Northern Tool Trailer SketchUp Model

northern tool 5x8 trailer modelThe 3D model for the Norther Tool 5′ x 8′ utility trailer. All the important dimensions should be accurate. This component forms the foundation of my Wyoming Woody Teardrop model, also available on this site. This comes in handy if you wish to build your trailer on the same model trailer. You will need a program called SketchUp to view or edit it.

A quick note about use of this document. Much of my personal time, effort, and creativity has gone into its creation. The result would not be as good if it were not for the help of countless others in the wonderful teardrop community who offered advice or techniques and never asked for a penny in return. It is in that spirit that I want to ensure that this document remain open for use in the teardrop building community. Therefore I am releasing it under the “copyleft” license detailed here



  • John Plum

    Thanks for putting this up! The only minor detail I had to change was flipping the leaf springs (front to back).

    • ryan_teardropbuilder

      Thanks for the heads up! I have made the changes and uploaded the revised model.

  • MaryatJB

    Hi Ryan.
    I love the design of the Wyoming Woody. It looks very pretty.
    I have downloaded the plans and will be using them to build mine.
    I did download the sketchup pland for ther trailer.
    My question is:
    Is it only one page – a lovely picture of the trailer – or have i done something wrong?
    Thanks for alll your work
    Mary in Australia

    • Not quite sure what is going on. There is the plan, which should download as a multi-page PDF file. Make sure you have a PDF viewer. And there are 2 models, the Woody Teardrop (including the trailer), and the standalone trailer model itself. Both of these are in Sketchup format with the .skp extensioin and require the SketchUp application to view.

      I hope this helps.

      • MaryatJB

        Thanks Ryan

  • MaryatJB

    Hi Ryan
    Another two questions?
    Where is the gas tank?
    How big is your gas tank?
    Thanks Mary

    • The trailer does not have a gas tank and we don’t carry an extra if that is what you are referring to. The tow vehicle, a Ford Escape, has enough gas for about any trip we could imagine.