Build your own wooden Teardrop Camper in this 11-day class. The course runs from Monday 18th to Saturday 30th November 2019 and your assembled camper shell will be bolted onto the included trailer ready for you to tow it home on the Saturday (30th November).
Book your place by Monday 7th October 2019. A deposit of 30% of the full price must be paid to book your place, with the balance payable 30 days prior to the start of the course.
Expert tuition will be provided by our experienced instructors at our fully-equipped workshop in the Lake District.
This course is offered as a package deal including tuition for two people, one Teardrop Camper kit and a specially-designed flatbed trailer on which the camper will be mounted at the end of the course. All the major assembly tasks will be complete and your camper will be ready for road travel, though there will still be work left to do at home before it is ready to sleep in, including finish-sanding and coating (varnish or paint), installing vents, installing the optional galley module and fitting out the interior.
Options and accessories for the Teardrop Camper are not included in this course package, so you'll need to order the galley (kitchen) module, storage box, vents and interior liner separately if you intend to install them. You'll also need to get a towing hitch installed on your car before the course, if you haven't already, to tow your camper home.
We'll be following a carefully-designed schedule that allows the epoxy to cure overnight so that the cure times don't cause delays. Each day of the class starts at 8am and finishes at 5-6pm, with an hour off for lunch. Saturday mornings are used mainly for catching-up as necessary and run from 8am till 12pm. Saturday afternoons and Sundays are for rest.
You'll do most of the work on your own camper, but some tasks are easier when everyone works together as a team on each camper in turn. A skilled instructor will be on hand at all times.
There is a lot to do in just 11 days, so it isn't possible to take this course without an assistant. If you really can't find anyone willing to join you, get in touch with us and we'll see if we can arrange for someone to assist you. The course price includes tuition for two people per camper, but of course you can bring additional helpers for an additional fee.
No prior experience is necessary for this course, just a willingness to learn and the energy to work on the project for two weeks. Having a general understanding of the build process before arrival will help, so we'll send you a copy of the construction manual to read through in advance, though the course schedule doesn't follow exactly the same order as the manual due to time constraints.
All tools and consumables are provided, as well as all required safety equipment. We will supply disposable dust masks, but we recommend bringing a respirator (and filters) if you have one. You might also prefer to bring your own ear defenders, though our classroom has enough to go around. We will also provide safety glasses, protective gloves and disposable coveralls.
You can bring some of your own tools if you prefer, such as a block plane, cordless drill and a small hand saw, but all of these are provided in our classroom.
If you have any more questions about our courses, please see our Courses FAQ or contact us.