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.
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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.
Most teardrop builders use 2″ x 2″ lumber for the support structure. This design has 2″ x 4″ aluminum studs for support.
Looks like wood laminate for the interior siding.
There’s two inches of duct liner insulation in the ceiling.
Exposed steel and duct liner before the exterior siding went on.
Interior laminate with the LED strip lights.
The full-sized 4″ memory foam mattress makes for a cozy, but comfortable space.
Putting the finishing touches on the galley kitchen.
Testing out the TV placement.
A fitting piece of art.
You can see the Craigslist ad here.
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2 thoughts on “Homemade Super Light Teardrop Trailer Camper Towed By A Toyota Prius.”
Thanks for your comment Lyle, we look forward to finding more for you.
I like the old school campers and the home built on a small budget ones
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