My name is Mark and I am from Iowa. I have been lurking for awhile now and am just starting my own travel trailer. I love the teardrop but wanted something a little different and opted for a design from Casual Turtle Campers. I contacted the owner to see if he had any plans or anything that could help. Craziest thing when I contacted him he had recently moved to Iowa and we were in the same town. I sat down with him and asked a lot of questions and got a lot of advice but I also still have a lot of questions! I have opted to go with his "Hatchling" design. It is more similar to a teardrop rather than a standie. I am sure I will have a lot of questions for you guys as well. I love the site and it has been so much fun just looking. I am excited to start my own building.