Hey everyone! This my first post but I have been lurking here for a couple months. Get ready, because this might be a long post.
I like to travel as well as ride dirtbikes, and once a year I drive out to Glamis, CA (I live in SC) to ride the sand dunes for a week over thanksgiving. I have an ambulance right now that I was using as an rv but with diesel/gas prices so high, I need something smaller to stay in but also can carry my bike. This last year I drove my delsol out and pulled my 4x8 HF trailer and slept in the trailer with a tarp over the top for the week. This got me on the idea of a small camper, I stumbled across teardrops and loved it! I saw the little rascal first but with the price so high I searched and found this great site and decided to build my own!
So here is my big question to everyone here, has anyone built a toyhauler teardrop? I really like the looks of the grasshopper style, but I would be open to almost anything. I would like to keep the bike inside during travel (it can stay outside once I get there) as I am really paranoid about someone stealing it when I stop to sleep, but if I had to a sideways rack across the rear would work. I would like to use the HF trailer as I love mine and don't totally trust my welding enough yet to build a trailer. I want to keep it as aerodynamic and light as possible to save fuel plus it will be pulled by my delsol some of the time and a 4runner the other times. I want it hardsided and insulated because anyone that has slept in a tent in glamis at thanksgiving knows, at night it is very cold, very loud and at times very windy. The other stuff I want such as batteries, solar panels, bedding, etc I can figure out, mostly because of all the posts I have read on here. Oh, and I guess its worth saying that it will be offroad for some of its life, not hardcore, just dirt roads and sand, but I think the trailer can deal with that
I am really excited to start building, but I am trying to get a good solid plan started before I buy anything. I am open to all suggestions and ideas. I know I am asking for a lot, but I don't like the normal everyday stuff, if everyone has one, it is boring and uninteresting! Thanks!!