Teardrop Trailer

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by Mike (Doc) LaCombe, Dec 26, 2009.

  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

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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

    Mike (Doc) LaCombe Member

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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
     
  10. Ed Call

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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.
     
  14. David Loy

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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

    Mike (Doc) LaCombe Member

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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.