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1963 Shasta
I just purchased this rare gem.  I have the title for it.  I own a repair / restoration company in Raleigh N.C.
This trailer has been sold to Maria from New York and will undergo a few upgrades....stay tuned.
Please email me at danhellier@aol.com with any questions.
Date(s): April 10, 2010. Album by Dan Hellier. Photos by Dan. 1 - 108 of 108 Total. 6411 Visits.
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Today I pulled off the white seat cover that was over the couch mattress.  It has holes in it, needs replaced, but at least I have it for a pattern.

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This ugly brown refrigerator needs to go, but I haven't pulled it out yet.

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July 7, replacing the rotted wood on the interior side of the main door.

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New Fiber Re-inforced Plastic skin.

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New beams and a couple "doublers"

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Door is back on, now that it's square, it doesn't want to close right.  This happens every single time I re-build a door.

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There currently are two sets of gun holders in the closet.  I'm assuming you would like them removed.

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The old fresh water tank, no plumbing or pump or anything left, just the tank.

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Brown refrigerator removed

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The replacement refrigerator

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The orginal drums were / are missing.  Someone put these "idler hubs" in their place.

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Quite a few years worth of nuts.

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A former mouse house in the main cabinet.

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Bed / couch cushion removed to show the structure underneath.  It is in good shape.

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Don't know why someone put a blanking panel here, to keep out sunlight I suppose.

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This will come out hopefully tomorrow, and be replaced by a "Fan-Tastic" thermostatically controlled fan.

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Running of the high and low voltage wires to the other side of the trailer, for the addition of 12 volt lights, and 110 volt receptacles.

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Here's where the wires come in from under the belly.

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New circuit will have it's own 15 amp breaker, there in the blue box.

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New receptacle, down low near door.  This would be a good place for a space heater when needed.

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Another receptacle on right side of trailer near couch / bed.

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The top half of this receptacle is for the refrigerator which will be on the shelf directly above it.  There's an extra plug here if needed.

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July 18, scuffing the roof for new roof coating.

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Removed old roof vent

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New "Fan-Tastic" 5000RBT will suck the dirt off the carpet.

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New Propane rack and new bottles

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New sway bar, ball bolted all the way through the tongue, rather than using the lag screws that came with it.

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Cracked right rear lense.

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New lense.

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This light does not have a on / off switch, you have to screw the bulb in & out.  It's out of here!

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New light with switch.

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Right side of trailer in closet, 12 volt junction box.

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New ceiling light, stategically placed to also illuminate closet when opened.

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New 12 volt light right side of trailer near couch / bed.

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New light near entry door.

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New 12 volt light next to the 110 volt light above dining table.

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Junction of wires, L/H side of trailer.  Not quite all of them here yet.

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New 12 volt light next to 110 volt light above sink.

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Cutting some left over linoleum for the floor in the storage compartment in the rear of the trailer.

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Here it is installed, the compartment runs under the entire bed.

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Brand new 3500 pound Dexter axle with electric brakes.  Notice it's a straight axle and not a "drop down axle"  This raised the trailer about 2.5 inches which is a good thing.  It sat very low before.

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New adjustable hitch with sway bar ball & tab welded on today.

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New tongue jack with removable wheel.

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Maxx-Air Roof Vent Cover installed today, August 13.

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Trailer complete except for cleaning, headed out on it's test drive, stuck the sign on for some free publicity as I was cruising the highways of Raleigh.

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Test drive went well, everything works great and the trailer pulls great.  Have owner, will travel.

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i would like to have you look at a 1970 smokee travel trailer i recently purchased.  i know you are working on a smokee now. i am not in a big hurry, but would like it ready for next spring.  project over the winter. how can i get an estimate?  i live in willow spring nc , near mcgees cross rds.  thank you
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MIKE VEVURKA, Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:56AM
Would like to meet with you and look at your trailers.  Are you the guy up Leesville Road?
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Stowy, Wed, 25 May 2011 1:24PM
Please keep me in mind for the future. I have a 32 Ford street rod and intend to purchase a vintage trailer to pull to rallies and across the USA after my divorce.  Where are  you located? I am in Pittsboro. Would like to see your trailer. Thanks. Janet
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Janet Jones-Parker, Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:26PM
 
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