Homebuilt Teardrop Trailer


Thinking about a homebuilt teardrop trailer? Luckily there are plenty of resources online and you’ll find everything you need to learn more and get started right on this page.

There is an online community of helpful teardrop trailer owners and builders. Many of them have even shared their building tips, pictures, and resources to help you do the same and avoid common problems.

How much does it cost to build a teardrop trailer?

You can build one for as little as about $2,000 without having to weld. Of course it can get more expensive if you start adding additional features, size, and quality materials.

If I were to start building one tomorrow I would choose the 8’ Cubby by Kuffel Creek. Why?

  • There’s no welding required
  • The trailer is inexpensive
  • It costs just $2,000 to build

It’s simple and more than enough for what I want but there are plenty of other options out there. Don’t worry, you’ll get a chance to further explore at the bottom of this page where I’ll share more homemade teardrop campers resources.

The Trailer

The trailer that’s used for the 8’ Cubby required no welding—that’s my favorite part about it. You can order it online pretty easily and it costs about $500-$600. I’ve seen it go on sale before for less but that’s the normal price.

The trailer can be put together in a day’s work and doesn’t require any extraordinary tools to complete. Some end wrenches, pliers, and a screwdriver is all you need.

There are pre-drilled holes to attach the flooring material and if you’re really good you can have it all done in a couple of hours. I’d a lot for more than that!

They’re all unique

One of the neatest things about homebuilt teardrop trailers is that they are all different. Everyone has different tastes and with custom teardrop campers it shows!

You’ll see different sizes, features, colors, and designs but they all have a few things in common…

  • They’re fairly simple to build
  • Are great on gas
  • Easy to pull with just about any vehicle
  • Are a blast to camp in
Teardrop campers are the most economical RVs on the market.

Helpful External Resources (Links Open in New Window)

RedTrailers.com Trailer Kit

Step by Step Homebuilt Teardrop Trailer Plans for the 8' Cubby by Kevin Hauser

Tom's Homemade Teardrop Camper (8' Cubby) Construction Photos