Hey everyone, new guy here with a build to share and take advice on.
After my last wheeling trip of loading up my F350 and popup camper, hooking up the car hauler and loading my daily driver JKU to drive for four hours, I decided I would rather have a small trailer to tow with the Jeep and save the car hauler for my tube chassis Jeep. So, after several days of looking at pics on Google I decided to register on here and see what kind of trouble I could get into.
So, I decided on a 5x5x10 design with a dinette. Yes, I know that doesn't seem very popular, but I've been a bit spoiled with our truck camper and we can sit at the table with the roof down so that was kind of my benchmark for the teardrop. I wanted to be able to come in and sit if the weather sucks and still have an area for wet and muddy footwear after a day on the trail. I started with this:
With some ideas in my head I went out and purchased some steel, axle, temporary tires and wheels, some Baltic birch and started on this twisted journey.
The frame is 2x2x0.120 and the tongue is 2x2x0.188 structural square tubing.