1972 compact jr. - Fiberglass RV

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Old 09-13-2014, 12:00 PM   #1
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1972 compact jr.

Can anyone tell me about the lining in the Compact Jr. was their a lining or just the fiberglass wall??
Thinking about buying one, ANY common issues I should look for?
Thanks ANY help is appreciated.

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Old 09-13-2014, 12:48 PM   #2
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Compact-II's have a quilted synthetic leatherette over thin foam for the inside liner, but that's about it. Don't count on anything in an FGRV to provide much in the way of insulation (Unless it's a four season BigFoot that is)

Be sure to put the top UP and inspect the top boot for any damage, they can be very expensive to replace. Most Jr's are fairly minimal for appliances but, if it has a refrigerator, be sure it actually works and gets cold.

Also check the tires for age dates. Anything over 6-7 years old needs immediate replacement. Ditto on wheel bearings, verify that they have been repacked if it's a long tow home.

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Our first fg camper was a 1970's Compact Jr.
The walls were just fiberglass painted off white.
We never had any problems with anything.
We did put a new pop top canvas on it and more electric plugins.
It was very easy to tow.
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Originally Posted by lables View Post
was their a lining or just the fiberglass wall?
ANY common issues I should look for?
Standard Compact Jrs just painted the interior of the fiberglass. Some may have been ordered with an optional quilted fabric.

The bolts through the roof for the lift mechanism are prone to leakage.
Frederick - The Scaleman
1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
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