5' x 8' Single Axle Trailer: Introduction

5x8-SA-profile-2.pngA 5'x 8' single axle trailer is a great size for all those big jobs where weight is not an issue.

It has most of the advantages of a tandem trailer but with the convenience that a single axle trailer will give you.

5x8 single axle rear profilePerfect for the serious home handyman, odd jobber, builder, or contractor requiring a trailer that will haul with the best of them.

With or without brakes this trailer can be rated up to 3000 lb GTW depending on your states braking requirements.


This design runs 14" tires, has 15" high sides with an internal, level capacity to carry 50 cu ft, or more if heaped up.

Heavy duty fenders with fender braces, a strong rear light channel to protect your lights, plenty of tie downs and a strong dependable tongue which can be set up for hydraulic or electric brakes easily. What more could you want ?

Specifications -

- Deck Size 5' x 8'
- Single axle 14" wheels
- Fully welded steel chassis
- Steel panel sides/tailgates
- Hinging front and rear tailgate
- Full length tie rails
- 3/4" Plywood decking (options available - See "Trailer Decking" )
- 3000 lb GTM (can be upgraded if required)
- Tare Weight 616 lbs

NOTE -If are contemplating galvanising your trailer it pays to do a bit of prep work on your cross members prior to welding. Please check the Pre-Finishing page prior to starting.