Teardrop Trailer Build

I wanted to publish some photos of our new teardrop trailer that was built by Orama Teardrops in Tenino, WA from January to March 2013. Special thanks to Mike at Orama for taking care of our needs and creating an awesome trailer. Mike provided photos (via Facebook) throughout the process and those are the photos I’m sharing here.

Here are the details (from Orama web site) on what I ordered.

  • Custom welded tailer
  • LED tail and marker lights
  • Rolling tongue jack
  • 2″ rear receiver hitch
  • 13″ radial tires on alloy rims
  • 7 pin trailer connector (with charging circuit)
  • 2 locking doors with drip caps
  • White aluminum exterior with silver aluminum top
  • Beautiful custom pine, birch, and maple cabinetry
  • Two interior folding cupholders
  • Two interior coat hooks
  • Hurricane hatch hinge
  • Rear swing down stabilizing jacks
  • Interior folding shelf
  • Curtain rods over doors
  • Front mounted spare tire
  • 30 amp Converter/Charger
  • 25′ 30 amp cord
  • Two interior and one exterior galley 12 volt DC outlets
  • One standard interior 120 volt AC outlet and one exterior galley GFCI 120 volt AC outlet
  • Two (right and left side) exterior porch lights
  • One interior overhead 2 bulb light fixture
  • One interior dual light directional overhead reading light fixture
  • One exterior galley overhead 2 bulb light fixture
  • Deep cycle battery – group 27
  • 12 volt wiring is 12 gauge CL rated for in wall use
  • 12 volt AC wiring is 14 gauge marine grade
  • 13″ round stainless steel sink 5×8 trailer
  • Electric faucet/pump combo
  • Five gallon water tank
  • AM/FM stereo/CD player with remote
  • Two interior speakers
  • Two exterior galley marine speakers
  • Fantastic fan
  • Add a counter. Features matching laminate, aluminum edging, a folding leg, and a really nice useable counter shape. It simply slips onto a bracket permanantly mounted to the side of the trailer.
  • Rhino roof rack
  • Rhino sunseeker II awning

And the specs for my trailer are

Interior Dimensions

  • Length-78″
  • Width-58.5″
  • Height-46.5″

Overall Dimensions

  • Length-140″
  • Width-82″
  • Height-67″
  • Gross Weight-1240lbs (fully loaded model)
  • Tongue weight-lbs-175 lbs-14% of Gross Weight
  • Height to top of coupler ball-15.5″

Here are the photos from the build.

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Building the hatch.


More hatch


Preparing the floor


Priming the hatch


Floor layout


Priming the floor


Lines for galley walls


Floor


Wall base


Weather proofing bottom of floor


Starting the cabinet faceplates


More faceplates


Prepping cabinet door wood


Cabinet door frames


Butyl tape


Detail of cabinet door joins


Flashing


Doors


Dividers


Final doors


More doors


Interior electrical raceway


Skinning the hatch


Interior shelf


Hatch trim


Shiny hatch


Galley counter cut-out


Hatch locks


Galley light hole


Galley and interior faceplates


The trailer (sourced from a trailer builder in OR)


More trailer


Floor on trailer


Walls going up


Galley shelves going in


More interior work


Interior build-out


Galley floor


Galley laminate counter


Galley construction


Interior cabinets


Installation of parallax 30 converter


Overhead cabinets


Converter in galley


Starting the wiring


Galley coming together


Galley work


Laminate installed


Galley cabinet doors installed


Overhead cabinet


Interior cabinets


Overhead view


Overhead cabinet with roof on


Interior roof on with spars


Hole for fantastic fan


5 Gal water tank under sink


Kitchen coming along nicely


Front roof view


Hole for later light assembly


12V and 110V GFCI


Almost done wiring converter


Wiring to fan


Looks sharp


Close it up


Insulation


Exterior wood and primer


Front area for spare tire


Attaching exterior ply


Adding aluminum skin


Fan installed


Spare tire holder


Interior view of fan


Skinning the side


Adding the doors


Trim


Hatch is on


Drip covers


Shore power


Galley with hatch open


Exterior lighting


Breakaway controller and diamond plate


Interior shot


Spare tire attached and group 27 battery


Electricity is flowing


Interior shelf


Plugged in


Exterior 12V


Top with Rhino Rack and Sunseeker II awning


Finished side view


Awning


Exterior table

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