Custom Built Trailers

Did you know Max Built Trailers offers custom-built trailers? In order to ensure a speedy manufacturing process, we need you to gather the necessary information and consider several factors to make sure that the trailer meets your specific requirements and preferences. Here’s what you need to know to get a custom built trailer:

What is the purpose and functionality of the custom trailer? 

Determine the primary purpose of the trailer and how you intend to use it. Whether it’s for hauling equipment, transporting goods or recreational activities, understanding the intended use will help guide the customization process.

Consider some of the most popular items that are commonly hauled with trailers, including:

What payload capacity will the custom trailer need?

Calculate the maximum weight of the cargo you plan to haul to determine the required payload capacity of the trailer. Consider factors such as the weight of the items being transported and any additional equipment or accessories that will be onboard. Our custom trailers can be designed to haul cargo ranging from cars and trucks to ATVs, heavy machinery and more. 

Type of TrailerEmpty Weight (est.)Typical GVWR (loaded)Typical Tongue Weight (loaded)
Canoe/Kayak Trailer100 to 400 pounds200 to 800 pounds30 to 120 pounds
Motorcycle Trailer100 to 600 pounds800 to 3,000 pounds120 to 450 pounds
Trailer or Dolly for Towing Car400 to 800 pounds3,000 to 5,000 pounds450 to 750 pounds
Utility or Equipment Trailer400 to 1,200 pounds2,000 to 7,000 pounds300 to 1,050 pounds
Pop-Up Camper1,500 to 3,200 pounds2,800 to 4,300 pounds420 to 645 pounds
Large Travel Trailer5,000 to 9,000 pounds6,500 to 11,000 pounds975 to 1,650 pounds
Fifth-Wheel Camper5,000 to 15,000 pounds17,000 to 20,000 pounds2,550 to 3,000 pounds

What are the Custom Trailer Size and Dimensions?

Determine the appropriate size and dimensions of the trailer based on the type and quantity of items you want to transport. Consider factors such as length, width and height requirements to accommodate the cargo appropriately. 

Also, the type of vehicle you drive will play a factor.

Popular full size trucks towing capacity:

Pickup TruckTowing Capacity
2024 Ford F-150Up to 14,000 lbs. 
2024 Chevy Silverado 1500Up to 13,300 lbs.
2024 GMC Sierra 1500Up to 13,300 lbs.
2024 Ram 1500Up to 12,750 lbs.
2024 Toyota TundraUp to 12,000 lbs.

Popular mid size vehicles towing capacity. 

VehicleTowing CapacityPayload capacity
Ford Maverick2,000 to 4,000 lbsUp to 1,500 lbs. 
Toyota Tacoma6,400 – 6,500 lbs1,096 – 1,285 lb
Ford RangerUp to 7,500 lbs1,430 – 1,650 lbs
Jeep Gladiator4,000 – 7,700 lbs1,075 – 1,710 lbs
Chevrolet Colorado3,500 – 7,700 lbs1,367 – 1,550 lbs
GMC Canyon3,500 – 7,700 lbs1,398 – 1,578 lbs
Honda Ridgeline5,000 lbs1,486 – 1,530 lbs

What type of trailer do you want to customize?

Max Built Trailers offers nine different kinds of trailers, so you just need to decide which type best suits your needs based on size of your load. Below are the following trailers we specialize in that can be custom built: 

  1. Aluminum Trailers
  2. Car Trailers
  3. Deckover Trailers
  4. Dump Trailers
  5. Enclosed Trailers
  6. Equipment Trailers
  7. Gooseneck Trailers
  8. Tilt Trailers
  9. Utility Trailers

What kind of materials do you want?

Consider the materials and construction methods used in building the trailer. Determine whether you prefer aluminum or steel construction—as well as the overall durability and quality of the materials used.

What options and features do you want for your custom trailer?

Identify any specific customization options you require, such as additional tie-down points, storage compartments, ramps, hitches or electrical wiring for lighting and accessories.

What is your budget?

No matter your budget, we can work with you on a custom-built trailer project. We are careful to take into account the cost of materials, labor and any additional features or accessories and communicate what these are. Be prepared to discuss your budget with the manufacturer to make sure the trailer design aligns with your financial constraints. The entire custom trailer fabrication process is transparent and your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Local licensing and regulations

You don’t want to overlook the law and find yourself pulled over by a state trooper. Familiarize yourself with local regulations and requirements for towing trailers—including licensing, registration and towing capacity restrictions. Ensure that the custom-built trailer complies with all applicable safety standards and regulations.

By considering these factors and gathering relevant information beforehand, you’ll be better prepared to communicate your needs and preferences to us and ensure that a Max Built Trailers custom-built trailer meets your expectations.

Contact us now to start the process!