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THE STORY OF ONE MAN'S EFFORT
TO BUILD A TEARDROP TRAILER

 
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CROCODILE TEAR BUILDING DIARY

I kept a log of the work I did on the teardrop trailer, and what my costs were. If you read between the lines, you’ll find gaps. I took vacations, got sick, goofed off, worked on other projects, and did not work single-mindedly on the teardrop trailer. If I had, it would have been finished sooner. On average, I put 11 hours of work on the trailer each week. My Crocodile Tear trailer took 469 hours to build.

PHASE 1:
VISUALIZE AND PLAN TRAILER DESIGN
I did not keep track of time during the two months I was visualizing and designing the trailer.

PHASE 2:
FRAME, UNDER-FLOOR BOXES, AND FLOOR

PHASE 3:
SIDEWALLS, INSULATION, AND WIRING

PHASE 4:
SHELVES, CLOSET, AND TOP

PHASE 5:
GALLEY, SKIN, AND HATCH

PHASE 6:
RUNNING LIGHTS, CROCODILE DRAWING, AND LICENSE PLATES

MODIFICATIONS:
MODIFICATIONS AFTER THE CROCODILE TEAR WAS LICENSED



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WHAT'S IN A NAME?

"When I hear people gripe about how much money they spend on a trailer, all I have is a crocodile tear!"

WHAT'S IN A PICTURE?

Look at Planning, and Construction Photos to see about 70 pictures taken during construction.

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