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Postby clamlamp » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:38 pm

Hi I'm a newbie from Socal looking to build a teardrop. Thank you for accepting me. I just picked up a used carry on trailer to start my build.Image

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Re: Newbie

Postby Bill n Robi » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:01 pm

Welcome.... Have fun and remember to take pics.
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Re: Newbie

Postby clamlamp » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:38 pm

I'm in the process of getting my utility trailer registered in California and i just found out that utility trailer registration vs camper trailer is totally different in price. Just curious those who registered as a trailer and then built their TD on top of they had to re-register their TD?

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Re: Newbie

Postby clamlamp » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:54 pm

Finally cut and cleaned up the trailer and ready for the torsion box base.ImageImageImageImage

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Re: Newbie

Postby Bill n Robi » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:29 am

clamlamp wrote:I'm in the process of getting my utility trailer registered in California and i just found out that utility trailer registration vs camper trailer is totally different in price. Just curious those who registered as a trailer and then built their TD on top of they had to re-register their TD?

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Good discussion here http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=69473
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Re: Newbie

Postby clamlamp » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:07 am

Bill n Robi wrote:
clamlamp wrote:I'm in the process of getting my utility trailer registered in California and i just found out that utility trailer registration vs camper trailer is totally different in price. Just curious those who registered as a trailer and then built their TD on top of they had to re-register their TD?

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Good discussion here http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=69473
Thanks Bill but I started that thread after I didn't get a response here. I appreciate the effort though!

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Re: Newbie

Postby Bill n Robi » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:45 am

Sorry, I was on an afternoon break from jury duty and couldn't see everything on the iphone. Hope the reg thing works out, should not be any issues.
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Re: Newbie

Postby Roly Nelson » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:30 am

I threw a sheet of plywood down onto my Harbor Freight trailer, took it to the DMV got it registered, no sweat. Now my teardrop sits proudly upon it as it has for the past 15 years. Calif registration was a piece of cake, I'm puzzled.
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Re: Newbie

Postby clamlamp » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:25 pm

Finally got the trailer painted. It took forever to grind off the little nubs left after cutting off the welded mesh. If anyone decides to build a teardrop, don't use a Lowe's carry on trailer. Go with a HF or NT. Image

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Re: Newbie

Postby clamlamp » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:38 pm

Welded on cross members to help support the frame and the tongue boxImage

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Re: Newbie

Postby clamlamp » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:57 pm

Got the torsion box completed. This definitely removed all the flex that was present before. I lap jointed the 8ft 2x4 to the front and the back and pocket holed the middle all glued with gorilla glue and PL premium to the base. I decided not to insulate the base because I'm not looking to camp in freezing temps. Two coats of roofing sealer and 3\8 stainless steel bolts to the frame should insure long lasting protection from underneath. Now the fun begins!ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Newbie

Postby lee senn » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:09 pm

Looking good , please keep the pictures coming. Lee and Norma
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Re: Newbie

Postby clamlamp » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:33 pm

I moved my build journal to the appropriate section here:

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