Originally Posted by scribeslave
...These is no table. Just a platform bed. Underneath it was the spare tire, still new on a rim. Just to the front of the platform on either side looks like a seat. Just wide enough for one. No cushions, but thats all it could be. I assume there was a drop down little table there at one time. You bring it down for an extended bed. No mattress.
Stove, no oven. Stove has never been used...
Underneath looks like a furnance. There is a vent, very dirty, and outside an exhaust port/fan. But I could not see controls anywhere. Above the stove is a traditional looking vent cover, but no holes or venting. Strange. Pictures on this site later.
Other side, missing fridge
. Underneath, a battery
in a plastic box, dead. ...No way to recharge. So I am going to put in a converter/charger. I don't understand putting in a battery
that is hard to get to, unless there was a way to charge it easily.
Anyhow, if anyone knows of these things, esp the furnace
, let me know. I have never seen a platform bed model.
My sister's Compact Jr has two long benches, one on each side of the trailer. The table is supported by a central pedestal between them. At night, the tabletop is used to fill the gap between the benches, along with some smaller panels, yielding a huge bed in the front of the trailer. The bench cushions (seat and backrest) lie down to form the mattress.
That is, in theory. In practice, Sis never makes up the big bed; she sleeps on one bench and the dog sleeps on the other, with the tabletop laying between them as a sort of night stand.
Her trailer doesn't have a furnace
and apparently never had one.
However, your furnace
is almost certainly identical to others used in other trailers; there's only so many suppliers of such things, after all.
She has a three-burner stove, no oven. I've seen pics of Compacts with an oven below the stove. She also had the phony "stove hood" over her stove; I took it out at her request because she was always banging her head on the corner.
She has an icebox on the passenger side at eye level. I've never seen one with a factory fridge
installation. I took out the icebox and wrapped it in insulation to make her ice last a bit longer.
Hers has the battery
under the forward end of the passenger-side bench. She has no converter or on-board charger, so she charges her battery prior to leaving home and carries a little battery charger with her. We've replaced all her 12V bulbs with LEDs, so the battery lasts quite a while; and she usually camps at sites with 110V hookups anyway, so it's a moot point.
Her spare tire was stowed inside at the front of the trailer, leaning up against the front wall between the benches, which was, um, lame. It's now outside on the tongue.
To find forum discussions of Compact Jrs, you have to be logged into the Forum and use the forum search, which is kind of inconspicuous; it's in the slender dark blue horizontal bar about two inches down from the top of the page. Click on the white letters "Search".
Here are some threads I started, discussing assorted reworks to Sis' trailer:
Sis' Compact Jr Rework Fall 08
Compact Jr. Winter rework session
Sis' Compact Jr. winter rework/repair 2011
There are lots of Compact Jr owners here: Compact Jr. takeover?
Good luck with your new trailer!