Post by persimmonpal on Oct 27, 2011 6:25:38 GMT -5
I got my Compact for 400.00, had a friend tow it to the house. The guy was asking 500.00, but it needs some work. Just as I was about to offer 400.00, he blurts out "I'll give it to you for 400.00). Without even thinking I said sure!! I am not much of a negotiator; I prob. should have countered with 300.00 and gotten it for 350.00. Oh well. Funny thing was after we pulled away we stopped at a convenience store to fill the tires with air, and I went inside for change. While inside I bought a 1.00 scratch ticket and won 30.00! Guess I can say I got it for 371.00 out of pocket lol....
Free, $200 for the shelter/greenhouse (since we are living in it and repairing the rot at the same time), and we're looking at not spending more than 1200 to fix it all. Not bad considering that 1200 is one months rent.
We just got our 68 Starflyte for free. We did buy two new tires at $250 to get it home. I expect we will put another 2 to 3K into it before we are done. There is extensive water damage and the peach paint interior paint job was poorly done. Everything is sticky. I'm afraid we will be replacing most of the interior instead of trying to strip the paint. It's bound to be faster, lol. The good news is every window is in great shape. The stove and the fridge haven't been tested but look pretty clean and probably functional. Even the toilet and shower look good. Although once we replace wood we will probably change out the interior of the bathroom. So while it was free, it will be far from that when we are done
Welcome to the forum. Congrats on your new Shasta (New in the making). We are also new to the forum but not new to restoring. I like to restore boats and trailers. We got our first Shasta about 2 weeks ago. 2-3 Thousand sounds like a lot when you say it but I like restoring as a hobby, so its a little here and a little there, its not noticed. Hubby "Honey you wanna go out to eat?" Me "No thanks, but I`ll take the $50 and buy fabric for new curtains...." LOL. Do you have pictures? Everyone like pictures. Have fun!!!!
I bought my 1959 16ft Airflyte for $300. Sugar has two cracked windows that need to be replaced and the back window leaks and she needs a new roof vent. I have not checked out all the outside electrical but the interior works well. Needs new flooring and the seat cushions needed to be reupholstered. I took a class and did the work myself. The axle has been reversed so she sits high.
Plan to keep her original and do as much of the work that needs to be done myself. Lucky for me there is a local restoration business if I get in over my head. Not sure how I will do the exterior paint. Where is the best place to ask questions on this site?
I think I got a pretty good deal, not a great deal on my '72 16SC. Paid $475 with dmv papers and towed it home. Totally complete inside and out except wings. Needs work, most of which I'll do myself. Realistically, I expect to drop another $500 to $1,000. Got her this month. Just getting started.
Post by sherwoodpfifer on Dec 9, 2011 15:34:16 GMT -5
$1,200 and it needs minimal work (that I can tell). The part I liked is that it was 90% original and in decent shape aside from the AC unit up front and the plexiglass window job out back. It's completely campable as is and tows like nothing's back there in my Jeep Wrangler. I think we did ok.
I got mine about a week ago. It had been advertised on CL for $680, but I was going to offer $550 if I liked it (and told her that). She agreed because she told me they (her & boyfriend) hadn't gotten much 'bites' at the higher price. I made sure to ask her about the condition & said I wanted to make sure it was 'in good condition' before I made the over one hour drive to get there. She said it looked pretty OK. I got there and noticed all of the problems it had and she had apparently not noticed, like the rotted out ceiling and roof coming apart from the wall. I mean really, there was mildew in the closet. I don't know if she was lying or just dense, or just hadn't looked all that close at it before. It was however her boyfriends trailer. Anyhow, in the midst of looking at it and pointing all these things out, she lowers the price to $450 and says that's the lowest her boyfriend said he would go because that is how much he had paid for it. I looked at it some more and then proceeded to call a friend who knows about trailers just about as much, if not more than me. I ask her about the problems right in front of the the seller and discuss if it's worth it (and so on). When I got off the phone, I offered her $350 & told her that it would take a summer of work to fix the roof. Her eyes got big, was surprised, and hesitantly agreed to that cost but not without saying that her boyfriend will be upset with her for taking lower than what he wanted. You know, I think he paid too much but that's frankly not my problem. I like to think I did pretty good.
Dennilane New owner of a 1965 13' Shasta Compact and a 1964 16' Yellowstone Full time Mom Sistah #1517 Flickr: flic.kr/s/aHsjxxmtuR
In October 2011, I purchased a 1961 Shasta compact. I will be doing a complete makeover including the aluminum skin. I paid $100 for it. The running gear is in great shape. The primary problem is around the back window and the water tank. SO, I intend t replace all the interior paneling also. I will post pictures as I progress.
'72 (?) Shasta compact. After months of missed opportunities and not finding anything I would be able to tow without buying a bigger vehicle I started bugging the owner of one I noticed on the way to work. I fully expected to replace the ceiling and the entire back wall before even looking at it. My wife set my limit at $1000, I offered $500, he asked for $1000, we settled on $800 (I went to him, he had no intention in selling until I approached him, but had no plans for it either, so I let him have $800. Seemed fair enough).
I wasn't disappointed. Entire lower rear behind the wheel wells getting replaced now, ceiling next. Original stove, all but one window, all emblems and wings all there. And what fun I'm having!
I figure less than another $800 for rebuild if I'm careful.
Post by shastagrey on Mar 28, 2012 15:33:15 GMT -5
$3750.00 for a 1966 16' Airflyte. Yes I broke my limit that day for what I would pay. Honestly though, I could have taken it camping from the PO's house. It was even outfitted with some great gear and decor. It has it's little stuff that needs fixing but nothing that can't wait. This poll is a great Idea. I was wondering how I ranked on how much I paid.
We paid $1,000 for our 1972 Scotty Hilander. She seems to be in relatively good condition, (okay, she's gorgeously 1972-tacky and we're in love with her) but will wait until the local Scotty doctor (Tom Bernot) can inspect her before we'll be able to say whether we did okay or not. Gosh, we paid more than 61% of you all paid for yours and you are breaking my second-hand-store-shopping heart with that number! We'll see what Tom says. Post modification: Just heard from the Scotty doctor and he is going to make a house call to assess our trailer's condition! How sweet is that?
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Post by rollingstone123 on May 11, 2012 9:05:05 GMT -5
I paid 200 bucks for a 1963 astrodome and I had to cut down 3 pine trees to get it out and the yard it was in had a dog that would take your shoe off while under camper,oh yea she said do not wear white shoes when around cleatis the dog, he hates white shoes as she spits her snuff to ward him off...k hehehe
We are paying nothing for our 1969 Shasta Airflyte. My BIL is giving it to us because he knows we have been looking for a new tt on a budget and he got a bigger tt that he will be living in. I'm sure over time this will cost us plenty, but i'm looking forward to the challenge.
Post by hellonwheels on Jun 17, 2012 8:53:19 GMT -5
Sorry Winebuff, I just grabbed the "paid more" trophy from you $7,000 - but the trailer doesn't need much - dropped about $800 for custom back cushions to match the density/height of the dinette cushions so the "bed" will feel even and then purchased an awning from Marti. I guess our justification was that we sold our 27' trailer for $6,500, so we had some playing cash.
Post by mawmaw2tripsquads on Jun 17, 2012 19:59:13 GMT -5
We paid $175 for our '71 Shasta Loflyte with Wings. After riding all over creation looking for one just sitting and going to waste in someone's yard or field, we found her just 10 minutes from our house!!