Ive been looking at this trailer for almost a year the price came way down to 300.
Decided to go get it did not expect too much for that price. Kept wondering if this was a good move all the way.
This camper is retaining all its original components in pretty good condition.
It is going to facilitate being able to disassemble the entire camper to reframe it and be able to reuse every item short of framing and ceiling panels.
Floor is solid as a rock with original flooring in perfect shape. Cushins are perfect countertops are all fine fixtures are all there.
300 bucks with a title had to go 700 miles round trip to get it.
Stopped before coming back to get different tires. A local tire shop took the maypops off the trailer remounted and ballanced 2 used tirs that looked new to me and charged me tax and all 60 bucks took about 20min. Even used a torque wrench on the lugs
It was the first time I ever came across construction like they are.
For those of you curious the left and right side walls on Scottys are solid 1/2 in plywood and that would not be like normal framed out walls.
I am unaware of any other manufacturers that did this and would be curious to find out what ones did if there were.
This trailer will require 6 sheets of cabinate grade 1/2 in plywood for the 2 side walls, 4 sheets of 1/4 in birch for front and rear interior panels , 2 sheets of white ceiling panels some 1by framing and fastners.........................................
and a bunch of work disassembling it.
Just like the sportsman I had the outer edge trim and design left much to be desired and it leaked and it needs to be fixed.
It has spiral nails that i am confident will not get used again
Any ideas for spiral nail alternatives?
You want a good laugh try to climb up into that bunk up above the rear couch and be careful dont get stuck
If you take a close look at the photo at the front corner below the window right at that corner trim you will see 3 small screwdrivers.
If you ever buy a buzzard that has rotted and the front corner trim has dislodged do not attempt to pull that trlr home without fastening that side skin or it will make a sail and potentially fold back and screw it up.
And you usually cant just nail it back cause the old wood is shot and you dont want to poke any holes in it either.
SOOOOOOOOOO you could bring a ratchet strap with you that would work but I used the redneck method.
What do you think. They rode there the whole way home from noth of Traverse City Mi to Chicago 345 miles.
Learn somthin new every day
SIDE NOTE tow vehicle 1/2 ton ram 5.7 V-8 12.5 mpg at 65mph calm winds relitivly flat terain, thru a full tank test, pulling it home
Normal mpg for this truck same speed no trailer 15mpg
Last Edit: Mar 5, 2013 20:34:16 GMT -5 by joecamper
Thanks vic. That design leaves a couple options I can think of for repair.
I could use a better than average grade of plywood and attatch contact paper to the inside matching the original fake woodgrain as close as possible or i could go with a cabinate grade or birchwood ply and put a finish on it something that would correctly match or correctly contrast the rest of the interior thats original and being reused.
Not real fond of contact paper
Sweetcruiser it might, you would think it was making a difference. I would guess some but only a fraction of 1mpg
In HS i had a 73 Cuda 340 (automatic) in the USMC in so cal at camp pendelton I bought another one (4speed).
This 5,7 is the best dern small block chrysler ever built. It has the same srtoke and crank as the 340 (and v-10 for that matter) 3.33 inch stroke. The old 340 v8 has 4 in pistons the 5.7 has 4.060 or "60 over" comparing it to those old 340's.
Back in the day if we were dreaming, even then in our wildest dreams we would not have thought Dodge would take a 340 reconfigure the casting to hold 8gt of oil (not to mention put the filter in the front left corner hanging straight down) punch it 60 over, put hemi heads on it aluminum ones, give it duel ignitions and fuel injection as well.
To a guy like me that creates emotions that can not even be put into words
Im going to be burried in it. It is a blast to drive. WHen your at highway speeds already, 70mph, and you punch it, it resembles the way other v-8s pull at very slower speeds like 30 or 40 it really met and exceeded all my expectations. I love it
Last Edit: Mar 6, 2013 7:45:20 GMT -5 by joecamper