Teardrop Trailer – Build Day 13

FRAMING THE ROOF AND BACK WALL

I started the day sanding the coat of paint on the walls from yesterday. They are looking better but not done yet.

Predrill
NOTE TO SELF
Pre-drill, pre-drill, pre-drill. Life is a lot easier if you pre-drill. I’m framing out some more stuff today which means some more cutting and drilling.

HolesPRE-DRILLED ROOF PIECE
Yup.

TrailerInside
OFFSET
I offset the cross-members on the roof frame so I could drive a drywall screw into each side without any toenailing.

rooflaidoutROOF LAID OUT
I left space in the frame for a rooftop vent in case I want one later. I don’t think I’ll need it, there will be a lot of ventilation and light with the three sliding windows.

RoofROOF FRAME ASSEMBLED
56″ Inches wide. Built with 1.5″x.1.5″ furring strips.

InsulatingRoof
INSULATING THE ROOF
I’ll have to finish insulating the roof after it’s in place. I need to leave room to add the L-brackets that will help hold this all together.

RoofInsulatedMORE ROOF PROGRESS
This is done for now. Next, the back wall.

backwallBACK WALL
There will be taillights mounted to this wall which is why I’m adding the thicker board across the top. Later I’ll add another bigger board at the very top which will brace the latch for the hatch door.

Backwall2
INSULATED BACK WALL
A used some leftover off-cuts of insulation here so I had to tape some pieces together. This work will be hidden inside the wall so functional is all the counts.