Humble Beginnings, a 1963 Shasta Trailer

1963 Shasta Travel Trailer

My family’s first RV was this 1963 Shasta 16′ travel trailer which took our family of seven all over the southwest. The picture shows my father helping clean out the trailer which was looking a little sad given it was 41 years old when this picture was taken in 2004.  Please note it still has the wings in the picture and when I sold it a few years after this picture was taken.  Note the hauling vehicle, a Tonka truck 🙂

This trusty trailer needed some repairs over time such as some leaf springs, new water tank, new flooring, and curtains.  The trailer took me from coast-to-coast while it was under my ownership.

This trailer had an icebox, yes, an icebox.  There was no bathroom, toliet or shower.  We did have a porta-a-potty which slid under the rear bed.

Shasta Air Flyte Deluxe brochure

Shasta Air Flyte Deluxe brochure