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My homebuilt teardrop recumbant trike camper

Postby doris s. » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:52 pm

I built a teardrop camper for my recumbent trike. It weighs 65 lbs. I built the trailer with 1x2s and thin plywood. The sides are made of coroplast.
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Re: My hombuilt teardrop recumbant trike camper

Postby PKCSPT » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:46 am

That is pretty neat little trailer.
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Re: My hombuilt teardrop recumbant trike camper

Postby doris s. » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:28 am

Thanks, it was fun to build.
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Re: My hombuilt teardrop recumbant trike camper

Postby razorback » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:17 pm

Very COOL!!!!
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Re: My hombuilt teardrop recumbant trike camper

Postby daveesl77 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:42 pm

That is so slick! Good work!

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Re: My hombuilt teardrop recumbant trike camper

Postby S. Heisley » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:17 pm

That's great! :thumbsup:

I take it that there is somewhere nearby that you can cycle to and camp?
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Re: My hombuilt teardrop recumbant trike camper

Postby doris s. » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:01 pm

Yes, I'm going to cycle and camp on the C&O canal. It's not far from where I live. Lots of camping on the Potomac River.

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Re: My hombuilt teardrop recumbant trike camper

Postby pchast » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:11 pm

Doris,
What are th e floor dimensions? :thinking:
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Re: My hombuilt teardrop recumbant trike camper

Postby doris s. » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:31 pm

The floor dimensions are 40" wide overall but the sleeping area is 30" wide because of the wheel wells. The length is 6' 2". I am 6' so I sized it for me. The side walls at the tallest point is 42" I wanted to be able to sit up inside.

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Re: My hombuilt teardrop recumbant trike camper

Postby Greg M » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:46 pm

Mine's a bit smaller; nicely done.
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Re: My hombuilt teardrop recumbant trike camper

Postby doris s. » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:38 pm

Greg, That's a wonderful trailer! I love it.

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Re: My hombuilt teardrop recumbant trike camper

Postby Spacely1999 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:01 pm

Wow! That's a Great Idea. I like it no gas, no insurance just enough to get out and go :applause:
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Re: My hombuilt teardrop recumbant trike camper

Postby GuitarPhotog » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:18 pm

How did you join the pieces of coroplast? I made a tail box for my recumbent bike from coroplast and learned that I could not glue it. I used nylon wire ties and covered it all with white plastic tape.

My first piece of coroplast was an election sign that I liberated from a fence on the evening after the election. Saved the candidate the trouble of taking it down :lol:

Happy cycling and teardropping

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Re: My hombuilt teardrop recumbant trike camper

Postby Fenlason » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:01 pm

:thumbsup: Nice trailer.. Enjoy!
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Re: My homebuilt teardrop recumbant trike camper

Postby doris s. » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:26 pm

I used zip ties and then duck tape over the edges to join the pieces of coroplast. It works pretty well.
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