Think you could build one of these?

Build your own teardrop trailer

Wondering if you can build a teardrop camper? There are many reasons why you think you could. People from all walks of life are doing it and there is no reason why, with the right instructions and materials, that you couldn’t build your very own custom teardrop camper. The internet is full of those who built their own campers and the instructions on how they did it, but you will find that instructions and materials will vary because you can build a teardrop camper to suit your needs and also it depends on what kinds of materials you can afford or get your hands on for cheap or free. First things first, you do need a plan. If you are building this camper with a partner, you need to get together and sort out your ideas and then see see who has the natural talent for drawing up plans and designs.

Where you get your materials is dependent upon who and where you are. Some people have access to lumber and wiring because of their professions or are lucky enough to have friends with excess building materials, generous friends. If you don’t fall into any of the above categories, you will need to go to a lumber shop or home store, but it needs to be a place that also cuts wood unless you know how to do that on your own, which makes things even cheaper. You will also need instructions for any wiring projects such as electrical wiring that will give you lighting and/or heating and cooling if necessary. Electrical wiring can be a bit risky, so get some help with that if you have no idea what you’re doing.

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Once your wood is cut, it’s time to start building:(these are skeleton brief instructions) Details are linked below.

First you need a trailer, and you have to choose your size. 4×8 or 5×8 is the standard, but if you come across a trailer of different dimensions, you could most likely still make it work.

Now you need a piece of plywood for your trailer base. It should ideally be a 1/2 inch thick, 4×8. Bolt it into place and make sure it is fitting properly or you will regret it later.

With the wood that has been traced and cut, now it’s time to begin making the walls.

Once the walls are up, now it’s time to start the interior roof. Every 2 feet attach a 2×2 or rib flush, as they’re called, to the walls.

Wiring your trailer comes next and remember if you need help, now is the time to ask for it. Electrical wiring is super important and it needs to be done correctly. You can hire an electrician or a friend who knows what he or she is doing, to assist you.

Now, this is a skeleton set of instructions, but you can get all the details you need to build your own teardrop camper hereĀ 

Though it may seem like a daunting task, all sorts of people with various professional and personal backgrounds have built their own teardrop trailers. The key is a set of good and clear instructions, the correct materials, and enough patience to follow the directions precisely.