Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What a mad summer!

I'll be honest; my little Mobile Scout went nowhere this summer. But, we have a date with Rolling Oldies Vintage Trailers in Oregon at South Beach later this month.  This weekend we're spiffing her up and looking forward to a good weekend of relaxing.

It seems like I had one or two contacts a week from new people who had bought a vintage camper and wondered if it was a Mobile Scout, or was sure it was and sought more information. Each contact made me so glad I started this blog, and I have big plans and high hopes for continued stores of data as time goes on.

To summarize most of the contacts:

  • How do I tell if I have a Mobile Scout? Good question! Certain styling details, which vary from year to year, will set the Mobile Scout apart from the many campers which are very similar that were being produced at the time. I'm working on compiling a list of these, but right now most noticeable is: 
    • Trademark triangle window in the door
    • Placing/styling of windows
    • Paperwork glued inside the cabinet doors that show the certificate or wiring diagram and denote Mobile Scout
    • Sticker/logos on the unit
  • Where do I find more information out about my Mobile Scout. 
    • Um... *wave*. Right now this is the best we've got, really. 
  • Where can I get copies of manuals and paperwork for my camper? 
    • Good luck with that one.
      But seriously, if you HAVE paperwork, please contact me. I would like to arrange with those that have paperwork to scan/digitize the documents so I can make a catalog of them. This is a non-profit endeavor, just to preserve the info! I'd be happy to pay postage to/from  so I can get these done to archive quality. I'll make them available on the site to all who want to view them! 
  • Lookit my kewl new Mobile Scout!
    • Thank you for pictures, I love them! And I love to share them. Be sure to check out the Flickr group I made, "Mobile Scouts of the World." Feel free to add yours, or send me photos and I'll add them if you don't have a Flickr account. (I'll be adding a bunch of photos tonight.) 
Thanks to all who are enjoying the vintage camper craze. Let's keep 'em rolling!