Rare, 1961 Shasta Astrodome
740 Farm Road 118
Marlborough, MA 01752
A rare, 1961 Shasta Astrodome. This gem has been in our family since 1962. I, along with five of my six siblings, slept in it on multiple, memorable, camping trips from Florida to Canada. Three generations have experienced that, and all have many stories to tell. I’ve wanted to restore it, but do not have a proper space in which to do it. The floor and roof are solid and in very good shape. Unfortunately, the toilet is was removed by my dad decades ago. It needs tires and maybe a packing in the axil and it could be towed. The interior is all original wood and includes the original ladder to the loft, the Shasta magazine rack and is in in very good shape, except around the kitchen ceiling vent and below the rear window. It has twice suffered water damage: one was a leak in the area of the rear window, which has been repaired, and the other was due to a vandal break-in via the air vent above the sink, which I replaced. I put a new floor in a few years ago. The exterior is also in very good condition, but it could use a paint job. The wings are original. Last time I used it a few years back the gas line was good – the gas lamp worked as well as the stove. It has the original stove, oven and fridge, which are very clean. I am uncertain about the electric, which has not been used in decades. It has not been on the road since 1986.
This is a solid, wonderful trailer that would make a terrific restoration investment. $3,500.00.
The trailer is currently parked in Hopkinton, RI.