1/14 Scale Custom Aluminum Flatbed Trailers
I designed my own line of flatbed trailers called CoastWay, to fit Tamiya’s 1/14 scale trucks, such as the Grand Hauler, King Hauler and Knight Hauler. The main reason was because I didn’t like what was currently available on the market, most of them were not to the correct scale.
I have designed these trailers from the axles up, including the axles and airbag system. I designed my own DOT bumpers and frames as well. The only thing on these trailers not designed by me are the wheels and support legs.
One of my goals was to have these trailers look scale in their appearance, which was hard to find with the stock Tamiya trailers currently available.
This meant the correct height between the underside of the trailer and the tractor tires, and the correct lengths and widths etc.
This gorgeous Kenworth W990 pulling one of my 53′ triaxle drop decks owned by Timothy Nicolau out of California. He took delivery of this trailer Nov. 2022. Beautiful rig! I am jealous of that Kenworth!
Here is the gorgeous rig owned by Ryan Blake of southern Idaho. I just finished another 53ft drop deck for him in APRIL 2020, and what an amazing setup he has!!
This is a 53ft flat deck spread axle trailer I just completed, 1-30-19, and shipped to my customer, John Nanartowicz, who has it hooked to his gorgeous Freightliner tractor. He just sent me these pictures. Beautiful rig!
Just finished a 53ft drop deck tri-axle in May 2018 for Ryan Blake in southern Idaho, here is the trailer behind his beautiful truck!
Just finished a couple of 53′ drop decks this last week. Nov. 2017. Stacked them on the 53′ quad axle and they are ready for delivery.
New 53′ Quad Axle with Self Steering Lift Axle
Check out the page on the menu for more about this Quad axle trailer
53′ Drop Deck BeaverTail
48′ Spread Axle flat bed
48′ drop deck Spread axle above and 53′ drop deck tri-axle below
53′ Drop Deck with a 48′ Drop Deck on top!
Below, 4 pictures of a 48′ regular flat deck with a few extra bottom lights
Heavy haul Super B Train
Many trailers currently offered on the market sit much too high, which I didn’t like. The reason they all sit too high is because of the automatic 5th wheel couplers attached to the 5th wheel plate.
My trailers support legs work just like the real ones do. They are manually operated which means no thick auto coupler making the trailers sit way too high. I have never operated a 1:1 flatbed semi trailer that automatically snapped the landing gear up when I backed under it in real life. They are all manually operated.
It also meant the correct width overhang for a 102″ wide trailer. Full size 1:1 trailers overhang the tractor duals by 3″ on each side. My trailers overhang a Tamiya truck’s dual wheels by .22″ on each side which is scale.
My trailers are built to 1/13.5 scale which is what 1/14th Tamiya semi tractors actually are. I have tried to build my trailers to scale in width, height, and length, based on a full size trailer’s dimension of 48′ long and 102″ wide.
All my trailers come with led marker lights and led taillights and hidden wiring . Wiring is completely enclosed between the the two decks along with an enclosed battery.
The LED lights have their own 7.2 volt battery mounted in between the frame rails in an aluminum battery box with a toggle switch. This makes for a very neat and clean underside. Trailer lighting is independent of the truck, trailer will have marker and taillights regardless of what you have on your truck.
Note: Battery is not included in price.
The suspension is a modular air bag trailing arm design. Its design also makes it easy to transform one of my trailers from a closed tandem trailer, to a spread axle, or even a triple axle trailer.
It is just a matter of taking a couple of bolts out and sliding the modular suspension to where you want it mounted, and for a tri-axle simply add another suspension module between the existing spread axle units.
Independently turning axles are housed in an aluminum axle tube assy. with pressed in bearings and bushings
Trailers are built out of 100% aluminum, including the wheels and the black anodized aluminum support legs. The only thing not aluminum are the nail strips on the deck. All hardware is metric, low profile hex head hardware where possible.
Under deck Aluminum tool boxes are all aluminum and feature opening drop down doors. They are available in two sizes, the smaller size fits the drop decks and the larger ones are for the flat decks
Trailers come with DOT safety tape on the sides and rear. You won’t find these trailers anywhere else as they are all my design.
