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Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by jpflat2a, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. Jul 12, 2005
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    mb82

    mb82 I feel great!

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    beer tap? ok I'm sold, can I just park it in my backyard?
     
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    beeser

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    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    the bantam and tent camping is nice....if you have a base camp
    I'm looking for something to just sleep and cook with
    and stay dry in..
    thanks Steve
     
  5. Jul 12, 2005
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The little guys are short on the kitchen.

    I like these better.

    Too big and the appeal is lost on me...I dont want to stand up inside just sleep. I like the idea of the outdoor kitchen.
     
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    beeser

    beeser Member

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    They were selling them here fully equipped with AC, heater, stove, sink, etc. for about $12k. Nice little setup but again, small.
     
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    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    that's true, little kitchen (my wife wouldn't complain)
    I do the camp cooking anyway :)
    and you're correct, too big is....too big
     
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    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    Mike I'm still gonna build me a TearDrop in another couple of years, they are just to cool lookin, compact and easy to tow to pass up. I have seen quite a few of them out on the road in the last yearand a half since I saw them on the travel channel.
     
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    beeser

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    I like it better too but there are some advantages to the T@B in that you can just pull over in bad weather, get inside and have a place to sit or prepare something to eat. I suppose it all comes down to your needs or what creature comforts you're willing to do without.
     
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    panzer

    panzer Super Mod Staff Member

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    A friend of mine has one of those. Very expenisve, but nice. Tows
    his w/ a TJ.
     
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    56WillyCJ5

    56WillyCJ5 Oops! Actually 55WillyCJ5

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    Definitely a 'no' for the Storey family! My wife is a bit claustrophobic! Heck, my camping tent is bigger than the big campers Mike posted a link on! The fellow scout campers referred to our 3 room tent as the Taj Mahal! (spelling? :? ) I'd love one if it were just me! Quite roomy compared to a military canvas pup tent!

    :D
     
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    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    What you guys are failing to understand is Teardrops were never intended to be bought you were suppose to build them in your garage, not pay an arm and a leg for them. If you do a search on them you will find hundreds of them that were homebuilt some 40 years ago still in service.
     
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    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    yea Mike, but not everyone can build one.
    and now they are collector items
    everyone knows what they are worth !
     
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    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    Jim I hope I don't come off sounding like a butthole but to build one of these takes minimal tools and minimal woodworking skills other than making it fancy or having a sheltered place to build it. If the guys on here can rebuild there transmission, transfercase or paint there Jeep, this little wooden trailer should be a snap. It takes like 6 sheets of plywood a bunch of 1"x2" wood, some aluminum sheeting a little glue, screws and some patience along with a $300 Harbor freight trailer.:D
    Then 2-3 months later, voila cute little jeep trailer for 2!!!!;)
     
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    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    no offense taken
    I just think there's more to it than what you say. If it was that easy, why hasn't everyone (here) built one?
    I can have an idea about how I want to build something, but have a difficult time laying it out and actually building it; or it doesn't come out the way I planned :cry:
    Some folks have a lot more talent for this sort of thing than others. Being able to fabricate from scratch is a wonderful thing.
    I can do all those things you've spoken about.
    I can read plans.
    Mine would have metal/aluminum skin/siding.
    My welding skills are lacking; without a major investment in some shop equipment, and the time and space to do it, it would be easier for me to just buy one, then make the mods to it that I want.
     
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    blevisay

    blevisay Oh Noooooooooooooooo! Staff Member

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    I am {} this close to making one..........I like them

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    panzer

    panzer Super Mod Staff Member

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    I have some old blueprints of one type. My Dad was going to build
    one about 25 or so years ago. I"ll see if I can find them and reproduce them
    for anyone interested. I'll scan a view of them so you can see what it's like.
     
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    panzer

    panzer Super Mod Staff Member

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    blevisay Oh Noooooooooooooooo! Staff Member

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    panzer

    panzer Super Mod Staff Member

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    Here's my friends and his Jeep.
     

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