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    I guess this would be the ultimate secondhand purchase. I'm looking at a '59 Terry trailer, 15'. It's pretty much all original and in working condition, the marker lights are in tact, the interior is fair-good. Outside is faded, but dh can paint it. Hassome warping in the interior roof where there was a leek at one time...not leeking now. Dh thinks I am nuts. I NEED a project. It's cheap and right up my alley as far as retro redo. And it was born in 59, just like me. For some reason I am enamered with this thing!

    Anyone have a vintage trailer??? I'm not talking total rehab and restore. More like, clean it up, make it kitchy and fun to MY tastes.
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    I found this website when I Googled 1959 Terry trailer to see what you were talking about. There are some great old trailers that have been restored!

    Retro Restroration Gallery Page
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    Savvy,
    Yes those are some awesome restorations to some ugly looking before travel trailers.
    They turned out very nice, I think I would even consider one of them for my own use.
    Thanks for the link.
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    No help stinkbug...........my mom and dad's first travel trailer was a Terry..not sure what size. They kept buying bigger as time went on.

    In the link I love that little 'teardrop' one.........how cute!!

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    Those are all so cute!! Would you use it for travel? I can see why this would be a perfect project and not too overwhelming!! Let us kknow how it goes!!
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    We have a 15' travel trailer but it's not a Terry, it's a Sunline. We paid around $1500 for it but the inside was well kept and it all worked. Even the "bathroom" section. The little stove and fridge have come in handy when my larger appliances have gone on the blink. And believe it or not, we've used it as a guest room! LOL It sleeps two perfectly. And we hook it up for water and electricity and our guests can have cold drinks and food and also make their coffee and such in the mornings.They still need to use our bathroom tho. LOL Shoot, I even leave all the camping stuff in there and if they want to cook eggs and stuff they can!
    We have another small one that is from the 60's that we've practically gutted to remodel. We did leave the original sink and stove area. That one is called a Scotty Travel trailer. I'd really like to get that one finished so we can have another guest house LOL!

    Seriously stink, they don't make stuff as well built now as they did back then. If we had the oportunity and didn't already have the two we do, we'd be jumping on buying one that old. The stuff now-a-days they make don't compare. Pretty and shiny can hide a bunch of poor craftsmanship.

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    I want a shasta myself. Dh and I were looking for one last year but they were all out of my price range and needed way too much work for me. I think you should go for it.

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    Sounds like a great project. Loved seeing all the restored ones in the link.

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    thefrug.....Can you post some pics? Please?
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    ~Sounds so cool! I would love to buy and restore a vintage trailer! As the other posters have mentioned, they're great for camping, as a guest room, or even a little hobby room when you aren't using them for travel.~
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    Yeah...the one I was looking at sold. As I mentioned in an earlier post....I'm terrible at making decisions.
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    This is the only pic I could find of the Scotty. It's in the background and that is the original paint. I have pics taken on the inside but I have to load them into the computer first. I'll try to get to that fast.We've kept the original blue and black speckled sink and stove area and table. Recovered the cushions and kept the table. Everything else, we gutted. We just haven't had the time to finish it yet. You can just see the top of our other one the Sunline


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    thefrug! What a great thing to own! Man, I'd pay to spend a couple of nights in that thing. I'd love every minute of it.

    Thanks for the pic! I'm dying to see the inside now too.

    Theresa

    ...and stinkbug, after seeing this pic, i hope you go for it! it would be the "ultimate" in restoration. i'd have a ball trying to get it back to that era. please keep us posted. i'm excited for you.....and maybe even a little jealous (j/k).

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    We bought a little Scotty also, for 100 bucks! It was a 60's model, and had been lived in. We got it because the fellow owed one of those payday loan companies and they were after him!It was a scream getting home- we had to wire the door shut, the tires were paper thin, we had a flat, it was all over the road! I will NEVER forget it. It was one of our hare brained schemes, gonna fix it up.Yeah, right We wound up trading it for a summer of weekly lawn service, so we came out smelling like a rose. Fond memories, lots of laughter.

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    OMG thefrug...Adorable!!!! The top windows are awesome!

    I'm still on the hunt.....
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