Our plans and instructions are very detailed, comprehensive and easy to follow. EDITOR’S NOTE: For those who may not feel confident building their own APT Camper just from the descriptions given in this article, the author is offering a construction guide that includes drawings and a materials list. If you double up the cloth on the corners the whole camper will last longer than the next 3 cars you buy. If I’m ever lucky enough to build a small house, I will plan to incorporate many of the ideas I’ve learned from my trailer.
In addition to the Benroy plans, you can purchase plans for five other teardrop campers at $98 apiece. Can’t thank you enough for the effort you took to share this build and each step of the process. Although we are located in Slacks Creek in Brisbane, our camper trailers are for sale Australia-wide, from Melbourne to Sydney, and all the way to Perth and beyond.
Follow the axle kit’s instructions of how to mount the floor and then the camper shell. Caulk the edges of the windows, door and vents to give the camper watertight seals. Be prepared for some water seeping through the seams the first few times your camper gets rained on – this does not mean that your camper is faulty, it’s just that it’s not yet fully seasoned. We’ve gathered up some of the best plans to make your first teardrop building experience a fun – and successful – one.
It covers electrics in depth because no other book deals with the specialised electrical needs of camper trailers and 4WD owners. Renowned for his curious geometric mobile housing creations, Jay Nelson created The Golden Gate as a sort of enclosed electric bike camper. The legs themselves are made from 25mm square RHS with short pieces of tube (an old tent pole) slid inside; tent pole T nuts” make them adjustable for differing ground levels.
It’s so common to hear people say they need a big truck to tow things, but this little camper was designed to trail behind run-of-the-mill 1940s sedans, many of which didn’t crank out much more than 100 hp. The Mechanix Illustrated model worked out perfectly for the Himes’, whose diminutive Pontiac delivers a modest 130 hp. Great hub, I have an uncle who owns an old camper trailer and he was planing on literally throwing it away since he believes that it would be too expensive to repair and restore it. I would definitely recommend this hub to him. Two ladders support the overhanging side of the tent and provide access to the two doors on that side.