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Old 07-15-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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Mystery Trailer

This little old beauty showed up to camp here this weekend. The current owner has no idea what company made the trailer. He bought a couple of years ago from an old couple who were the original owners. It's a 1976 and it's immaculate inside. It has the original upholstery, drapes and floor covering.

Does anybody recognize the manufacturer?
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:12 PM   #2
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Maybe a SHASTA?????
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Looks like a Euro model. Maybe it was imported to Canada, and went from there.

You know, you COULD call the dealer shown on the spare tire cover, they may have been the ones that sold it originally.
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Looks like a Euro model. Maybe it was imported to Canada, and went from there.

You know, you COULD call the dealer shown on the spare tire cover, they may have been the ones that sold it originally.
I don't think it was a Euro model. I know what you mean the surge brake tongue threw me off too. The coupler actually rotates around on a pivot horizontally and it has a very unique coupler latch too. Extremely odd and I suspect very rare.

It has the RVIA badge near the door like the airstreams have and all the other plates explaining about propane and electrics show it to be a North American trailer.

Somewhere along the line the manufacturers name disappeared. The ownership (CDN equivalent of a title) has a flat line where the make should be.

The trailer has been painted so any decals or model names are gone or painted over.
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Is that a hand brake on the tongue just behind the jack?
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This little old beauty showed up to camp here this weekend. The current owner has no idea what company made the trailer. He bought a couple of years ago from an old couple who were the original owners. It's a 1976 and it's immaculate inside. It has the original upholstery, drapes and floor covering.

Does anybody recognize the manufacturer?
It reminds me of a trailer called a Sprite that was sold in limited numbers, although i think they were all tan in color. They did came with surge brakes.
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It reminds me of a trailer called a Sprite that was sold in limited numbers, although i think they were all tan in color. They did came with surge brakes.
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Is that a hand brake on the tongue just behind the jack?
I think so but didn't look that close.
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That sure looks like it but the entry door is on the wrong side.
Does anybody know if they were sold in North America?
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That is a European trailer. The Scotty was built in the U.S an looks the same except they had a different wheel well area in the photos I have found.
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It's not US built just from the styling.
Units down in Australia look similar.
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It's a Sprite for sure. Easily recognizable by the distinctive
'kink' in the roof.



I remember them from my childhood over here in Europe.
I even had a scale model of it, semilar to this:




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That sure looks like it but the entry door is on the wrong side...
Yep, cause the pic is from the UK.
The info on the pic says: "Woolworths Competition Winner"

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Is that a hand brake on the tongue just behind the jack?
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I don't think it was a Euro model. I know what you mean the surge brake tongue threw me off too. The coupler actually rotates around on a pivot horizontally and it has a very unique coupler latch too. Extremely odd and I suspect very rare.
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That's a standard European tounge/coupler latch.
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There's still plenty of old Sprite's on the roads over here.
If you click this sales-page from my country, Denmark
there's several of them for sale:

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Here is the U.S. made trailer that looks very similar the Scotty Highlander.
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Thanks to jwlbal, silverleeper and Octane. I've looked at the pictures and links and that is exactly what it is. A 1976 Sprite Musketeer.
The link Octane provided actually has a listing for the exact trailer for sale in Denmark. That one has the door on the correct side like here in North America.
I'm guessing that they made both versions depending on where in Europe it was sold.
The owner is very happy to find out the history of the manufacturer. It would be nice if he could find out how it ended up here.
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