48ft Trailers measure 42.80″” long and 7.55″ wide, which is based on a 1:1 trailer’s dimensions of 48′ x 102″.
53ft trailers measure 47.25″ long
Click on the menu buttons for specifications and pricing on the 53′ & 48′ spread axle or the 53′ & 48′ tri-axle trailers.
The tool boxes between the axles are a great addition to this 48′ spread axle trailer.
Here is a new flatbed (above) ready to be delivered to a customer.
I’m interested in purchasing a 48 foot spread axle flatbed and/or possibly a custom trailer
Thank you Ashton, I will email you. Darwin
Interested in possibly 2- 48’ spread axle flatbeds.
Thanks JC, I will send you an email.
I would like a 48ft spread axle drop deck trailer and a price
Thanks Ken, I sent you an email.
My Brother and I are both interested in step deck trailers spread axle 48s
Thank you, I will send you an email.
I’m interested in a 48 foot spread axle flatbed
Sent you an email, Thanks!!
Can you quote a 53’ low pro step deck, and a standard flat bed? 2 axle
Thanks Caleb, I will send you an email.
Hello price for 48′ drop deck Spread axle above and 53′ drop deck tri-axle below.
Thank you Mehdi, I will send you an email.
These are pretty cool, is there a way to order one of these. Thank you in advance (Happy New Year)
Thank you Todd. I will send you an email.
I am interested in a 2 axle drop deck price
Hi Lewis, I will send you an email. Thanks!!
Can I get one too please?
Could I snag an email from you too? Interested in some pricing as well;)
Thanks Dallin, I will email you,
Interested in a 53′ spread axle flat deck..I am familiar with your work as a friends truck is shown in your picks. “Ryan”.
Thanks! I will send you an email.
What would it cost me for one of the 53′ tri-axle drop decks?
Thanks Jeff, I will send you an email.
What is the price?
I want to purchase two trailers
What is the price on the triple axle drop deck trailer
I am looking to purchase a drop deck. The beaver tail is nice but wanted to know the costs? Can you please send me some information?
Sending email, Thanks!
Price on 53 ft drop deck and shipping schedule thx
I am checking to see if I could be in line to place a deposit on a 53 ft spead board trailer .
Thanks Marc, email sent.
Darwin any update on delivery date
Hi are making any 48ft flatbed spread or 3 axle drop decks
Price on 53′ Drop Deck BeaverTail please. Also what’s the build time looking like?
Thank! I sent you an email.
Can you tell me the cost on the super B trailers? Mark Jones email email@example.com
Hello do you have 53′ foot van trailers or 53′ foot refers if not do you plan on making them in the future if yes let me know about their price and availability thanks
Hi Carlos, sorry I haven’t made any reefers or vans and don’t have any plans to do so at the present time, Thank you for asking though!
Got any step decks for sale.
Can you make a dump trailer or is flatbeds all you make
Still interested in a flatbed
What are your prices
I only make the flat decks and drop decks. I can send you an email on the flat becks. Thanks!
Can you send me prices on the trailers.
Thanks Quintin, I sent you an email.
Any Trailers for sale , or are you taking orders.
Hello, I am going to be selling the Super B-Train. I will email you. Thanks
Do you do any custom work? Such as making boat trailers?
I have had several people ask about boat trailers over the years but no I haven’t done any, or should I say had the time do do any. Sorry about that, I appreciate your interest though. Thank you. Darwin
Hello..I’m interested in the 1/14 scale 48′ flatbed spread axel trailer. I can be reached @7084952524. Or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was wondering how much you would charge to build a three axle keep for me? I am in Washington state, I seen the two axle one you built for another customer and like the detail on it, I don’t like the others you can buy on line, they dont look too realistic to me, thanks in advance
Hi Miguel, I will send you an email. Thanks!
I am from India residing in UAE, You can Ship to UAE ? How much will cost for a 3 axle Trailer for Scania Tractor
Hello, thank you very much for asking but I am sorry I don’t ship to the UAE, Darwin
What’s the price for the 53ft flat deck spread axle trailer? Thanks
Thank you John, I will send you an email. Thanks!!
