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Man Turns Jayco Pop Up Trailer into DIY Teardrop Camper

This Jayco Pop Up Trailer to DIY Teardrop Camper Renovation is a guest post by Andy Bailley

This used to be a Jayco pop up trailer and I renovated it into a teardrop camper.

It’s now my mobile tiny house and I thought you might enjoy seeing it. Thank you.

Man’s Jayco Pop Up Trailer to Teardrop Camper Conversion


Images © Andy Bailley





Images © Andy Bailley

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  • FRED HOOVER November 12, 2014, 3:15 pm

    looking for a light weight tear drop camping trailer that I can pull behind my harley trike

  • Marcy November 12, 2014, 5:59 pm

    What a nice rolling cabin you have there!

  • Linda Flores November 12, 2014, 10:11 pm

    Nice work. I want one so I am now seeking a goof used affordable pop-up!..thank you

  • andy bailley November 15, 2014, 9:00 am

    Thanks let me know if I can help.. have fun !!!!!!!!!

  • Ryan Parks December 28, 2014, 10:57 pm

    I built one of the tear drops on a pop up camper very similar to what you have done. What did you use to seal your camper with? Did you use marine grade sealer? After the first year I started seeing staing on the exterior or mine. I had used a marine grade sealer applied in multiple multiple coats. I am curious if the material had to high of a moisture content in it when I sealed it.
    Also, how do you prevent the swelling in the entry door? It can be a bear to open when it’s really humid!
    Any hints or tips would be greatly appreciated.
    Again, great job on the build! I like the name too.


  • Jon Davidson June 7, 2017, 1:52 pm

    I am supposed to pick up an old pop up this evening for this very purpose. Should I have the trailer axle moved back once I tear it down? I’ve heard the galley weight requires the axle being further back. Thanks.

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