Wow, very inspiring!!! I can't wait to get started. Great workmanship and attention to detail. Thank you so much for detailing your build though this website. All of your detailed pictures and comments are so helpful to follow. Thank you for sharing!
Posted by Jeff R at 11/17/2014 03:00pmPST
What a great project. I'm embarking on my own in the next month. I'm doing all the research now. Your project serves as inspiration!!!
Take care my friend,
Posted by Kenny K from Pennsylvania at 3/22/2014 09:00pmPST
Excellent build, Denny! Wonderful craftsmanship and very ingenious ideas. I finished my first trailer last summer. It was originally planned to be a "tear" shape, but needed changing to accommodate sleeping 3 people (2 adults + 1 child) and a dog. Feel free the checkout my build blog: http://diy-teardrop.blogspot.ca/
Posted by Ken at 7/8/2013 09:31pmPST
So inspired. Seeing you excellent photos made me realize I can do this. Can\'t thank you enough for helping me take the first step.
Posted by Carol at 5/3/2013 07:22pmPST
Excellent job. I was wondering if you had blue prints or did you build by trial and error?? If by blue prints, where might I get the demensions. I am starting on my teardrop within the next few weeks.
Thanks so much for your website and story. Amazing!!
Posted by Charlotte Carmichael at 1/27/2013 03:46pmPST
thanks for sharing your project
Posted by leo hubbard at 3/11/2012 11:53pmPST
Some very clever ideas. I\'m starting mine this summer, and I hope to incorporate some of them. I especially like the stove drawer with \'built-in\' drawer. VERY clever!!!
Posted by Ziffy at 2/2/2012 04:56pmPST
OMG,This is so cool I am just starting my tear I am so glad that I found your site.I hope I can ask you for advice sometime. Also I hope I can talk to others here again soon
Posted by Dawn Tomlinson at 9/29/2011 07:01pmPST
What inspiration...I've been dreaming about building my own tear and am now inspired to give it a try. Thanks for posting such a fine documentary of your first tear project, I look forward to your next one.
Posted by Tony, Los Lunas, NM at 3/29/2011 12:45pmPST
Well planned and laid out. Lots of inspiration for my trailer I am just gathering parts for and will be building over this winter (2009).
Posted by Darrell Thurman at 11/30/2009 02:42pmPST
Your little trailer is so neat. When are you going to hook it up to the truck and come to St. Louis??? My dad would love to see it first hand and hear all about it. He is a tinker man too, LOL!!!
Posted by Nora Kuhns at 8/20/2009 12:13pmPST
love the teardrop and how you shared how you did it. I'm hoping to build one myself, right now just getting ideas. if you or anyone you know has other tips could you email them to me?? my email is firstname.lastname@example.org thanks scott
Posted by scott at 6/3/2009 05:38pmPST
Thanks for sharing your work. Your teardrop looks fantastic
Posted by Benito Salinas at 4/19/2009 04:40pmPST
Nice job have you done!!! amazing wood work,you inspire me to make mine,
Posted by rodrigo ,Criciuma,south Brasil at 2/28/2009 06:38pmPST
Hi Denny I am a long way from you here in Adelaide Australia, but it is nice to know that great minds think alike (fools never differ) I am half way through my construction and yours is an inspiration, good work mate!
Posted by John Bisset at 8/11/2008 04:45amPST
I would like to take some pounds away from final project. Any suggestions ?
Marek, I don't know anything about your project but this teardrop could have been built using 1/2" ply on the sides and galley. If the sides were not aluminum clad (1/2 woodie)it also would have been lighter. . . Denny
Posted by Marek at 7/28/2008 01:57pmPST
Thanks, Uncle Denny- I have finally figured out a few things, due to you wonderfully illustrated genius. I mean it.
Posted by Jeffro at 3/2/2008 03:01pmPST
Hello, nice site :)
Posted by Brin at 12/3/2007 06:38amPST
WOW!!!!!! Great job on your site and your teardrop! I have wanted to build one for years but I over researched it. As a result of over researching it I got lost along the way of where to start. Thanks to you I have found my way and have gotten excited once more about building it. I hope to have it completed in time for 2008's kayak fishing tournment season here in southen calif. Take care and see ya on the road!
Posted by Genaro Gomez at 11/10/2007 09:53amPST
Also interested in plans. I kind of thought that I would like to build one of these, but when I saw your website, I realized that this project was my destiny! Planning on retiring either May 31 or November 30 while I can still run marathons and climb the hill to my mailbox. I will be 69 in August. There is so much hunting, fishing and gardening to do, and somebody has to do it.
Posted by Bill Deutermann at 3/4/2007 05:49amPST
Hi Denny, I am so inspired viewing your fabulous teardrop. We just axquired a 7' tent trailer and my husband is going to get rid of the old tent and build a teardrop on the trailer. When I show him your site he will be so excited. We didn't know where to start and was just going to wing it. After seeing what a beautiful creation you made I know we will keep referring back many many times to refer to your great site for info and guidence.
