Well it has officially begun! I’ve ordered the tiny house trailer and it should be here in 3 – 4 weeks. It’s a 7 x 20 Leonard brand trailer, wood deck, no dovetail, no ramps, no sides, 10,000 # GVWR tandem axle.
I was determined to find a trailer from a Virginia dealer and this fit the bill. Although it’s actually made in North Carolina, that’s way better than all the others made in Georgia or Florida. I spent a grand total of 29 hours researching tiny house trailers from dealer sites and craigslist. The quotes I received ranged from about $3200 to over $4400. Yikes! The only suitable trailer on craigslist within a reasonable distance was $2000 and had a bunch of extras I’d have to cut off. Plus, as dad mentioned, this is the foundation of the house and needs to be solid.
Here’s how I weighed the pros and cons of my options, relating to the 3 sustainability categories plus my additional category:
Craigslist or used trailer from a dealer
New trailer from a dealer
I still think a used trailer would be the best option overall, but I simply didn’t have time to wait for the perfect one to show up.