Don't Buy It, Build It: DIY Teardrop Trailer

DIY teardrop trailer

We’ve covered DIY teardrop trailers and campers before here on Gas 2, even publishing a how-to manual from Mechanix Illustrated a while back. This, though, is the first time we’ve seen one of these pop-up on the internet with a full series of build photos!

A Redditor calling himself rufi0h posted these pictures a few days ago, and they show his build progress from an open utility trailer to a fully-equipped pull-behind camper. Rufi0h adds commentary on the build along the way, saying things like “I really had no idea what I was doing, so I just started building a frame around the walls” early in the build, graduating to comments about insulation and the curved hatchback – which gave him some trouble. “Building the frame for the hatchback. This design failed. I ended up breaking 3 hatchbacks before I got a design to work.”

That rufi0h had any trouble at all hardly seems believable when you see the finished product. Sure, it’s a little rough around the edges, but it seems to be at least as solidly built – if not better! – than some of the budget foam-core awfulness occupying the lower-end of the pull-behind RV gene pool, you know? If you don’t know, count yourself lucky.

Enough chatter, though- this is what you’re here for: build pics. Enjoy!

 

Redditor Builds DIY Teardrop Trailer

Redditor Builds DIY Teardrop Trailer

Redditor Builds DIY Teardrop Trailer

Redditor Builds DIY Teardrop Trailer

Redditor Builds DIY Teardrop Trailer

Redditor Builds DIY Teardrop Trailer

Redditor Builds DIY Teardrop Trailer

Redditor Builds DIY Teardrop Trailer

Redditor Builds DIY Teardrop Trailer

Finished DIT trailer on the move

Finished Trailer

Redditor's girlfriend in a trailer

Source | Photos: rufi0h, via Imgur.

 

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.