The DIY Explorer Box Camping Trailer
Explorer Box Compact Camping Trailer
It has now been over 10 years since I built the first lightweight Explorer Box camping trailer and began showing people how-to build their own.
For me, it’s been like a rebirth from long ago home-built camping trailers people could build using information found in places like Popular Mechanics. We are now the leading how-to experts in building compact camping trailers providing DIYers with construction guides, parts and many sources of information.
The Explorer Box design is inspired by the simplicity of vintage Tent Trailers with some Teardrop Trailer influences. Our “Explorer Box Construction Manual” makes it simple to build a durable plywood based lightweight camping trailer. Think of the build plans as a recipe; follow the instructions and out pops a ready to use camping trailer.
To help people as they plan their Explorer Box project, I’ve created an “Explorer Box Trailer Collection” thread on the Tventuring forum. With build related information and an index of customer build threads that I am aware of. It is also full of photos to help you visualize what your Explorer Box project will look like. When you build yours, be sure to send pictures so we can add them.