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Vintage RV: 1971 16’ Sportsman Travel Trailer

The “Scotty” company did, at one point, manufacture a line of travel trailers called the Sportsman.

1971 16’ Sportsman Travel Trailer.
This compact little unit is a 1971 16’ Sportsman Travel Trailer. — Photo courtesy Lauren Strudwick

Here’s another vintage travel trailer that recently caught our eye. It’s a 1971 16’ Sportsman Travel Trailer, which was recently listed for sale in Glade, B.C. (near Nelson and Castlegar)

The current owner says everything works - and everything includes: 

The interior of the Sportsman trailer.
The interior of the Sportsman trailer has everything you could possibly need for a great weekend of camping. — Photo courtesy Lauren Strudwick
  • 4-burner gas stove with oven
  • 2-way fridge (electric and gas)
  • furnace
  • new tires
  • toilet and holding tank
  • awning
  • hook-up for RV site
  • RV marine battery (good shape)
  • holds two 25 lb or larger propane tanks (one included)
  • sleeps 4 comfortably
  • ample storage space
  • new interior electric and 12V lighting

I am not 100% sure if this is a Serro Scotty manufactured unit but the “Scotty” company did, at one point, manufacture a line of travel trailers called the Sportsman.

This is what NADAguides says about the company: “A recreational product company founded in 1957, Serro Scotty has a long-running history in the construction of travel trailers. Producing lightweight travel trailers exclusively up to the 1990 model year, the Serro Scotty brand was extended to fifth wheel trailers, park model and to Class C motorhomes in 1995. A devastating fire in 1997 at the Serro Scotty plant in Irwin, Pennsylvania would ultimately end the company’s 40-year history in supplying recreational vehicles. Popularity of the Serro Scotty name provoked the foundation for the National Serro Scotty Organization club as well as interest from another businessman in 2007 to resume usage of the brand for a separate company.”

Whether a Serro Scotty or not, this little Sportsman trailer looks to be great condition, with lots of amenities. Do you have any other information on the Sportsman travel trailers? Do you have a vintage RV story or photo to share? Contact us at [email protected]

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