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Camper Trailer DIY Answered

My husband has this obsession with building his own camper trailer. Does anyone know the proper way to go about this, or have any suggestions?

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lesliemccrum (author)2012-05-17

I don't know if this helps, or if you're still interested... but here is a page...
http://www.vintageplans.org/trailers.html
good luck :)

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DIMyself75 (author)2012-03-23

If he hasn't decided on what type of camper to build, have him check out WWW.Glen-L.com for some ideas and access to plans. If it's a teardrop that he wants then have him check out WWW.Kuffelcreek.com. Hope this helps

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Kiteman (author)2008-01-31

The best way is don't!

Caravans are a curse on all things automobile - they slow up traffic, block lanes, hamper carparks and blow over on the motorway, scattering beige cushions and crockery all over the place.

If you are unable to camp in a proper tent, stay in a hotel.

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Dr.Bill (author)Kiteman2010-11-30

Arr ! Back to your Vardos !

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valhallasmine (author)2009-11-24
Compact: what a cool site (cttct.com)! Thanks! 

JKW0322: here's a video for how one person built a tear-drop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duXcwXOTgmc&NR=1

by now you've probably found lots of teardrop options...Keep thinking and creating!

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compact (author)2008-04-07

Check out www.cttct.com , lots of good home-built camping trailer information and a construction manual for a tent topped camping trailer

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jkw0322 (author)2008-01-31

Goodhart- Thank you for the suggestion. I have been to that site already. I particularly liked the seventies pictures of someone's grandpa proudly showing off his new trailer.

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Tool Using Animal (author)2008-01-31

Ignore Kiteman, obviously he was traumatized as a child by a wayward camper. If I were to build one I'd start with a Teardrop trailer

Small enough to garage build, I even saw one once made of cedar and finished bright, twas a thing of beauty.

Search around the net, there are plans.

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