Topic: A camper. With style.  (Read 3460 times)

Offline DieselDoc

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A camper. With style.

« on: October 18, 2013, 08:37:58 PM »
I have been wanting to build a teardrop for a few years now. I kept putting it off for other VW projects, house projects and what not.

So this year I said the heck with it. August 7 I started. I took it camping on oct-10.

Here are a few of the progress pictures.

First cuts

Door jig

Walls up

Interior roof skin and spars

Cabinet divider

Hatch frame

Rear cabinets epoxy coat on walls

Headliner and lights

Epoxy coat

Trailer frame

Roof skin

AC plenum

Side panels and fender test fit

Door test fit


Fenders on

Tongue box w AC

Interior headboard

Hooked and ready

Using it!! has a huge resource for building these or buying a used one.

I plan on building a 9' version for sale w the extra metal I have.

Mine is 120" long 60" wide and 51" tall. The sleeping area uses a standard queen mattress. We bought one from ikea. My wife made the curtains and the headboard pillow.

Everything was built from raw materials no premade doors or panels.

It has a marine 120v/12v battery maintainer and power center. 30a 120v service and 12 12v fuse ports.

Going out again November 8-10 to Tim's ford state park.


Offline travisyoung

Re: A camper. With style.

« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 09:46:14 PM »
That is too cool,  looks like a lot of work went into it

Offline Zen

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Re: A camper. With style.

« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 11:42:27 PM »
WOW!  That puts most professionally built teardrops to shame!   8)

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