Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Summer camping with the teardrop

After a complete silicone job to seal all leaks caused by the cracks in the plastic roof, the teardrop is now ready for a week-end test!  In ther long run, plastic for the roof have been a bad choise because it tend to crack around screw because of thermal expansion/contraction between summer and winter. 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

My teardrop trailer on the road again

Here is a picture of my teardrop on the road to Niagara Falls, Ontario this summer.
The lightweight construction of the walls with fiberglass and foam made it easy to pull with a 4 cylinder car.  As it is larger and higher then most teardrop (5 ft high and 5 ft wide instead of 4 feet) drad resistance is more important. Anyway, it's just fun to camp in it!

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: 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