I sold my teardrop years ago as the family got bigger. I do miss it as it allow for spontaneous trip with minimal preparation and it also allow me to access remote location not possible with our family airstream (3 kids, wife, dog)
so I decided to build a sleeping pod for the truck....
goal: fit F150 5.5 bed
250-300lbs total weight ( to be put on and off the truck with 2-3 friends... to legs
insulated, king size bed
No lose any of my 5.5 cargo box for work/strogage of goods
having fun building another little camper
windows on each side
26X36 teardrop trailer door
39 inch interior height
So, bought a bunch of aluminum....about 300$ of 1.5X1.5 .039 thickness 6000 series aluminum. that s a very strong and lightweight aluminum tubing. I m tig welding everything together. Will be covered by .04 aluminum sheet, 1.5 inch pink insulation high density board.
Firs step was building a jig on a sheet of wood. This is the shape of the pod.....