1976-serro-scotty


The 1976 Serro Scotty camper was falling apart; so after a rainy weekend of camping in a tent it was time to rebuild. We decided against 'restoration' and went with the custom hot rod theme. The cabinets were still good so we kept them as well as the platform with the axle and electric brakes. We replaced the interior wood paneling with sheets of aluminum. The roof was formerly a bunch a pieces of aluminum crimped together - it leaked at every seam. So we went with a one piece roll we bought at a local truck body business. All the lighting inside and out is L.E.D. for brightness and low battery consumption. I hooked up the outside running lights to a switch inside so I can have them turned on at car shows or at the campsite. All the window and door frames have been polished and new seals installed. Inside the upholstery has been replaced with black micro suede and new black curtains and rods have been installed. The rope awning was custom made at a local awning shop for a VERY reasonable amount and paid off as it rained on its maiden camping trip. The charcoal diamond plate Allure flooring (vinyl type) will go in this spring as well as a piece of polished aluminum diamond plate across the front for stone ding protection. The hardest part of the build was getting the roof panel to bend at the front top area above the door. We had to rig up a homemade metal brake on the roof of the trailer. Tow vehicle is my 1977 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale with a 455ci stuffed in it. It tows no problem, but this spring the 3 speed automatic will be replaced with a 4 speed auto with a lower 1st gear and an overdrive.

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