Isn’t she cute?! I went and picked her up yesterday. What was suppose to be a 6 hour journey round trip turned into a 10 hour journey due to a major highway being flooded. I think we sat in bumber to bumber traffic for 2 1/2 hours. Although it wasn’t without a few smiles. There was about 4 people that inched up beside us and whipped out their camera phones taking pictures of the trailer LOL!
It’s an interesting way how this trailer and I met. The seller saw my blog and contacted me saying they were wanting to sell her and it all went from there.
Anyway, so we made it home finally last night and I didn’t even bother un-hooking the trailer. All I wanted to do was crawl into bed. Then this morning I got up early and took her down to the restoration shop for them to prep her so she can go to the paint shop in a couple weeks.
She’s a very cute trailer and once I’m finish doing some minor fixes/updates I think she’ll be adorable.
Original Coral paint. I’m debating on what color? Any suggestions? If I had my way I’d love to paint one PINK! How fun would that be?? Not sure how many guys would appreciate towing a Mary Kay pink trailer though LOL! So might have to think on that one. Tires are like new. She’s even got a pull out step. Another thing I wish my Buttercup had. Oh and she has a KEY for the door and baggage door lock.
The dinette seat cushions are new. I love the piping around the edges. I wish Buttercup’s had that. That carpet will be gone and new linoleum installed. Hmmm, another decision to be made on what color? Black and white checkered or ??
This kitchen will look so different the next time you all see it. See that area above the stove where you see the insulation? That will all be new. By the way I pulled that insulation back and the framing looks really good so no worries there. I’m thinking of adding a nice back splash as well. The countertop will also be replaced and those upper cupboard doors (yuck on the paneling). All the cupboard and drawer fronts will be sanded and re-stained. You can also see some previous water staining around the roof vent. That wood will be replaced and the while the roof vent has been resealed already, I’m going to do it again as it’s not been done with the sealant I prefer. Though it does not leak currently. Not sure yet what to do with the microwave. The most likely solution would be to remove it and put in a dorm size fridge like what I have in Buttercup.
Hey if your chilly, just turn on the wall heater. I actually haven’t tested it yet, but was told it works and that it will sweat you out of there. It’s an electric heater. It looks original and the brand is “Royal” brand.
So that is the little mini-tour of the 64 Shasta Compact. I think (I hope) you’ll be pleasantly surprised with her “After” pictures. Right now her status is that the plan is to put her up for sale once the work is done and she’s ready for a new home and new adventures. I’ll post some photos of the progress as it goes along.