Flatbed tilt trailer towing a corvette

Tilt Trailer Plans for Towing Business

"Custom, Commercial, Gooseneck, Fifth Wheel, Hydraulic Tilt Trailer"
This is the ultimate car, truck and motorcycle trailer!
Trailer Plans are Revealed for the first time!

By Wally Cass, Towing Business Owner and Operator. Trailer Designer and Builder

If you are looking to purchase a trailer for towing cars, trucks, and motorcycles then I have the ultimate trailer plans for you that was designed and built by myself, many years ago, in 1998 and now I am making the trailer plans available exclusively for the first time. Read this entire article to see how the trailer plans will benefit you.

I have been in the tow truck business for over twenty five years and I have towed thousands of cars, trucks and all types of equipment. I have never had a damage claim since starting my independent towing service in 1995 and I don't think too many towing operators can actually say that. I can attribute this damage free record simply by my choice of using this trailer as my prefered method for towing cars, trucks and motorcycles. Of course, I must also know how to hook up to the vehicle properly.

For those of you who are thinking about starting a tow truck or towing business or maybe you already own a towing business, let me explain briefly how this trailer will benefit you and how I started my tow truck business with minimal cost. I will tell you why I chose to operate with this type of trailer and why it is the ultimate trailer for towing cars, trucks and motorcycles in the light duty class. I have towed medium duty vehicles with this trailer but it's really designed for the light duty class under one ton.

I started my tow truck business with very little investment back in 1995. It may not have been glamorous starting with a Ford f-150 and a used tilt car trailer but it got me started in the tow truck business with very little investment.

Old Car Tilt Trailer

Starting my tow truck business in 1995
"Not Glamorous but it worked"

I already owned the truck and the cost for the used car trailer was minimal. Who wants to take out a loan for expensive towing equipment? I sure didn't.

The tow trailer only had 3500 lb. axles which also tilted with the bed and this definitely needed improvement. The rear axle took all the weight. Not a very good tilt trailer design.

For economical reasons I also decided to tow only in the light duty class, all cars, motorcycles and pick up trucks up to one ton (excluding one tons). The one ton tow trucks are the start of the medium duty class.

Peterbuilt tow truck

I worked for this towing company for seven years prior to starting my own tow truck business. I enjoyed driving this Peterbuilt 18 speed in the heavy duty class which was a real challenge at times.

I drove every kind of tow truck out there and my years of prior experience told me the hydraulic tilt car trailer was the only way to start my tow truck business.

I knew the hydraulic tilt car trailers had a huge advantage over conventional flatbed and wheel lift tow trucks when it came to damage free towing, due to the low profile loading angle of a car trailer.


Also being that it was a goose neck, fifth wheel type setup, I could jack knife the trailer, getting into spots that conventional flatbed tow trucks could not get into.

Advantages of towing with a hydraulic tilt towing trailer:

  • Low profile loading angle for damage free towing. Tow exotic cars and low riders.
  • You don't have to worry about the drive train (such as the transmission) on the vehicle being towed. "Unlike a conventional tow truck where you might have to get out the dolly wheels and place them under the drive axle which is labor intensive."
  • Loading and unloading a vehicle is extremely fast.
  • Towing motorcycles is easy and requires no additional equipment.
  • I don't have to go through the truck scales because I am under 16000 GVW.
  • I can get into some really tight places as opposed to a conventional flatbed tow truck.
  • Insurance is cheaper.
  • I can disconnect the trailer and still use the truck for service calls or personal use.
  • The tow truck is more comfortable to ride in (softer suspension).
  • Cheaper to purchase or to build (I have trailer plans available).

After my tow truck business was established and I had a steady income rolling in, I decided that It was time for newer towing equipment and frankly, no one built the type of equipment that I wanted to use for my towing business and I couldn't find the proper trailer plans, So I decided to build my own towing trailers. I actually built two of them.

hydraulic ttilt trailer tow truck

"The New and Improved Towing Trailer"

The objective was to build the trailer with the lowest possible loading angle and yet have the fender height remain low enough for all vehicle doors to clear the fenders when the doors are opened. The outcome was: the trailer bed height is only 17.5 inches off the ground and only requires the bed to tilt one and half feet to hit the ground. I couldn't have been happier with the trailers low profile loading angle and opening the vehicles door when loaded cleared the trailers fenders easily.

Car door clears fender easily!

The cost to build this trailer was approximately $10,000 in materials. I easily justified the use of a credit card to purchase the materials as this was a income producing purchase and the debt could be paid back in only a couple of months, therefore the interest was minimal.

I used only the best materials I could find. I used Torflex 7000 lb dual axles with built in suspension

which did not require additional suspension parts like leaf springs and hangers. Therefore the maintenance costs were diminished. I also used diamond plate steel decking which not only looked good but vehicles with a missing wheel or two would slide off easier. If you decide to use a trailer with a wood deck the vehicle missing a wheel will only dig into the wood and will not slide off. Even winching the vehicle on the trailer with a wood deck could be a problem.

If you are looking for a conventional tow truck at around $10,000, More than likely it will be junk and a older model. So I was happy to invest $10,000 in towing equipment that was brand new and built the way I wanted it to perform. The trailer has passed the test of time and has lasted over 13 years and is still working today! The trailer has paid for itself many times over.

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tow truck

car trailer in the tilted position

The trailer does not have to tilt very far. 17 inches to be exact.

