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Old 11-15-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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Hi, I've just come acrossed a 1974 Hunter Compact II. I know nothing about it. It's a cute little trailer, but needs alot of work. I was wondering if it's worth while to fix up. Can anyone give me any info. on these trailers?
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:38 PM   #2
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Hi, I've just come acrossed a 1974 Hunter Compact II. I know nothing about it. It's a cute little trailer, but needs alot of work. I was wondering if it's worth while to fix up. Can anyone give me any info. on these trailers?
You can search on Compact and you'll find a lot of discussion going on them. But as to worth it- that depends. It's a small trailer (less interior space than a typical Scamp or Casita but a bigger bed.) But that's a plus for many people. I have a twin to it, a Campster, and it fits in my standard 7 foot garage. That saves me storage fees. It travels on Washington and BC ferries without a surcharge, which also saves money. It's small and lightweight, and for me, it's perfect. But some of your question depends on the price and the amount of work, and whether you LIKE to do the work.

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YUP--- it's worth it. Nice little trailer. I just went thru a complete rebuild. Larry
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They are nice trailers. We think they are worth fixing.



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Old 11-16-2008, 05:11 AM   #5
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YUP--- it's worth it. Nice little trailer. I just went thru a complete rebuild. Larry
Complete hardly seems like a strong enough word Larry. For Cheri's immediate benefit, here's the topic:
I Did It Again...A Compact Jr.
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:42 AM   #6
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Cheri,
I agree with everyone. I buy, restore, and sell these little "GEMS". For me, #1 is price. If you are going to pay a lot and still have a lot of time and money to put into it, than don't buy-it. I bought a 1976 Scamp in the spring for $375. I put about 1 1/2 months of weekends and another $250 into it. I sold it for just under $4,000.
So, you have to ask youself:
1. Is the Price right?
2. Are you going to have the time to put in to restore it?
3. Are you going to have the money to restore it the why you want it?

If the price is right, but you don't have the time to restore it, it could turn out like the 76 Scamp I bought. The guy bought it 12 years ago and had good intention to restore. He didn't have the time nor the money to do it. So it was a eye sore for him.

Let us know what you decided to do.

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Old 11-16-2008, 08:51 AM   #7
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Thank you Bobbie for your imput. I'm still gathering info. and have yet to make up my mind. I do LIKE to do this kind of work, but I don't know if I'll have the funds to do it....Thanks again, Cheri


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You can search on Compact and you'll find a lot of discussion going on them. But as to worth it- that depends. It's a small trailer (less interior space than a typical Scamp or Casita but a bigger bed.) But that's a plus for many people. I have a twin to it, a Campster, and it fits in my standard 7 foot garage. That saves me storage fees. It travels on Washington and BC ferries without a surcharge, which also saves money. It's small and lightweight, and for me, it's perfect. But some of your question depends on the price and the amount of work, and whether you LIKE to do the work.

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Old 11-16-2008, 08:56 AM   #8
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Thank you Larry. I took a look at your project and pictures you posted. Mine is in a little worse condition than yours, but repairable or rebuildable. Where do you get parts? One of my biggest problems is that I'm missing the entry door. Everything else looks to be repairable, but where would I get a door?....Thanks again, Cheri

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Old 11-16-2008, 09:00 AM   #9
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Thanks for your imput Dave. I still have not made my decision yet. But I will keep you imform....

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I agree with everyone. I buy, restore, and sell these little "GEMS". For me, #1 is price. If you are going to pay a lot and still have a lot of time and money to put into it, than don't buy-it. I bought a 1976 Scamp in the spring for $375. I put about 1 1/2 months of weekends and another $250 into it. I sold it for just under $4,000.
So, you have to ask youself:
1. Is the Price right?
2. Are you going to have the time to put in to restore it?
3. Are you going to have the money to restore it the why you want it?

If the price is right, but you don't have the time to restore it, it could turn out like the 76 Scamp I bought. The guy bought it 12 years ago and had good intention to restore. He didn't have the time nor the money to do it. So it was a eye sore for him.

Let us know what you decided to do.

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One of my biggest problems is that I'm missing the entry door. Everything else looks to be repairable, but where would I get a door?.
I don't know if the actual door would be available, but since it is a straight, square door it shouldn't be too hard to replace. It won't offer the same challenge as replacing the molded doors on a round trailer.

But it would take some time and money, so it is definitely on the negative side unless you are a woodworker and could build beautiful wood door to replace it.

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Thank you Larry. I took a look at your project and pictures you posted. Mine is in a little worse condition than yours, but repairable or rebuildable. Where do you get parts? One of my biggest problems is that I'm missing the entry door. Everything else looks to be repairable, but where would I get a door?....Thanks again, Cheri
The door seems to be the same as those used on pickup canopies (the low version)--about the same quality as mobile home doors..... i.e. two layers of aluminum skin with cardboard in between in an aluminum frame. Not to scare you, but a rebuild like mine was time consuming and a little costly. But, in the end, was worth it. Larry
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I am replacing mine now as I write this with a door that has a screen door built into it...the original did not...Mine is an Astro but it is identical in many ways and looks the same...measure your door...mine is still usable and I can ship if it measures the same and you can use it should you go for it...I will be a little bolder here than most will be...

I would buy it...its a simple little trailer, so simple to rebuild and fun to own...If your not interested in the little thing please inform this board so it can find a good proper home...Your lucky you found one...or perhaps it will find you?

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Old 11-17-2008, 10:01 PM   #13
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Well everyone, thanks for all your imput. I have decided to keep it and take on the challenge of fixing it up.
I will be posting some picture of my progress as I go. Thanks again for all the info. Cheri.........
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Congrats on your new trailer Cheri!

It certainly looks like you have your work cut out for you. I look forward to following your progress on it.
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