Monday, August 30, 2010

What's in a number?

The vintage Mobile Scouts all seem to have the serial number welded into the underside of the frame. The number may look something like this: 


This unit would be a 1964. The first two numbers denote the year. We know this because our unit had a sheet glued to the inside of the upper cabinet that had a diagram of the camper and some basic information. It appeared to have come from the factory. The year marked there matched the first two numbers in our serial number on the underside. 

I'm afraid I don't know what, if anything, the rest of it means. And so far, I haven't found anyone else that does, either. If you happened to work at the factory building Mobile Scouts back in the 1950's and 1960's, you'd make my day if you got in touch with me! I have a blue-billion questions to ask you. 

So grab a flashlight, and get on your back under your unit and see what you can find! And if you have a photo of your serial number, send it in so I can show people what to look for and where! 

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mobile Scouts from the 1970's.

It's not just all about our little early 1960's canned hams. Don't forget Mobile Scouts from the 1970's! 

Friday, August 13, 2010

And another!

This summer has caused a few beauties in disguise to arise! Another posting on Craigslist:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Any great stories of deals made out there?

The other day it happened again: someone pulled up to our drive as one of us was out in the yard, and asked if we would be interested in selling our Mobile Scout. This despite her being stashed in our back yard behind a 6 ft fence! She used to be sitting right out beside our garage, so perhaps someone had seen her move and thought she was being put out to pasture.

Do you have a story about selling a camper to someone who just dropped by to inquire, or perhaps you scored a great deal by dropping by to inquire?

Let me know and I'll share it.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Nice redo on Craigslist in Morgantown, WV

Found this via a Google alert. I do not know the owner, have no information beyond the Craigslist posting. It's an interesting redo; she was in pretty bad shape and he's done a good job.

Even after the posting is gone, you can see the project here: