Well, since I'm nearing completion of my Payload Master 100, I'll soon have the problem of choosing favorites of my tow planes. I don't want to wound the egos of my tow planes since they might start acting out ( or up ) to protest. This put me on a quest to obtain a trailer for tow plane transport.
Started out in the usual process of perusing what others had at the flying field. Factors I was taking into account were trailer size and tow vehicle. I like my 2008 Dodge Caravan and don’t really want to sell it to buy something with not as good gas mileage. I was pondering the fact that all I really needed was the back half of my Caravan as a trailer. In my search for a trailer of that size I stumbled across a Teardrop trailer build website that was very detailed. The main focus was to build a Off-road capable Teardrop trailer. It had great looks and was about the right size.
Here’s the link
The original Teardrops are typically 4’x 8’, the outback teardrop trailer is just shy of 57” x 9’. I made the mod on mine to be 57” x 10’ to fit the Payload Master with some spare room).
After the frame fabrication, painting and turn signals were out of the way, it was time to do battle with the Department of Motor Vehicles to get it Licensed ( so I could transport the 4x10 plywood). Wasn't quite sure how to do it but I turned to Google and struck gold. Typed in "teardrop registration California" and wouldn't you know it, somebody's website/blog had a listing of all the hoops I had to jump through (with links to the necessary DMV forms required ) Super Cool.
Picked up the wood this weekend for the sides (4' x 10' ) and roof. Now I can start cutting the Oak for the frame....stay tuned
End Photo is Photoshop Enhanced of what my ultimate Goal is.... keeps me motivated
( you can see the Pilatus TurboPorter gear leg and Pratt & Whitney logo-backwards)