This motorcycle enthusiast, Imgur user dealsgaprider, decided to build a teardrop dog trailer so he could take his pooch along with him on rides. It obviously took a lot of hard work. Hereâ€™s his process.
He cut the pieces with a CNC router. It consists of two larger pieces, the left and right sides, traditional, rectangular cut ribs, pieces to attach to the sidewall and act as spacers for the ribs. The u-shaped parts make up the middle spar. After some stapling, glueing, and screwing, you getâ€¦
The frame is made of 1/2â€ plywood cut to size.
The siding is aluminum composite. A top skin of 0.040 aluminum was applied for waterproofing.
The wheels and axle is installed. Everything was bolted and secured using 3/4â€ plywood on the bottom with galvanized hardware. He used two pieces of 2â€x6â€ to attached the axle and spring hardware. A 2.5â€ heavy aluminum was used for the tongue.
He purchased this boat window to install in the trailer.
The tongue length is about 2 times longer than the width of the axle. In this case, the trailer is 30â€ wide, 4â€™ long, but 8â€™ long with the tongue
Dealsgaprider measured his dog standing and sitting to determine where the porthole placement should be. To cut the hole, he created a template on the CNC router out of thin metal and cut into the siding using a jigsaw.
Cut using the CNC router, on lexan, a strong polycarbonate material.
Rigid foam was installed between the ribs, then sprayed with a foam.
The inside cushions are 2â€ foam on a 3/8â€ plywood, and covered with vinyl.