Greetings everyone, I picked up a 1965 Shasta Compact as a project camper and I am new to the forum. Its gonna have to sit until after the new year as I have a few family trips to Pigeon Forge, TN and Washington DC in our 2014 Jayco TT. I've been searching for a little project on my days off from the fire department so I won't drive my wife crazy. This Shasta looks very manageable.
Congrats and welcome! Actually taking a bit of time to get to know your trailer before you get started will give you an opportunity to study it closely, see how it’s put together and plan any modifications you may want to make.
First, it's correct for the year, the '65 had the spear stripe and the flattened toaster shape.
From the looks, it is almost completely there, on the exterior, including the jack stands. That by itself is really rare. It's showing the signs of typical wood rot, the sag over the bumper and the tape all around the base of the door hinge. This is absolutely to be expected.
It sure looks to me like a great find, and a worthy project.
Its been a wet dreary winter in TN. It took some measurements of the camper and started working on cleaning and polishing the wings. I've also started removing the windows. We figured it could be something I could do indoors while waiting on warmer and dryer weather.