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#1. To build a safe sturdy trailer at the lowest possible cost.
#2. To make the construction of the trailer as easy as possible.
#3. To make sure the plans and instructions are well explained and easy for anyone to read and understand.
All of our trailer plans come with detailed, illustrated instructions of around 30 pages in the plans and instructions alone, with the exception of our teardrop trailer plans which are over 50 pages, thats not including the other files you get. Each set of plans also includes a materials list, list of parts suppliers and a file with extra tips and extra information on the construction of trailer frames. We also include a file on installing electric brakes with step by step instructions and photos.
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People always ask me what is the best kind of teardrop trailer to get, and I always answer "the kind you build your self". There are so many advantages to building your own teardrop trailer, starting with the cost. With the right set of plans you really can save yourself hundreds of dollars by building your own teardrop trailer. And when you build you own teardrop trailer, you can customize it to fit your style and needs. But when you purchase a set of plans, make sure you know what your getting before you buy, because you can really get scammed or worse. For example there are a lot of guys out there that are selling out dated, incomplete, hard to read, difficult to understand and even down right unsafe teardrop plans. So if there isn’t enough information about the plans in their ad, contact the seller(s) of the plans first and ask any questions that you have before you make a purchase.
If you do decide to build your own teardrop trailer, a couple things to keep in mind is that a lot of people use one of those little trailers sold by Northern Tools or Harbor Freight for the frame of the teardrop, this is a really good idea for a couple reasons. First, it just makes for a lot less work on the building side of things, your frame is complete and you can start working on the actual teardrop its self. And second, when you use one of those trailers you wont have to do the DOT inspection just to be able to get it registered so that you can get plates for it. Its not a big deal to pass the inspection its self, but if your like I am, every time I go to DMV I always think I must of showed up at the worst possible time because there will be at least 20 people a head of me.The other thing to keep in mind in case you are going to build your own frame for the teardrop (which means you will have the trailer inspected), then you need to keep all of your receipts for anything you purchase to build it, most DOT offices in the U.S. will ask you for them when you have it inspected.
If your thinking about building your own teardrop trailer, then stop by and take a look at our plans. We have plans for a 5 x 8 teardrop trailer with complete instructions and materials list as well as a wiring diagram and instructions for wiring the trailer. And our plans are over 50 pages, so you know they have detailed step by step instructions. Our plans are competitively priced at less than $20.00. And if you do have any questions, just send us an email and we will try to help in any way we can.
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Safety Tips for Driving with a Trailer
Take time to practice before driving on main roads and never allow anyone to ride in or on the trailer. Before you leave, remember to check routes and restrictions on bridges and tunnels. Consider the following safety tips each time you drive with a trailer.
Use the driving gear that the manufacturer recommends for towing.
Drive at moderate speeds. This will place less strain on your tow vehicle and trailer. Trailer instability (sway) is more likely to occur as speed increases.
Avoid sudden stops and starts that can cause skidding, sliding, or jackknifing.
Avoid sudden steering maneuvers that might create sway or undue side force on the trailer.
Slow down when traveling over bumpy roads, railroad crossings, and ditches.
Make wider turns at curves and corners. Because your trailers wheels are closer to the inside of a turn than the wheels of your tow vehicle, they are more likely to hit or ride up over curbs.
To control swaying caused by air pressure changes and wind buffeting when larger vehicles pass from either direction, release the accelerator pedal to slow down and keep a firm grip on the steering wheel.
Allow considerably more distance for stopping.
If you have an electric trailer brake controller and excessive sway occurs, activate the trailer brake controller by hand. Do not attempt to control trailer sway by applying the tow vehicle brakes; this will generally make the sway worse.
Always anticipate the need to slow down. To reduce speed, shift to a lower gear and press the brakes lightly.
Acceleration and Passing
When passing a slower vehicle or changing lanes, signal well in advance and make sure you allow extra distance to clear the vehicle before you pull back into the lane.
Pass on level terrain with plenty of clearance. Avoid passing on steep upgrades or downgrades.
If necessary, downshift for improved acceleration or speed maintenance.
When passing on narrow roads, be careful not to go onto a soft shoulder. This could cause your trailer to jackknife or go out of control.
Downgrades and Upgrades
Downshift to assist with braking on downgrades and to add power for climbing hills.
On long downgrades, apply brakes at intervals to keep speed in check. Never leave brakes on for extended periods of time or they may overheat.
Some tow vehicles have specifically calibrated transmission tow-modes. Be sure to use the tow-mode recommended by the manufacturer.
Put your hand at the bottom of the steering wheel. To turn left, move your hand left. To turn right, move your hand right. Back up slowly. Because mirrors cannot provide all of the visibility you may need when backing up, have someone outside at the rear of the trailer to guide you, whenever possible.
Use slight movements of the steering wheel to adjust direction. Exaggerated movements will cause greater movement of the trailer. If you have difficulty, pull forward and realign the tow vehicle and trailer and start again.
Try to avoid parking on grades. If possible, have someone outside to guide you as you park. Once stopped, but before shifting into Park, have someone place blocks on the downhill side of the trailer wheels. Apply the parking brake, shift into Park, and then remove your foot from the brake pedal. Following this parking sequence is important to make sure your vehicle does not become locked in Park because of extra load on the transmission. For manual transmissions, apply the parking brake and then turn the vehicle off in either first or reverse gear.
When uncoupling a trailer, place blocks at the front and rear of the trailer tires to ensure that the trailer does not roll away when the coupling is released.
An unbalanced load may cause the tongue to suddenly rotate upward; therefore, before un-coupling, place jack stands under the rear of the trailer to prevent injury.
Teardrop Trailer Plans, Instructions And Materials ListThe best Teardrop Trailer Plans anywhere! Our Teardrop Trailer Plans include the plans, instructions and materials list, plus you also get a file on installing electric brakes, a list of parts and materials suppliers and a file on building trailer frames, all FREE! They are all included with your purchase of our trailer plans, there are no extra charges. You just get more when you purchase trailer plans from Northwest Outdoors.
These plans Include detailed instructions for building the teardrop using one of the Harbor Freight or Northern Tools Utility Trailers like the one pictured to the right. You can also find them at Fred Myers. We recommend the use of one of these trailers for building your teardrop, we include instructions on how to make a couple small modifications to the trailer to make it safe and sturdy. By using one of these trailers, you already have a big part of the construction complete and you can go right to building the actual teardrop itself, and you dont have to worry about the DOT inspection to get a title for your trailer because you already have it. But of course if you prefer to build your own frame, we give you instructions on doing that as well.
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Teardrop Trailer Plans, Instructions And Materials List
The best Teardrop Trailer Plans anywhere! Our Teardrop Trailer Plans include the plans, instructions and materials list, plus you also get a file on installing electric brakes, a list of parts and materials suppliers and a file on building trailer frames, all FREE! They are all included with your purchase of our trailer plans, there are no extra charges. You just get more when you purchase trailer plans from Northwest Outdoors.
These plans Include detailed instructions for building the teardrop using one of the Harbor Freight or Northern Tools Utility Trailers like the one pictured to the right. You can also find them at Fred Myers. We recommend the use of one of these trailers for building your teardrop, we include instructions on how to make a couple small modifications to the trailer to make it safe and sturdy. By using one of these trailers, you already have a big part of the construction complete and you can go right to building the actual teardrop itself. But of course if you prefer to build your own frame, we give you instructions on doing that as well.
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