I recently featured a teardrop trailer builder in Eugene, Oregon on the Tiny Yellow Teardrop blog and was pleased to find out that the family-run Oregon Trail’R company is one of very few companies to offer teardrop trailer kits. These types of kits can be perfect for people who are interested in building or owning a teardrop trailer, but don’t possess the skills, time or tools to build one completely from scratch.
Jon and his brother Sawyer of Oregon Trail’R create and supply a solid foundation for their FronTear style trailer. This includes precut walls, a floor, doors, bulkheads, partitions and spars. The buyer can do all the assembly themselves or Oregon Trail’R will begin the build and the buyer can finish it themselves. The buyer supplies the frame and chassis, galley and interior cabinetry, lighting and any other finishing details. Oregon Trail’R can also supply a custom frame designed for a 5×8 foot trailer for $1,300.
“The major design and build problems come already solved,” Jon said. “We don’t include all the little parts and pieces and trim to finish it out, which allows the client some freedom to really make it their own.”
Depending on what’s needed and the client’s location, each kit will be priced individually. However, a fully designed and built base trailer costs around $9,000, so building one yourself could save you thousands of dollars.
Frank Bear of Teardrop Trailer Parts also sells kits and frames for the tiny trailers. Both the frame and kit can be built for a 5×8 or 5×10 size teardrop trailer.
Photos courtesy of Oregon Trail’R