You may remember me from VSTF. I joined there last October(-ish) after I traded three guitars, an amp and some other random stuff for a 1965 Shasta 16-SC in need of much repair.
According to the PO, he'd already fixed the only leak (front curbside) replaced the roof vent and re-paneled most of the interior. Well, the leak fix amounted to roofing tar along the front seam and attaching the framing to the skin with construction adhesive none of which is fixing the leak. The brand new roof vent leaks and the new interior paneling is hiding... you guessed it: more leaks. I'm not mad about it. I figured most of the "fixes" were just hiding the real problems.
This Shasta is my 2nd camper, the first was a 1959 Catolac Deville that I had for a short time - just long enough to see how bad it can get inside the walls of an old camper.
Any way, I sold the Shasta and waited two and a half weeks for the buyer to back out the morning he was supposed to pick it up. I relisted it only to get calls: 1) Scolding me for not storing/fixing it properly, and/or 2) Demanding I GIVE it to them "since you're just going to scrap it." And my daughter couldn't let it go either.
Since the universe wants me to keep it, I've decided to keep it. It's parked back in the corner of the yard and leveled on blocks. The plan is currently to gut it, fix the leaks and rotten framing and turn it into a little Zen clubhouse.
That's the story of my trailer. About me? I'm 33 and married. I have a son and daughter, ages 2 and 4. I play guitar and record music. I work in the quality lab of an auto parts supplier. To sum up my job: I know way too much about steel, roll forming, welding and hot forming.
Crunchy, If you need any help, there are a lot of folk both forrmer VSTF people and other who are very knowledgable that would love to help you out, myself included. You did the right thing holding on...some people will try to beat you down, if you have a vision and see what your trailer can be, then you're all set. Stick with it.