Hi everyone! My name is Stacy and I have been reading this forum on & off for about a year. I love it! I am finally ready to make my vintage Shasta trailer dream come true ( under $5000) I have been looking (seriously)for about 2 months now.Everyone here is so helpful and knowledgeable, and I am a complete rookie.
Ok...that was a quick introduction...now what I really need advice about. There is a slight possibility that a vintage Shasta has been abandoned at my husbands work. I don't know for sure yet. It is in rough shape. It appears they had started renovation on it--the paneling has all been sanded--but it is also tore up. I really only got a quick look at it. I know it is way more work than I could do...and I am sure it would be $$$ to have it done. It is also a little bigger than what i was looking for.
If it turns out that it has been abandoned, do you think it is something I should pursue anyway? I hate to just let her go to the impound yard.
Post by universalexports on Jun 19, 2012 19:35:46 GMT -5
I vote no, if it is not exactly what you want, I wouldnt waste time on it, you will just end up with a camper you have put a lot of work into and still not have just what you want, or at least thats the road I went down at first, now I have exactly what I want.
Post by lynettekarasz on Jun 19, 2012 21:20:02 GMT -5
Stacy, I'm with Universal. Don't settle. Get what you want. The Shasta in the pic is the same model I have. It does come with wings. It's a Airflyte. Mine is a 58, with the original wings! The airflyte is just what I wanted. Get what you want!!
Post by boandsusan on Jun 19, 2012 21:33:06 GMT -5
I agree that you should hold out for what you want, unless your like Bo and I, and just like to restore things. I wouldn`t just let it go though. I`d pursue it and should it turn out to be abandoned then maybe you could list it as such on Craislist. Hopefully someone would want to restore it.
If you need wings, I am the guy Boandsusan was refering to (at least I hope so ). Let me know when the time comes, can also see my work on the blog below. I do tend to agree that if you want a compact you should wait for it... however I hate to see these things get scrapped. It seems that people are always able to sell them in almost any condition. If the skin is good, frame is good, and windows adn hardware are good.... everything else can be fixed. Where is it located?
Tyler...Thanks so much for giving me the link to your blog and letting me know about your work! Your blog is great and I LOVE your Shasta! I cannot wait to get one! If I need wings, you'll be hearing from me for sure!
As far as the potentially abandoned trailer...I have no plans on just taking it...it will have to go through the proper channels. I think there is a way to purchase abandoned vehicles from the impound yard after a certain amount of time has passed That is what I meant by "pursue it". I just didn't want to see her scrapped. She will need extensive renovation though.
I will definitely let you all know where she ends up.
Post by boandsusan on Jun 20, 2012 12:05:57 GMT -5
AL has an abandoned vehicle thingy. Once a vehicle has sat on your property for 30 days, you simply fill out a form applying for the title. Last year the cost was $15 when you turned the form in. They also require you to run a classified in the local paper for 3 weeks running.
Thanks Susan...I am not sure what the CA regulations are. I was going to try to find out. It has only been 2 days, but it is posted "No Overnight Parking" less than 30ft. from where the trailer was left. My husband could have had it towed already, but he is trying to give the people a chance in case their truck broke down or something. If this is the case though, why didn't they come in and say something about it. You know, "Our truck broke down and we need to leave our trailer here for a couple of days"...or whatever the reason may be.
He is going to let me know when he finally decides it is time to have it towed and I will go from there I guess.
Post by daisydunnagan on Jun 20, 2012 14:01:26 GMT -5
Also thing about the possibility of PARTING IT OUT. It you are able to get it and get all the parts out of it, not only could you make money off the deal but you could also have some really nice stuff for a future trailer that you may find. Plus trading parts for parts works very well also.
Haha.That's ok...I've learned to respond to Tracy and Stephanie too.
Thanks for the advice about parting it out. I guess I will just have to wait and see if the people show back up for her. I am not the only one interested either. I noticed a few people hovering around the trailer yesterday. No matter how rough they look, those Shastas sure attract attention!
I wanted to update you all on the status of the trailer. It turns out it had been abandoned...by the person who was supposed to deliver it to the new owners!!! Apparently, the person refused to bring it out to their house ( I don't know any other particulars) and just dumped it off at my husband's work. The driver must have told the people he dropped it off somewhere in town because they were calling around trying to find out where it was. Anyway...they finally called the right place and came and picked her up. I am so glad. I hope they are going to finish restoring her to her former glory.
Thanks to all of you for quickly replying. You really helped me out. Not to mention, strengthened my convictions of holding out for what I really want. I know there is a compact out there that will be perfect for me.