March 10, 2017Vintage Camper Friday: Shastas!!
These little spam cans have their beginnings in WW2. Shasta started building travel trailers in 1941 for US Armed forces employees. After the war the camper trailer boom began and Shasta campers became extremely popular. Shasta expanded their production facilities in 1952, 1958 and 1963.
Shasta introduced the iconic wings on their campers in 1958 and these continued on for at least a couple decades. Shasta offered a wide array of travel trailers in a variety of sizes and options.
Shasta styling changed in the mid 1960s with a move from the canned ham/ toaster shape to a more angular design. The new designs proved quite popular. (Though personally I prefer the older cartoon-like styling)
Shasta was one of the most popular and prolific camper manufacturers through the 1950s and 1960s. By 1975 the name was sold and Shasta was no longer the manufacturer.
The Shasta name continued on a wide array of campers. In 2015 there was a reissue of the classic style Shasta. To celebrate the original production of 1941 the reissue was limited to 1,941 units. These tend to sell from $14,000.00 to 17,000.00 I personally would just go with one of the originals as their pricing and even build quality seems better. Compare the two originals in the listings below with the new one.
And as always see more nationwide vintage camper listings at: Tin Can Campers