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Old 06-07-2010, 11:49 PM   #1
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SERROSCOTTY SPORTSMAN looksee!

This is no biggie I figure but my friend has a trailer she is trying to figure out what it's worth if sold as is. Any of you heavy wieghts have any info on what I am showing here...
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:28 AM   #2
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Scotty's are becoming very popular lately. They have a fairly large following and there are actually two owners clubs out there, the National Serro Scotty Club and the Serro Scotty Camper Enthusiasts. Just like Airstreamers, Scotty people like to have a great time. I have been to a couple of their rallies here on the east coast. Some of these Scotty's can fetch serious money if the model is right and the originality is there. They seem to be growing in popularity lately.
The one your friend has looks to be mid 60's to me. It also looks to be a 13 footer. The condition is VERY rough. The front and side panel are separating there in the front which is a sign that the wood structure has been compromised. Scottys are not riveted together, they are stapled and nailed. As far as value, I can only say what ever someone is willing to pay. I would suggest not using those photos if you plan on selling it. Clean it out too, for when someone sees all that junk, they will assume it all is junk and will low ball you. You can expect a number of walk aways before you find the right buyer, for as I said, that one is rough
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:00 AM   #3
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OK thanks I will pass the word on to her about cleaning it out...it has been in her back yard and some her children lived in it...but I will get those links and your advice to her Thanks again
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:46 AM   #4
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Frank hit the nail on the head about the trash - you don't want to be showing those pictures! It does, however, look like a fun (but very big) project. I suspect that all of the wood structure will need to be replaced, but at least all of the skin and windows seem to be there. If the frame is in good shape (a big if), she just might make a real nice rig. I tried to tackle a slide in truck camper from that era many years ago that was in real rough shape. Partially through the rehab, I determined that the structure was too far gone to make it economically viable and I wound up scrapping it.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:52 AM   #5
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Down the street from her place - there is a trailer scrap yard/grave yard looking place we saw thru the trees and will be looking closer at it on the next trip. My sister accumulates (LOTS OF THINGS) ..we had yet to get out there to it because of the high heat and possible copperheads. So when I shot it on the inside I was in a hurry, but like I said before we will clean it out real good and re shoot it. Thanks!
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Like Frank says -- this one is in rough shape. The siding pulled away at the front corner might suggest a serious rot potential. Tread on the tires or not, I doubt anybody would have a positive experience pulling it away -- it might have to be trailered. The greatest part of any value will come from the actual restoration efforts. That value isn't there now. We see posts about disastrous old Airstreams and sometime it is difficult to scrape up enthusiasm even for $500 price points because so much work will be involved to bring it back. Frank's links might help give a better idea but this won't be a goldmine for your friend.

The last page of WoodenBoat magazine always presents a sad classic boat (actual potential) someone wants to give away if the new owner only will give it care and attention.
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I have two Scottys currently (a finished one-1961 Front Kitchen model, and a 1962 project...still very much under construction) and recenly sold a third. This one looks like a '65 to me, 13', and standard floor plan (gaucho in the back, dinette in the front). It is rough, but I have seen worse, and the Scotty folks love to bring these back. I belong to both Yahoo groups. The last one I sold seemed to be better structurally and I was able to sell if for $400. I would say this one, as it sits, is worth $200 max. Someone would resurrect it, though, if it is advertised properly to the correct crowd. Compared to AS, these Scottys are incredibly simple machines.
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$200 sounds about right.
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Ok well I will share this with the friend and she will be glad to hear about that. But it HAS been sitting there for many years. If any one finds a link to a sale area for Scottys' will you stick it in here?
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When you get better pictures, location of the trailer, and your friend's selling price, I will be more than happy to post her ad on both Scotty sites. Just let me know.

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where is this trailer? I might be very interested.
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It is in Guthrie Oklahoma....way out in the country...
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oh, someone out that way will be interested
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This lady has had the serro for a long time, and has taken care of it over the years, When I looked in it, There was a mold smell --not strong--and not so wet to see any mushrooms etc...Ha! Also looked and saw rusting on the stove...sooo it has been thru a lot rain storms, probably unoccupied. She said if I can sell it she would split the sales with me. I had mentioned to her that I am part of this site (Airforums) and would install those pictures for anyone of you to see. Thhanks for the feed back and we will persue it after we get her cleaned out and re-shot. Lastly - I forgot to mention that this persons' health has kept her from keeping it up without outside assistance...hence is why I have appeared with the specs about how and where to sell it. Now thats my story and I ma sticken to it!
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