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Teardrop Travel Trailer #1: Buying an RV is not for this Lumber Jock, I will build one!

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Blog entry by Wes Grimes posted 10-03-2011 01:39 AM 2216 reads 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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How about a retro teardrop travel trailer big enough for a queen size bed, AC, TV and exterior kitchen galley?
Don’t ask me how much time and money I have spent on this. It is a sore subject in the house ;)
Or when it will be finished already…

-- Wes, Garland, TX



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Wayne

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#1 posted 10-03-2011 01:52 AM

WOW! I may be just as excited to see how this turns out, as you are…..well maybe. ;)

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Bertha

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#2 posted 10-03-2011 02:14 AM

Awesome! I’ve dreamed of doing something like this. I’ll be watching!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 10-03-2011 02:17 AM

Nice project you have going. Very nice looking framing. Now if you don’t have some little old lady take it out at a stop sign(happened to me with my 15 minute old motorcycle) I’m sure you will enjoy it. Keep us posted,interesting project.

-- Life is good.

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Cobwobbler

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#4 posted 10-03-2011 10:18 AM

That’s a brilliant job well done. looking forward to seeing it painted and ready to roll.

-- Martin, Rugby, United Kingdom. Make Tea, Not War. http://thecobwobbler.blogspot.com/

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Wes Grimes

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#5 posted 10-04-2011 02:23 AM

Thanks all. It has been a fun project. We had a hard winter followed by a hard summer here in Dallas, so I have not made the progress on this that I had hopped. I need to get the thing finished up…

-- Wes, Garland, TX

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Craftsman on the lake

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#6 posted 04-19-2012 07:11 PM

Hi! So, whatever became of your teardrop project. I own a commercial one (little guy) but love to watch the builders. Do you belong to the TTTnT (Tiny trailers) forum? Lots and lots of build blogs there.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#7 posted 04-19-2012 07:12 PM

PS… Address, i forgot

http://www.tnttt.com/

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Wes Grimes

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#8 posted 04-19-2012 08:06 PM

Yes, I belong to that forum. I even went on one of the camp outs to check out all the teardrops.
That project is going on “Teardrop Time” as regarded on tnttt….
I have done some additional bondo work, and acquired some more of the hardware (hinges and such), but no major progress has occurred yet. It is way too big to forget about though ;)
I should have bought a Little Guy. It would have been cheaper and faster.

-- Wes, Garland, TX

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