Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby retep » Fri May 12, 2017 7:05 am

Beautiful!!! You have done just an incredible job. Thank You for sharing your build. Very inspiring.
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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Sun May 21, 2017 10:43 am

I found some pc speakers in my shop that run on 12v. I just needed to make a power cable.Image

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:55 pm

I have spent 5 nights in the camper and weathered a couple storms in it. Love it so far. This is what it looks like in current trim.Image

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby S. Heisley » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:06 pm

:thumbsup: I turned out NICE! ...Beautiful finish. :thumbsup:

What are its measurements (#x#) and weight?
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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby pchast » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:59 pm

Nice job :thumbsup:
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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:42 pm

S. Heisley wrote: I turned out NICE! ...Beautiful finish.

What are its measurements (#x#) and weight?

The floor is the size of a queen sized matress. It weighs around 500 lbs empty.

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby Steve 70 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:41 pm

friz wrote:I have spent 5 nights in the camper and weathered a couple storms in it. Love it so far. This is what it looks like in current trim.Image

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Super nice friz!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: There is something special about a woody teardrop. The finish looks great!!
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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby Pete Mc » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:23 pm

Awesome build. Great job.

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby oakinteriors1 » Wed May 09, 2018 7:41 pm

You gota love woodys....
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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:27 am

Update: I have now been using my camper for more then a year. I have yet to install a headliner. Still on the todo list. I have logged thousands of miles on it and slept many nights. I am still very happy with my decision to build this camper.
I have made made one mod to the camper. Because a failure of the hasp on the galley hatch would most likely cause a catastrophic flutter and disintegration of the hatch. I have made a couple hood pins out of bolts that secure the corners during travel. I have never had a failure but the piece of mind was well worth the effort.
Another issue was cracks developed in my fenders. I replaced them with some higher quality ones from etrailer.ImageImageImage

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:11 pm

The headliner installation begins....Image

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:26 am

Using the exterior of the camper to shape my foam. The shell is only 4mm. Close enough for me.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:22 pm

I have a wedding to attend this afternoon. Not sure when I will be back to it.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby Pmullen503 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:47 pm

Very neat trick to use the outside of the camper to shape your panels. So, you are using 1/4" fan fold insulation for your panels? What is the headliner material?

One thing I always wondered about a stitch and glue camper was how hot it got in the sun, how cold in colder weather and if condensation is a problem. What has your experience been on these fronts? I would think that even a 1/4" of foam would help a lot if condensation has been a problem. Do you plan to do the walls too or just the roof?
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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:38 pm

Fine fan control has been key so far dealing with condensation. Just enough air movement to suck moisture out the vent. We have camped in the 30s and still were able to manage the condensation and kept a little heat in. Heat is not a problem. Crank the fan up for a few minutes and its gone.
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