This tutorial will show you how to build a simple DIY camper trailer. We’re going to cover everything you need to know about it. Even if you have no experience building one, this is a good project to try your hand at.
Before you begin anything you will need to find the materials you need. You’ll need a sturdy frame and some tires to put on the trailer. Don’t go crazy and get something that looks like it could probably hold up under pressure. If you are looking for something easy to assemble, get wheels, and a simple bed, maybe a wagon style bed, that is removable for easy changing of your camping gear.
A basic camper trailer can be built for as little as a few hundred dollars. Although the more expensive ones look nicer, they may not really give you a good value. If you plan on using the trailer for a lot of camping, you might want to save the money. If you only plan on camping for a short period of time, you can definitely save money with a cheaper, or even free, design.
The first step is to figure out where you want to place your camper trailer. This will have to be made out of a strong material, such as metal, but should also be relatively stable. After that, you will need to decide whether you want to buy your own materials, or borrow them from someone else.
To make the frame, you will need to purchase a decent woodshop, and a couple pieces of sheet metal. These may cost as little as $100, and you may find that you can buy the exact same parts online. If you don’t have a workshop, you can get some plywood sheets or even aluminum sheeting and paint it yourself. Then you need to get a few nails and fasteners, and assemble the trailer.
After you have the workshop and parts you will need, you will need to start on the actual frame. This should be done by either hiring a local person to do it, or purchasing a kit from a company. This kit includes everything you need for the frame, including a good quality frame building kit.
Once you have built the frame, the next step is to attach all the parts together. You can use any type of adhesive, but the best ones are epoxy, but you can also use epoxy but just avoid using it to much. You need to lay down the parts so that they can all be glued together, and then you will need to form the roof of the trailer.