Recently, I have been strongly considering building a Teardrop Trailer
from a utility trailer for transport of my race gear and more importantly as a place to sleep when I go to overnight events or a road trip.
For those who don't know what this is, it's essentially a 4-500 pound 4x8 or 5x8 trailer that can fit a (twin size) mattress inside, cabinets mounted on top (inside) and room for a Galley on the back side. I want to put a propane tank on the front behind the tongue for the galley and build in a single burner range for preparing food. I also want to put a plugin in so I can charge my phone while sleeping (who doesn't hate waking up to a nearly dead phone battery?) and a light inside as well as above the galley.
Partially constructed model, so you can get the general idea (not my work, of course):
This is kind of what I'm aiming for with the galley, though I want mine to have the cabinets/range in the back removable in the case I want to haul something large (and light):
I'm still ironing out the plans, but I think the Miata should easily be able to tow something in this weight range. Working out braking, would I need to bother worrying about brakes on a trailer under a thousand pounds? Has anyone tried this, and if so can you post anything you found needed work?