My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

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My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

Postby 2bits » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:32 pm

Alot of people follow my FB but I thought I would post that I pretty much have found my final camper. Yes, I still have five more, but they are all projects that will be finished and sold except my moms camper which will be rebuilt into my guest accommodations.

At any rate, I recently bought a '65 Scotty for $200 which won the ugliest camper award and I have been busy working on in and it has been coming along nicely when the stars aligned... Right after I got my yearly bonus from work, I see a CL ad posted on a Scotty forum and while I knew I didn't need another camper, I reviewed the ad and I realized that this was a ''66 silverside in 100% campable condition. It has been redone (not restored) on the inside which was a drawback, but it wasn't too invasive that I couldn't correct and again. It was campable today and I have been wanting to downsize to the smallest standy possible and also mingle my love for vintage campers, so this fit the bill to make the transition right away rather than wait for my other Scotty to be done. It was for sale an hour and a half East of me, which was great because I love a nice East Texas dive anyway, and the price was right at $1500. After negotiating for the non-original style restoration, I brought it home for $1200. I was shocked when the original tail lights worked! When I got it home I did a deeper dive into the redo, and the prior owner actually did a very competent job even if it wasn't my style. Moreso, I don't know who did this, but this year model Scotty didn't come in bare aluminum, so they must have painstakingly removed all of the paint which is an incredible job. (I tried, I failed, I will never attempt again). The camper is actually still reasonably shiny too!

Here are some pics, I am so glad that I am ready for a long trip that won't break the bank hauling one of my very cool, but heavy campers!!! This standy is rated from the factory at 975lbs!
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Re: My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

Postby rockinrobin » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:46 am

Awesome!! :thumbsup:
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Re: My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

Postby CAJUN LADY » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:37 am

:thumbsup: :applause: :thumbsup:
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Re: My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

Postby TENNJIM » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:27 pm

We have enjoyed our Scotty tremendously. A small Scotty makes a great little camper. Congratulations!
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Re: My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

Postby razorback » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:54 pm

WOW! Congratulations. Only wish We could make BB to see this jewel!
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Re: My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

Postby 2bits » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:42 pm

Thanks all! Yes Larry, I was going to be looking at your Scotty in a whole new light at BB this year! We'll miss you guys!
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Re: My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

Postby razorback » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:33 pm

Thomas I had a customer who scheduled a meeting in March each year. It was often the same weekend as BB. Last year's change to April was perfect. No conflicts. Wouldn't you know it but they changed this year's meeting to April on the same Weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Our Scotty is a new one compared to yours. 1978 model. Our trailer body is 7 feet wide by 10 feet long. Is yours 72 inches wide or 78 inches wide. Macy really likes the extra room vs our TD. It is nice to be able to sit at a dinette and stand to dress. Particularly if the weather is cold or rainy.
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Re: My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

Postby 2bits » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:07 pm

It's funny because the little 10 foot Play Mor camper I got from my Mom is like your Scotty, when all other campers those days were well into the squared off look (which I sometimes like too) but these two still kept the classic rounded shapes. We'll see you next time!! I wish there were more parks out your way, but there are some in East OK besides Beaver's Bend that we need to add to the fold!
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Re: My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

Postby jonw » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:41 pm

Nice find! Have fun with it.
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Re: My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

Postby lrrowe » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:12 pm

I have never given one of these vintage Scottys a second thought in the days gone past. I am sure I have seen many in my travels. But after reading and enjoying the many stories I have read here, they bring a whole new level of interest in them for me. The test of my new appreciation for them will come if I ever see one for sale again.
Thanks to all for sharing your finds and stories.
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Re: My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

Postby S. Heisley » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:05 am

It looks like you did good, Thomas! Congrats!
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Re: My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

Postby Woodbutcher » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:57 am

Nice trailer, I really like the shine better then paint. :thumbsup:
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Re: My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

Postby Gold5one » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:47 am

I'm glad this one found an owner to save and restore it-- Great job- :applause:
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Re: My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

Postby 2bits » Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:31 pm

I am very much looking forward to finishing up and selling my other campers and then beginning work on the interior of this one. The blue will do for now since it's clean, but I plan on doing the interior in stained birch for a more vintage look that will go nicely with the bare aluminum outside!
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Re: My 2nd new Scotty! The '66

Postby prohandyman » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:14 pm

Sounds like you have the Scotty bug. Can't blame you...we have had several. Here is one of my favs...a 1960. Really hated selling it but since I buy and rehab...cant keep them all.
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