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Camper Trailer (Homemade)

  • 08 Nov 2017 11:43 AM
    Message # 5577454
    Rick Bean (Administrator)

    After looking at the prices of Teardrop trailers I decided to build my own. It is not perfect but it is working really well for me. I just looked at some pictures on the internet and started building.















































    Last modified: 17 Nov 2017 11:15 AM | Rick Bean (Administrator)
  • 09 Nov 2017 2:17 AM
    Reply # 5578469 on 5577454
    Chris Doering (Administrator)

    Rick this is a great series of progressive build photos. Nice job. It was great seeing your trailer in action last outing.

  • 09 Nov 2017 8:07 AM
    Reply # 5578958 on 5577454
    Michael Rozenstraten (Administrator)
    Looks real good Rick. I'm looking forward to seeing it in person and getting you list of "wish I'd done this instead's". I have a similar build in mind also.

    Did you use a Harbor Freight 4x8 trailer as a base?


  • 09 Nov 2017 9:31 AM
    Reply # 5579053 on 5577454
    Rick Bean (Administrator)

    Yes, I started with a Harbor Freight 4x8 trailer mainly because they provide a certificate of origin and it was then easy to register as a "utility trailer".

    Then I sold the axle, springs and wheels on Craig's List and replaced with a much better suspension and wheels.

    I also ran a 2x2x.125tube down the middle for extra strength. It bent at the hitch on the first trip and also hit the axle so I replaced with a 1/4" 2x2 tube and stopped it just short of the axle.

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