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SCOTTY

A couple of years ago, my son-in-law alerted me to an old Serro-Scotty for sale in front of a mobile home in North Georgia.  I checked it out -- and bought it for $500.  Refurbishing this 1973 Sportsman Gaucho has been a long-term project.  It is 13 feet including the hitch.  The cabin is only 10 feet long and 6 feet wide.  Here are some photos of my progress and links to other sites that feature classic travel trailer renovations.

       Click on Photos to Enlarge

                    Scotty1.jpg (96702 bytes)           Camper3.jpg (81244 bytes)           

                     This is how it stood when I bought it.  It was pretty rough inside, as you will see below.

 

                    Hauling Home.JPG (155112 bytes)    Hauling it home (150 Mile Trip).  Actual size is revealed compared to car.  The tires were good, and
                                                  had classic large-diameter Oldsmobile hubcaps, which I will keep on it.

 

                     Rough1.JPG (140353 bytes)    Pretty Rough inside # 1.        Rough2.JPG (151518 bytes)    Pretty Rough Inside # 2.

 

                    Rough3.JPG (150603 bytes)    Pretty Rough Inside # 3.        Rough4.JPG (1333807 bytes)    Pretty Rough Inside # 4.

 

                    RotAllOver.JPG (613407 bytes)            Window1.JPG (578961 bytes)            Window2.JPG (608915 bytes)            BonnieHelper.JPG (597863 bytes)

Rot all over.  This was built with nails and staples.  I peeled back the skin, removed the windows and door, replaced the rotten wood, and reassembled with stainless steel screws and gorilla glue.  ( My helper is not a Scotty -- but our Westie, named Bonnie. )

 

                    AxleBreak.JPG (151611 bytes)    ...only to discover a broken axle spring late in the project.  So, it now has a new axle and wheels.
                                                     The frame and underneath were surprisingly sound.  I added undercoating.

 

           DSC02957.JPG (620571 bytes)   First coat of paint.  Didn't care for it.   DSC02969.JPG (144940 bytes)   I tried red.  Didn't like it either.
                                         (I'm using latex house paint -- with a brush.)                                 (Up on blocks for undercoating.)

 

                                                     InTow1.JPG (604422 bytes)   Settled on the color "Plum".  Matches my vehicle.

 

         Interior shots of the finished product:

 Dinette2.JPG (581120 bytes)                   Kitchen.JPG (576704 bytes)                    Bunk.JPG (610567 bytes)                    BambooFloor.JPG (141579 bytes)
 Dinette                                Kitchen                                  Bunk                                    Bamboo
                                                  & Closet                                 Area                                       Floor
       

All this in a 6' X 10' space !

 

       ScottyShakedown150K.JPG (154200 bytes)        ScottyShakedownKenCoffee.JPG (149984 bytes)  Shakedown Cruise at Monte Sano State Park, Alabama

             In Service              My First Morning,
               at last              ( I can see the TV from here. )

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Check out these interesting links on Classic Travel Trailers :

National Serro Scotty Organization    and check out the photos of    Their Member's Rebulids   

Sisters On The Fly    and check out the photos of their   Cowgirl Trailers

Southwest Vintage Camper Association Photos   (These include classic towing vehicles.)

Tin Can Tourists - Member Photos   

More Photos from a site called MAXITEAR  ( I Don't know what MAXITEAR stands for, but the photos are good. )

       

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