One of our readers, Jean-René Rodrigue, wanted to share his homemade micro camper with you.
It’s a custom built teardrop trailer designed to be 8′ in length, 5′ in width, and 5′ in height on the interior.
Outside it’s length is actually 11′ 8″ and it’s overall height is 6′ 6″.
It weighs an estimated 750 lbs and has a 2,000 lbs axle on it for support.
The flooring was built using fir plywood. The walls are a composite material made out of epoxy-fiberglass and polystyrene foam.
When he added the roof Jean-René went with ultra high molecular weight polyethylene plastic. Interesting!
The trailer framing is all welded steel and as you’ll see, he painted it a really cool lime green color. It’s got a nice shine to it.
Zach Engle built his own teardrop trailer a year and a half ago. He calls it a convertible because you can open and close the roof.
So here’s a quick introduction to Teardrop Trailers for you in case you’re not familiar with them! Teardrops are great because they’re inexpensive, easy to store and great on gas. They keep things simple and it’s a big upgrade from tent camping because you won’t have to worry about leaks and such. They can be as light as 600lb and some are even small enough to be towed by motorcycles. This means the car you already drive is strong enough to pull one of these little recreational vehicles.
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Details on this Homemade Teardrop Camper
Photos Courtesy of Zach Engle
Dan Workman has one of his custom hand built teardrop camper trailers
for sale right now (sold) in the Eugene, OR area.
He’s asking just $3,990 for it. It’s woody styled and brand new. More details below!
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He built his own tiny teardrop camper and sold it for $3,990