How Is A Utility Trailer Measured?

The dimensions of the trailer are taken from the outside of the box. A 7′ X 16′ trailer, for example, signifies that the trailer is 7 feet broad from one side of the box to the other side of the box. The trailer is 16 feet long from back to front, but only the rectangle portion of the box is visible.

The length of a “V nose” trailer is usually not included in this measurement. Many “V” nose trailers add an extra 2 feet to the trailer’s length. In conclusion, a 24 foot “V nose trailer may have a total length of 26 feet when measured from the trailer’s farthest point in the front to its farthest position in the back.

Outside height: Keep in mind that the eight is calculated from the box’s bottom to its top. ROOF VENTS AND OTHER INSTALLED ITEMS ARE NOT INCLUDED.


What methods are used to determine the dimensions of trailers?

The length of the trailer unit only is included in the measurement information provided by travel trailer manufacturers; the tongue, hitch, and tow vehicle are not included. As a result, multiple measurements are required to determine the overall length of the entire setup: inside, exterior, and overall length.

  • The internal length of a trailer determines how much living space it has, and it is one of the most straightforward measures to obtain. It’s merely the distance between the trailer’s front and back walls.
  • The external length should be taken without the tongue of the trailer.
  • The overall length refers to the total length of the trailer. You should know how long the trailer is without the hitch and how long it is with the hitch and tow vehicle attached. When looking for a parking spot or a campsite, the second measurement will come in handy.

The marketed length should equal the floor plan length, according to the RV Industry Association (RVIA). The tongue and rear bumper are not included in this measurement. As a result, the length measurement you see when you buy your travel trailer may not truly reflect how much space you have, especially when it comes to parking.

State-run campgrounds, on the other hand, measure the length of the unit because the tow vehicle is normally parked separately.

Finally, take as many measurements as possible to get a clear picture of how much space you’ll need for both the trailer unit and the rest of your setup. Because knowledge is power, the more information you have, the better!

How is a utility trailer’s width determined?

In fact, a trailer’s width is determined by its broadest point. If the trailer’s wheels are outside of the frame, the width is measured from the outside of one fender to the outside of the other fender on the other side of the trailer.

Is the tongue of a cargo trailer included in the length?

The tongue was never mentioned in any of the documentation, but there were options for a 4′ or a 6′, neither of which modified the trailer dimensions. To feel more certain in your interpretation of the length, check with a trailer sales shop in your neighborhood. The tongue of a TT is part of the overall length.

What is the width of a 14-foot trailer?

  • Along the sides, there are rubrails and stake pockets.
  • (6) D-Rings for Equipment Security
  • 2-5/16″ Adjustable “EZ Latch Coupler by Demco
  • Tongue Wrap/Fold Back with Raised Coupler
  • Side Wind Against Bed 12,000# Drop Leg Jack
  • Front Stop Rail that has been fabricated
  • Hubs that lubricate themselves quickly
  • Axles with a Premium Brand
  • Electric Brakes with Self-Adjusting Front Brakes
  • 4 cambered “Axles That Drop
  • Break-A-Way System Complete with Charger
  • Breakaway Zip Cable
  • Fenders made of 14 gauge double square broke diamond plate (Removable)
  • Main Frame is a two-piece design.
  • Overall width is 102 inches, with a fender width of 83 inches.
  • Tilt Platform with a 75-degree angle “a large
  • System of Hydraulic Dampening
  • a quarter “Rear Diamond Plate Knife Edge
  • Sealed Lighting with Grommets
  • Package of L.E.D. Lighting
  • Modular Wiring Harness with Sealed Connections
  • Mounting a spare tire (Front)

Does the width of the trailer include the fenders?

Measure the width of the trailer at its widest point. Any overhang or protruding fenders must be included in this measurement. Look for a label like the one below on the trailer’s tongue or frame to ascertain the GVWR.

What is the standard width of a utility trailer?

Single-axle utility trailers are available in sizes ranging from 60 inches wide and 8 feet long to 77 inches wide and 20 feet long. Ramps such as slide-in ramps, fold-up ramps, ramp gates, fold-up gates or ramps, bi-fold, and split gates can be added to your trailer. The majority of single axle trailers will be between 8 and 14 feet long.