Hi . im a new member and have been folowing along for over a year. My search has just ended with a 1400 . The registration shows 1974 as the year but it look like late 60s or early 70s. my vin is p24078. The striping is gold and the windows are 2 pane. Interior is dark paneling . the stove and fridge are mustard yellow. When the weather clears i can post a few pics.
Your description matches up to the features they had in the early 70's, the dark color paneling, yellow appliances and flooring, started to show up around '72. My guess from the VIN is that 1974 is probably right, though it may show up as built in '73, and sold or registered for the first time in '74
I have a 1969 Compact with a VIN beginning P13... and had a 1970 VIN beginning P17... I am pretty sure the P24...series must have followed along in about '73 or '74. The "P" indicates they were manufactured in the Pennsylvania plant.
Somewhere in their history, Shasta shut down production about 1974. The demand for travel anything, let alone trailers, dwindled due to the gasoline shortages of the day. They were only one of several manufacturers that seemed to fall by the wayside then. In about the same time frame, Coachmen bought up the Shasta name, and then continued making the Shasta from then on. That was when the "gold-stripe" models disappeared, and all the mid- to late-70's Shastas show up with the orange and brown striping. The 1400 was more likely phased out by the changeover of the company rather than by the Loflyte. That being said, Coachmen actually did continue to build some of the 'newer' models based on the early-70's line. I saw one advertised recently that was very close to the layout of the Starflyte model.
Last Edit: Apr 3, 2013 13:17:12 GMT -5 by chris2620