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Old 05-03-2010, 11:01 PM   #29
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Thanks for the belated reply. I will get a compact II decal made eventually.

About the pop-top: I removed my pop-top, hardware and all, as well as the original fabric. I used that as a pattern to sew a new top. I used a fabric that was a canvas-like material with a coated backing, so it is waterproof. I found it at Walmart. They have it in a few colors. Get a little more than you figure in case of error. I got a heavy clear vinyl shower curtain also at WM to use for the window cover flaps, sewn at the bottom and velcro'd on the sides and top. 'Windows' were made of screen material. The project involved LOTS of measuring and sewing. I enjoyed doing it and it came out pretty well.

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Old 05-06-2010, 02:50 AM   #30
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Scott S created a file you can take to a sign shop. Put the PDF on a disk/CD... don't take a printed copy. A sign shop can open the file and make what you need. Click this topic:
Compact II vinyl logo, note the ones he had made are all gone and no longer available.
Yeah...he did a great job. I managed to get in on that Compact Jr. logo order. The decals look great. Now, if I can just get the trailer in good enough shape to stick 'em on!
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:10 AM   #31
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Deb is out of the dog house for the copper tube caper; She suggested we try using NG BBQ hook-up from Lowe's. I had to buy one 3/8nst -3/8 flare to add to the hose end to connect to tank pigtail through front wall. It turns out to be a great work around. Have just the stove connected now, will add the heater connection after August, still need to get a short piece of copper or hose.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:48 PM   #32
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I had a fun time trying (repeat : trying ) to get my 'new' compact jr. Home to TX.
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I was about a mile from the pick-up point when; well, you see I was distracted, map-quest sent me the wrong way, had to call for directions, explain to wife new route, missed a stop sign. And the Frontier is history. Got a new truck and we are heading out again Sat. after Deb gets off work.
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Hi, I'm kinda new to this forum, haven't used it in over a year. I recently bought a Compact Hunter 1974 and we're starting to make some upgrades. I was particularly interested in how your A/C is mounted under the front window w/brackets attached to the bumper. Was there any framing or reinforcement where the fiberglass was cut out? Then, do your cushions still fit under the A/C on the inside?
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:08 PM   #33
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Hi, I'm kinda new to this forum, haven't used it in over a year. I recently bought a Compact Hunter 1974 and we're starting to make some upgrades. I was particularly interested in how your A/C is mounted under the front window w/brackets attached to the bumper. Was there any framing or reinforcement where the fiberglass was cut out? Then, do your cushions still fit under the A/C on the inside?
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CJ had the a/c in when We bought it. The cushions fit but it is a tight fit. The a/c has a frame around it on the inside that is just attached to bottom of the window frame with L/brackets on the sides and to the seat frame the same way. I'll add pixs in the morning. I am painting (first coat of white above the band), bodywork today to fill-in holes from 'old lights'
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:20 AM   #34
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:24 AM   #35
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And finished paint job
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I will be adding a trim between colours.
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Sherry, I'm sorry I didn't get back to you before this. Here are the pixs as promised.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:29 PM   #37
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I got the new side marker lights on this morning, wired them up and after some *^#$% words got them to work.
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We will be taking off morning of 5th, for Ohio, get grand-daughter, on to Maine for a week, back to Ohio, back to Texas on 19-20th.
Guess who gets to sleep in truck or a tent!!!

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You don't spoil your grand kids do you ??? LOL

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We will be taking off morning of 5th, for Ohio, get grand-daughter, on to Maine for a week, back to Ohio, back to Texas on 19-20th.
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We picked up a little 'frig at Wally world. I installed it in side yard in Ohio(using son-in-law's tooks) It works too well, froze everything!!!!
Anyway, we all made it to Maine in fine shape, I had to keep checking to see if "the little house" was still behind us it pulls so well.

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Hometown is not as I remember it ( it got SMALL), Grand-daughter met my side of the family for the first time. All things being equal a good trip, until just north of Louisville,KY, the trailer started to dance. I pulled of as soon as I could, but it was already too late.
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Dropped the trailer, pulled the hub (with help from two truckers, I had no tools, THX guys), left Deb to watch the trailer, got the parts at a TSC 20 miles south at LA Grange, backtracked 10 north of trailer to turn-around, Installed new hub w/ bearings, old crown-nut and washer were too bad to re-use for long. By then it was too late to get to campground so limped to a flying-J for the night (bad move). After a fitful three hours( mcD meals, little rest w/ trucks in-out) moved on to TSC, to wait for them to re-open, dropped trailer in their parking lot in morning got good breakfast. As the TSC crew came-in for the day, I was ready to finish the job, New nut and washer...More grease. We really only lost half a day of travel time, but it did change our planned stops. Found a lovely little SP in Tenn. that we would have missed other-wise. Mouse-tail Landing, close to Perryville ( Small but nice, quiet)
Stopped at M-I-L' s in the piney woods of Texas and home yesterday to unload, and clean today.
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1.Duck, entering /leaving trailer
2. Check hubs at every stop
3. load the tools (they do no good sitting by shed door)
4. Do this more often

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