I recently purchased a Shasta Loflyte. I need help determining the year, and where it was made and whether the serial number from the camper tongue (the little plate is rusted and unreadable), this is the one stamped on the side of tongue is complete. My serial number seems to be S4234. I am attaching a photo as well. Thanks so much.
There are some Loflyte fans around here, so plenty of help when you start digging.
Ross is our VIN keeper-of-records. From the little I know, the Loflytes were started in production in about 1968. The "S" character in the VIN number indicates that it was built in the Columbia, South Carolina plant. If I had to guess, judging by the type windows used, it was probably built between late 1967 and mid-1969. After '69, Shasta switched mostly to using the two-panel "awninig" windows in place of the multi-paneled jalousies.
For your reference, here are a couple of the sales brochures:
If you can stand to muddle through photobucket, I have an album of photos there which came from a "for sale" ad a while back. It was listed as a 1972 Loflyte (notice the different windows), and it appeared like a textbook example of the model as it was originally. Worth a look maybe...