I am a total newbie! I just purchased a 1963 Shasta from a lady in Kentucky. She is pulling it down to New Orleans to deliver it to me at this very moment! I´m so excited to start repairing it to its former glory! It needs a good bit of work but most is just cosmetic. I figure it has to be in pretty good shape as far as the integrity of it goes for her to be able to pull it that far, am I right?
Welcome to our little corner of the vintage world. When your trailer shows up we'd love to get a look at her before you do anything. We're here to help by sharing our knowledge. Most of the people here are very experienced at this sort of thing. We've been through it all and seen it all. Well most of it. Every time we say that someone proves us wrong and we see something totally unexpected. Can't wait to see the photos.
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can, The courage to strip the parts off the ones I can't, And the wisdom to know the difference...
Umm, speaking from personal experience, just because it manages to hold together on a long highway drive, do not assume that it's in pretty good shape. we hauled ours from east of Spokane Washington to near Portland. We didn't know how bad it was until we got it home and had the chance to really check it out. That being said, we spent 18 months and a lot of blood , sweat and tears and wound up with a tiny gem that has given us more pleasure and wonderful adventures than we could have imagined.