The elements that say shasta Scalloped cabinets on the interior Shasta badge though unclear on location Faded Shasta Logo Z Stripe placement seems right for the year Vin # seems in the ball park (54 Campin's vin is C3510) The lower back and front skins which don't overlap the side skin
What's different from what we're used to. Size Shape Windows (which I love) though 54 campin does have a couple of double windows. Fixtures and appliances cabinet handles Suicide Door with window
To me it looks more like a Yellowstone. I swear I've seen a trailer with those kind of windows but they weren't on a shasta. I wish they'd stuck with these windows.
Thoughts....this one really has me scratching my head. Would be great to get it identified by model.
Shasta made a park model, but I don't remember if this is it or not. The Z-stripe on Shastas tended to start higher and slant down rather than going straight across. Although the window in the door could have been a later addition, it also wasn't a feature of most early Shastas. Finally, Shasta did not make a model that large until the early 60s. The shape is absolutely of the '59 - '64 era. I don't know ab out the front marker lights, either, Shasta used teardrop ones on most of their models. You say the cupboards are scalloped. There were several makes that had the same, but they did not have the wave shape on the inside of the openings with sliders. I believe that was exclusive to Shasta. It's a pretty cool trailer whatever it is, and Hamlet has been wrong before!
Post by Gone Kayaking on Jun 2, 2013 22:53:29 GMT -5
Hamlet that was my initial very strong opinion....but I think this is what it says...I'm just hoping that someone has some intell to share. It should definitely be documented.
The z stripe in the mid 50s was "straight" not slanted and high up so it is consistent on that score The marker lights are also correct for the mid 50's my originals were that type but they broke. It's the scallops on the cabinets with sliders that this has....If you go through the pics that are linked you'll see it.
AS I said Tim Heintz and Juergen Eichenmuller both say Shasta. The Vin lines up with the number of 54campin's 54..... would love someone here to identify the model.
1956 Shasta 1500
Can't wait to go campin'
That's amazing. I thought about the marker lights as earlier, and I do remember that the early 1500s (and 1400s) had the straight stripe, now that I think about it -all I had to do was look at Butch Cassidy and Sundance, Duh. And come to think of it, if this is a Park model, it would, of necessity, not be as rounded as those early canned hams. It couldn't be, it's too long. They couldn't have made more than a couple dozen of these. Very cool!