Posted by Barry & Diane Weber at 12/16/2006 03:21pmPST
You are one amazing craftsman and you did a superb job on your web site as well. I've always loved checking out other people's workmanship and ingenuity even if I never get to the point of knocking out the project myself. I just may have to consider giving this a try one day as it would look awesome behind my '76 silver Celica GT Liftback. Do you do any other camper conversion type projects as there's an idea that I've had for years that I'd love to see done by someone with the talent bring it to life. I'm sure your circle of friends are fairly competent themselves since as is apparent from your web site, you've demonstrated the generosity and willingness to share your experience with any and all. It's the kind of "can do" character coupled with the role of mentor/teacher that makes me proud to be an American. Keep up the great work!
Posted by LanceThruster at 12/2/2006 06:15pmPST
thank for sharing,I really injoyed viewing your porject.I have a question why did you decide to float the aluminum siding and not glue it.
Hi Pete, Most all cements will release with time but it's just a matter of preference. Aluminum and plywood grow/shrink at a different rate with temperature changes which sometimes can cause buckling of the aluminum. Floating lets them move at different rates.
Posted by Pete at 11/18/2006 09:39pmPST
Hi, Excellent site. Confirmed a lot of my thoughts on how to build a teardrop. Have begun ordering materials. Plan to install a rv oven and 3 way reefer. Plan to add a bumper on the back that will fold out of the way to allow easier access to the galley. Also it will pull out so that a ramp can be added to carry bicycles or a small motorcycle. Also plan to put an enclosure in the tongue triangle that will serve as a head with a hot water shower (navy type) using a big pressure cooker I got at a garage sale for a water heater. If you like I can e-pictures and sketches of my ideas and progress.
Posted by eric marquardt at 11/18/2006 01:04pmPST
Always nice to see how people build teardrops differently yours is very nice, good web site. Have you started # 2 yet and are you building it the same way.
Posted by John McQueen at 11/16/2006 10:55pmPST
Danny, once started I couldn't stop. Had to go through to the last photo. It's like reading an exciting adventure. Well done. I'm nearly finished building mine and if I buid another, you've given me great ideas. Tony.
Posted by Tony Gerding at 11/4/2006 06:20amPST
I just read your entire site. You did a great job on the documentation. I just had to tell that, and how folks like to read what others have done.
The trailer looks great. Hope to see your second one soon.
Posted by Aaron Griffey at 10/15/2006 10:37pmPST
HI DENNY, THANKS AGAIN FOR SHAREING YOUR TEARDROP WITH EVERYONE. I VISIT YOUR SITE OFTEN. I HOPE TO BUILD MY OWN SOON. HAVE YOU STARTED #2 YET ? L0OKING FORWARD TO SEEING IT.
Posted by JOEL PIERCE at 10/11/2006 09:57amPST
Hi Denny, - Thanks for sharing your build photos and explanations. You did a beautiful job. I'm just getting started on my build and am finding your site most helpful.
Posted by Kris at 8/6/2006 06:03pmPST
Absolutely COOL! Uncle Denny I am really impressed and with the standard you have set its going to be hard to get near you in finish. - Like Ron Mick I was wondering if you built from a plan at all or just from your own ideas. I need to build one of these as I've never seen anything like it on our roads in New Zealand. I can see me pulling it into all sorts of places behind my SUV and leaving the tent to the kids.
Posted by Craig Benbow at 2/10/2006 03:23amPST
Uncle Denny; Fantastic job! Your site has a professional appearance & your workmanship is equally as so. I'm in the process of building my own & your site has given me some good ideas. It helps to see how you have handled some of the problem areas it will save me unnessary headaches in mine.
Posted by Karl C. at 1/23/2006 08:48amPST
Hi , Love your site could you tell me where you got your plans. I'd like to have one built by next summer. I like the fact that you built yours from the frame up.
Posted by Ron Mick at 10/29/2005 09:54pmPST
What an inspiration to build my own instead of buying !! - Thanks for sharing your wisdom. - Chris M.
Posted by Chris Morris at 10/26/2005 12:31amPST
Denny, - - This is Jeff again. I liked your photos and the clean details so I searched for your photo album. You did a really nice job. Mine won't be as delux due to budget, but I will definitely incorporate some of your ideas (hope you don't mind!). I am building a 5x8 with the profile modeled on the tin-top. IT is on a redtrailer.com chassis with 3/4 birch sides. The only thing I would have liked to do but won't be able to hide the chassis. - - Thanks for your help.
Posted by Jeff Laman at 9/23/2005 02:45pmPST
GREAT LOOKIN G TEARDROP I'M THINKING OF BUILDING ONE A LITTLE LARGER 5 BY 12 ON A LITE WEIGHT BOAT TRAILER ANY ADVICE WOULD BE A GREAT HELP ONCE AGAIN YOU YOU'VE DONE A WONDER FUL JOB MIKEL
Posted by MIKEL ST JOHN at 8/22/2005 08:24pmPST
Outstanding website.overly impressed with your project. wondering which if any plans you used.