Compact/Compact Jr./Hunter, etc. owners POLL - Fiberglass RV


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Flush toilets 6 12.50%
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Hot showers 8 16.67%
Any showers 3 6.25%
Don't care about showers 4 8.33%
Near shopping 1 2.08%
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:58 AM   #1
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Some of us have been talking about a potential rally focused on fiberglass trailers that share the central pop-up. (We talked about it here, too.) It sounds like those who have taken part in the discussion tend toward California, but I wonder if there are more of us out there?

Who's interested?

Where are you?

Where would you LIKE this rally to be?

What would you like it to include?

Do you have kids? How about those of the furry persuasion?

And what time of year is best for you to travel to something like this?

So, here's a little poll for us.

Joe put together a list of the trailer types we're focused on, but this would, of course, be an all-comers rally!

1. Compact Jr
2. Compact II
3. TrailsWest Campster
4. Havasu
5. Family Wagon
6. Peer Mini
7. Hunter I
8. Cadets
9. Eriba Pucks
10. Basically anything that has that obvious resemblance in shape to any of those, with a pop-top.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:32 AM   #2
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Where are you?

Summer- Washington State
the rest of the time: California

Where would you LIKE this rally to be?

Summer- Washington State
the rest of the time: California (central California coast)


What would you like it to include?

Do you have kids? How about those of the furry persuasion?

yes to furry kids. I would not go to a rally that didn't allow at least two of them (preferably no limit) to come

And what time of year is best for you to travel to something like this?

Not when it is hot. I have no AC and don't do heat so that's a deal-breaker for me.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:19 PM   #3
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My wife and I are interested -- it all depends on the calendar and location.

We're in the Santa Barbara area.

We look forward to finally meeting face-to-face some of the people who have been so incredibly helpful.

Due to the work schedule, we'd like to meet somewhere within a 2-3 hour drive, so we have time to get there after work on Friday and still have some light to set up camp.

We don't have any kids or pets, but are not averse to either.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:23 PM   #4
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Who's interested?.................. Cory plus dog Joey (also plus or minus boyfriend, brother, and/or camping buddy that has a Burro)

Where are you?....................... Olympia, Washington State, somewhat north of the halfway point between Seattle WA and Portland OR

Where would you LIKE this rally to be?......................... Washington!! or alternatively, British Columbia, Oregon, Idaho or Montana (particularly Vancouver Island, BC), especially if I only get a week or less off, which is most likely
Northern California if I could get 8 days off
Somewhere within driving distance of L.A. if my boyfriend and I are still dating by then (his family lives there) and I get a ton of time off. Sort of unlikely I could afford to travel that far, however.

What would you like it to include?.................... A talk on the history of our campers. Maybe slide shows on how people have revamped their campers.

Do you have kids?............ No
How about those of the furry persuasion?....................... Yes, a dog Joey

And what time of year is best for you to travel to something like this?................. Early fall or late summer, particularly Labor Day weekend & surrounds



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Old 05-28-2009, 11:02 PM   #5
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Interested; YES!!! Count Linda and Peanut in

We are in San Diego, but could travel California, or even some Az

Anytime, I just need time to plan to be off work. I am taking my daughter back to college in Monterey in August, I could go anywhere from there.

A talk on the history of our campers. Maybe slide shows on how people have revamped their campers. (I like these ideas).

Daughter may come, Peanut the dog and I will be there.


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Old 05-29-2009, 12:26 AM   #6
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Thanks Jen and Joe for organizing this group.


Where are you? Bellingham, WA. up near the Canadian border

Where would you LIKE this rally to be? WA, OR, NorCal

What would you like it to include? Any fiberglass RV, fun, beautiful scenery, quiet, lake

Do you have kids? How about those of the furry persuasion? Kids won't be coming; Our two Doxies will, Scooby and Casey

And what time of year is best for you to travel to something like this? May- September

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Old 05-29-2009, 01:02 AM   #7
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Who's interested? That would be me - Katie

Where are you? San Diego as well. I live in the O.B. area. What area are you in Linda?

Where would you LIKE this rally to be? CA, AZ or UT? Possibly CO and OR. I have family in all these states (and beyond) so I can combine a rally with a visit with relatives.

