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Shasta Travel Trailer


The Shasta Trailer Company started out in by building mobile home trailers for the US Armed Forces in a Los Angeles, California plant. After WWII, they sold mobile homes under the Cozy Cruiser brand. was the first year for the Shasta brand to roll off the assembly line in Van Nuys. Models from 14&#; to 35&#; were offered. The boom in mobile homes and travel trailers was in full swing and the public couldn&#;t get enough of the Shasta brand. In April of , Shasta opened the Goshen, Indiana plant to keep up with demand.

The distinctive wings were added to the Shasta line in the late 50&#;s and continued on the trailers and even some motorhomes until the early 80&#;s. During this time, the Shasta brand was the best selling trailer brand in the US. That is why, after all this time, “Vintage” Shastas are still so popular and available everywhere.

By early , Shasta had added another production plant in Leola, Pennsylvania and was up to 5 different models of trailer. Later in that same year, the all-new model was offered to 5-star reviews. Again proving to the public, that the value that was built into the Shasta brand was well worth the low price!

In came the first of the “square-ish” Shastas with the introduction of the redesigned Compat model. It&#;s leaner, cleaner lines were a sign of things to come and was very well received by the general public. By late , all of the Shasta trailers would be designed with the more modern look. Production plants were also added in Grapevine, Texas and Battle Ground, Washington.

During , the brand new Loflyte was being offered and was a big hit with the RVing public. A sixth plant was added in Columbia, South Carolina as the Shastas were in great demand. And by there were nearly Shasta dealers throughout the U.S. offering all new models with stylish interiors and all-new exterior styling with bold striping along the sides. The wings were smaller than before, but they were still there!

At some point in time, Shasta trailers were produced by Shasta Industries, a division of the W.R. Grace Company (this information obtained from a model year owners manual).

Coachman Industries bought the Shasta brand in They continued making Shasta trailers and motorhomes until as recently as At one time during the early &#;s, the Shasta name was on nearly every conceivable type of RV…Motorhomes, 5th-wheels, travel trailers, and even some pop-up campers.

The Shasta brand seems to have disappeared with no goodbye and no fanfare. Not really a fitting end to such an amazing part of American history. Until it&#;s disappearance, Shasta had been the longest continuous producer of trailers in the United States.

In the summer of , Shasta cut their model lines down significantly. When I asked why, the staff at the plant in Middlebury, IN said Coachman was looking to reduce the number of models/lines offered. Coachman was bought out by River Forest. In Forest River made the Shasta Airflyte 12&#; with a great retro look for one year but discontnued it because it would compete with their small lightweight trailer called the R Pod.

As of late , Shasta is once again producing Travel Trailers and Fifth wheels.The company is a stand alone division of Forest River, and offer Oasis, Revere and Flyte travel trailers and Phoenix fifth wheelsfor the / model years.

We are restoring a Shasta trailer but I cant&#;find any that look like ours. It is all alumimum with only one window on the sides that open top & bottom. It has a full stove with 4 burners,ice box on the door side of the trailer. The Shasta also has a heater in it between the stove & sink area. Our trailer has a full bed in back with a hamik on the top a kitchen table in front that folds down to a bed.

If you know anyone that has a 55 Shasta like ours would you send them our e-mail address [email protected] Thanks you

Shasta travel trailers were recreational vehicles originally built between and Founded by industry pioneer Robert Gray, the firm was originally situated in a small factory in Los Angeles, California to provide housing for members of the US Armed Forces. With the growth in sales over the following 30 years, the &#;home&#; factory in L.A. moved to three steadily larger facilities in Southern California, in addition to six other factories established across the country to better serve the regional markets. At the time of its purchase by the W.R. Grace Company in , Shasta was the largest seller of recreational vehicles in the United States (also including motorhomes in its inventory). Coachmen Industries, Inc. bought the firm from Grace in

The high quality and low price of Shastas made them a favorite with campers all over the United States.

Same Shasta Loflyte Trailer in the Snow in March

The &#;wings&#; on the rear sides were a visible identifier in the s and beyond. The name was sold to Coachmen Industries. Coachmen marketed Shasta branded travel trailers until Only vintage trailers were available until when the brand was reintroduced complete with its identifying wings. The new trailers have updated art deco interiors and are all electric. Their features include stainless steel microwaves, stainless steel sinks and mini blinds, hot plate cooktops, wet baths and entertainment features &#; including a 19&#; LCD television.

In , Shasta RV re-emerged as a division of Forest River Inc. In March , Mark Lucas became the president and general manager of Shasta RV. The company has grown to include a sales office, multiple production facilities and a finished goods staging area.

In , Lucas introduced the Airflyte re-issue with production limited to 1, units, honoring the company&#;s first year in business. Re-issues were available in foot and foot floorplans and in three two-tone colors: Matador Red, Seafoam Green and Butternut Yellow, all with Polo White. These models included the signature &#;Z&#; stripe and the iconic wings. However, Shasta ended up recalling 1, of the re-issued Trailers for window and tire issues.[1][2]

Shasta RV currently builds the Oasis, Revere and Flyte lines of travel trailers and the Phoenix line of fifth wheel travel trailers.

