Finding the time and money to fix up a RV doesn’t come easy. For many here at DoItYourselfRV it is certainly the money not the time that is lacking! So you could forgo your aspirations of renovating your very own RV or you could perhaps start small by choosing a RV that wont take as much resources to complete. In this case a RV’er by the name of John Morgan decided on this 1970 Shasta LoFlyte renovation. For starters, this travel trailer is only 16’ long making it one of the smaller travel trailers available. But what it lacks in size it makes up for in nostalgia and charm.
1970 Shasta LoFlyte Renovation BEFORE
1970 Shasta LoFlyte Renovation DURING
John essentially gutted the interior of the Shasta LoFlyte and began rebuilding it from the frame along with a few exterior improvements. The following is a consolidated list of the work completed:
- Removed most of the woodwork and wall coverings down the the frame
- Repaired the wall structure
- Rebuilt roof supports
- Rewired part of the electrical components
- Rewired and replaced the Air Conditioner
- Swapped out exterior lights and brackets
- New rubber roof
- Resealed exterior around seams, doors and windows
- Replaced Flooring
- Built new bed and cabinets
- New counter tops
- Re-Trimmed the interior
- Installed CD player/radio
- Installed microwave and fridge
- Installed drawers and doors with friction catches
- Installed cargo box
- Re-Painted interior
- New curtains
- Built custom removable exterior shelves
- Plus much more
1970 Shasta LoFlyte Renovation AFTER
When you look over the before, during and after photos on this Shasta LoFlyte renovation, it is clear that this was not a simple nor low cost project. Even so, the total time and money associated with a 16 footer is just a fraction of a larger trailer or motorhome. As for the results, we think it speaks for itself. We can’t be the only ones who would enjoy have a smaller RV like this around to tinker with right?
You can see many more photos and information regarding this 1970 Shasta LoFlyte Renovation at John Morgan’s website.
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