I was asked by a few people to do a build tread here, so let's get started. Below was a copy and paste from another build thread I started. I started building in Nov of 2017 so just over a year now. I've had a few setbacks in that time, foot surgery and my mom passing where I lost time working on the tear. I live in the Phoenix valley and for four months of the year it is tough getting home from work and wanting to work in a 120 degree garage. But I am still happy how things are going. If you have comments on how things can be done different go ahead and post them. It's probably to late for me to use them but might help out someone who is reading this and wants to build one. So let's get this started. So everyone tells me you have to have a name for the teardrop, I guess it's a thing in the teardrop community. Really wasn't planning on a name but came up with ODD, Off-road Desert Dwelling. The players, Me - Todd CEO, Supply chain manager, Builder, Designer, Quality Control, Electrician, Plumber, Welder, Janitor (I need to fire this guy, he doesn't do a very good job), Historian, Gofer. Wife - Meg CFO Why the Build We have done all kinds of camping, starting with a tent, getting a pop-up camper when we had kids. Back to tent camping off the KTM 990, and finally tent camping with the Jeep. We have been getting tired of sleeping on the ground even though we have very good sleeping pads. Most likely because we are getting old. We have our camping gear organized but it takes awhile to get packed for a trip. Because of motorcycle camping we camp very minimal. To be able to sleep in a rest areas or Walmart parking lots if needed. Goal for the Camper To be able to have all camp gear pack and ready to go. I want to be able to say lets go camping and just grab some clothes and food and be able to be on the road in under 60 minutes. To be able to go off road with the Jeep. Not rock crawling, forest roads, and easy to intermediate 4X4 trails. Camping in remote areas. Smallish but not too small. As narrow as possible would be a plus. To not store anything on the bed while traveling. Buy no wood from Home Depot or Lowes. Wants and Needs Off-road capable with lift and wheels and tires to match Jeep. CFO requires some type of toilet. A port-o-potty in an enclosure (tent) is acceptable. Water storage Shower with hot water. Useable stocked galley, with or without sink. Some type of outside table to eat at. Good quality mattress. Place to store clothes inside. 1" wall insulation. Shade awing. 12v system with one maybe two batteries, LED lighting, USB charging areas, 12v outlets, Will probably put in a 120v outlet or two but don't see much need for it. Heater, I say this is a want, CFO says NEED! Aluminum skinned. Keep cost under control, this isn't a budget build, but the CFO is watching the budget. I'm sure I'm missing something but it's all I can think of now. Design This was the easy part. My original idea was to build an expo trailer with a roof top tent. CFO said "no way am I climbing down a ladder in the middle of the night." So the expo trailer is out. She said she wanted a more traditional teardrop. We looked at them online and she said "that one", so we are building a Grumman style. I am using the Wyoming Woody plans and made a lot modifications to the plans. I started with the sleeping area and sized it to fit a full XL mattress. The XL is extra long for a full at 80" the same as a queen. Everything else was just eyed to the keep the same scale as the Wyoming Woody. I did go higher than 48" and am just under 10'. To be continued.