Sunday, July 28, 2013

"Never go on trips

with anyone you do not love."  ~ Ernest Hemingway

And I would think this vintage trailer would be a true test of that!
This is a Serro Scotty Trailer.  The company was founded by John Serro of Irwin, PA, in 1957.

The campers were manufactured until 1997, but the company was reborn as Serro Scotty Worldwide in 2006.  This is from the Scotty website: "Beginning as a teardrop camper, Scotty trailers grew to include the 13’ and 15’ Sportsman and HiLander  which became the backbones of the Scotty line-up.  A Scotty trailer grew to be more than a RV but a lifestyle.   The home of this lifestyle was the family-owned campground 'Scottyland'  where Scotty owners gathered, camped together and became family.  Large clubs sprang out of this and their camping together became known as  'Scotty Time'.  The original campground is still open in Rockwood, Pennsylvania, and welcomes all campers."
Also, "[t]oday, the vintage Scottys are treasures – lovingly restored special gems.  They tell of a time of camp-outs gone by, laughs laughed, and stories told.  New clubs have formed welcoming both vintage and modern Scotty campers."  And, just in case you want to join this lifestyle, my friend George of White Whale Antiques has one lovingly restored for sale...$1500.  If you are interested, contact me, and I will put connect you with George.  Anyway, check this out...
 

 It is supposed to sleep four...maybe...everyone needs to cuddle up...
There is a mini kitchen...stove, icebox, sink...and matching utensils even!




 Storage is designed strategically!

George has collected some wonderful accessories...check out these mugs...and, by the way, this trailer is selling furnished!

Of course, there are cookbooks...
 
and stories to read and to write...
 So, if you want to join the "Scottys", here is an opportunity,
 and, even cats can stay!
 
Keep in mind, many are buying these little charmers for "pop-up" stores...or fun backyard retreats...or hitch it up and see the USA!  In San Diego, Helene Cornell has reworked a couple trailers into "motel" rooms...an article called her a trailer queen, who turned "canned ham" into "glam," and there is rejoicing in this rejuvenation.   American Express (which we now accept) has helped to fund her "passion"...here is a video if you are interested...
So, maybe George's trailer will inspire your passion...but here is a neat quote from the novel The Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz, "Mom, camping is not a date; it's an endurance test.  If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home."

2 comments:

Guernsey Girl said...

Great post - wish I could have one of these in my back garden...:)

sweetvintageofmine said...

Thank you for stopping by.....sweet post! I love vintage campers! I am your newest follower... Blessings~~~Roxie