Scotty Newsletter
Issue #041 [Archived Newsletters] August 1, 2008


National Rally

We had 29 families in attendance at this summer's rally. We had a wonderful time—I heard many say it was the best one yet! Registrations for the 2009 National Rally have begun and the theme for next year (thank you Jean Ebeling) is "Your Favorite Holiday". Put your thinking caps on. You'll have to come up with something really outstanding to beat our Maryland members: Rob & Toni, and Jean!

The pictures have all been received and the Rally Slideshow CD is in the creation mode now. Expecting it to be going out in the mail in the next two weeks. This CD is part of the rally registration fee for those who registered, but copies will be available for purchase as soon as the copies for those registered are on their way. View Debbie Everett's slideshow of the rally (thanks Deb!). View Amanda's video of the rally (thanks Amanda!).

Upcoming NSSO Events

  • August 13-17, 2008 Letchworth State Park (NY) more info...
  • September 26-28, 2008 RV Museum and Hall of Fame (IN) more info...

Other Campouts or Events

  • September 11-14, Can/Am NE Regional Rally (Tin Can Tourists) Sampson Lake State Park, Seneca Lake, NY more info...
  • September 12-14, Illinois Vintage Trailer Rally and Cocktail Soiree WillOaks Campground, Woodstock, IL more info...

Scotty Gatherings

Our first ever National Rally group shot. We intend to do it every year, but then, in the fun of the rally, forget! At least two families were missing from this photo.
See the full-sized image...

Welcome New Members:


  • Debbie Brooks, Ocean Ridge
  • Candy Heintz, Panama City
  • Susan Staron, Oneco


  • Shannon Luther, Charlestown


  • Janet Filppula, Shreveport


  • Curt Cristenson, Rockville
  • Mary O'Connor, Towson


  • Raymond Pearse, Littleton


  • Jackie Johnson, Andover

New Mexico

  • Jill Thomson, Ponderosa

New York

  • Aaron Corlew, Lake Luzerne

North Carolina

  • Douglas Herman, Boone
  • Jack Savidge, Sanford


  • Joseph Donahue, Levittown
  • Stephanie O'Shura, Dauphin
  • Debra Wagner, Hanover
  • Leonard Zeek, Levittown


  • Kelly Brignon, Waxahachie


  • Claude et Diane Benoit, Ripon, CA


  • Nancy Bronson, Swanton

Units for Sale

Looking for a Scotty?

Be sure to check out the new link for searching on Craig's List above. It looks for Scotty's under "RV" in 49 states (all but Hawaii) at one time. Many thanks to my work colleague Bill Frikken for the helpful tip.

Scotty Parts

Scotty Restorations

Tom Bernot is doing trailer repairs and rebuilds. Tom's work is really superb - check it out . He's located 30 miles N. of Pittsburgh and can be contacted via e-mail to or phone at 724-763-8025.

NSSO Rally CDs: Purchase CD
Vintage Trailer CDs:
E-mail Juergen
Vintage Trailer Art: Paige Bridge's Site

Other Trailer Sites

Web Site Stats

In 2008 so far, we have had 1,819,346 hits coming from an average of 2800 unique visitors per month, who have viewed 163,671 pages.

What do these stats mean? A hit is counted for every file opened. That means, if a single page has four images on it, it counts as five hits every time someone visits it. It is impressive that we have had nearly 2 million hits so far this year, but that isn't the statistic that is important. Unique visitors are. A "unique visitor" means you are counted once, even if you visit 20 times in a month. Averaging 2800 unique visitors in a month is incredible, considering we have never been submitted to any search engine. And, those unique visitors viewing over 163,000 pages is also quite remarkable. Our site is now linked by over 200 other sites. We thank you for making us the best Serro Scotty group ever! Without you, we could not exist.


A Feather in Our Cap!

The NSSO is mentioned in the new book, "Teardrops and Tiny Trailers", just released by Douglas Keister. Doug has authored many beautiful books on vintage trailers and it is a real honor for our organization to get a mention in this very fine book. View the page where we're mentioned... (images posted with Doug's permission)

Buy the book...

Scotty Images

Best in Theme "Festival of Lights" Rob & Toni Vargo
See their winning display...

Favorite Scotty - Bob & Marie Powers. See their winning (stainless steel) trailer...

Grand prize winners
Grover & Jill Upton

Dutch Oven Cookoff Winner
Lee Ann Clutter - See her winning chicken & dumplings entry ...

Ovenette Cookoff Winner
Toni Vargo - See her winning strawberry cake entry...

Tom Sheriff was bitten by the Scotty bug at the rally. He came home and purchased this 18' HiLander Trunkback which perhaps
we'll see at Rock 09!

Bob and Jackie Patton have also been bitten and purchased a Scotty Tear Drop after the rally. Sorry, no picture yet!

Kevin and Joyce camped out at Cumberland Falls in Kentucky. See more pics...

Kevin and Joyce also camped out at Fall Creek in Tennessee. See more pics...

Nancy and Mabel did get the Pastor Amanda's Shasta finished in time for the rally. See more pics...

Scotty Newsletter is an electronic publication of the National Serro Scotty Organization.
Editor and Yahoo Group Moderator: Nancy Kroes