Why a homebuilt teardrop trailer anyways? I think one day I was watching the Price Is Right game show and in one of the showcases there was a Little Guy teardrop being offered. I had been thinking about getting an RV and truck, and in the past I had encountered the idea of the teardrop trailer. So within a couple of minutes I was looking up homebuilt teardrop trailers on the web, and immediately got hooked on the idea of going homebuilt.
I just love a project! I like designing things and building them. I like the excuse to buy toys, I mean tools. So I set to it. I have probably been designing this trailer and planning it for almost two years. But now I am finally starting to build it. I hope you enjoy watching the process here.
What are the benefits of a homebuilt teardrop trailer?
Basically a teardrop trailer is considered a step up from tent camping. You get a real bed and a kitchen that you don't have to put up and take down. Plus you can add in a lot of other conveniences, from water heaters, microwaves, to a flat screen TV if you are so inclined.
Plus if you make your homebuilt teardrop trailer light enough, you can tow it with a car or small truck, and so you don't pay the fuel costs of hauling a big RV. A homebuilt teadrop also costs much less to build or buy than a truck and RV.
But I certainly did not choose a homebuilt teardrop trailer, instead of buying a new one, to save money. Wanting to build a teardrop was one of the main reasons I bought my first house (so I could have a place to build it). And then one of the first things I had to do at the new house was to build a double carport to construct the teardrop in (and house it in after it is finished). So no money saving going on. But lots of fun.
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This building project is on hold. If all goes well I will pick up work again on it in 2014 and get it done by the summer.