Information for the home builder;
A Teardrop Builder's Shop Manual

Plans for the 'Rondack Lodge

Due to interest from visitors to this site, and supporters, I have produced two resources for the home-builder. The Builders ShopManual covers the construction of a wooden Teardrop Trailer in great detail.
The 'Rondack Lodge Plans cover the construction of The 'Rondack Lodge.
The manual is in PDF format, now delivered as a download

There are over 200 pages with many photos and diagrams of my "Inside-Out" Method I have develpoed.
There are three profiles, Drawn by Andrew Gibbens, of Classic designs.
With this manual and basic skills, you will be able to build your own Wooden Teartrop Trailer, from plans, or a sketch on a napkin!

Here are some comments from satisfied customers..

"Just wanted to let you know I received the CD today.  I have already previewed and wanted to compliment you on a job well done."
Jim Z

"Awesome!  From the non woodworker, I can say this is a great tool and will be a great resource when I build the new tear.  Thanks for your hard work."
Kevin  M

"I have been enjoying the CD.  It is really well written.  I have basically read the 1st couple of sections, and skimmed the rest.  I look forward to reading the rest....
 I could use your technique to make it two different types of wood rather than a painted aluminum exterior.  Maybe a dark cherry or walnut and birch sides.  Thanks for the inspiration and the CD. "

 "Your disk shipped on Monday 2 Oct and I received it here in the St Louis
metro area on Saturday 7 October.
I did not take my after church Sunday nap on the 8th, spent most of the
day with your CD. I really enjoy your perspective. You sure do use a
router do you not! Charles A

Good afternoon Steve,

"I received the Shop manual CD on Monday
(01/08/2007) as promised.Wow that is allot of info! You should be proud of
it. Worth every penny I paid.Your new project is coming along just great.Love the
profile.I have started to tool up...should be done by end on January. Keep working
on those plans!
Hector S, Florida

"Steve!!!!!!!!! Got the cd today! Great work. I've got a project going
right now that I need to get out of the way before I get started on a
TD.But after seeing your cd I don't know if that may happen. I'm ready
to start NOW! Thanks and God bless. Kim & Carol A..."

The Rondack plans are
in PDF format, now delivered as a download.

There are over 60 pages of drawings and building notes.
A slide show showing the construction of the prototype is also included.
Since the build of the 'Rondack is based upon my methods shown in my ShopManual, I recommend that you purchase the Manual if you don't already have it. You can, of course, build the 'Rondack with just the plans and your imagination.

The cost of the Teardrop Builder's manual is $59.95, delivered as a download.
The cost of the 'Rondack plans CD is $49.95, 
delivered as a download.
You can purchase a combination with the ShopManual and 'Rondack Plans for $99.95, delivered as a download.
You can use the convenient Buy-It-Button to pay via Pay-Pal.
Or send a check, (drawn on a U.S. bank) and your choices  to:
Steve Frederick
421 Ridge Road
Broadalbin, NY 12025
Please Note!!
I will e-mail a link to the download, along with a password, once I recieve PayPal funds or a cleared check.
Due to my schedule most orders are processed within one day of cleared funds.
Your download information will be sent to the e-mail listed with your purchase.
Check your Spam Folder if you do not see a response within a couple of days.

For those who would like a CD copy of the ShopManual or Plans, please E-mail me for pricing.

ShopManual Digital Download

Builders Manual $59.95
Also available in Landscape format for PDA's or wide format screens.  $59.95 
Both versions $75.00 
'Rondack Plans Digital Download

Plans alone  $49.95 

Plan/ShopManual Bundle $99.95 
Home Guillemot Explorer Hybrid Teardrop Trailers

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