During summer (scanning Craig's List and Ebay), I only found a few Scottys worth looking at, one in Phoenix that looked great on Ebay, but it went off Ebay just before the auction was to end. Then I found another, really cute, in the SF Bay Area Craig's List, but when I wrote the seller, I got this cockamamie story about "she was out of town with injured sister, dealing with doctor, caring for her nephew, and the trailer was now listed with ABS (an escrow service)" and I could deal with that service. Smelling a rat/scam, after my third leading email, my question was not answered, and the trailer disappeared from Bay Area Craig's List.
And, just after I bought our Scotty, I saw the very same "scammed Scotty" on Denver Craig's List, and turned it into CL as a scam; beware the "too good a deal"! Then I saw a Cree (somewhat similar to Scottys, and, able to fit in a garage) in Bend, OR, but it went for $1,400 on Ebay, more than I thought it worth. After about 4 months of scanning ads, had pretty much decided "needle in haystack" to find a good Scotty in our area! Then, I had some luck, finding that "needle"...
Home with Scotty: Got the trailer home, and did a good, thorough exam of the exterior and interior. Inside, fully complete, and no real modifications, other than the ugliest "brick wallpaper" and paisley fabric added to walls, ceiling and cabinets. All original appliances there, and seems the front 2/3s of the trailer are pretty solid, but backend, and back right side seem heavily dryrotted. You will see water damage in the back bed area, in the third picture, below. In the area on right side of Scotty, above the bed, found it almost entirely dryrotted (it was hidden by cheap paneling screwed over it; should have guessed that).
At any rate, I now have the Scotty tucked into our garage (a tight fit, what with an old "built-on-site wooden garage door", but, it is inside). The last few weeks, I have been scanning the National Scotty web site (lots of good sources, and lots of good Scotty rebuilds documented) and the two Scotty Facebook owner sites. Have worked up a pretty good "low and high" spread-sheet of what I need (what with cost of trailer and varied rebuild parts/supplies, looks to be around a $4,000 project). Just yesterday ordered new teardrop running and side-marker lights, both red and amber, from Amazon.com. Three weeks to retirement, when I can really get serious and find out just how much of a rebuild this will be! Am also hoping that this project will be "mostly fun"; we shall soon see!