December 30, 2017

From May 2016 through November 2017, here is the completed renovation of my 1965 Shasta Super 18.


December 5, 2017

After realizing it's been awhile since I've posted, I wanted to do a final update before the revea...

October 31, 2017


The original plan was to use the LVT tile to do a custom inlay in the floor. The new plan...

October 10, 2017


The past few weeks have been almost entirely focused on closing up the exterior. Access doors,...

September 18, 2017


Quick post this week as I make a few big steps and close out a bunch of small work on the inte...

September 6, 2017

Air Conditioner

While it wasn't in my original plan, an air conditioner was incorporated along the...

August 23, 2017

Exterior Door

The exterior door jamb is constructed of 1x3 square edge boards that are fastened int...

August 8, 2017

Roof Curbing

After adjusting the wheel stops I'd been using the camper was rolled fully out of the...

July 24, 2017


Exterior Skins

All walls have been insulated, taped and checked to assure proper blocking (in this...

July 12, 2017

Painting the Skins

I spent last weekend packing up all of the exterior aluminum skins (12 pieces!)...

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Based in CA and having worked on vintage trailers since the 70's, Mobiltec posts video tutorials that guide reconstruction from start to finish. Straight forward, concise and a good place to begin before starting your first trailer.

Vintage Trailer Talk

A frequently updated forum where members range from beginners to people who've been restoring trailers for decades. Anyone flipping a camper should be heading here for tips & info.

'Jennies Garage'

Jacob Dale has graced the internet with his super helpful video tutorials following the entire renovation of a 1973 Shasta 1400 travel trailer. It guides his process step by step (with necessary humor) and has saved my sanity.

Vintage Trailer Supply

Located right in lovely Montpelier, Vermont, VTS specializes in products that compliment the vintage camper aesthetic  while providing modern convenience. They were my go-to for things such as exterior trim, access panels, vents and  some electrical/light fixtures.

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Ocean Breeze RV Center

Peter Flanders of Ocean Breeze RV installed my entirely new electrical and propane systems. There aren't enough good words - Peter is someone who takes the time and really goes beyond to help you out, and was always willing to share his knowledge of trailers (new and old). When I first came in they even walked me through an older trailer they were working on with the same layout as mine. Genuinely good people with invaluable knowledge - highly recommended!

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Designer and aspiring architect. Lover of the delapidated and new interpretations. Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


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Christina McMahon, M.Arch

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