& Lynn Stiles 1961 & 1962 13' Scotty Projects
Hudson & Lynn (with Mabel) pick up their new Scotty
Nancy helps Ben get the Scotty connected
to the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Heading to Pennsylvania!
Parked with the Big Rigs.
Lynn's home made pen and paper "In Tow" sign.
Lynn tends to Hudson (inside the jeep) at an Ohio Rest Area
At the Comfort Inn hotel in Pittsburgh on Sunday morning (11/23/08)
The Comfort Inn
Lynn and the Scotty Rig in the parking lot at Frank Lloyd Wright's
Again with the Big Rigs on the PA Turnpike.
All of the trucks had to back into their space...us included!
Twenty-two miles from home, we sprayed the rig off at a car wash to
600 miles of road salt and grime off. Near freezing temperatures,
but we knew it would "blow" dry on the remaining leg. Much better!
At home in PA with her new "roof" on
(see winterizing for how the roof was made)
Alumuminum 12V lights found in a conversion
van in the junk yard.
Her new decor will be a "Beach Theme" Scotty.
We plan to
camp lots in it near Avalon/Stone Harbor/Ocean City, NJ.
is Longaberger Sunny Day (2005) and will be used for
curtain trim, etc.
The old LP support plate in its current rusty condition. It is an eye
After about five minutes with a hammer, pry bar, and of course 4" grinder,
the plate is gone! The surface rust does not look too bad
Beginning to look shiny after clean up with a wire wheel
trailer tongue with LP plate removed, area ground and
sanded clean, and a rubbing of old motor oil to protect the
until I can get it painted. I think this looks much
Excess copper plumbing and rubber drain hose removed.
Left side of water tank exposed.
The inlet can be seen at top left.
This tank will be removed and
a nice little medicine cabinet
put right in its place!
Right side of water tank. We are not going to "re-plumb" this Scotty.
We have always carried a water jug along when van camping and will
the same when Scotty camping. Who wants to wash dishes inside
New curtains in progress
One panel from the new wooden bifold screen door
Test fitting the new screen door
I included a loose hinge pin on the inside of the door
so it can be swung
as a single piece door when in camp, but remove the pin and
it folds accordion style so as to make it less invasive on the interior when
all is closed up.
See detail pics...
Electrical inlet original parts on the right; new three-prong grounded
guts on the left. The original inlet guts were cut off after removing
the two prongs.
Main Bargman fiberglass cover was cleaned, metal cover was bead-blasted,
and painted to maintain the original "look". A modern, weather
tight cover here
would never do!
inlet sitting on top of new
three prong guts.
Back of modified electrical inlet.
Polished water inlet (used CLR cleaner diluted
with water with a toothbrush to remove all the rust) along with
original water inlet pipe, original RUSTY clasp, and new stainless
steel clasp made from stainless steel
welding rod. All of the rust on the inlet's chrome finish
came from the original clasp. Hopefully with the new stainelss one,
this rust stain will be a thing of the past. Also shown is rubber
gasket to seal the back of the inlet. No water will go in
here anymore, but I am happy to maintain the original look.
Polished water inlet with new stainless lock clasp installed.
The stainless steel welding rod used for the new clasp (shown in
background) was originally from Three
Mile Island Nuclear Plant!!
Center of the kitchen cabinet.
The two large holes are for the old stove controls. This will
soon disappear to make way for a new drawer for utensils.
New opening cut for utensil drawer.
Newly made utensil drawer and pair of drawer glides. Drawer made
from real 1/4" plywood, probably the same vintage as the
trailer! Also deeper than the original drawers as there is
more room up at this top position due to trailer's natural
Drawer glide cut to match original "Scotty-bottom-of
the-barrel-scrap-wood" drawer glide. No wonder these trailer
were so cheap! Serro apparently threw nothing out. Drawer glide
was cut from 3/4" pine using a dado
blade on a table saw.
New top drawer in place. It was
hard to get just right because nothing up here is square from factory!
Door section of the kitchen counter support. Shelf removed. It was
rotted as following pics will tell. Two new drawers on drawer glides
in here will make things at the back of the cabinet much easier to
The old shelf.
The old shelf side view...talk about delamination!
Lynn caught a picture of me...shecking and checking again to make
sure the drawer fits and works properly.
The rear of our '61. It looks like many, many people did many, many
awful things to the rear skin which is not original to this trailer.
The original was actually much worse! The bottom four inches here
are pock marked, ripped, torn, and so many extra holes one cannot
count them all. I already cut a 1/8" thick piece of aluminum
plate 6" tall and the same width as the skin between the
corner trim pieces. It will be screwed on to cover this mess completely!!
Three views of the spare tire holder...made from scrap steel and
started with a Harbor Freight spare
tire holder. The spacing may be tweaked...this is the well-developed
Camping in Florida