Post by michelle mazzocchi on Apr 25, 2013 9:15:02 GMT -5
I was on the forum a year ago in search of a shasta, but was stationed overseas with the Army. I'm back home in Texas and am seriously on the hunt for the following little gem
- really like Shasta's but open to anything - canned ham style. No thank you to domes. Lol - 16ft is my max ( towing with a 2004 jeep liberty - ode to a short wheel base!) I love the compacts though, too! - i certainly dont mind getting dirty, but not so confident in my restoration skills. Electric, gas lines, and structural integrity are issues really beyond my abilities.
Ultimate dream = 16ft Shasta Airflyte? (the rounded one vs 70s boxy) with wings, original fridge, stove, no leaks
Hoping to find something in Texas, but I'd be willing to ship from surrounding states.
Any wisdom on hitches is also welcome. I'm getting my jeep fitted for towing right now. I've had the equalizer suggested to me.
If anyone needs help restoring their trailers in the area, , let me know. I would love to learn any tidbits of the process.
Welcome Home michelle724, and Thank You for serving. Welcome to VSTF also!
Ahh Lackland AFB. What a fun 2 months I got to spend in your town in the early 80's. Jezz it's hot down there!! Only got to see your city on 1 and only town pass the last day. Cool city.
Anyway, good luck on your search. Some common BS to remember about camper ads, the following is supposedly true about all LOL; None of them leak, all have freshly packed bearings and are rare and valuable. They all need new tires and a little TLC. They are also camp ready. So BEWARE and be smart. One thing for sure, the best deals are the ones found NOT advertised. Switch up your local driving patterns and you'll find one. It's the one not for sale in the back yard, garage, barn, lean to, field... Always bring a sticky note pad, pen, cam, phone with you at all times, and don't be afraid to stop and ask someone.
Howdy, fellow Ag! Hubby and I are both Aggies, and daughter is there now. WHOOP! When I went to transfer title on mine, they said no title for trailers under 2500 pounds in TX. The lady was nice enough to "exaggerate" the weight of the trailer so I could get a title in my name. I don't know how much the bigger ones weigh, but you may want to keep that in mind when you transfer title.
I'm in Austin and I know how hard it is to find a camper. I found mine through Sisters on the Fly- have you heard of them? Go to sistersonthefly.com and check it out. They're an awesome group of ladies!
Post by michelle mazzocchi on May 2, 2013 8:32:47 GMT -5
Whoop to fellow Ags. I am FTACO05! I thought the same and I swear that's what it use to be, too. No title required until after 4000 lbs. They actually still have that on their website!
Maybe they changed it or somethin'. I called and was told the info was not current. The route they proposed Is not hard, but it takes 3 years with bonded title until it is just a pure title. My husband is still in the military so not sure about the moving about with that sort of thing. He's from NY. (Hsss)
Sisters on the Fly Haha - I'm a member but no trailer lol. I figured my fees would support the group none the less lol. I so respect Mazzie! I want to be just like her!
I watch their e-store. my mom is in love with it all, too. I think they are raffling a trailer, but it is located somewhere else.
Lol also on their FB.
Nothing like trailer hunting to bring out the inner stalker in ya! Sheesh ! Lol lol
Gig'em! I'm class of 1981. Also SOTF #490. Have THREE trailers, none of which could safely be towed even to the tire place. But one of them is almost ready to go, just a few more repairs. It took three years of looking to find a Shasta and then had to drive into Oklahoma for it - but it was worth it. You will eventually find at LEAST one trailer and then find you need/want more. Welcome!