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A NOTE ON TINY HOUSE TRAILER FOUNDATIONS

There are many Tiny Home newsletters and blogs out there that we subscribe to.  They are a great source of information within our industry and as well provide us with current events and discuss issues and related solutions regarding tiny homes and potential issues that go with them.


One thing we read fairly often are the DIYer's looking for used trailers on which to build their THOW.  Our only comment on this strategy is that we would NEVER recommend this strategy to anyone who is looking for long term protection and peace of mind regarding the structural integrity of their tiny home.  Just like a traditional home is only as strong as the foundation upon which it is built, it is the same for a tiny home built on a trailer.  Tiny home trailers are essentially rolling foundations, and in particular when they are being used in transit they protect the tiny home structure from torsional twists and tensile stresses along with providing uniform support along the perimeter of the building.  Entrusting your newly built THOW's structural integrity to your buddy's used RV trailer is not the wisest of decisions, nor is it likely to save you money in the long run. Probably quite the opposite.


For the true DIYer's who want to build their THOW from scratch, we have been working with our trailer manufacturer to offer our trailers specifically designed to accommodate tiny homes of all sizes and weights to the general public. Some of the specific attributes for these trailers are:

  • Lowbed design with drop axles to provide the lowest step-up into the tiny house as well as providing the most interior headroom
  • 8' wide bed to properly accommodate a 8'-6" wide tiny house
  • Open bed - no wood decking
  • Steel bed cross members spaced with webs to become part of the insulated floor, further reducing floor height of the tiny house
  • Welded pre-drilled flanges to simplify and strengthen fastening of the tiny house to the trailer


Below is a list of our specialty THOW trailer foundations and prices, along with some options you may want to consider.  Full 3 year manufacturer's warranty and customer support is in effect with these trailers.

Custom Trailers for Tiny Houses

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Standard Finish includes:

  • 2 Coats Premium 2K High Build Epoxy Primer
  • 2 Coats Premium 2K Polyurethane High Gloss Topcoat
  • Choice of 6 Factory Colours


Other Notes:

  • Hot dipped galvanized steel available as an option - ideal for THOW owners who plan on trailering their tiny home often during winters on salted Canadian roads
  • Optional scissor jacks are welded in place to facilitate quick, easy and secure levelling of the THOW
  • All trailers are subject to HST
  • Delivery charges may apply