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September 5, 2016

This week was largely split up between traveling for work and heading out for the last long weeken...

August 28, 2016

Work this week has been a bit diverse. I received a 3-part video tutorial on the construction of m...

August 25, 2016

The past couple of weeks I’ve been chatting with someone who knows a whole lot more about trailer...

August 21, 2016

In an effort to move forward with some interior framing I've been investigating flooring materials...

August 14, 2016

This week slowed down a little. I wanted to step back/evaluate upon closing in on exterior constru...

August 14, 2016

When I purchased my camper one of the missing components were the original Shasta wings. While it...

August 7, 2016

It’s been rainy off and on here so the camper spent much of its time tightly-tarped. I’ve been pie...

July 31, 2016

In preparation for the application of a new rubber roof coating roof vents replaced and roof frami...

July 25, 2016

The left wall is in place! Using 2x4's as support, a few family members and a handy hammer I was a...

July 18, 2016

The door/windows, trim, J-rail and siding has been removed on right side in order to begin constru...

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1965 SHASTA SUPER 18

An experimental restoration for a timeless classic.    
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Mobiltec

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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