Thursday, 27 March 2014

plans of the trailer bed

Here are the plans of the trailer bed I've designed and built to support my teardrop trailer: https://grabcad.com/library/utility-trailer--1 You can download drawings in solidworks files or, if don't have solidworks, you can view the CAD files online within Grabcad website viewer.


Jean-René Rodrigue

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Propane gas tank holder for my teardrop trailer

I have built a LPG tank holder to fit on my teardrop trailer.  So I can carry a 5 pounds tank instead of using disposable camping propane tanks.
stainless steel LPG tank holder
 Here a some other pictures of this summer camping .


Sunday, 9 December 2012

Summer camping in my DIY Teardrop

This is a picture of one the few camping weekend where my teardrop have been used this summer.  My sister, her husband and their two kids borrowed it for the weekend to go camping at The "Parc régional des Appalaches" in the south of the pronvince of Québec in the mountain bordering Québec and Maine. It seems the trailer was a bit tiny for 2 adults and 2 kids! Anyway, thay had fun.  My teardrop is now stored for the winter.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Teardrop trailer towed by a bicycle seen in Quebec City

Teardrop trailers became smaller then ever!

I have seen this homemade teardrop trailer hauled behind a bicycle in Old Port of Quebec City.  I didn't have the chance to talk to the owner as I was in the bus at the time of the picture.  I wonder who he was and the purpose of this miniature teardrop camper.

Maybe someone have info about him?

mini teardrop trailer

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Teardrop trailer new window

At first when I have designed my teardrop, I thought it was best to have only one window in the door to hav more wall surface to hang stuff and to eventually build cabinets.  Problem is I don't have enough ventilation with only the roof vent since the door's window don't open.  So, I made the uneasy decision to cutout the wall to install another window.  This new window has a crank out bottom half and a screen to keep bugs out.  I have bought it on ebay for 100$ + shipping + #\&§ UPS brokerage fees.  I just need to make sure it will be completly sealed.



Sunday, 24 June 2012

I have finaly weight my teardrop trailer

I was passing by the truck weight station on the freeway near Trois-Rivières, Québec and it was closed for summer.  So I decided to stop to check if it was on and it was.  So here are the results: total weight with camping gears: 330kg (725pounds) and tongue weight: 30kg (66 pounds).