This page has been long in the making. In recent years, I have had
many requests for full sized patterns of the Great Lakes Teardrop and
the Aerotear Model 96. For a brief period in the past, these were
created by tracing my original plywood patterns by hand, and manually
transferring measurements for cabinets, axle etc. Even though it proved
satisfactory, I found this method to be inconsistent from one tracing to
the next and very time consuming.
Having used CAD for ornamental welding/fabrication and machine projects, I
decided to transfer my plywood patterns and the information scribed on
those patterns to CAD files. These patterns serve as the basis for the
teardrop trailer plans.
The following pattern images depict the basic outline of the full
sized Teardrop Trailer patterns that were created with AutoCAD 2008 and
Draft It Pro by CAD logic. The specifications were removed for clarity.
Although I did not build many of these teardrop trailers, they were
designed for others that had a desire to build their own Teardrop
The full sized patterns have all of the printed specifications for
accurate placement of doors, partitions, cabinets, hatch location, axle
etc. The patterns are all printed on a KIP wide format engineering
printer. The actual Cad drawings with detailed specifications accompany
the pattern or wide format print for the Teardrop Trailer. The
pattern is divided into two upper and lower 24" full size
sheets which are combined to provide one full size pattern of the
I have made available, for down loading, a full sized pattern and
specification files for a
Benroy style teardrop trailer. These files are free and are not for
resale. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader for the PDF files, and an
Autodesk viewer for the full sized DWF pattern files.
The cost for an individual trailer pattern, wide format printing,
specification sheets, shipping and handling in the contiguous U.S.
excluding Alaska is $98.00. If you are interested in building any of the
trailers below, or have questions, please contact me.
Contact information may found at the bottom of this page.