit for you:
A – “I want to maximize the internal width of my tiny house and I do not want a transportable verandah awning.”
B – “I want to maximize the total livable space for indoors & outdoor and would like two verandah awnings on both sides of the house.”
C – “I would like one transportable verandah awning and as much internal space as I can possibly get.”
And the corresponding trailer widths are:
Option A corresponds to a trailer width and outside of stud measurement of 2400mm, yielding an internal dimension of 2236mm.
Option B corresponds to a trailer width an outside of stud measurement of 2266mm, yielding an internal dimension of 2102mm to 2127mm (depending if you have wall mounted solar panels) plus covered verandah awning areas of 4000mm (x2 2000mm Verandah Awnings North & South).
Option C corresponds to a trailer width and outside of stud measurement of 2340mm, yielding an internal dimension of 2176mm plus a covered verandah awning area of 2000mm. Option C is a hybrid option we’ve developed which uses an asymmetrical trailer design to provide the builder with one verandah awning on the north-side while also coming within 60mm of Option A, the option that maximizes internal space.
Some builders ask, “Can I get Option A and build awnings later or have the awnings travel separately from the tiny house? The answer is you absolutely can do that, and we can help you design your tiny house with non-transportable awnings.
Just be aware that going back to get your verandah awnings & flashings will likely increase your overall transport cost for moving your tiny house and could be a bit inconvenient.
Start by getting your tiny house trailer quote here:
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