Monday, April 11, 2011
It's been a long, cold winter here in the Northeast and what do we like to do when it's so dark and cold we can't go outside? Well, Joe orders car brochures from every company from Porsche and Audi to Fiat and Ford. I order travel trailer brochures, check the internet for great deals and fantasize about warm days when I can hitch up, head out and have fun. So, this year on a cold, wet, snowy April morning I headed out to rural Pennsylvania (Lancaster, PA to be exact) where I had seen an ad on Craigs List offering a "vintage trailer in need of TLC." After a few email exchanges the owner told me it was a 1979 Serro Scotty HiLander. I did a little research and discovered these little gems with their aqua stripes and simple interiors, have just as big of a following as the popular Airstreams. Because the deal was a steal, I thought, "why not?" After driving through snow, rain, sleet and wind with no working electric ANYTHING, I pulled him into our driveway and waited until dawn to check him out. So, here's what I saw. I've ripped apart houses and put them back together, I thought, so why not try this great little trailer??