Build a travel trailer from scratch
The Handmade Teardrop Trailer: Design & Build a Classic Tiny Camper from Scratch by Matt Berger
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I love camping, and I spend almost all my free time camping or building toys for camping. I am into all types of camping, but my favorite is getting back up in the mountains far from anything or anybody. It is great to get back to nature However as I continue to get older, I find I need a few things to be comfortable The primary one being a comfortable place to sleep. A couple of years ago I decided I needed a small trailer that would haul all my camping toys, it would also be nice if I could sleep in this trailer on a real mattress. When I was thinking about what i would build, the primary rule was the trailer had to ride behind my vehicle and be no wider or taller than my vehicle so that it could go anywhere my SUV would go.
The Handmade Teardrop Trailer guides readers step-by-step through the journey of designing and building your own pull-behind tiny trailer from scratch in your garage. Shop the store. When tackling a do-it-yourself project of this size in your garage, planning and preparation is essential. Sketching is a great way to work out the details before you build. What to do before you build.
When I came across a website that showed one guys DIY teardrop trailer in incredible detail, I was ecstatic. A guy from Wyoming named Ryan decided to tackle this project himself and the results are simply astounding. He set up a website called teardropbuilder. The website also has a complete cost breakdown detailing every single bolt and screw. What more could you ask for if you ever pondered building something so useful and beautiful.
Bill Southworth is not like you or me. DIY RV that would put most commercially-available travel trailers to shame. Then, he actually got to work building it. There had to be a better way. I decided that I could do better. To that end, he added roof-mounted solar panels , highly efficient batteries, and massive, frame-mounted water tanks. DIY trailer feel like a much bigger vehicle, in practice.