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Project by SSRJIM posted 1632 days ago 8114 views 43 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have about 500 hours in this trailer. I wanted to build a cool trailer to match my truck. I also enjoy taking it camping but can’t avoid the crowds.

-- Jim





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sras

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#1 posted 1632 days ago

Very nice! How much does it weigh?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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SSRJIM

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#2 posted 1632 days ago

It is 1240 pounds.

-- Jim

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Puupaja

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#3 posted 1632 days ago

Look´s really nice, i would also to see this kind of trailer closer…

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SSRJIM

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#4 posted 1632 days ago

There are lots of pictures on my Blog if you are interested. Teardrop Trailer Blog.

-- Jim

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Puupaja

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#5 posted 1632 days ago

Thank´s for the link looks like lot of work but I bet very rewarding

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Rick

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#6 posted 1632 days ago

Very Cool Trailer! I can see where you would have 500 Hours into it. It even has an “Eavestrough” over the “Screen” door! GREAT Workmanship!! You can be Proud of this LJ Project!

I happen to like Morris Minors 1,000’s. (Rent A Wreck Logo) Probably because it was my first car, all 95cc’s of it…LOL…

I have a picture on my Computer of a completely restored 1965 Morris with a Trailer somewhat like yours. His trailer is a Morris Traveller, the “Station Wagon” version. He took off everything from the Firewall forward and redid the rest as a Trailer. Needless to say the picture is from the UK.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#7 posted 1632 days ago

Great looking trailer..

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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mreza

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#8 posted 1632 days ago

Very cute little nice looking trailer!

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NBeener

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#9 posted 1632 days ago

When I first joined this site—not long after I started butchering wood—pictures like yours were really discouraging to me.

All I could think of was … I’ll never be that good.

But now … pictures of work like you’ve done, here, ... well … they inspire me. They let me know how much I still have to learn (most of it!), and how much room to grow there is.

So … as the former owner of a 1981 Airstream, and a guy who—if SWMBO still had “camping” in her heart—would probably own a teardrop trailer …. I applaud you for a job really well done.

Thanks for spending the 500 hours, and for taking us along for the ride :-)

-- -- Neil

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Craftsman on the lake

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#10 posted 1632 days ago

Cool! I’ve got a commercial ‘little guy camper’ it’s a teardrop too. I just purchased it new/used. I’m looking forward to completely remodeling it this summer and doing a cross country road trip in the fall. Very nice work btw..

I was considering building one but did a craigslist search in Maine and found one 100 miles up the road for a super price, so I couldn’t justify making one. It probably would have cost about as much in the long run. Viva la teardrops!

here's a post to my blog that has my trailer

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

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 1632 days ago

Looking like that I can see why you can not keep the crowds away! Nice craftsmanship!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 1632 days ago

Great tear drop lots of great details.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#13 posted 1632 days ago

Incredible work.

I can see why it is a crowd magnet.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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noknot

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#14 posted 1632 days ago

Fantastic job someday I hope to build one where do you get the plans and about what is the cost to build

-- GO DAWGS!

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Ampeater

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#15 posted 1632 days ago

That is fantastic. I also have a Yellow SSR. I can’t wait for it to get warm enough to put the top down. I had thought about making or buying a teardrop trailer but I don’t have anyplace to store one. I will go look at your blog now.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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