RV/MH Museum Unveils Historic Shasta Exhibit

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

The RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum’s newest exhibit features a retrospective on the evolution of the iconic Shasta brand of travel trailers.

The display includes a 1954 Shasta that’s been in the museum’s inventory for years and a 2015 reissue of a 1961 Shasta Airflyte 16sc, courtesy of Mick Ferkey, owner of Greeneway RV, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and a member of the RV/MH Hall of Fame board of directors.

While the reissue of a 1961 Shasta Airflyte 16sc has the look and style of the 1960s model, it is fully equipped with modern features and appliances, including a full bath.

“Shasta has a rich heritage and is the industry’s longest producer of RVs,” says Darryl Searer, president, RV/MH Hall of Fame. “The brand has been in continuous product since its founding in 1941.

“When Californian Robert Gray built the first Shasta ‘house trailer’ to be used as mobile military housing, he had no idea his homes on wheels would play a major role in establishing a billion-dollar industry—or that the little trailers would spark wanderlust in Americans that would carry them across the miles and into the next century.”

Museum visitors will find the new exhibit in the Go RVing Hall. Visit http://www.rvmhhalloffame.org/ for more information.