1965 Shasta

In early July, Kathy was browsing craigslist for her next camper project. She really enjoyed restoring her 1982 Viking pop-up camper for the wedding and then selling it later for twice what she put in it.

Kathy found a 1965 Shasta camper in Pueblo that appeared to be in very good condition. Pictured above is the one of the owner's marketing images.

So what did we do? We drove to Pueblo and towed it home. Here it is in our driveway. Her name is Daphne.

Walking into the camper, this is the view to the left, including the kitchen, sofa bed, and yes, even a bathroom!

Kathy plans to pay someone to reupholster the tri-fold couch to match her restoration color scheme of turquoise, orange, and white.

This is what Daphne looks like prior to Kathy's restoration. When finished, Daphne will look completely different. Kathy plans to paint the interior wood, too.

We could not get the circa-1980 refrigerator to work, so it has been removed and will be replaced with a new stainless steel refrigerator.

The oven and cooktop will remain in Daphne since they both work great. Who would want to remove all that charm anyway?

Daphne needed a new toilet, so Randy pulled the toilet from his 2015 Keystone Sprinter 266 wide-body, replaced it with a residential-style porcelain unit, and then installed the Sprinter toilet in Daphne with Dad's help. We also replaced all the water lines.

This is the existing toilet in Daphne prior to the swap.


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