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Old 06-20-2008, 10:36 PM   #1
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Hi all! We're quickly approaching our departure date for our Big Adventure ( http://tinyurl.com/ysfw83 ) and blew our chance earlier this spring to purchase a very cute CompactII. Tomorrow we're off to see a Compact Jr. and hope it pans out. It's a 1970 Compact Jr. offered for $1,000. Probably too good to be true, but certainly worth a look!

Please let me know what I should be looking for. Clearly, I'm looking for a relatively clean trailer with two wheels, etc.

BUT WHAT ARE THE PITFALLS?

(Mike, if you're here tonight, drop me a note and I'll give you my number if you'd be willing to chat!)

Pointers welcome!

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Old 06-20-2008, 10:57 PM   #2
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1k is a "typical" price, nicer ones go for more.

Take the Buyers checklist with you. It covers all you need to check, and more.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:05 PM   #3
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Thanks, Gina, I have printed out the Buyer's checklist. Bringing along Dad for some mechanical expertise, though neither of us has had this type of trailer. He'll know the bearings/wheels, etc. info. The rest we're shooting in the dark...

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Old 06-21-2008, 06:19 AM   #4
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The Compact Jr. is a very simple trailer. Unless the owner (owners) have altered it, there is much less equipment to worry about and inspect than with a newer trailer. Most were sold new without brakes, hot water heater, furnace, air conditioner, converter, bathroom, gray water tank, rubber torsion axle (has leaf springs), etc. I think the only hard to replace item I would look at is the mechanism that raises and lowers the moveable top. Hope you find a good one.

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What are those things you're talking about?? I don't have anythung like that in my Boler. Although I do have a tortion axle, [sort of]. An awful lot of 13 footers only had these features as optional extra or aftermarket, although the term wasn't coined until later. "[Well Sonny, I guess you could put that in yourself"]
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We GOT IT! I'll introduce it in a new post later when I have the photos available.

I have to say I did a lot of research on THIS group, both by asking questions and by reading through SO much of the info that's available here!

Thanks to you all!

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