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.


  1. Just wondering how much it was to make this? Thinking about making one instead of buying one. Does it travel well - would be doing a long distance trip with one.

  2. First off, Jean-Rene, nice teardrop trailer! I really like its lightweight build, and I would have done mine like this if I could go back and re-do it.

    Mom2Many, I built mine for approximately $500 USD. Mine is built on a used 4x8 Harbor Freight utility trailer and I used 1/2" plywood exterior plywood for outer walls, and luaun for inner walls and roof. I packed the inner parts of the wall voids with polystyrene foam.

    Here is a link to my build blog.

    1. Hi Jason,
      Thanks for your good comments. Your teardrop is prety nice also. It's impressive that you've built it for only 500$!

      Have a good time travelling with it!

      Jean-René Rodrigue