Luggage Trailer

The Luggage Trailer is a multi-purpose single axle box trailer that is compact light and inexpensive to fabricate. With a maximum GTM of 750kg, no brakes are required. However, should you wish to fit brakes, all the detail is provided. The plans are for 3 popular sizes all with optional hard lid, roof racks and nose cone storage box. With a sealed lid and handy racks you can move a stack of goods, even some longer bits. Keep anything that needs to stay dry and secure save in the lockable box.

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD – Plans are delivered digitally immediately after payment to get your trailer build project going without delay.

The plans conform to the Australian National Code of Practice – Building Small Trailers (VSB1). Trailers built to comply with this code of practice can be registered for on-road use in Australia.



  • 3 Sizes:     1500×900 (5x3ft), 1800×1200 (6x4ft) & 2100×1200 (7x4ft)
  • Overall Size:    1500×900 (5x3ft), 1800×1200 (6x4ft) & 2100×1200 (7x4ft)
  • Max. ATM:     900kg
  • Max. GTM:     750kg
  • TARE:    ±370kg
  • Max. Load capacity:    ±530kg
  • Chassis & Frame Construction:      Channel, RHS & SHS (various sections)
  • Suspension:     Single Axle & Leaf Springs
  • Features:     Hard lid, sealed & secure, under-body spare wheel, light weight
  • Contents:       Detailed part & assembly drawings, assembly guide, parts & cutting lists, pictures and a number of optional drawing files (DXF & EXCEL files are an optional free download)
  • File Size:    9MB (PDF)



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More Info

  • 3 trailer sizes in one plan package – 5×3, 6×4 & 7×4 ft
  • Light weight design without any compromise in strength
  • Load area up to 2.5 square meters, load volume over 1 cubic meter
  • Sealed box and nose cone
  • Gas struts on box lid
  • Under-body spare wheel storage
  • Economic design for easy fabrication and assembly

The spare wheel is neatly tucked away under the front portion of the chassis, yet easily accessible when required – no need to unpack your cargo to get to it! One of the easiest trailer to build, our plans will provide all the necessary drawings, instructions, parts lists and handy tips to enable you to build with confidence, knowing your trailer will conform to legal requirements.

Braking requirements

The luggage trailer is limited to a MAXIMUM GTM of 750kg, therefore brakes are not required. However, check your tow vehicle’s un-braked towing capacity, as smaller vehicles may have maximum towing capacities less than 750kg. If you do require trailer brakes or wish to fit brakes for increased braking performance and added safety, details are included.

In most cases, basic over-run (also called over-ride) brakes (either mechanical or hydraulic) would be sufficient. They are generally inexpensive to purchase and fairly easy to fit. Electric brakes offer good brake performance but have the additional cost of purchasing and installing, and in-cab brake controller.

We recommend that you also fit an efficient handbrake.


Plan Contents

  • A single PDF document for your download and viewing convenience
  • 12 detailed part & assembly drawings (print to A4 or A3)
  • All dimensions required including ISO weld symbols
  • 10 pages of comprehensive work & assembly instructions
  • 13 Additional component and instructional drawings
  • Electrical wiring diagram including round & flat plug wiring detail
  • Complete parts and material cut lists
  • Detailed (enlarged) views of tricky or important bits
  • Welding details – where & how much of it
  • A design that conforms to legal requirements
  • Purchased item specifications
  • Safety guidelines during construction
  • Tools required
  • Pictures & handy hints
  • DXF files for parts that can be laser cut (optional free download)

Instant Downloads

Download file is in PDF format for easy viewing and printing from any device. A number of DXF and EXCEL files are available for download after purchase. Details of this is given in the PDF file that you will receive.