Hello I was wondering did you still make them your trailers because I would like to have one of each because I think that they are pretty cool and I love them because I’ve been looking around trying to see what’s what and I just couldn’t decide yet but just let me know
Yes I still build them, which one are you interested in? Thanks!
Do you do low loaders with lifting ramps?
I’m sorry I don’t, but thank you for asking!
Hi Darwin….. The trailer I bought has a broken switch due to the fact that the battery slipped when I installed it. Can you send me a new switch and charge me for it or what should I do? The trailer really impresses my friends. I will send you pics when I get it loaded. Thanks, Doug
Hi Doug, I sent you an email. Thanks!
Im interested in a 53ft quad train, are they still available?
Hi Daniel, Email sent to you, Thanks!
Is these still for sale? if so how much for the tri axle drop deck. would love to hear back from you.
Hello, Yes I still build them. I will email you. Thanks!
Hello, awesome trailers! What is cost and lead time for 53’ split axle wit tool boxes?
Thanks I will email you, Darwin
Whats the longest trailer you make also what are the prices and how do you go about doing orders
They are the 53ft trailers at 47.25″ long. I sent you an email. Thanks! Darwin
Good Morn: Deposit $200 due to arrive today, please let me know if secured. Blessing Walter
Hi Walter, I am having trouble with your email, can you email me directly at email@example.com so that way we don’t have to discuss the details here? Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks a lot!!
Hello I go by the name Tony,I love your work.I wanted to know if you possibly did 1/25 scale
No I’m sorry I don’t. I built one 1/25th scale drop deck 13 years ago and that was the first trailer I built. Then I moved to 1/14th scale. Thanks for asking and I appreciate your kind comment!
Hi. Do you have any 48 foot drop deck beaver tails or 53 foot trailer already ready or how long is the wait for you Build one?
Hello Cedric, I am taking a break over the summer so I don’t currently have any trailers in stock. I only built the one beaver tail but I have had a lot of people interested in them. I may make a small run of them starting in September. The reason I didn’t make any more of them originally was because they were a lot more labor intensive and more expensive than the straight drop decks and flat decks. I may put a post out in a day or two and see how many people would want one. If I make more of the beaver tails they will come with folding ramps that will make the back of the bed flat when they are folded up.
Hi im interested in buying the tri-axle 48/102 flat deck trailer how much would it be and do you ship to canada thanks.
Hi Bryan, I sent you an email, sorry, I have been away for awhile.
Interested in a 53 drop deck spead axle . Thes are beautiful trailers . Thanks
I am sending you an email, Thanks!
do you build other than flatbeds ? im trying to find peerless roadrunner logging truck trailer and cab guard my name is dick daniels thank you for your time
Hello Dick, No I haven’t built any logging trailers. I have thought about it but am busy enough with the drop decks and flat decks. It would be an interesting project though!
Hello Darwin, I love your work the trailers look so real. I’m looking for a 3 axle lowboy with a 4th axle that flips up . And a detached gooseneck.. I know I’m asking alot..lol
Thought you could help, if not it’s ok.
Thank you Brian! I will email you.
Interested in 53ft trailer
I’m interested in a 48′ spread axel step deck with tool boxes. or a 53′ flatbed tri axel with a lift non steerable axel with toolboxes
I sent you an email, Thanks!!
I am interested in a quote for the following items:
53′ Spread axel axel flatbed
53″ Drop deck
Also, are these sold in kits? Looking foward to hearing from you.
Email sent, Thanks!
What would a 48’ drop deck cost approximately?
I have built a Peterbilt that is in dire need of a trailer!!
Sent you an email, Thanks!
do you make 1/32 scale traile drop deck beaver tail in do price would it be
Sorry, I just build 1/14 scale. Thanks for asking.
Good day, I am looking to start a build here to replicate my dad’s truck as a gift for his birthday, I am curious on pricing for a heavy haul super B set.
I sent you an email Kevin, Thank you!