A new Teardrop Build

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Re: A new Teardrop Build

Postby Aguyfromohio » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:25 pm

So when we got started building it was winter. We used ½ inch cheap plywood to make a full size mockup of the galley and counter top. Recall we have a full size template so it was pretty easy to make exact shape sides. We built the upper cabinets first, then the countertops, before any walls or roofs. All inside while it was cold out.

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made up the countertops. Used 1/2 inch marine plywood then glued on formica. Cut a full sheet into two countertops.
That's a pair of straight 2 x 4's guiding a trim router with a small straight bit

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Re: A new Teardrop Build

Postby Aguyfromohio » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:34 pm

Here’s our window air conditioner. We boxed in the back end at just the right places to capture only the outgoing hot exhaust air. That air box has an open bottom. We cut a vent hole in the galley floor and glued window screen across it. The air conditioner vents downwards blowing out that vent hole.


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Re: A new Teardrop Build

Postby Aguyfromohio » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:37 pm

We had work to do on the entry door and sides. The entry door was much trouble. It took lots of fussing with a sharp block plane to get the fit right, but it’s done. We resawed oak to make thin battens that we glued and screwed over the seams. Keeps out water adds strength and covers some ugly. We have battens across all the seams, vertical and horizontal on the roof and hatch.

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Re: A new Teardrop Build

Postby Aguyfromohio » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:53 pm

We are still knocking out the electrical connections and installing the galley, and the lights, and those last bits of trim....

But next step is the second trailer.
We have the frame with axles, wheels and finish floor all built and done for the second trailer. When we made the walls we made both sets, so the walls are ready to stand up.
My buddy wanted the wood siding you see above. We used 1/4 inch marine plywood, meranti, with Helmsman Spar Varnish polyurethane for all outside surfaces, and we used prefinished maple plywood for all inside surfaces.

However I prefer not have wood siding . My exterior surfaces are built using 1/4 inch birch plywood as the exterior skins on the structural insulated panels, and we have a stack of prepainted aluminum skins to cut and add. All my exterior surface will be white metal like a cargo trailer.
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Re: A new Teardrop Build

Postby greygoos » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:13 pm

Nice build. Keep us posted
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Re: A new Teardrop Build

Postby Aguyfromohio » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:02 pm

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The driver side, window and shore power receptacle
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