The owners of this little Shasta Compact noticed it had developed a couple of leaks
and wisely brought it to us for repairs before the water ruined the interior paneling.
With very little extra expense we decided it was also time for a Shasta Makeover!
The water leaks had already began to damage the wood framing and the insulation was
starting to mold. Fortunately, with the skin off we were able to properly repair
the wood framing without disturbing the interior paneling as shown in the example
to the left. At the right, new insulation and a couple of wiring upgrades it is
ready for new skin.
What a difference a little paint and polish can do! New white with our standard
tropical turquoise really changed the look of this little Shasta. We replaced the
dull gold anodized trim panels with some new polished diamond quilted aluminum. Now
it really has some style!
As part of the makeover we did replace the boring vinyl flooring with this colorful
This little Shasta is a great example of what Retro Restoration can do for the folks
on a budget. By doing the quick makeover on a less popular model of vintage camper
(therefor less expensive to buy) you can still have a great fully functional vintage
camper that is structurally sound without spending the $$$ on the older can ham style