Trailer

The Handmade Teardrop Trailer: Design & Build a Classic Tiny Camper from Scratch

The American road trip is a tradition celebrated by families, friends, and individuals for as long as there have been roads to travel. Matt Berger's book The Handmade Teardrop Trailer: Design and Build a Tiny Camper from Scratch hands you the keys to craft your own great roadtrip adventure.

The Handmade Teardrop Trailer
guides readers step-by-step through the journey, from sketchbook to first road trip. It will prepare you to design and build your own pull-behind tiny trailer (or at least consult with someone who can). And you don't need too much space, just a garage or shared workspace, with basic tools and materials available at your nearest hardware store, or specialty online retailer.

Because we all have our own road-trip fantasies when it comes to comfort, style, and purpose, The Handmade Teardrop Trailer will train you up like a pro on the basics of teardrop trailer design, backed up by deep research, sketching, and hands-on experimentation. Hand-drawn illustrations provide measurements and construction details that are easy to adapt for variations in size and configuration.

More than 150 step-by-step photographs illuminate every detail in the design and build process and inspire you to get started on your own build. Plus, interviews with teardrop trailer builders of all shape and size from around North America help you make the right decisions (and avoid the wrong ones) before you build.
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Camper Rehab: A Guide to Buying, Repairing, and Upgrading Your Travel Trailer

Camper Rehab is your top to bottom guide to getting any camper trailer ready to hit the road in a style to match your dreams.

Old campers have an appeal that reaches back in time and can send your imagination soaring. Let's face it: they are cool. Who hasn't seen one parked on a boulevard with a "for sale" sign and pictured it bouncing along behind the family car, ready for adventure and fun

Unfortunately, campers are not quite homes, they are not quite cars, and they have their own unique systems and demands that make fixing and upgrading a challenge. Even if you have plenty of DIY experience, a camper speaks a foreign language. Consider Camper Rehab your Rosetta Stone for the language of Shasta, Dutchmen, or Airstream.

This book is a top-to-bottom guide to getting a fifth-wheel, teardrop, or other camper trailer ready for the road and beyond. From basic troubleshooting to electrical and plumbing projects, replacing interior surfaces, and clever (sometimes "retro") decorating ideas, this book uses detailed illustrations, color photography, and a wealth of step-by-step, how-to information to get help you get your travel trailer into shape for your next big--or little--adventure.

And in case you haven't pulled the trigger on that trailer you're eying on Craigslist just yet, Camper Rehab also walks you through the process of evaluating a potential purchase, identifying which issues are fixable and which are dealbreakers, as well as how to spot hidden problems. Written by accomplished DIY author Chris Peterson, whose light and approachable tone is coupled with the hardworking DIY information you need, Camper Rehab is a must-have for any camper owner or dreamer.
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Camper Rehab: A Guide to Buying, Repairing, and Upgrading Your Travel Trailer

Camper Rehab is your top to bottom guide to getting any camper trailer ready to hit the road in a style to match your dreams.

Old campers have an appeal that reaches back in time and can send your imagination soaring. Let's face it: they are cool. Who hasn't seen one parked on a boulevard with a "for sale" sign and pictured it bouncing along behind the family car, ready for adventure and fun

Unfortunately, campers are not quite homes, they are not quite cars, and they have their own unique systems and demands that make fixing and upgrading a challenge. Even if you have plenty of DIY experience, a camper speaks a foreign language. Consider Camper Rehab your Rosetta Stone for the language of Shasta, Dutchmen, or Airstream.

This book is a top-to-bottom guide to getting a fifth-wheel, teardrop, or other camper trailer ready for the road and beyond. From basic troubleshooting to electrical and plumbing projects, replacing interior surfaces, and clever (sometimes "retro") decorating ideas, this book uses detailed illustrations, color photography, and a wealth of step-by-step, how-to information to get help you get your travel trailer into shape for your next big--or little--adventure.

And in case you haven't pulled the trigger on that trailer you're eying on Craigslist just yet, Camper Rehab also walks you through the process of evaluating a potential purchase, identifying which issues are fixable and which are dealbreakers, as well as how to spot hidden problems. Written by accomplished DIY author Chris Peterson, whose light and approachable tone is coupled with the hardworking DIY information you need, Camper Rehab is a must-have for any camper owner or dreamer.
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The Handmade Teardrop Trailer: Design & Build a Classic Tiny Camper from Scratch

The American road trip is a tradition celebrated by families, friends, and individuals for as long as there have been roads to travel. Matt Berger's book The Handmade Teardrop Trailer: Design and Build a Tiny Camper from Scratch hands you the keys to craft your own great roadtrip adventure.

The Handmade Teardrop Trailer
guides readers step-by-step through the journey, from sketchbook to first road trip. It will prepare you to design and build your own pull-behind tiny trailer (or at least consult with someone who can). And you don't need too much space, just a garage or shared workspace, with basic tools and materials available at your nearest hardware store, or specialty online retailer.

Because we all have our own road-trip fantasies when it comes to comfort, style, and purpose, The Handmade Teardrop Trailer will train you up like a pro on the basics of teardrop trailer design, backed up by deep research, sketching, and hands-on experimentation. Hand-drawn illustrations provide measurements and construction details that are easy to adapt for variations in size and configuration.

More than 150 step-by-step photographs illuminate every detail in the design and build process and inspire you to get started on your own build. Plus, interviews with teardrop trailer builders of all shape and size from around North America help you make the right decisions (and avoid the wrong ones) before you build.
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