Asking price $1500, bought Jessica for $800. $500 for new dinette cushions in Sunbrella fabric (Crimson color-dash pattern). Not sure what we have spent on supplies since she was more rotten than we thought. Will do a final total when finished.
I payed 800.00 for a 1972 18 ft tandem an have put another 1500.00 in it i replaced all the screws inside and out with stainless. new plumbing and faucets,water heater. all new marker light's new plywood in the front and right side and i had to build a new bed and i also replaced the kitchen booth with a new bench that turns into a bed both made from 3/4 in birch ply wood. I had to do it that way because of my 6ft 6 in 300lb frame i also pulled out all the windows and re caulked them . And new vent covers also re caulked all the moldings and re painted the out side i still need 5 tires, a toilet and to re cover the ceiling.
No I get the canned " HAMM IT" award, paid 4500 for a 59 Shasta and the paper work says 65. Everything is there except frig. Needs work, lots of work BUT on the bright side I have a shasta, needs work yes, but love it. It is kept inside and we pay Backgammon every evening @ the dinning table. Life is good. :-)
Carol - sorry about your having to pay $1100 "too much." Some folks get upset at those of us who point out weaknesses in trailers we see for sale, but this is what we're trying to avoid.
Yours has wings. We paid more for our wings than we did for the trailer, so you're good there! The best part is that Sophie is now "priceless." That's the way it should be. If you amortize the amount you spend out over the years that you use her, it will turn out not to be so much after all!
Post by 62shastacrazymom on Apr 14, 2013 2:19:43 GMT -5
I paid $700 and another KCF (kids college fund) to start the restore...but my kids are going to be GONE in 4 years, so I can't wait to do the work! I want to enjoy her (Ginger the shasta), when they still care about camping and not about Chemistry and beer bongs......I really dont care anymore....life is too short and our Shasta is priceless and if I ever die, my kids will be allowed to sell all but the SHAStA! I also love the comment that if I ever lose my house I can always live in her! heehee!
Big wheels keep on turnin...carryin me home to see my kin...Singin songs about the southland, I miss Alabamy once again, and I think it's a sin, yes.........
$300 for my first compact. 1961 with a bad title...a real "fixer upper". $1500 for my second compact. 1967 with a good title, some documentation and ready to camp!!! I think that I will part out the first one to help pay for the second one. We will see.
Hello! We are proud new owners of a 1959 Shasta Airflyte! We purchased ours for $1,000 (it was originally listed for $2,200). I know a lot are out there for much less if you have cash in hand and do some door knocking. I just got home after driving through Texas, New Mexico and Arizona and saw so many sad trailers out there just waiting to be adopted.
We are going to start a blog soon to keep folks updated on our progress (if anyone is interested). Our budget for restoration is appx. $1500. We are hoping to not go over that, but by the looks of some of the previous posts, it may not be possible! Either way, we are very excited and looking forward to the adventure!
Post by squirrelmom on May 11, 2013 7:42:23 GMT -5
I was given our 1967 Compact (named Spam) by a friend. So far we have spent $80 for a wheel and tire to get her home. I can see that is going to be just a drop in the bucket.... We've gutted her insides and are getting ready to replace rotten subfloor and frame/rib pieces. Would have loved to keep her original but much of Spam was rotted prior to my friend acquiring her. I look at it as a blank slate to turn into the camper and studio of my dreams.
1972 HiLo named "The Magic Mushroom"
1967 Shasta Compact named "Spam"
Bought my 1965 compact last July (2012) for $800. Asking price $1200. SF bay area is an expensive area. Not many compacts come up for sale and this seemed like a good price. Inspection before purchase looked good except the ceiling around the roof vent was rotten. I thought it would be an easy fix.
Needless to say that was the tip of the iceberg. The only place that showed deterioration at first was inside the upper cabinet at the front curbside. The closer I looked the more I found, all 4 corners rotted, rot at the bottom of the walls etc.
In the end I completely stripped it and rebuilt all the framing. So far I would guess I have spent about $1000 on materials. I am close to completing the new interior , then I am going to have brakes put on it.
In the end I will probably have $2500 -$3000 invested plus my time .
I paid 1500.. Again, probably too much, but factoring in living in California (pay more for everything here!) and that it was just what I wanted.. Well, I don't mind I guess. And I got a fridge and princess My mom got a 67 for free, but her whole side is far too rotted to be road worthy, so she's a storage trailer for now..