Beautifully restored vintage Shasta trailer with iconic wings, from the 's

If you&#;re checking out a vintage trailer for sale, you need to thoroughly inspect it and ask the seller a lot of questions. One of the most important details you need to confirm is that the seller has a &#;title&#; document (sometimes called a &#;Pink Slip&#;), verifying that he/she owns the trailer. In addition, you need to make sure that the VIN (i.e., &#;Vehicle Identification Number&#;) printed on the title document, matches the VIN number attached to the trailer.

On vintage Shasta trailers the factory stamped a unique VIN numberPhoto shows the location of the VIN number stamped into an original vintage Shasta trailer frameon each trailer&#;s frame, near the tongue. You should be able to find the VIN number stamped into the curb-side (i.e., &#;door side&#;) leg of the tongue frame, on the outside face (see the red outlined area in the photo at the right). You should also find a small VIN plate welded to the inside face of the street-side leg of the tongue frame (the green outlined area in the photo at the right). If this is an un-restored trailer, these numbers on the frame may be obscured by rust, dirt and peeling paint. You may need to get up-close and use a flashlight to make out the digits. If the seller will let you, try lightly sanding the area to remove some of the built-up gunk, and expose the numbers. If you can&#;t find any numbers, or the numbers have been altered (filled-in, filed-off, scratched off, etc.), or the numbers don&#;t match the VIN number printed on the title you should probably walk away. Getting the State to help you sort out the descrepancy will most likely be a difficult and hair-pulling experience. Worst case; this trailer is stolen and the &#;seller&#; doesn&#;t really own it. Just walk away.

The VIN number printed on the title document may match just the digits on the welded-on plate, or it may match the longer number stamped into the curb-side of the frame. Regardless of which way the trailer was originally titled, make sure the VIN number printed on the title matches one of the numbers on the trailer&#;s tongue frame.

Photo of the welded-on VIN number plate installed by the factory on a vintage Shasta trailer frame

Technically, the number on the small welded-on plate (click on the photo at the left) contains the actual VIN number assigned by the Shasta factory. There doesn&#;t appear to be a consistent scheme used by all of the Shasta factories thru-out the production years, for assigning these VIN numbers. Each number is unique, but don&#;t expect to be able to determine the trailer&#;s month or year of manufacture, based on the VIN number.

The number stamped on the curb-side of the frame Photo shows the location of the VIN number stamped into the side of a vintage Shasta trailer frame by the factorywill usually be longer, incorporating the number from the welded-on plate plus some other letters and numbers (click on the photo at the right). Generally, Shasta used the letter codes to indicate which factory location built the trailer, but de-coding the meaning of these letters tends to be an inexact science. Some trailerites believe that the extra numbers stamped onto the curb-side of the frame may indicate the trailer&#;s production sequence number (it is believed that during the 60&#;s, the Northridge plant stamped a &#;PA&#; after the VIN and followed this &#;PA&#; with a sequence number, as shown in the photo) within that manufacturing plant &#; possibly indicating the year the trailer was built, but again that is just conjecture.

Here is a partial list of the the &#;Shasta Plant&#; letter codes you may find included in the string of characters stamped into the frame:
&#;C&#; &#;   Built at Shasta&#;s Van Nuys, California plant
&#;CA&#; &#; Built at Shasta&#;s Van Nuys, California plant
&#;DS&#; &#; Built at Shasta&#;s Northridge, California plant
&#;ES&#; &#; Built at Shasta&#;s Northridge, California plant
&#;FS&#; &#; Built at Shasta&#;s Northridge, California plant
&#;GS&#; &#; Built at Shasta&#;s Northridge, California plant
&#;HS&#; &#; Built at Shasta&#;s Northridge, California plant
&#;P&#; &#;    Built at Shasta&#;s Leola, Pennsylvania plant
&#;S&#; &#;    Built at Shasta&#;s Columbia, South Carolina plant
&#;T&#; &#;    Built at Shasta&#;s Grapevine, Texas plant
&#;V&#; &#;    Built at Shasta&#;s Goshen, Indiana plant

Beautifully restored vintage Shasta trailer with iconic wings, from the 's

Trying to figure out what year your vintage Shasta trailer was built, will often involve some research and sleuthing. Original production unit counts from the Shasta factory have been lost to time, and finding original dealer brochures and pamphlets can be very difficult. In addition, registering a travel trailer back in the &#;s and &#;s was often a casual exercise and it wasn&#;t uncommon for a new trailer to be licensed by the state with the wrong year on the registration document. Adding to an already murky situation, trailer owners often lost track of the

registration paperwork for &#;that old trailer sitting behind the barn&#;. You would think that with the large number of trailers produced by Shasta and still in existence today, that tracking down your vintage Shasta trailer&#;s birth date would be a fairly simple task. Unfortunately, it&#;s usually not.

So to make your quest a little easier, here&#;s a chronological list of Shasta trailer features and design changes over the years:

 The Shasta company has been building trailers since , producing their &#;Cozy Cruiser&#; trailer models through model year The company began building &#;Shasta&#; brand trailers in model year

 For model years through , Shasta trailers didn&#;t change Photo shows a restored Shasta trailer with no wings on the sidemuch. During this era Shastas had no &#;wings&#;, but with a rounded profile front and back, no rear bumper, 3 separate window frames across the front, a wooden screen door and wonderful honey gold shellacked birch interior woodwork, these early Shastas are the epitome of the classic &#;canned ham&#; trailer. Shasta trailers were available in several different lengths but the overall shape and design features were very similar across the model range.

 Shasta introduced big changes starting with model year  Picture of a restored Shasta trailer showing the new front profile introduced in model year The most noticable change was in the front profile which now leaned forward at the top as it curved up into the roof, instead of the simple rounded front end on the &#; Shasta models. The other big change starting in was the pair of unique shiny ribbed &#;wings&#; that now adorned both sides of the trailer at the rear, jutting boldly backwards to evoke a whimsical feeling of &#;winged flight&#;. These wonderful wings were unique to the Shasta trailer and when you see a vintage trailer with wings today, you immediately recognize it as a Shasta. If your vintage Shasta trailer has the &#;upper leaning forward&#; front end but no wings, the wings may have been there originally but were removed by a previous owner at some point in the trailer&#;s life. Look for tell-tale screw holes in the siding at the upper back of the trailer, as a clue that your Shasta had wings when it left the factory and is therefore a post model. The models also now came with a heavy-duty u-channel bumper across the back of the trailer, that was welded solidly to the trailer&#;s frame. Shasta model years generally share all of these attributes.

 More changes came along in Shasta trailers Photo of a vintage Shasta trailer showing new metal screen door and front profile first introduced in now came with a light weight aluminum screen door instead of the classic old wooden screen door. For the interior, the old-fashioned radiased (rounded) corners on the cabinets were replaced with a modern right-angle corner. In addition, Shasta was now building some trailers with interior woodwork finished with a &#;modern&#; slightly milky finish instead of the traditional but more labor-intensive &#;golden amber&#; shellacked finish from previous years. The iconic &#;Shasta Wings&#; were still affixed to every Shasta, but now instead of the old wood-core &#;wrap-around&#; wings that stepped over the trailer&#;s side gutter molding, the gutter molding was notched to fit the new &#;flat&#; wings which now had an aluminum core and were attached to the side of the trailer using rubber spacers so the wing sat off the siding by about 1/2&#;.

 For model year , Shasta introduced big changes again. The rounded front and rear exterior profiles were flattened quite a bit for a more modern &#;squared-off&#; design. But even with this new design direction, the beloved &#;Shasta wings&#; remained, and still appeared on the sides of Shasta trailers into the mid 80&#;s.

 These design changes may help you get close to determining your Shasta&#;s birth date, but wouldn&#;t it be great if the factory stamped the year-of-manufacture on your trailer? Fortunately, on some Shastas the factory left some tantalizing clues that could tell you exactly the year your Interior view of a vintage Shasta trailer showing the kitchen countertop and original sink, which may include the manufacture dateShasta was built. The first place to look is on the outside of the sink. Open the cabinet doors below the sink and closely examine the side of the sink and you may get lucky and find the manufacture date stamped there by the factory. Another place to check is behind the mirror attached to the hallway cabinet door. Carefully remove the screws that attach the mirror to the door and look for a date stamped on the door behind the mirror, or on the backside of the mirror itself.

One of the most popular lines of trailers is the Shasta. Since the ’s, Shasta trailers have been very popular for their low cost, light weight and large amount of room compared to their compact size.  Easily recognized by its distinctive wings and “canned-ham” shape, the Shasta trailer was the best selling travel trailer brand from the ’s to the ’s. Shasta trailers quickly became a favorite of campers all over the United States due to their low price and high quality and old models are still very popular among vintage trailer restorers and collectors today.

Shasta trailers were manufactured from until , then again since

Shasta’s many models offer a variety of interiors, exteriors, and degrees of self-containment which enables you to choose the model which best meets your tastes and needs.  With the table below, compare each vintage Shasta trailer model to help find the right one for you.

Vintage Shasta Trailer Models

Symbols: S=Standard Equipment, O=Optional Equipment, a=Optional Fold-out Double Bed, i=Ice, GE=Gas-Electric Refrigerator, b=Gas-Electric Refrigerator Optional, c=Double Bowl Sink, d=Pressurized Water System, e=Optional Portable Chemical Toilet, F=8 sq. ft. LP Gas-Electric Refrigerator Standard, g=30 lb Gas Cylinders, H=4 Burner Cook Stove Standard, L=4 Wheel Brakes Standard, r=Rating

Years built


Early 60s models:


Shasta model  &#; This is a very typical mid&#;s style of Shasta. Beginning in the mid&#;s the older rounded style of the 50&#;s was replaced with the more angular style as shown here. This unit had a grooved wood paneling, which replaced the birch ply interiors of the earlier years.


Later Models (Late 60s &#; Early 70s)

69 rear

69 kitchen

Shasta Stratoflyte 20ft

Some owners

Annie Croissant, Oregon. Shasta Continental. In most internet sites it states that the Continental model was made in but my title states the year as

Connie, Imperial Beach, CA Year Model Don&#;t know what number owner I am but it&#;s in pretty good condition. I&#;m sure it can use some restoration instead of just decoration, but since nothing major is visible, I&#;m playing first!

Kevin Davis, NC Compact 13&#; 17&#; SC

Donna Friar, Newaygo, Michigan Shasta 12&#;. My husband surprised me with this on Christmas morning several years ago. [email protected]

Scott & Lauren Frymoyer Shasta Astroflyte. I haven&#;t been able to find any information about this model in , any help would be appreciated. It&#;s in pretty good shape and we&#;re using it as we try to fix and maintain her. [email protected] With new information I now think it&#;s actually either a 66 or It makes more sense as the general shape of the trailer fits those years.

Dan Hellier Raleigh NC. 16SC and , unsure exactly what years. Please check out NC RV Soutions at ncrvsolutions.com There is a picture link at the bottom of the web page.

Dave and Debby Looney, Springtown,TX Shasta Stratoflite We were lucky enough to get the title with the camper. We are doing a complete rebuild. We hope to go back with the walls tomorrow

Gary,Honesdale,PA AERFLYTE purchased new in 59 by my moms brother James Bryant and was kept in mint condition.I have had it two years and have towed it cross country two times. Gets lots of attention every where we go.I also have a mint 15 ft. Zollinger.

Sam and Michelle Ishihara, Apex, NC, purchased Dan Hellier&#;s fully restored, Shasta , in the summer of We affectionately dubbed it “Once in a Blue Moon” and we are having a blast. With 3 college kids at home, we run away every chance we get. We can&#;t stop smiling….:) Dan did a fantastic restoration!

Dave & Pat from Little River, SC, a RL manufactured in Leola, PA.

Ryan & Linda frizzell,Toledo, oh., Purchased new 12&#; shasta airflight while on vacation this year. downsized from 25&#; white box. We also restore vintage trailers, curent project is a aristocrat 10&#;Lil Loafer.

Brad & Tricia Kiekintveld Holland, MI USA, purchased Shasta Ultraflight new in August, One of 6 units made in June, at Middlebury, IN. The ultraflight series lasted only one year, the model year our trailer was made is not documented. We were told the other 5 trailers went out west to a trailer show. We bought our trailer sight unseen, we were getting ready to order one, but the line was cancelled. To my knowledge, our model ( &#; front dinette, double bed bunks, both bunk beds are double beds) was the only Shasta trailers built in the Ultraflight series. The trailers had smooth sides, very light weight (lbs dry for my 25&#; trailer) &#; Our trailer has the 60th anniversary package on it. To bad the production was stopped around , up until then it was the longest manufacturered travel trailer in this country. I will look for the sales brochure and post it on this site.

Carole Rietman, West Olive, Mich [just a stone&#;s throw or so above Holland] bought a vintage in quite good shape &#; Shasta ?Aeroflyte from Jane in June of this year. It&#;s now in wonderful shape after a LOT of scrubbing, just needs a little TLC with some minor wood damage inside. Looking to replace the “wings” which did not come with it, unfortunately. FIRST time out camping in it today:-), July 19, Has the registration paperwork and two full tanks of propane even.

Karen & Phil Henderson, South Carolina, Shasta Stratoflyte, 18&#;. It has a bathroom and a kitchen and even a closet! We have had to gut it though because a previous owner took the cover off of the vent over the propane refrigerator and it had severe water damage from sitting out in the weather for many years. She is in a covered garage now, so the renovations have begun. We have none of the original paperwork, but from the stickers on the side she was manufactured in Pennsylvania. The stove and oven work, but the refrigerator and water heater are dead. Going with an electric frig and a tankless water heater. Also looking into putting solar panels on her roof and a battery system just in case we decide to go off grid.

Bob and Phyllis in Irmo SC have a model and a model They can be seen at:http://thisoldcamper.com/

A highly popular and sought-after Vintage travel trailer we are reposting for your perusal. Shasta’s Airflyte is still very popular in searches and (hopeful) purchases. Their reissue included lots of current updates that are, 3 years later, still very useful and current enough for most of our current technology as well. Enjoy the original overview and video walk-through at the end by Shasta’s owner.

MSRP: Starting at $15, USD (from )

Length: 16’4″


For , Shasta has created a nearly exact replica of it’s iconic Shasta Airflyte 16SC Travel Trailer complete with the legendary Shasta wings! Shasta started in and to commemorate their 75th anniversary they are producing a limited construction of 1, trailers and will be available in all three original colors; Matador Red, Seafoam Green, and Butternut Yellow.


Shasta has paid close attention to duplicate every small detail down to the original Shasta logo magazine rack. The new Shasta Airflytes will also feature an all-in-one bathroom with a toilet and shower in place of the closet to meet the desires of today’s campers.


The Airflyte “canned ham trailer” has a vintage interior that remains close to the original, but with all modern appliances and plumbing. Some tweaks have been made though: for example, instead of a twin-size bed, the reproduction accommodates more people by allowing for a full bed. A bunk bed option is also available. This will feature the same full bed/dinette and bunks.


It comes with a dog-bone pattern Formica on the counter tops, and birch cabinet doors, as well as LED lighting. Tuck-and-roll pleather matching the exterior color, that looks old, is on the bench seating in the dining area. The floor is also made of black-and-white vinyl.


This new travel trailer boasts tons of storage throughout with sleek finishes! The Shasta weights roughly 2, pounds, making it easily tow-able behind most SUVs, sedans, and mini vans. So, enjoy the finer things in life with this Shasta AirFlyte


Interior Features:

  • Concealed Radio Controls w/ Aux Input
  • Hidden Bluetooth stereo
  • Dinette w/ two tone, tuck-and-roll pleather wi silver welt
  • Dinette makes 54″ x 76″ front bed
  • Rear bench makes 39” x 56″ bed
  • “Dogbone” pattern Formica counter tops trimmed with aluminum edging
  • Bathroom with toilet and shower where the original closet would be
  • Birch wood cabinet doors and other interior features
  • “Scalloped” cabinet doors with retro “Chevron” handles
  • Shasta Logo Magazine Rack
  • Black and White checkerboard vinyl flooring
  • Interior color scheme to match exterior
  • All Interior Lights are LED
  • Original Gas Lamp reproduced to look like gas lamp is LED
  • Throwback Hehr Jalouise Windows
  • Draperies
  • 3 Burner Cooktop
  • 3 Way ReferSS Micro Oven
  • 3-Wat Refrigerator with Freezer


Exterior Features:

  • Hidden flip-down stabilizer jacks
  • Hidden outside speakers
  • LED exterior lights made like ’61 retro style
  • 24″ wide entry door (original 22″)
  • Friction hinge door
  • LED Lighted Door Handle
  • Hidden air condition
  • Jalousie windows true to original (except back
  • Same 3 Original Colors fire escape window)
  • Wings are to Exact Original Dimensions
  • Same 3 Original Colors to choose from:
    Seafoam Green
    Buttercup Yellow
    Matador Red (color from GM in )
  • Wide Sidewall Radial Tires
  • Rope and Pole Awning
  • 30 AMP Service
  • Original Log Style Aluminum Sliding

SPECS for Shasta Airflyte 16 Reissue Travel Trailer:

Exterior Length16′ ″
Exterior Width7′ 0″
Exterior Height96″
Interior Height (with A/C)6′ 4″
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs)2,
Tank Capacities
Fresh Water Capacity (gals) 25
Gray Waste Water Capacity (gals) 18
Black Waste Water Capacity (gals) 11
Water Heater (gals) Gas/Electric 6
A/C (BTU) 5,




Shasta Airflyte Reissued in Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/ShastaAirflyteReissuedin

The Vintage Shasta Trailer Forum: http://vintageshasta.proboards.com/

Vintage Shasta specifications

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Classicshastas/ Classic Shasta Trailer Discussion group. Get your manuals, ads, etc., here.

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/VintageShastaClub/ VintageShastaClub on Yahoo

http://www.freewebs.com/kc8jwa/classicshastas.htm Shasta History, Wings and Paint information, etc.

http://www.freewebs.com/kc8jwa/shastacompact.htm Shasta Compact site

http://www.shastaloflyte.com Shasta LoFlyte Dedicated Info Repository

NC RV Solutions &#; Shasta restoration project

http://www.engine-decals.com For vintage style Shasta decals, has many colors to choose from.


Of the hundreds of different brands of &#;canned ham&#; style travel trailers manufactured during the 40&#;s, 50&#;s and 60&#;s, the classic Shasta Trailer is certainly one of the best known. The polished &#;Shasta Wings&#; jutting off the rear are widely recognized, and are usually the first feature that comes to mind when someone mentions that their family had a Shasta Trailer. This well known company was established in and these rounded beauties were built on Keswick Ave in Van Nuys California then later Northridge California, with another facility in Goshen Indiana. The predecessor to the Shasta, the &#;Cozy Cruiser&#;, began rolling out of the factory in , with the classic &#;canned ham&#; shape. Early Shastas retained this rounded side profile through model year The beloved &#;Shasta Wings&#; first appeared on the models, when the original rounded canned-ham shape was altered with the top frontal area now leaning slightly forward and then angling back inwards toward the bottom. The popular Shasta trailer came with warm natural wood interior paneling and cabinets of Birch or Ash. The kitchen counter and dining table were covered with color-coordinated laminate which was also used for the simple sliding doors on the wood cabinets over the dining table. The single v ac outlet was barely adequate but the butane powered wall lamps cast a warm and cozy light against the golden hue of the interior woodwork (see some great Shasta Interiors here). The classic Shasta canned-ham shape was changed to a more squared-off style, front and back, beginning with the models, but the much-loved Shasta Wings continued intact into the mid &#;s. Whether it&#;s the Cozy Cruiser model from the early &#;s, or the Compact, SC, SCS, RK, Astrodome, Starflyte, Airflyte, , , or more modern Loflyte and Stratoflyte models, Shasta travel trailers remain one of the most popular family trailers on the road today.

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Freshly Restored Shasta Travel Trailer

Shasta Trailer, Mint Green and White

 Shasta Canned-Ham Trailer

Shasta Trailer, Great Paint With Silver Stripe

Classic Shasta Trailer, Ready For Camping

Shasta Trailer, Freshly Restored

Beautiful Shasta Travel Trailer

Shasta Trailer, Ready For Camping

Custom Flowers Mural Hand-Painted on a Vintage Shasta Trailer

Shasta Trailer, Custom Painted Propane Tanks

 Shasta Trailer Compact Model

Shasta Trailer, Compact Model With Wings

Vintage Shasta Trailer, 2 tone Blue and White Paint

Shasta Compact Trailer, With Front Jalousie Window

Popular Shasta Compact Trailer Travel Trailer

Shasta Compact Trailer, Very Clean Restoration

 Shasta Trailer in original yellow and white paint scheme

Shasta Trailer, painted yellow and white

Early Shasta Trailer, one of the first Shastas after the Cozy Cruiser models

Shasta Trailer, first &#;Shasta&#; year

Rare Shasta Trailer in mostly unrestored original condition

Shasta Trailer, rare canned ham

Picture of a Shasta vintage Travel Trailer, showing child's cot over the fold-out bed

Shasta Trailer, child&#;s cot over bed

Rare all wood vintage dining table in a Shasta Travel Trailer

Shasta Trailer, original dining table

Early Shasta Travel Trailer with original gas stove and birch kitchen cabinets

Shasta Trailer, vintage gas stove

Original v light fixture and stitched lamp shade in a vintage Shasta Travel Trailer

Shasta Trailer, vintage v light fixture

Shellac finish and vintage cabinet latch on original birch kitchen cabinets in a Shasta Travel Trailer

Shasta Trailer, birch door & original latch

Photo shows original chrome cabinet hinges on a kitchen cabinet door in a Shasta Travel Trailer

Shasta Trailer, birch door & original hinges

Photo of rare original heat in ceiling of Shasta Trailer, over the original propane wall lamp

Shasta Trailer, orig gas lamp heat shield

Sharp Shasta Trailer painted bright blue and white

Shasta Trailer, blue and white

Birch wood cabinets and paneling in Shasta Travel Trailer

Shasta Trailer, birch cabinetry

Picture of dining area in Shasta Travel Trailer

Shasta Trailer, dining area

Photo shows bedroom and ceiling hammock in Shasta Travel Trailer

Shasta Trailer, bedroom area with hammock

Birch kitchen cabinets and stovck ceiling lamp fixture in Shasta Trailer

Shasta Trailer, kitchen cabinets

Bright Shasta Vintage Trailer ready for camping

Shasta Trailer, ready for camping

 Shasta Trailer being towed by a Chevy Nomad Station Wagon

Shasta Trailer and Chevy Nomad Wagon

 Shasta Trailer with red and creme white paint color scheme

Shasta Trailer, painted red and creme-white

Vintage Shasta Trailer painted Necco wafer orange

Shasta Trailer, painted Necco wafer orange

Stunning Early Shasta Trailer paint bright yellow and white

Early Shasta Trailer, painted bright yellow & white

Sharp vintage Shasta Travel Trailer painted bright yellow and white

Beautiful yellow and white early Shasta Trailer

Photo of beautifully restored Shasta Astrodome Trailer

Shasta Astrodome Trailer, beautiful restoration

Vintage Shasta Astrodome Trailer painted light blue and white colors

Shasta Astrodome trailer, painted light blue & white

Rare Shasta Astrodome Trailer with Honda 90 Trail bike mounted on rear custom rack

Shasta Astrodome Trailer & Honda Trail Bike

Custom Flowers Mural Hand-Painted on a Vintage Shasta Trailer

Shasta Trailer, Hand Painted Flowers and Shutters

Early Shasta Canned-Ham Trailer

Shasta Trailer Camping at Refugio Beach, Calif.

Vintage Shasta Trailer, with yellow Kitchen Laminate

Shasta Trailer Ice Box and Oven in Kitchen Area

Classic Shasta Trailer showing original entryway cabinet

Shasta Trailer Original Corner Closet Cabinet

Vintage Shasta Travel trailer with Cabinet Over Kitchen Counter

Shasta Trailer Kitchen Cupboard

Gas stove & oven unit in Shasta travel trailer

Shasta Trailer Vintage Princess Gas Oven & Stove

Custom made birch screen door in vintage Shasta trailer

Shasta Trailer New Wood Screen Door!

Classic Shasta magazine rack still hanging in Shasta Trailer

Shasta Trailer Dining Area &#; Original Magazine Rack

Newly painted Shasta Trailer and restored Dodge Pickup Truck

Shasta Trailer and
Vintage Dodge Pickup

Beautifully restored Vintage Shasta travel trailer in pastel orange

Shasta Trailer
With Awning

Welcoming Dining area in Shasta model trailer

Shasta Trailer
Dining Area

 Shasta trailer bedroom area at the end of the kitchen counter

Shasta Trailer
Bedroom Area

Very sharp Shasta 14ft trailer at Pismo Beach Trailer Rally

Shasta Trailer
at Pismo Rally

Blue and White vintage Shasta canned-ham trailer

Shasta Trailer
painted blue and white

Very sharp Shasta Travel Trailer with vintage wide whitewall tires

Shasta Trailer
Camping at Pismo

Gaucho bed setup as a couch in a Shasta Airflyte vintage trailer

Shasta Airflyte
Gaucho bed folded up

Restored vintage Shasta Airflyte trailer has a beautiful orange and white paint job

Shasta Airflyte
looks great in orange!

Full sized bed in vintage Shasta travel trailer

Shasta Trailer,
Cozy Bedroom

Very nicely restored red and white vintage shasta trailer

Shasta Trailer
Beach Camping

Old Shasta trailer nicely restored in 2 tone red and white paint scheme

Shasta Trailer
at Pismo Rally

Very clean classic Shasta travel trailer in yellow and white

Shasta Trailer Lemon Yellow With Awning

Great restoration of a classic Shasta trailer with red and white paint

Shasta Trailer in Red and White

Sharp Shasta Airflyte vintage canned-ham trailer

Shasta Airflyte Trailer in Blue and White

 Shasta Airflyte travel trailer with classic Shasta wings

Shasta Airflyte Trailer With Side Canopy

 Shasta travel trailer at Mount Baker Rally in Lynden, Washington

Shasta Trailer at Mt. Baker Trailer Rally

Classic Shasta travel trailer

Shasta Trailer in Turquoise & White

Vintage wood magazines rack mounted in Shasta model trailer

Shasta Trailer Vintage Magazine Rack

 Shasta trailer dining area, new bench seats and curtains

Shasta Trailer Dining Room Area

Original Gas Lamp Fixture in Shasta Vintage Trailer

Shasta Trailer Vintage Gas Lamp

Cool Art Deco Light fixture in Shasta trailer kitchen area

Shasta Trailer Original Art Deco Lamp

Vintage Holday Gas Stove/Oven Unit in Shasta trailer

Shasta Trailer Vintage Holiday Gas Stove

Classic Shasta Travel Trailer Showing Shasta Logo and Dining Windows

Shasta Trailer Front View

Beautiful Reproduction of Shasta Logo Decal on Shasta Travel Trailer

Shasta Trailer Repro Shasta Decal

Cool Sunbrella Striped Awning on Dining Window of Shasta Trailer

shasta Trailer at Pismo Beach

Vintage Shasta Trailer on party night, with lantern lights and awning

Shasta Trailer at Night &#; Party Time!

Classic Shasta Airflyte Travel Trailer With Striped Side and Window Awnings

Shasta Trailer With Window Awning

Vintage Shasta Travel Trailer Painted Creamy Pastel Yellow

shasta Trailer Pastel Yellow and White

Inviting Dining Table and Seats in Classic Shasta Trailer

Shasta Trailer Dining Room Area

Rear End Shot of 2-tone Yellow and White Shasta Trailer Coach

Shasta Trailer Rear Shot, Nice Wings

Striped Bedspread in Shasta Travel Trailer Restored Bedroom Area

Shasta Trailer Bedroom Area

Original Holiday Propane Oven/Stove in Vintage Shasta Trailer

Shasta Trailer Kitchen Cabinets & Oven

 Shasta Trailer Coach With Retro Chrome Rear Tail-Light Visors!

Shasta Trailer, Very Cool Tail Light Visors

 Shasta Trailer With Trademark Aluminum Shasta Wings on Backside

Shasta Trailer wings Close up

Paint Removed From Vintage Shasta Airflyte Trailer: Huntington BeachCruisers Meet

shasta Trailer Polished, at Huntington Beach, Calif.

Vintage Shasta SCS Trailer Coach

Shasta 16SCS Trailer Light Blue & White

Unique Shasta Back-Entry Travel Trailer in Salmon Pink and White

Shasta Back Entry Trailer in Salmon Pink

Kitch Counter Across Rear of Vintage Shasta Back Entry Trailer

Shasta Back-Entry Trailer Kitchen Area

Sleeping Area Above Dining Table in Shasta Back Entry Trailer

Shasta BackEntry Trailer, Dining Area With Bed Above

Front Shot of Rare Vintage Shasta Back Entry Trailer

Shasta Back Entry Trailer, Rare and Beautiful

Fully Restored Shasta Compact Trailer

Shasta Compact Trailer in Turquoise and White

Turquoise & White Shasta Compact Trailer With Wonderful Ribbed Wings

Shasta Compact Trailer With Great Wings

Restored Dining Area in Vintage Shasta Travel Trailer

Vintage Shasta Trailer Dining Table With Period Accessories

Sharp Shasta Trailer, Compact Model

Shasta Compact Trailer, Great Shasta Wings!

 Shasta Compact Trailer, Wood Cabinets in Kitchen Area

Shasta Compact Trailer, Oven and Fridge

 Shasta Compact Trailer Interior Detail Showing Dining Table

Shasta Compact Trailer, Dining Area

 Shasta Compact Trailer, Green and White With Red Polka Dot Awning!

Shasta Trailer, Compact Model in Green and White

Refinished Wood Cabinets in Shasta Compact Trailer Dining Area

Shasta Compact Trailer, Wood Paneling and Cabinets

Original Shasta Loflyre Travel Trailer

Shasta Trailer, Loflyte Model With Wings

 Shasta Loflyte Trailer in Great Unrestored Condition

Shasta Loflyte Trailer, Large Dining Area

 Shasta Loflyte Trailer With Original Whitewashed Cabinets and Woodwork

Shasta Loflyte Trailer, Spacious Kitchen Area

Bright and fresh Shasta Starflyte Trailer in yellow and white paint scheme

Shasta Starflyte Trailer, painted yellow and white

 Shasta Starflyte Travel Trailer with beautiful pink and white decorations in dining area

Shasta Starflyte Trailer, decorated dining area

Photo of stylish decorations and accessories in Shasta Starflyte Trailer bedroom area

Shasta Starflyte Trailer, stylish sleeping area

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Shasta Airflyte For Sale


We are selling our beloved &#;60 Airflyte. 16 Feet long, 1, lbs. Easy to pull, and always the talk of every campground we have visited. We have kept her indoors since we got her in the Summer of &#; just recently moved to our back yard for cleaning and maintenance. Updated interior framing, electric, A/C unit in closet and shore hookups; Clear, up to date title, a few modern conveniences and a ton of original vintage charm.

Price: $14,
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

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Disclaimer: We (Little Vintage Trailer) do not own this vintage trailer. It is being listed here as a service to the seller. Any transactions are the responsibility of the buyer and seller. Little Vintage Trailer cannot be held liable for any errors in the listing or any transaction of a camper that is listed on this blog that is not solely owned by us. It is up to the buyer to do their due diligence before making a purchase.

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A Photo Tour of the Vintage Shasta Compact Travel Trailer

The internet is my portal to sharing our learning from our DIY glamping upgrades. Hop aboard!

Get Inside the Iconic Compact Vintage Travel Trailer of the s

Explore a vintage travel-trailer icon that brings a wave and a thumbs-up on every trip&#x;our Shasta Compact Travel Trailer. feet of beautiful birch interiors, packed with amenities and topped with wings. What is more delightful to behold than the little canned ham, with its colorful paint combinations and speedy stripe, tripping along a modern highway almost mocking its own lazy pace?

We know; as we've been camping in our little Compact darling "the Hideaway"&#x; with its cheery yellow bottom, white top, silver wings and stripes&#x;we notice heads turning on every highway. Come share the ride with us!

Interiors: The Shasta Sales Pitch

Canned Ham Campers in History and Pop Culture

The Mighty Compact in a Vintage Shasta Ad

Shasta Compact Specs Flyer: So Many Little Luxuries in This Compact Travel Trailer

This original sales flyer was included with a folder of interesting vintage camping manuals from the original owner. The specs here are close but not exactly those of another vintage sales flyer I've seen, but since this is the one in my camper, I'm going with it.

Shasta Compact Specs: (from above, and Compact brochure below)

  • Weight: 1, pounds
  • Length (Including the Tongue): ft
  • Length of the Camper Box: 10ft.
  • Hitch Weight: pounds
  • Width: 6 Ft. 6 In
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 4 in two twins and double upper-hammock bunks
  • Water: gallon water tank
  • Tires: x 13" tires
  • Cooking Area: propane stove, cooktop, icebox and lamp
  • Hookup Style: direct hose hookup
  • Amps: electric

Will Travel With Nearly Any Tow Vehicle

One of the biggest benefits of the Shasta Compact's tiny size is its ease of towing (this written by the one who rarely does the towing, take that as it were). Even the sales flyer states it can be hauled by nearly any compact car.

Shasta Compact Towing Specs:

  • Weight of the Compact: 1, pounds
  • Length (Including the Tongue): 13ft
  • Length of the Camper Box: 10ft.
  • Tongue Weight: pounds
  • Width: 6 ft. 6 Inches

These specs allow a wide range of options when it comes to a tow vehicle, which is why they are so sought after. For example, we are well within the towing capacity of our Toyota Rav4 small SUV which came with a V6 and tow package.

The other benefit of the Compact's light weight is that we can move it around the campground by hand if we need to using just the hitch wheel it came with.

A Portable Air Conditioner That Works for a Camper

We looked for the smallest window air conditioner we could buy reasonably and found that it was about 1" too tall to fit under the bench seats and vent out the side exterior storage compartment. Hmmm finally we came across our solution; a portable Danby air conditioner (see photo) that could be placed in the closet/bathroom.

The air conditioner needed two external vents: one for the condensation to drip (because in our humid climate the water storage tank fills up too quickly to make it through the night) and one for the hot air to vent. Since we had removed the potty we had a nice round hole in the floor already. This (thanks to a good amount of duct tape which isn't the prettiest thing, but works) vents the hot air. One additional small hole drilled through for the 1/4 inch drip tube and we were up and running. Note; we had already upgraded the electric and placed an outlet in the closet. With just enough slack in the vent lines, the unit can be wheeled into the main room at night to cool us off and wheeled out of the way during the day. It's brought down a 98 degree day in high summer to a lovely It's a win!

The Camper Before and After the DIY "$50 Paint Job" $ cost, Priceless Results!

I was lured in by the price. $50 is a steal for a nice paint job. Our camper was down to bare metal in several spots along the top and estimates from local auto paint shops were for more than what we had paid for the camper!

A couple things we found out through the process.

  1. Tractor paint is the only way to buy oil based paint now in Ohio and Indiana.
  2. There are limited color options in tractor paint.
  3. Frog Tape is worth the extra cost
  4. Polish your metal trim before painting
  5. Spray primer is worth the cost
  6. And the "$50 Paint Job" really costs more like $

But what results! Its a year later and still looks amazing. Yes, there is some orange-peel effect to the finish, but step back and admire. Its quite a makeover! Take a look at the Before and After photos from our Vintage Camper paint job!

Shasta's Beautiful Birch Interiors: They Don't Make Them Like This any More

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