The Strobe light was a bit much and later removed. A red light bar was later added to the truck (as noted below right)

car trailer
		 with fender folded out

The fenders originally were made to fold out using hinges, "for those extra wide loads" but were welded closed after awhile as they were not needed.

flatved car carrier
		   loaded with willys coupe
How the tow truck
		  and trailer look today
two flatved towing
	   trailers that I built in 1997 and 1998

Tilt Trailer with Willy's Coupe

If you decide you want to build your own tilt trailer then I think you will be very pleased with the looks and performance of this trailer. Upon inspection for it's first registration, the state patrol officer told me it was the nicest towing trailer he had ever seen and he instantly titled the trailer. The compliments didn't stop there. I receive compliments from almost everyone that see's it. Getting business accounts is easy once the business owner sees for himself what type of towing equipment you will be towing his vehicles with. If you would like to purchase the trailer plans to build this trailer ( Sign Up ) and get instant access to the trailer plans.


Information that you will find in the Members area


Not only will you receive the trailer plans but you will have access to all of this additional information. Simply choose the topics your interested in.

There are videos explaining how to tow a car or truck in the light duty class, unlocking vehicles, and showing proper towing equipment. Note: The videos mostly show hooking up to a vehicle using a flatbed as this is my primary and preferred method of towing. However there are discussions about the wheel lift tow truck, the good and bad aspects and why you may consider a flatbed tow truck advantageous over the wheel lift. (ultimately less work and no worries about the drive train of the vehicle being towed)

  • How to Tow a Car, How to Tow a Truck (under one ton) Videos and detailed descriptions show you how to hook up to a vehicle properly. The most common mistakes while hooking up are explained. You must have this information to prevent damage claims.
  • Business planning, what you will need to get started in the tow truck business.
  • Accounting, keeping accurate records, invoicing, billing, taxes, office equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Everything you should know about Motor Clubs,how to contract with the motor clubs and which ones are the best including: rates, addresses, phone numbers, towing areas, length of times allowed to a call, billing methods and more.
  • Advertising, some of the best ways to advertise your tow truck business and one of my favorite places to advertise for free!
  • Insurance, Learn how to purchase commercial towing insurance and the details.
  • How to get business accounts, methods I use to get accounts even if the business already has a dedicated towing provider.
  • Service calls, explains the best way to perform service calls and the equipment used.
  • Safety, how to operate safely to prevent injuries to you and the public.
  • Winching, how to winch properly, (common mistakes while loading a vehicle), procedures, safety, how to winch a vehicle out of a tough situation, taking care of the winch and cable.
  • Preventing Damage Claims, learn from my experience what not to do and how to avoid damage claims.
  • Common Forms, download forms online, prevent damage claims for pre-existing conditions, dispatch sheet.
  • How to unlock a Vehicle in under three minutes, modern method to unlock vehicles, "do not use slim jim on vehicles" (Video) avoid damage to the electronics in the door.
  • Towing equipment. using the right towing equipment is essential. Choosing the right equipment will save you money and time. I explain my must have requirements for towing equipment not only for towing but also for service calls. I explain in detail how the towing equipment is used.
  • Plans for building a Commercial, Gooseneck, Fifth Wheel, Hydraulic Tilt, Towing Trailer, Get the plans to build the best commercial towing trailer. These trailer plans have never been released and I make them exclusively available to you after you sign up.
  • How to tow a motorcycle, Learn how to hook up to a motorcycle properly. I explain how to tow a motorcycle using a flatbed and what not to do. Prevent damage claims.
  • Tire changes, Learn some of the tricks I use on those stubborn tire changes and some of the problems you may face. Be prepared!
  • Jump Starts, You need more than just a set up jumper cables! I explain why and how you will benefit from using the proper equipment.
  • Towing Resources, I list my favorite places to shop for towing equipment and parts. I also invite you to join my my towing forum TowingMentor.com which has topics on how to tow, how to start a tow truck business and resources for buying towing equipment. I also have a second towing forum which is new and not as established like TowingMentor.com
  • And Much More!


  • I have explained briefly how I got started in the tow truck business with very a very minimal investment and the type of trailer that I use to tow cars, trucks or motorcycles to prevent damage to the vehicles. You may decide that you would like to duplicate my success and purchase the trailer plans not only for an economical way to start your business but for the ultimate in professional damage free towing.

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    I sincerely wish you all the success in your towing business. You can also contact me anytime with questions and I will be more than happy to help you. Please contact me by email: Wally@howtotow.com or support@howtotow.com

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    Thanks and God Bless!
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    Johnson City Towing
    Johnson City, Tx

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    I had a question from Jim regarding contracting with the motor clubs while using a trailer:

    Hi Wally,

    I have talked to other people about going into the towing business using a trailer.
    They say you wont be able to get motor clubs like AAA to contract with you is that true?
    Let me thank you ahead for your time.


    My Response:

    Hi Jim,

    I don’t know about the one particular account “AAA” that you mentioned as I don’t like their towing rates. So I never attempted to contract with them. However I have contracted with all the other major motor clubs since 1995 while using my trailer and I have had no problems signing on. Maybe some of the towing providers are getting turned away because of poor quality trailers? Or may it’s a combination of bad, old trailers or insurance requirements not met.

    These are just some of the motor clubs I contracted with.

    Cross Country,
    National Automobile Company
    Coach Net
    Road America

    tilt trailer towing  Willy's Coupe

    The hydraulic tilt trailer that I built and operated in my towing business is better than most tow trucks out there.



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