Several construction and pictorial pages for the Great Lakes Teardrop trailer
were web published in 2000 - 2005, and with some editing, have been moved to a
The Great Lakes
Teardrop is a very well insulated trailer. This trailer was designed for cold weather use in the
Great Lakes area with Insulation being the primary focus. Very few
of the early teardrop trailer builders incorporated insulation into their
design, with the exception of those in geographically cold climate
areas. A minimum of insulation can make a difference between
minimal comfort and being cold. The benefit of insulation is significant in hot climates as well.
There is much information on the web regarding teardrop
trailer construction and plans with insulation strategies. This site contains similar content and yet it provides
a few different ideas as regarding insulation placement, DOT wire routing
and some useful hand made accessories. New and improved teardrop
trailer construction and design ideas abound on the internet.
The early teardrop trailers from the
1930's, 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's fell from favor due to increased
automobile horsepower and a growing U.S. economy. It now appears
those same factors in reversal are bringing redevelopment to the teardrop RV.
Finally, whatever reason you may have for
wanting to build a teardrop trailer...."Welcome to one of my
A full sized CAD
Pattern is available for this, and other teardrop trailers.