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Teardrop: Redoing the Fender Mounts

March 22, 2019 by
Teardrop: Redoing the Fender Mounts

After some issues on the road, I needed to redo the fenders on my teardrop. I started by buying two new fenders. My original design and the fenders screwed into the steel frame of the trailer underneath using steel brackets. … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Painting the Interior

February 26, 2019 by
Teardrop: Painting the Interior

During our first trip, I hadn’t painted the interior, but that needed to change. As is normal for me, I found myself in a bit of a rush leading up to my latest trip back to TX. Because I was … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Catching Up From Before the Shakedown

January 28, 2019 by
Teardrop: Catching Up From Before the Shakedown

I’ve already published my blog post about our shakedown camping trip, but I have a bunch more work from right before that, which I have not shared yet. So, this is the post for those photos! The Roof The final … Continue reading

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Teardrop: A Short Shakedown Trip

January 16, 2019 by
Teardrop: A Short Shakedown Trip

It’s been a quiet few months photography wise. After my trip to Bosque in early December, not much has happened, at least with a camera in front of my eye. Between the shutdown and our busy live, we canceled our … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Pushing Towards the Finish

December 4, 2018 by
Teardrop: Pushing Towards the Finish

I’ve been silent on the Teardrop project for a while. After the mad rush to get it rolling, licensed and to California, it’s mostly been sitting. I’ve been back and forth to Texas to empty and rent our home there, … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Move Day

July 25, 2018 by
Teardrop: Move Day

The day I’ve been racing to be ready for is here: move day. The trailer is at least basically ready. The lights are wired up, the doors and hatch all latch. Time for a 1324 miles drive. I left Austin … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Bureaucracy Day

July 21, 2018 by
Teardrop: Bureaucracy Day

The day has come… It is time to get a VIN, a Title and Licenses Plates! That means today is Bureaucracy day! Or, if you like, you can call it Stand In Line day, or Which of These 10 Forms … Continue reading

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