Welcome to my Sero Scotty Project: This Highlander, sometimes referred to as a "Trunk Back" was purchased by me back around Thanksgiving. If you search the internet, you'll be lucky to find any of these. There are dozens of the 13 footers, but little or no 18 foot ones. Unlike most of my previous projects, this trailer is in great shape. There are no dents except for on the bumper. The interior is in fair to good shape. I have all the original cushions and matching curtains. I run an RV company named NC RV Solutions. Our web site is at www.ncrvsolutions.com Please see our web site for previous projects and / or pull down the little tab directly above this. Please stop by often for updates, and please sign the guest book. Thanks, Dan & Tami
Date(s): Starts Jan 11, 2009. Album by Dan Hellier. Photos by Dan Hellier. 1 - 69 of 69 Total. 8476 Visits.
16 If you look closely, you can see the hair-line cracks in the bottom of the sinks. I am working on a way to repair this so I can keep the original sink.
37 Pressurized fresh water tank. It is pressurized by the hand pump next to the sink.
38 Hot Water Heater. No idea if it works yet.
39 Jan. 25, starting to take the interior apart.
40 Bathroom, Toilet, sink, medicine cabinet removed. Walls & floor pan prepped for paint.
41 Sagging vinyl ceiling removed.
42 Roof vent shroud removed to prep for removing vinyl.
43 This string was hanging out after I dropped the shroud. Low and behold it is attached to two wires. Apparently the factory ran the wires and left them there for people who wanted to put a fan in later. Makes my life easier.
45 Battery was located here. Lots of corrosion on floor, but wood good underneath.
46 Vinyl removed. Actually looks very nice, but there are a few water spots, in the following pictures. "how on earth did you remove the viny..." View Comments...
48 Some of the water damage.
49 more water damage, still not too bad.
51 Previous water stain, but no dis-bonding in this area.
52 Start of repair
53 March 1st, worked various parts of the trailer this weekend.
54 Fresh Paint in Bathroom
55 Fresh paint on shower pan. The toilet sits in the unpainted part.
56 same thing, new paint
57 New trim strips added
59 Repair wood installed.
61 All handles are removed for cleaning.
62 My Mess !
63 The original linoleum suprised me. With a good cleaning, it will be just fine. To be able to use the original is just amazing. I don't think this trailers been used at all in 30 some years. I'll get some close ups of it after it's cleaned some more.
64 A rainy 33 degree day here today.
65 Completed Ceiling mid section & Aft
66 Completed ceiling, mid section & forward
67 To see a really great web site and other Serro Scotty Re-furbs, copy and paste this address.
68 The original pamphlet for this model. It's a little blurry, couldn't fix it.
69 Another Great Serro Scotty Club with over 1600 members. Copy and paste this link to check out their web site.
Hey I'm mike. Me and the wife just recently obtained a 1974 trunkback from my parents and would like to pick your brain about a few things if you dont mind. - Michael neph, Mon, 16 Nov 2015 2:58PM
I just found your site....I'm still not too good on computers yet; & don't have it home yet; but just bought a '71 trunkback hilander.....will post some pics soon I hope; so excited I can't sleep !! I've been into old cars all my life, BUT this is SO KOOL !! - j. russell guy (, Thu, 13 Sep 2012 6:18PM
Dan, I bought a 1974 Scotty 18' Trunkback several months ago it sat under a roof for 21 years on top of a mountain and outside for 3 years. As far as condition the inside is very good to excellent with original cushions and curtains. The fridge is no good it has a water leak somewhere I dont think that the hot water heater is any good but all woodwork is excellent. As far as the outside the paint is very good other than the strip above the truck going up to the roof. I painted the hitch and frame back to under the front of the trailer. I need to buy 2 new tires, pack the wheel bearing and make sure the brakes work. - Greg, Tue, 29 Sep 2009 2:28PM
Hey Dan! Good to see your post. Great project! I am glad you are continuing in restoration with the skills you have. We would love to come out one weekend to check it out. We are having so much fun with our Shasta. We will be at Lake Jordan the week of July 12>19, can't wait...Keep up the good work. - Michelle Ishihara | www.lifeandcadiumyellow.com, Wed, 10 Jun 2009 8:21AM
This is great, just found this site for my 11yr. old. son He luvs tires, wheels and small trailers....a generous man just gave him, last week a 1971 Scotty Serro....he is thilled out of his mind he says... It is very simular to this one. Same curtains...just I can't find anything on his potty. It looks like two parts, the top holds water and has a small hand pump/not working...and a pull-out to let is flush...can any one help me there? The Scotty is in restoration condition...but I am not able to do at this time. Thanks so much for sharing with us... Janice & Tommy - Janice, Sun, 10 May 2009 3:26PM
We have '69 scotty--just joined. We have some minor cracking in sink. How did you repair yours? Sink even has tiny basket. - Barbara Wort, Tue, 7 Apr 2009 5:13AM
Looks cool! Good luck - Craig, Wed, 4 Mar 2009 7:57PM