Teardrop Trailer

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  1. Mike (Doc) LaCombe

    Mike (Doc) LaCombe Member

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    I am in the process of building a teardrop trailer to use for fishing trips. I was wondering if anyone else is using one.

    Mike
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Thought about that myself Mike. I think that's a great way to go and save a little gas money. You might have to show me your project sometime.
     
  3. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    I won't use one. Mostly since I'm always towing a boat of some sort. So have my Alaskans on my truck. BUT, I do have a cooking website I go to that is partnered up with a teardrop collectors and builders. If you want the link, let me know. I like the camp cook side. So I never go over to the tear drop side (two different sites). They are neat little trailers, but way underkill for this kid. LOL.
     
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    There's guys on eBay that sells plans for these campers... The teardrops are nice, but for my use I like this little one that's tall enough to stand in.

    Add some paint or an aluminum covering and it would be a fine fishing rig.
     
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    Here's one of the eBay teardrop trailer plans...
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Sweet Riverman! Thanks.
     
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    Someone in K_Falls Oregon restores old Airstreams, teardrops and '40's thru early '60s trailers. There are a few (3) at the RV Park I stay in on the Trinity in Lewiston. I'll see if I can get the name of the company when I go up this Friday. They are some sweet units, albeit a bit small and primitive for my old bones. I like that shower at the end of the day.
     
  8. Mike (Doc) LaCombe

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    Mine is almost done. Jerry I would be happy to get those sites. PM me. Come by anytime Larry and I'd be glad to show it off.

    Mike
     
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    She is pretty much done. Now if I can figure out how to add a picture.

    Mike
     
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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Doc, great looking trailer there, fantastic work. What trailer platform did you build it on? Are you ready to build me a utility trailer for my two man pontoon? I'll gladly row you around on a river or in an estuary next time one familiar to us is filled with fish.
     
  11. Mike (Doc) LaCombe

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    Hi Ed, I went to Harbor Freight and got their largest 4 x 8 trailer frame. I started by boltng it all together then built the TD on that frame. Took me about 8 weeks to "get ur done". I suspect you need something a little larger to handle two toons.

    Mike
     
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    Mike that is way bigger than the teardrops trailers I have seen. That is like a mansion next to the one my sister in law has. It has room for two to sleep and the cooking set-up outside in a rear lift up.
    It looks great have fun.
    Blessings
    jesse clark
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Great job Mike. I will have to give you a call one of these days to check it out! Very nice.
     
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    I like the teardrops I've seen and am smitten with the idea. Have a large (& a small) Parawing tarp as the outdoor lounge so a teardrop sleepy cave with a chef's trunk would be a perfect complement. Except for when I drag the DB along.
    Enjoy.
     
  15. Mike (Doc) LaCombe

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    The Wooly Bugger is finally done and she had her maiden voyge. Of course there will always be little things to do.
     
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    That is nice. Post some interior/kitchen shots when you can.
     
  17. Mike (Doc) LaCombe

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    Here is a teaser Ron. I need to take more pics of the galley and inside the cabin. They will come later.

    Lets see the little black box on the left side is the AC/DC converter. On the right side there is a pull out shelf which can hold my coleman stove. Under this shelf is another pullout drawer which can hold bulk items. That brown box on the right side of the main counter holds my silverware drawer which pulls out to the side. The cooler pulls out for opening. I have yet to decide where everything will ride during transit. I also plan on adding a small table which will attach to the side of the trailer.


    Mike
     
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    I will be selling tickets Ron. Meanwhile here are a few more shots of the galley and the interior.
     
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    Nicely done Mike. Very impressive!
     
  20. Jerry Daschofsky

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    Ok, if you go to camp-cook.com I do believe they have a sister link to a teardrop trailer site. I know alot of the people on there have them. Can't find the other site. It has a TON of them on there, but can't seem to find it.
     

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