What would you like it to include? Definitely a show and tell! How about a potluck one evening - with a combined slide show? I would be happy to put together a slideshow of everyone's photos. I can get my hands on a slide projector and I have a small screen. Just connect my laptop with the slideshow to the projector, and off we go. (Provided I have electricity for the projector) Individual owners will walk people through their own slides. Okay. I may be ahead of myself here.
Do you have kids? How about those of the furry persuasion? No kids or pets, but enjoy both. May have a friend or family member join me.

And what time of year is best for you to travel to something like this? Late Spring, early/late Summer or early Fall.

Dana T - I see you are in the Santa Barbara area. Are you going to the Lake Casitas rally at the end of October? It will be my 1st rally, and I have a niece attending UCSB I will also be visiting.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:14 PM   #8
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Wow, I FINALLY did the poll so I could get into here! hehe It looks like more and more folks are curious to be able to compare notes on our little rigs in person, huh? hehe

Francene, thanks for the kudos, but really I just think that Jen and I happened to voice what most had been thinking about already. And JEN set up this thread, and the other ones as well, so she's the hard-working gal who needs KUDOS! hehe

It is great too seeing how close together geographically some of us really are, Dana down in the SB area, and Jen being here in the SM area, small world huh?

I am aiming for the Lake Casitas trip myself, but would be open to attending a rally just about anywhere here in Ca, if I can get the time off from work. I do agree with others, that if we do put together a rally, lets make it open for everybody, but maybe the Hunter siblings are the 'stars' of the event? hehe

I agree that a slide show would be fun, as well as a potluck. I'm in a camping group now, and we always have a potluck on Sat night on a trip. It's a real blast to see what people come up with! hehe

In the meantime, everybody keep snapping pics of your redos/mods on your rigs, and keep posting them so we all can enjoy them here, as well as at a future slideshow, K? hehe

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Old 05-29-2009, 05:53 PM   #9
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Folks who live in the South West, Northern California (or anyone willing to travel) consider participating in the Lake Casitas Rally end of October.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:05 PM   #10
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Also, another couple rallies that are very popular for California are the Pismo Rally in May, and the Lake Casitas Vintage trailer rally end of April. It is not exclusive to fiberglass trailers, but a great variety of vintage trailers there. I have seen only a couple Compact trailers participating, and would be nice to see a small group representing fiberglass trailers.

A chance to see each other's trailers, compare notes, and see many other interests in vintage trailers.

You can see some pictures of the Lake Casitas Vintage Trailer rally here:
Lake Casitas Vintage Trailer Rally Photos

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Old 05-29-2009, 09:35 PM   #11
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There's a PISMO rally?! How did we miss THAT one?!

We're considering Casitas, but given that it's on Halloween weekend (and we travel with kids), plus there's no water access for said kids (or their kid-like mother) I'm not sure I'm going to be able to talk the family into it.
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:37 PM   #12
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I'm with you Jen, why have I not heard of this Pismo Rally? I could just about throw a stone and hit that campground! hehe
Well I am definitely shooting for Lake Casitas this fall, so lets try to get as many of us Hunter folks there as possible, so we can gawk at each other's rigs and compare notes, K? hehe

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Old 06-01-2009, 07:01 PM   #13
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Linda and Katie we should get together -- we're in the same city! (we met Linda back in January and haven't followed up on getting together again.)

We'll take a look at the Lake Casitas rally. It might be a bit of a stretch for us, just depends on the calendar.

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:21 AM   #14
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Note: There are two very different gatherings at Lake Casitas. Just so people don't get the two mixed up. The April event is a general vintage trailer rally, and gains popularity each year. This last April, the organizer Craig Fraki had good PR coverage and invited much of the public to participate and view some of these vintage jewels. Good exposure for anyone restoring vintage trailers.

The Lake Casitas event in October, is organized here on this forum. You can find info in the South West rally section. If you are thinking of participating, don't delay in getting reservations. Last year, my first year, I had to wait for cancellations, and was lucky to get a spot. Most of the trailers there were newer Casitas trailers, a few Big Foots, Bolers, Scamps, etc... I was hoping to see a Compact Jr., but none were in sight.

I don't know if my Compact Jr. will be campable by then, but will try my best. Rebuilding ALL woodwork from scratch.
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