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Homemade Super Light Teardrop Trailer Camper Towed By A Toyota Prius.

Thanks to DoItYourselfRV reader Yvonne for letting us know about her custom built teardrop trailer for sale in North Las Vegas.

Instead of using 2″ x 2″ wood for the frame, she decided to make the skeleton from 2″ x 4″ aluminum studs.

The walls and ceiling have been insulated with 2″ duct liner, while the roof and floor are both lined with EPDM to block water.

Related: 4 Audacious and Creative DIY Teardrop Camper Build Ideas

Yvonne used this camper a lot, and said it tows really well. They’ve even towed it with their Toyota Prius.

It’s built off of a 5.5″ x 8″ trailer.

Some more features:

  • the exterior siding is 1/4″ wood paneling
  • powered by eight 35 amp gel cell batteries
  • 2″ hitch up front
  • LED lighting inside
  • total weight around 900 pounds, with a tongue weight of around 100 pounds

Take a quick tour of the build below.

Yvonne’s Toyota Prius has enough power to tow this ultra light camper.

Custom made super light teardrop camper

Most teardrop builders use 2″ x 2″ lumber for the support structure. This design has 2″ x 4″ aluminum studs for support.

The frame is made from steel tubing rather then wood

Looks like wood laminate for the interior siding.

Looks like wood laminate for the interior siding

There’s two inches of duct liner insulation in the ceiling.

Two inches of duct liner in the ceiling

Exposed steel and duct liner before the exterior siding went on.

Exposed steel and duct liner before the exterior siding went on

Interior laminate with the LED strip lights.

Laminate and LED lighting

The full-sized 4″ memory foam mattress makes for a cozy, but comfortable space.

Foam bed

Putting the finishing touches on the galley kitchen.

Putting the finishing touches on the galley kitchen

Testing out the TV placement.

Testing out the TV placement

A fitting piece of art.

A fitting piece of art

You can see the Craigslist ad here.

Source: Craigslist

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