October 16, 2012 by char9175 | 4 Comments
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Hey Zach, I was curious where you picked your trailer up from? I’m wanting to get started on my tiny house, and have been having a bit of a hard time trying to find a 16 or 20 foot trailer at a reasonable price. I’d prefer used to minimize new product being used on my tiny house, and to keep the price down. I’m in Georgetown, SC, and my wife and I definitely plan on coming to Charleston after we get our trailer to pick up as much building materials as possible from the reclaimed building supply warehouse you used. Thanks for the inspiration!
We got our trailer custom made at McElrath Trailers in Spartanburg,SC (http://www.mcelrathtrailers.com/) They gave us a great price on it (3,400) and without them I dont think we could have made it happen. Its very hard to find a trailer in the 18-24ft range with the required specs(electric brakes, good condition etc). We too wanted to go used, but in the end it made more sense to have it made.
Glad to hear you guys are going by the warehouse, Rebecca is another one of those wonderful people who has helped with our house more than she will know.
Keep me in the loop on your build? Its always nice to hear about other houses going up, they are all so different.
I was curious about the width of your house and trailer. I thought I read in one of your posts that the trailer was 102″ wide (which is the uppermost legal limit without a permit). It appears that the roof eaves and siding extend beyond the trailer quite a bit and I was wondering how this contributes to the overall width and if it makes the house too wide to legally drive down the road. Thanks,
It comes in at about 110″ wide. So technically it would require a wide load permit to tow. But Jay Schafer towed his house that was 9′ wide for several years. Doesnt seem to be too much to worry about. Im going to ask forgiveness instead of permission.