You are itching to build a teardrop and get out there to your favorite camping location to hang out around the fire drinking coffee next to your freshly built teardrop trailer. I know the feeling. One great option for those who want to build a teardrop but aren’t super handy and resourceful is to buy a teardrop trailer kit. There are a couple great companies out there that have different kit options available. Honestly as I did more research on buying a kit I was surprised that there aren’t more companies offering a teardrop trailer kits. It seemed a little hard to find a decent company.
You can buy a whole kit with every single piece you will need to build a teardrop. Some companies offer partial kits where they just send you the walls. There are many different kit options to choose from. One thing about kits is that they can be expensive, especially once you add shipping.
The cheaper kits available seem to fall into the category of you get what you pay for. They are very base models and designs. Once you get into the better kits they start to cost near 4 figures. At that point it’s almost not worth it to build your own with a kit.
You might as well just buy a nice used teardrop trailer. Another thing you need to consider is do you want a kit that comes with the trailer or without the trailer. Most kits are designed to work with a Harbor Freight or Northern Tool trailer.
It is up to you which option will work better for your situation. We have compiled a few different kits from different companies that you can purchase to start your first teardrop trailer build.
(Disclaimer: I have never used any of these companies. And I have not been paid to promote any of them. These are just a few I found online that I thought looked interesting.)
Those two companies are the main two suppliers I could find for teardrop trailer kits. I was actually really surprised there aren’t more.
I’m sure there are more but they aren’t that easy to find. Maybe there isn’t a big market for teardrop trailer kits. I guess those who want to build a teardrop trailer are the type of people who like to do things themselves so they would lean more to just buying a teardrop trailer plan and not a whole kit.
And if you have the money to buy a kit you might rather just buy a completed custom teardrop built just for you. That’s an interesting thought and would explain why there aren’t many companies selling kits. I can tell you there are a decent amount of searches online for teardrop trailer kits though.
So the question becomes do you want to spend the extra money and buy a teardrop trailer kit of just build it from scratch. That is a decision you have to make. I am going to go totally from scratch and build it on a used trailer. I can do the work and make the walls and roof myself.
Let me know in the comments if you would rather have a teardrop trailer kit? Or would you rather build one from scratch yourself?