Hey everyone, this homemade tear drop camper comes courtesy of Leon, a DoItYourselfRV reader.
Leon made the camper from a 4′ x 8′ Harbor Freight trailer.
He worked on the trailer as time allowed, and finally finished after three years of off and on work. I think you’ll agree that he made a solid trailer that will last for many years.
The interior lighting is all rechargeable battery-powered, and the large black cabinet you see in the pictures is a storage case for a portable solar panel. The case contains the battery, inverter, and outside lighting.
Inside you’ll find a Queen-size 8″ visco foam mattress that Leon cut down by five inches to fit into the trailer.
The back end contains the galley area with a two burner cook top and storage cabinet for a small 10 pound propane tank.
Besides having to re-do the doors with some custom-made ones and replace the rear galley hatch, everything has worked well. He’s enjoyed the trailer for two summers now.
Leon says that overall the trailer was fun to build with his wife and grandkids help.
Next on his list: painting the trailer and adding a new air vent.
Here are some pictures of Leon’s custom tear drop: