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Old 02-20-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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Smile What can you tell me about this Scotty?

What can you tell me about this Scotty?

I have been pondering taking on the restoration of a vintage camper. I found this one close to me. Looking for some thoughts and opinions with this new adventure. Thanks!


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There have been a number of folks that have restored Scotty's on the Teardrop & Tiny Travel Trailer Forum and one individual gave up when they discovered a huge amount of wood rot. Having the skin pealing does not lend a great deal of confidence.

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Another hint to potential wood rot would be the remnants of a blue tarp which has long since deteriorated. Chances are that tarp was used to cover a leaking roof or side seams. Proceed with caution unless you are prepared and willing to take this thing apart and rebuild the skeleton.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:30 PM   #4
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Thanks for the information. Any clue to the year?

Also... I restore vehicles, but since never doing one of these... I need all the information I can get!

I expect to tear it down to the frame and re-build. Are there structural parts that are wood? Or is the wood cosmetic?
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On that old Scotty the wood is the structural frame for the wall etc. Hope this helps. Joe
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:58 PM   #6
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Rebuilding a scotty

This should help you. Check out on the internet RV education by Mark Polk. He did a ten part series where he rebuilt a 67 Yellowstone trailer. He had to do a complete rebuild.Best of luck as you do your restoration.

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