Updated: Dec 7, 2021
Selecting the right trailer for your tiny house is no mean feat. It can be considered in terms of laying the footings of a static building; you wouldn’t start construction without a solid foundation. As such, your tiny house trailer should be viewed as a mobile footing for your home, providing a sturdy base wherever you go.
Here are five examples of trailers which can be purchased wherever you are in the world to get you and your home rolling:
1) HM-D Tiny House TH600 – European & UK Trailer
HM-D tiny house trailers are available in the UK via trailer retailers.
As per the standard UK regulations the TH600 has LED lights installed on the front and side of the trailer, and has the option to alter the position of its two axles from their standard location for optimum nose-weight balance. The trailer is built using galvanised steel and is fully road legal in the UK and EU, meaning you can get your home moving right away! Handy additional features include four support legs and a spare wheel and wheel holder.
Dimensions - 770 x 255cm
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 3,500kg
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - 1,800kg
Trailer weight – 570kg
Payload – 2,930kg
2) HM-D Tiny House TH660 – European & UK Trailer
Another HM-D Trailers product, this tiny house trailer is slightly larger than the TH600. HM-D Trailer fans will be pleased to know that, like it’s brother, the TH660 is made using galvanised steel, is fully road legal in the UK and EU, has LED lights fitted on the front and side of the trailer and has the capacity to alter the axles as needed. It also comes with the four support legs and spare wheel.
Dimensions - 830 x 255cm
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)- 3,500kg
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)- 1,800kg
Trailer weight – 600kg
Payload – 2,900kg
PJ Trailers, 5” Channel Car Hauler (C5) – US and Canadian Trailer
Houses on wheels are already fairly common with our North American friends, and PJ Trailers is one of the best-known providers of trailers which can meet the community’s tiny living needs. The 5” Channel Car Hauler (C5) has a powder coated frame and two axles, 15-inch white spoke wheels and a two-inch ball bulldog coupler tow hitch.
Dimensions – (ranges from) 488 - 671 x 211cm
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 3,175kg
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - 1,587kg
Trailer weight – 944kg
Payload – 2,231kg
4) Tiny Life Supply, Bumper Pull 20’ – US & Canadian Trailer
Tiny Life Supply is another North American firm which supplies the Bumper Pull 20’ trailer. The trailer comes with two heavy-duty tandem axles, LED running lights and a steel flange attached to the side of the trailer, which provides a secure place to connect your tiny house. It also includes high load radial tyres and safety chains.
Dimensions – 610 x 262cm
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)- 4,536kg
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)– 2,358kg
Trailer weight – contact supplier
Payload – contact supplier
NB: Safety chains are a mandatory requirement for trailers weighing more than 1,361kg (3,000lbs) in most states.
5) Energytech, Tiny House Trailer – Australian Trailer
As is the case in the UK the Tiny House movement is gathering steam in Australia, aided and abetted by Australian online supplier Energytech. Energytech provides a galvanised, electric braked tandem axle trailer which comes with long life LED lights, a spare wheel and a manual parking brake to boot, plus five new 195R14, SL305 tyres on sunraysia style steel rims.
Dimensions – (ranges from) 609 - 914 x 244cm
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) / Aggregate Trailer Mass - 3,500kg
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) – varies to order, enquire with supplier
Trailer weight rating – varies to order, enquire with supplier
Payload – varies to order, enquire with supplier
All of these trailers would provide a secure home for your tiny home, whether you’re travelling the golden coast or staying put to save your way up the property ladder. However, UK-based enthusiasts are best advised to stick to European and UK-based brands for the path of least resistance when getting hold of a tiny house trailer. For more information on how to do this (and to start enjoying your life, your home, and your journey the tiny way!) visit the NaviHo website.