DIY Teardrop Trailer for Camping and Survival

Watch as this man builds a DIY teardrop trailer from a generic pull-behind using simple tools and an old manual- a perfect low-budget bug out shelter that can be towed by just about anything!

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This isn’t the first time I’ve covered DIY teardrop trailers. Over on Gas 2, we even published a how-to manual from Mechanix Illustrated a while back. This, though, is the first time we’ve seen one of these pop-up on the internet with a full series of build photos!

A Redditor calling himself rufi0h posted these pictures a few days ago, and they show his build progress from an open utility trailer to a fully-equipped pull-behind camper. Rufi0h adds commentary on the build along the way, saying things like “I really had no idea what I was doing, so I just started building a frame around the walls” early in the build, graduating to comments about insulation and the curved hatchback – which gave him some trouble. “Building the frame for the hatchback. This design failed. I ended up breaking 3 hatchbacks before I got a design to work.”

That rufi0h had any trouble at all hardly seems believable when you see the finished product. Sure, it’s a little rough around the edges, but it seems to be at least as solidly built – if not better! – than some of the budget foam-core awfulness occupying the lower-end of the pull-behind RV gene pool, you know? If you don’t know, count yourself lucky.

Enough chatter, though- this is what you’re here for:Β build pics. Enjoy!

trailer without tear drop shape
Photo Courtesy of rufi0h on Imgur
inside of framed tear drop trailer
Photo Courtesy of rufi0h on Imgur
side wall frame of tear drop trailer
Photo Courtesy of rufi0h on Imgur
completed tear drop trailer frame
Photo Courtesy of rufi0h on Imgur
adding walls to outside of trailer
Photo Courtesy of rufi0h on Imgur
backside of trailer frame
Photo Courtesy of rufi0h on Imgur
back side of trailer with kitchen area
Photo Courtesy of rufi0h on Imgur
cutting the entrance out of the trailer frame
Photo Courtesy of rufi0h on Imgur
finished inside of trailer
Photo Courtesy of rufi0h on Imgur
tear drop trailer being towed by a subaru
Photo Courtesy of rufi0h on Imgur
finished trailer parked
Photo Courtesy of rufi0h on Imgur
girl laying down on inside of trailer
Photo Courtesy of rufi0h on Imgur

Source | Photos: rufi0h, via Imgur; originally published on Gas 2.

Written by Jo BorrΓ‘s

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