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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