DIY Teardrop Trailer Frame Kit



A DIY welded teardrop trailer frame beats any cheap bolt-together imported trailer or utility trailer.  There is nothing more important than a solid foundation for your teardrop trailer.

This is the same collection of quality parts that are welded up and sit under our Overland Teardrop Trailers.  It’s just set up for the DIY welder.

Kits are manufactured on a per order basis.  The average frame kit takes  3- 4 weeks to ship out.


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5' x 8' DIY Weld-Together Teardrop Trailer Frame Kit

Made With Pride In North Idaho

What’s in the Basic Kit?

  • Parts
    • A 5,000 lb trailer coupler
    • 2 weld-on chain stay loops
    • 5,000 lb trailer chains
    • Splined Wheel Studs (x3)
    • Lug Nuts (x3)
  • Raw Steel Parts
    • Trailer Side Rails (x2) – Predrilled for wiring, fenders, and body mounting.
    • Crossmembers (x2) – Predrilled for wiring
    • Trailer Frame Ends (x2)
    • Corner Gussets (x4) – Predrilled for body mounts & stabilizer jack mounting
    • Tongue Channel (x2) – Predrilled for wiring harness mounts
    • Battery Tray components (x2)
    • Body Mounting Tabs (x2) – Predrilled for mounting teardrop body
    • Spare Tire Mount Parts
      • Spare Tire Carrier Frame Mounts (x2)
      • Spare Tire Mount Crossmember (1)
      • Spare Tire Riser Channel (1)
      • Spare Tire Mount Plate (1) – Predrilled for 5 x 4.5 wheel bolt pattern.
      • Spare Tire Angle
  • DIY Teardrop Trailer Frame Plans and Guide for the kit
    • 20+ pages how-to guide for welding up the trailer
    • Recommended tool list
    • Planning for Paint or Powder-coating finish guide. 
    • Linked Demonstration Videos
    • Additional Linked Resources

What’s in the Total kit?

Everything in the basic kit is included in the Total Kit, plus the following parts:

  • The Overland Trailer custom torsion axle by Lippert and Dexter Axle (1100 lb capacity) – Made in USA
  • Weld-on axle brackets with all mounting hardware.

How is this kit made?

Most parts are cut by a laser CNC machine for clean edges, perfect joints, and accurate hole placement.

ALL of the steel parts are pre-fabricated for welding and pre-drilled to fit the recommended wiring harness. 

Optional Upgrade

Hitch Receivers

A hitch receiver are handy for mounting a bike rack, additional storage rack, or a recovery tow point.  This is our most popular upgrade to our teardrop trailers.  We recommend no more than 100 lbs be mounted to this hitch receiver.

Weight 1872 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 96 × 6 in
Frame Kits

5' x 8' Basic Weld-Together Frame Kit, 5' x 8' Total Frame Kit with Custom Torsion Axle


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