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  • Cardboard Mock-up – A lot of teardrop trailer builders first make their trailers out of cardboard. Follow the dimensions for the Generic Benroy (get plans here) and have students make a full-sized cardboard mock-up of the teardrop trailer.  They will measure all of the angles, make all of the cuts, and put it all together.  This is a great exercise in demonstrating construction, mathematics, cooperation, and a tactile experience with history.  To make this an even better brush with history, build it on a utility trailer.
  • Build a Teardrop – For a shop class, building a teardrop trailer isn’t out of the question.  Again, you can use the Generic Benroy Plans (get plans here).  A world of knowledge and experience is found at the Teardrops and Tiny Trailer Forum.

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