Welcome Ron. You have come to the right place. All the info you need is here for the asking. I am in Bartlett and just finished my 3rd Teardrop. Be careful, it can happen to you to.
As Co Director of the Land Of Lincoln Tear Jerkers Chapter I extend an invitation to join us at a future gathering. You do not need a teardrop to come. A tent, trailer or pop-up works for us.
Enjoy your build, it is a big part of the fun, and OH Yea, post lots of pictures as you go. We like to follow along!