A house crush on wheels

July 28, 2012 | By | Comments (28)

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A Colorado couple renovated this 1968 Serro Scotty camper to unplug and explore hidden corners of the West. The tiny trailer (it has about 100 square feet of interior space) can fit places many others can’t — and is right at home our beloved category of iconic, retro-yet-fresh campers.

Beam me up, Scotty.

COMMENTS

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  2. Phoebe

    OHH MYY!! Have you any idea of how inspiring your Retro Scotty is?! Brilliant job!!
    We since one week own a totally different Caravan (we are in the Netherlands-yes really..) and the retro coushons with the aqua caramel and brown are sooo amazing! Would you be willing to tell me were you found the fabric? I have been searching everywhere and even want it in our house and babyroom..
    The Caravan will be your same sort of style, combined with gold and silver accents (yes: Glamping is the idea..) thank you so much for sharing!

    February 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm
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  7. Susan

    Awww…I have a ’73 trunk back that I have to scrap. Wish I had the time to rehab like you did. Yours is beautiful.

    October 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm
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  9. dani fabris

    Fabulous restore!! We have a 1967 highlander that needs a facelift but I don’t know where to begin. Did ya’ll have to tear it down to the base and start with all new plywood and work your way up? Or were you able to make it look that beautiful with cosmetic finishes?

    August 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm
  10. Ginger BearCub

    Where did you find this trailer? How much to redo it? Love it and want one…hope to hear from you soon. girlbabybear@yahoo.com. thank you.

    July 9, 2013 at 4:06 pm
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  13. Stephanie

    I have had a problem find as good of a deal on one of these, since this article was published, bummer. But thanks Aislyn for the wonderful inspiration!

    June 26, 2013 at 1:28 pm
  14. thejoyofcaking

    I love your Scotty. I am fixing up a Frolic and I am almost ready to hit the road!

    May 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm
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  17. erica deleon

    My two girls have started a great scott pigy bank in order to have one someday.

    September 16, 2012 at 8:50 am
  18. Tim Viall

    For a great resource on finding, fixing and re-imagining these classic Serro Scotty trailers, go to http://www.nationalserroscotty.org. We just purchased a 1964 Scotty Sportsman two days ago, and are prepping to begin a restoration; your article offers both ideas and inspiration! Tim V., Stockton, CA

    August 19, 2012 at 8:12 am
    • Aislyn Greene

      Thanks Tim! Good luck with the renovation – and stay tuned, we’ll have plenty more camper inspiration in the future.

      August 24, 2012 at 8:16 am
  19. Kel

    Photo’s much better here. Why did the magazine show the interior like in a fish bowl?

    August 10, 2012 at 7:44 am
  20. Linda

    Wish they would have showed the shower. LOL

    August 2, 2012 at 5:03 am
  21. shawna

    Baaa! Loving this. On my running route each morning I see this vintage camper that is in need of a makeover. Since it hasn’t moved in like 2 years I think maybe I can give them a low ball offer :)

    August 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm
    • Aislyn Greene

      Glad you liked it! If you go for it, send us pictures. ;)

      August 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm
  22. Jill Smith

    I have a cute little 77 Scotty Gaucho.. her name is Ten Gallon Hattie.

    July 31, 2012 at 11:06 pm
  23. Marsha

    I’ve always dreamed of doing this–crossing the country slowly in a camper. What an amazing experience! The camper seems like just the right size for me on my solo travel adventures. Thanks so much for sharing this!

    July 29, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    • Aislyn Greene

      We’re so glad it inspired you! Think half the staff here is ready to run off into the night with one of these campers in tow. ;)

      July 30, 2012 at 9:41 am
  24. Teresa H

    Very cute! And this article inspired me to paint my interior when I’d been so worried about maintaining the “originality.” I own a 1967 Aristocrat LoLiner and it is very similar to the Scotty. I am having a blast fixing up the interior and my husband has been working his butt off to learn “all about wiring”. I can’t say he’s having as much fun as me. She needs a new axle too. Just remember, like with a vintage car, it’s always going to be “a project”. If you’re into that, and have time for it, great. But don’t rush into it… learn a little first. It looks awesome, but it’s not for the faint of heart!

    July 28, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    • Aislyn Greene

      Very good point. We imagine these are very much labors of love! Feel free to send us photos when you’re done with the renovation, we’d love to see it.

      July 30, 2012 at 10:59 am

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