Sunday, 9 December 2012
Sunday, 16 September 2012
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?
Thursday, 12 July 2012
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 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).
Friday, 30 March 2012
Friday, 9 March 2012
I'm designing my next teardrop trailer shape using AutoCAD. Here are the 3 layout I have chosen so far. 1st one is my actual teardrop shape 8ft x 5 ft floor. 2nd and 3rd are new designs both 9ft x 5ft floor.
Tell me what you think about it...
Sunday, 4 March 2012
|Actual design (8 feet long)|
|New design (9 feet long)|
|My actual home built teardrop trailer (5ft x 5ft x 8ft long)|
Saturday, 4 February 2012
Thanks to Alex Pino for writing it.
You can visit Alex's blog at www.tinyhousetalk.com
Friday, 27 January 2012
- Floor length: 8ft
- Floor width: 5ft
- Inside height: 5ft
- Overall length 11ft-8in
- Overall height: 6ft-6in
- Weight: 750 pounds (estimated)
- Suspension: 2000# leaf springs and axle
- Floor: BC fir plywood
- Walls: composite material sandwich (epoxy-fibreglass and polystyrene foam)
- Roof: Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene plastic (UHMW-PE plastic)
- Frame: all welded steel
- Color: green because it’s cool!
Actual prototype design (8ft long x 5ft high x 5ft wide)
Future prototype design (9ft long x 5ft high x 5ft wide)
- Some fine tuning will probably be needed next summer. I’ll see after extended use of it.
- I am planning to test it a lot next summer. I’m willing to lend it to many people to test it even more throughout the summer.
- I would like to build a second prototype. It would be a foot longer, same height and walls would be made of another material, easier to work with then fibreglass and foam.
- I am considering a lot of design modifications: a rear hatch, a second door, lightning system, electric ventilation, storage bin, etc... But I want to keep my design simple as possible.
- I like to receive suggestions and comments when people come to talk to me when I park at Walmart. It is a great source of inspiration and motivation.
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
- A door may be useful to get in and out of the camper.
- A roof vent is also a must to keep air cool and of good quality.
- Jack stand prevent the trailer from bouncing and rolling during the night.
- An electric heater (not shown) also been added for surviving cold nights (remember I’m from Québec, far from Florida!).
Friday, 20 January 2012
Over the time I have seen many homemade teardrop trailers on the Internet and they seem to be the best alternative to my old van.