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 axle and it could be towed, although the brakes should be checked. 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 leak has been repaired but work needs being done on the wall below, 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. I recently attached a new gas gauge and a full gas tank, and I tested the line; the stove ignited properly. It has the original stove, oven and fridge, which are very clean. I also recently plugged an electric cord into the electric system and tested the lights, which worked. It comes with 110V. I am uncertain about the outside, directional lights and have no way to test them at the moment. I cannot vouch for the brakes; it has not been on the road since 1986.
The trailer is parked in Hopkinton, RI. I do not have a title and am uncertain whether there ever was one. However, RI law has allowed for transfer of personal property that is over 20 years old without a title since 2001.
This is a rare, solid, wonderful, vintage trailer that would make a terrific restoration investment. $3,500.00.