This cutie is now SOLD. Ah, yes I know it’s hard to believe that I’m actually putting Buttercup up for sale! It’s a hard decision and I may change my mind and pull the ads at anytime! My reason for selling her is simple because I have another dream I’d like to pursue and while I don’t HAVE to sell her to make that dream happen, it would likely happen quicker if I did sell her. That dream is to find an buy a piece of property. We are actually thinking about maybe something over on Lake Michigan that has a 2-4 acres, maybe with a small cabin already on it….a place where we can take our other trailer and camp or invite friends and family to come and camp with us! Just our own little get-a-way place. Anyway….so if you are interested in Buttercup, you probably need to not hesitate because I can’t guarantee that I won’t have second thoughts on selling her.
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This trailer has been renovated and is camp ready. It’s been used by American Greetings in a photo shoot last fall for a possible new product line. This trailer does NOT leak and I’ve not seen any evidence that it ever did leak. I know, I know. . .they all must leak at some point right? But honestly. . .come look for yourself and you’ll see what I mean. There are no signs that I can find on the interior wood that this trailer ever leaked. It has a large closet with shelving that I added and still plenty of room for a port-a-potti or luggable loo. The following has been done (photo documentation available). I had the restoration shop check and fix the propane lines to the stove and both the stove and oven work. Although I never used them and not sure they were actually used at all to be honest as it’s so clean! The water lines to the sink all look intact and again I never used the sink.
Rear skin replaced with new skin. See photos here: http://littlevintagetrailer.com/2011/02/shasta-compact-renovation-coming-along/
Interior wash (this trailer wasn’t birch but a very pale ash so we added a pale yellow wash to the interior to freshen it up). See what the trailer interior originally looked like here: http://littlevintagetrailer.com/2010/12/61-shasta-compact/
Door painted with chalkboard paint. See photos here: http://littlevintagetrailer.com/2012/03/how-to-paint-your-vintage-trailer-door-with-chalkboard-paint/
Diamond plate added to the front (not because there was damage, but because I love the look of diamond plate and the protection it offers the front). See photos here: http://littlevintagetrailer.com/2012/03/adding-diamond-plate-to-your-trailer/ and http://littlevintagetrailer.com/2012/04/vintage-compact-gets-some-technology/ to see that we added a bit more as it wasn’t quite tall enough the first go round.
New professionally covered cushions. These were covered in a palm tree motif. I have since covered them in a temporary fashion with aqua fabric. This can be easily removed if you wish and the original cushions revealed. The dinette converts to king size bed. This bed is huge! We’ve slept 4 people on this bed (2 adults, 1 teen and 1 child. http://littlevintagetrailer.com/2011/04/how-to-convert-two-single-beds-into-one/
Also comes with a redone canvas cot. Perfect for a child.
New professional paint job 2 years ago. http://littlevintagetrailer.com/2011/03/61-shasta-compact-gets-new-paint-job/
Interior wood and framing of door rebuilt. http://littlevintagetrailer.com/2011/03/61-shasta-compact-exterior-door-rebuild/ and http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QBvTC4pR6T0/TpwoLjun3YI/AAAAAAAACeA/rTCnlq9bde8/s1600/Buttercup.jpg (note, this is before we painted the interior of the door in chalkboard paint).
New black and white checkered flooring
Large closet with room for a port-a-potty. Shelving installed in the back of closet (not shown)
The stove has been professionally re-porcelained in aqua (it used to be brown). NOT painted! Reporcelained is where they fire the color on at 1200 degrees. http://littlevintagetrailer.com/2012/02/before-after-vintage-stove-porcelain/
Bearings re-packed, Newer tires and Baby moon hubcaps All the work done on this trailer was done by a restoration shop. http://littlevintagetrailer.com/2011/04/vintage-shasta-compact-renovation-is/ I then added my own touches and décor to the trailer as you see it now.
ALWAYS stored in an enclosed covered carport. http://littlevintagetrailer.com/2012/06/new-poll-how-many-vintage-campers-do-you-own/
We have thoroughly enjoyed this trailer! Now it’s time to let someone else enjoy our little Buttercup!
Buttercup weighs 1160 lbs and tows great!
Optional items NOT included in selling price but willing to negotiate if buyer should want them:
* Like new awning and add-a-room by Marti – http://littlevintagetrailer.com/2012/03/new-awning-add-a-room-by-martis-awnings/
* 19 inch flat screen TV and separate DVD player with remote – http://littlevintagetrailer.com/2012/04/vintage-compact-gets-some-technology/
* Front window rock guard that I had made from one that came off of a different vintage trailer.
CLEAR TITLE IN HAND. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE. I’m not in a hurry to sell and to be honest if she doesn’t sell I’m OK with that as well. So I won’t entertain low offers.
Location: Just north of Toledo, Ohio