How to Build a Teardrop Camper – The Final Product (Regal Eagle is Complete)

Well, if you have been reading my blog for a while now, you know that among other things, we really like to camp. Part of our camping adventure is that I built our Teardrop (ish) camper that we currently camp in. I started a series of posts a while back that covered the what and how of our camper build.  Y

BUT. I have decided to take this a different (AND MUCH BETTER) direction.  So this will be the last post, at least for now, on the Regal Eagle.  Here is a link to how things finished up…

Also, if you are a Facebook fan, here is an album of photos that I made while building the Regal Eagle.

We still have, and plan to keep the Regal Eagle.. so it’s not going anywhere.  BUT  I just felt like I could explain the process better if I had actual videos of the build and notes to accompany them.

After camper 1 was complete, my dad decided that he and my mom needed their own camper. So, build #2 is underway, and with that I have been videoing a much more comprehensive series on that build. In each of those videos I explain (in better detail) each of the steps to building a teardrop camper. So…

I am going to do a post a week here, over then next few weeks, catching up with those videos. Watching the videos on YouTube is great, but I will also include some notes and key points in the blog posts as to things that you need to pay particular attention to. At the end up the build I plan on selling an “as built” set of plans for this camper, as I have had quite a few people ask me if there is one.  I will post more about that when the time comes.

In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel here.  I will post the Teardrop stuff (as well as some other DIY stuff I have planned) over there.

Feel free to shoot me an email brian at dadrambles dot com  or Follow on Facebook.  I have setup a page just for camping stuff that I will continue to post on as well.  Only camping…  Check it out on Regal Eagle Camping on Facebook.




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2 thoughts on “How to Build a Teardrop Camper – The Final Product (Regal Eagle is Complete)”

  1. How far should I move rear axle on the Ironton trailer just like the one the you building current teardrop?

    1. It depends. I did’t move mine any, but then again, I will have the battery in the front, and a tongue box, so that should add some weight. Just remember moving the axle back adds tongue weight, and that increases stability on the road, but it also might creep up to the max tongue weight of your tow vehicle (TV). If the TV will handle it, there is nothing wrong with a tongue that is a little heavy. If possible, you might consider not attaching the fenders and such until the teardrop is almost complete. That way if you need to move your axle, it is still possible (albeit difficult) to do after everything is complete. I have looked at others who used the same design as me, and they didn’t move their axle either, so that factored in my decision to keep it in the factory hole location. Thanks for following!

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