Custom bike camper continues without a car
If you own an RV or RV, you might think twice about taking it out after taking a look at gas prices. Towing all that extra weight and wind drag can really cut your fuel mileage. [Drew] decided to keep the motorhome but take the gasoline out of the equation by build a teardrop trailer that he pulls behind his bike.
It’s a relatively simple idea. A 1″ by 1″ steel tube frame makes up the bottom, which [Drew] welded together. In addition to this, plywood walls were built on a plywood base. The wheels were stolen from an older bike and the top was made with many folding techniques using a portable fabric steamer for clothes. [Drew] found used doors and windows right in her backyard, which helped keep the cost down. The trailer is insulated with a foam sheet because it is cheap and easy to cut.
In addition to creativity, there is an emphasis on waterproofing and durability throughout this construction. [Drew] apply sealant to the threads of each screw to prevent water from entering and rotting the plywood. Canvas was used instead of fiberglass to reduce costs, as it offers a fairly high level of rain protection when properly finished. Inexpensive LEDs and a USB battery created stylish and functional lighting in the interior.
All in all, we think it went pretty well, and we’d love to bike somewhere and camp in our own teardrop trailer. It is a magnificent example of welding, carpentry and ingenuity in the face of adversity. We’ve seen solar-powered trailers for e-bikes and motorhomes for custom motorcycles before, and we think [Drew]The trailer of would fit in perfectly. Video after the break.