Sunday, 30 December 2007

Teardrop plans for my trailer

I love teardrop trailers and would eventually like to build something similar to this one on the chassis that I was given by Dad's girlfriend. John and I have studied its suspension and we feel that it must have been modified from something fairly substantial like a caravan. A teardrop is lower than a caravan...and can be seen over when looking behind, making it easier to use; it is more aerodynamic and compact; it has a classic aesthetic; and best of all, it can be easily built by a keen amateur, at little expense.
Basically, it is a double bed on wheels with cooking facilities in a compartment which goes above where your legs would be in bed. They can be pretty elaborate but I'd like mine to be simple but well finished.
I will post some of the many excellent sites, but for now, here is a commercial example. Typical of the age, there are many outfits over-designing these things for customers, which I think misses the point. They ought to be amateur affairs, but people seem to have lost or forgotten how to make things, or maybe they can't be bothered to do even the simplest DIY project themselves any more?

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