Teardrop for 4

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Teardrop for 4

Postby bobed » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:02 am

I have an old pop up trailer that I have stripped and plan to use it for this non-traditional teardrop build. I am still designing the actual build. The trailer axle is to close to the middle (when pulling the tear drop I had a lot of bounce on the tongue) so I plan to shorten the trailer by cutting the back off instead of moving the axle. I plan to leave the trailer framing wide (apron 7’) so we can lay the beds side to side. I plan to have a queen size bed in the back in front of the rear galley and have bunks in the front. I have attached a drawing for reference. Any one have experience building a bigger teardrop? Have any suggestions or concern with my planning so far? I am also planing to “stick frame” so I can use foam board insulation. Still trying to decide how to skin it.
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Re: Teardrop for 4

Postby rebapuck » Thu May 21, 2020 11:47 am

Any progress on the trailer?
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Re: Teardrop for 4

Postby cmrcmk » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:18 am

Everything you've described seems reasonable to me. You might also take a look at the 2+2 design (http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=49150) for inspiration. It's got the same goal of sleeping 4 and has some really well thought out details that are worth a look.

P.S. The webpage linked at the top of that post is dead but it is preserved on Wayback Machine here: https://web.archive.org/web/20160331004435/http://www.angib.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/teardrop/tear47.htm
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