There is nothing quite like traveling on the open road with your trailer, perhaps a loved one, and not a care in the world. Unfortunately, not everyone can simply afford to leave their jobs, purchase a giant trailer and start their journey.
However, hitting the open road with the trailer of your dreams doesn’t have to be as expensive as you think. While yes, most of the trailers and campers being marketed now are giant ones that often go for tens of thousands of dollars (or more), there are definitely cheaper and more affordable options, if you have a sense that you want to take an adventure.
For example, Imgur user YouLoseTheGameTony has always been the owner of an adventurous nature and finally decided to do something about it. But instead of buying into the marketing of the modern day RV industry and buying a giant camper he didn’t need, he had a better idea.
He began his journey by scouring the internet for a design and plan for a little camper that would be perfectly suited for his needs and adventurous nature. Once he found a plan he liked (an adorable little teardrop trailer), he gathered his supplies and was ready to bring his dream to life.
Piece by little piece, this DIYer crafted his amazing trailer, completely from scratch. Keep reading to see just how he turned a pile of supplies into an amazing trailer for his travel needs.
His first obstacle was to create the base chassis for the trailer and then covered the base with insulated baltic birch flooring. Once the strong base of the trailer was done, he began to assemble the wooden walls. And these walls were perhaps the most important part of the building process as even a tiny slight mistake could cause his plan to be derailed, so he had to cut, saw and measure extremely carefully.
After finally finishing up the walls, he covered their bottom edges with epoxy, a genius idea as it would prevent water damage to his new creation if he were to run into inclement weather. Once he sawed out the remaining pieces for his trailer, he began to carefully and meticulously put them into place. After the frame was complete, he put the electronic system into the trailer, insulated the entire thing and it was almost ready to go.
After an outer shell of aluminum was added, his creation looked like it was just driven off of a lot, it was great. And with the exterior done, this DIY expert was ready to tackle the exterior. His bed fits perfectly into the trailer and he even gave his windows cute little curtains.
Even better, he still had space at the rear of the trailer to include a sink, some counter space, and some storage. And after a grueling six months of building, his trailer was complete and he was ready to hit the open road with his new, one of a kind creation he built from scratch.