Since launch, the Teardrop Camper kit has been received with overwhelming popularity and spans a wide range of enthusiasts, from boat builders to campers and adventurers.
Many potential first time builders look at the Teardrop Camper with hesitation, skeptical of their ability to to undertake the project. However you can be rest assured that many first time builders with little-to-no wood working or stitch and glue experience have constructed a Teardrop Camper with excellent results.
The kit comes with an extensively detailed and illustrated manual (over 400 pages with thousands of pictures) that will guide you through the entire build from scratch whether building from kit or plans.
It is recommended that first time builders work from a pre-cut kit, for the accuracy of the joinery this affords rather than plans. Builders working from plans might want to have built a stitch-and-glue boat first. See our Teardrop Camper page for a comprehensive look at what is involved in building a Teardrop Camper from kit, or plans.
Although the Teardrop Camper is okoume marine plywood and most builders will give their shells a clear finish on the outside, there really isn't much woodworking if you start with a kit. To someone unfamiliar with the stitch-and-glue construction technique, it's probably easiest to picture the project as a giant airplane model kit. We've cut out the parts, you assemble them with glue, then sand and finish. There's quite a lot of epoxy and fiberglass work, all intended to make the camper light, strong, and waterproof. Assembly itself goes quickly, while much of the elapsed time will be consumed by sanding and finishing. See the Teardrop Camper build video below.
All Teardrop Camper base kits ordered during June will include a Free Galley Module (conditions apply, see our June Special). Please see our Teardrop Camper page or contact us if you would like to place an order.
Teardrop Camper build - 13 days in 13 minutes