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Old 07-19-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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I've got that exact harbor freight trailer and it doesn't get used anymore. I never even considered building a glorified mobile tent out of it.
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This is great I too have the same trailer and this would be awesome for some weekend trips!!!!
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