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Old 07-27-2009, 05:18 PM   #1
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Would like a copy of a Compact Jr. owners manual-can`t find info anywhere-can anyone help.
Also any info on a Compact Jr. will be appreciated.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:38 PM   #2
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Would like a copy of a Compact Jr. owners manual-can`t find info anywhere-can anyone help.
Also any info on a Compact Jr. will be appreciated.
Welcome to this forum and welcome to the family of Compact Jr Owners. I don't know of any manuals that are left. The best info on Compact Jr's will be this forum. Just put Compact Jr in the search box. There are several owners that are or have done frame up restorations. Any questions ask and I'm sure someone has had the same concern and will walk you through it.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:17 PM   #3
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Hi Richard, the only "manual" I am aware of is the brochure posted in the document center. You will find the Document Center in the left-hand column under "Resources". There you will find manuals for the heaters, refrigerators, stoves, cooktops, and etc. used in many trailers, including the Compact Jr.

The link to the brochure is under Trailer Brand Manufacturer -- here is the link: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/files/Co...r-Brochure.pdf

I look forward to reading about your exploits and adventures!
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:20 PM   #4
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Hi Richard, you have piqued my curiosity.

Would you please tell me what you got in the way of appliances? What is the overall condition of the trailer? What are you towing it with?

Thanks!
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:28 PM   #5
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Hi Richard,

One thing I find very useful, and you may also, is to click on the View New Posts link, which is near the top of each page on the same line as Logged in as. There you will see everything that has happened since you last logged on, including answers to your posts.

Cheers!
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:01 PM   #6
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Welcome to a unigue group. A lot of us are learning as we go, and sharing our learnings. Some have original ice boxes, some have replaced those with cupboards or pantrys; some have installed dorm fridges, all electric others have gone three way refrigerators; some have combination cook top and oven, others just have the cooktop; some have furnaces. Some have beef up their frames, added trailer brakes, switched axles, many have resealed windows, and roof vents. Some have reinforced roofs to improve the crown of the roof and avoid sag. Some have insulation, quilted vinyl on open cell foam, seems to have occured with 1973 models; others of us exploring options with other forms of insuation. Lots of stories, lots of learnings. welcome.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:13 PM   #7
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We have not picked up the camper yet-will pick it up Thursday-almost 7 hours from our home-worth the drive if it is what the pictures look like-we have already bought it- so we have a camper.
We are going to Branson, Mo with the camper (family get together) after picking it up so will see how it handles.
Don`t know what it needs until we see it, bought it sight unseen-have never bought anything that way before-but really wanted a Compact Jr. because it will fit in our garage.
Excited to see what we bought-will let you know.
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:56 AM   #8
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Hi Richard, you have piqued my curiosity.

Would you please tell me what you got in the way of appliances? What is the overall condition of the trailer? What are you towing it with?

The trailer has stove (olive green), sink, heater, no a/c. The owner said he thought they worked but haven`t been tested.
The refrigerator is gone but we have a new one we hope will fit.
Didn`t see any quilted fabric one the walls.
The canvas around the top is useable but not in excellent shape.
Looks like it is in good shape but we only had pictures to look at.
Will be back Monday so we let you know more then.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:21 AM   #9
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Be sure to test all fittings for leaks before leaving the propane tank on for more than a few minutes.

The combination of age and vibration can and does lead to cracks in the tubing and hoses, and the valves (like on the stove) get dry and can leak too. Use soapy water to test for leaks, and don't be in too much of a hurry -- watch each fitting for the better part of a minute to see if a bubble is being blown slowly.

Propane has the nasty property of being heavier than air, so it tends to puddle in low spots then go off in a blast when exposed to a spark or open flame.

So test every part of the propane system carefully, or just leave the propane turned off until you can get the system properly checked.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:29 AM   #10
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Be sure to test all fittings for leaks before leaving the propane tank on for more than a few minutes.

The combination of age and vibration can and does lead to cracks in the tubing and hoses, and the valves (like on the stove) get dry and can leak too. Use soapy water to test for leaks, and don't be in too much of a hurry -- watch each fitting for the better part of a minute to see if a bubble is being blown slowly.

Propane has the nasty property of being heavier than air, so it tends to puddle in low spots then go off in a blast when exposed to a spark or open flame.

So test every part of the propane system carefully, or just leave the propane turned off until you can get the system properly checked.
Thank you for this important info-I seldom use propane -but will make sure it is safe.
Will let you know what we find after we get home.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:07 PM   #11
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Would like a copy of a Compact Jr. owners manual-can`t find info anywhere-can anyone help.
Also any info on a Compact Jr. will be appreciated.
I have a brochure that came with the [b]Hunter Compact II that I could scan for you. It is not a owners manual but more like a sales brochure highlighting the unit.

However, I recently acquired this travel trailer from my father in law but the pop up mechanism has a lot to be desired as it seems to be nothing more then a slider with a bracket attached at each corner.
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Can anyone provide any ideas or a better "mousetrap" to make the popup a lot more stable? if anyone has a picture of the original, it would be helpful just in case this one has been modified. The whole cap just sort of rocks on the hinge.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks
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John,
I don't know of anyone replacing the roof mechanism with anything else. On the Jr. there are 4 pins that go through the sliding part of the brackets and into a hole in the fixed part. Seems quite secure.

About an owner's manual for any Hunter trailer, I've never seen one or heard of anybody having one.

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Old 08-01-2009, 09:06 PM   #13
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Can anyone provide any ideas or a better "mousetrap" to make the popup a lot more stable? if anyone has a picture of the original, it would be helpful just in case this one has been modified. The whole cap just sort of rocks on the hinge.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks
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I don't know if this is what you wanted, I hope it helps. As Tom said we don't have any problems with our roof
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However, I recently acquired this travel trailer from my father in law but the pop up mechanism has a lot to be desired as it seems to be nothing more then a slider with a bracket attached at each corner.
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Can anyone provide any ideas or a better "mousetrap" to make the popup a lot more stable? if anyone has a picture of the original, it would be helpful just in case this one has been modified. The whole cap just sort of rocks on the hinge.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks
JKL
I have a 1973 Compact II and my pop-up hardware is different than those pictures. Mine has a locking lever on each side that is secured onto a wingnut when up.
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