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Old 07-16-2014, 08:11 PM   #1
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Hunter Compact ll S/N?

I am looking at photos of a Hunter Compact trailer that is supposed to be a 1973 model Hunter ll.

The S/N is supposed to be C-1405 or 1406,

Can anyone give me any information about whether this number sounds right for 1973?

Any comments will be greatly appreciated!

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Old 07-16-2014, 10:45 PM   #2
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Serial numbers

Bill, my 1974 Compact I is number S1973. The registration shows 51973. The number on the tongue of my 1975 Hunter Compact II is S-1948. The registration shows 51948. Here in Oregon the DMV comes out and checks the Vin number to verify.
To my knowledge they stopped manufacturing in 1975.
The 1975 also has a DMR,I A on the tongue just before the Vin.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:04 PM   #3
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Dave, thank you very much for the reply.

Since I posted my message about the SN I received a photo showing the trailer.

The trailer is some distant from my home in Oklahoma City, and since there is some question about the trailer's title, I'm waiting until the title is clear before traveling to view the trailer.

Here is the photo I received:



Do you think it is a Compact Junior or Compact ll?

Since you own both models...which one do you like the best? And why?

Thanks again...I appreciate your help!

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Old 07-17-2014, 03:36 PM   #4
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My 1973 Compact II has a S/N of SC1403. Sounds like a sibling of the one you are viewing! It looks like this one is missing the front gravel guard, but still has side window awnings where mine just has holes. The exterior looks pretty good from the picture. If it was a Compact Jr. the pop top would be longer, going almost all the way to the front. My CII has a potty closet on the right just inside back door. My understanding is that CI had different configuration of closets and longer bed with no potty option.

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Old 07-17-2014, 04:14 PM   #5
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Anne, thank you for the reply! Everyone here seems so very nice!

I was told that there is a toilet in a closet in the trailer, with a closing door.

Does your Compact still have the built-in potty? If so, have you had much problems with it because of it's age?

I have only viewed a Compact trailer many years ago, and it had what I thought was two bunk beds at the front of the trailer. Do I understand correctly that the Compact ll has a different sleeping setup? I really wanted two bunk beds!

Any comments will be appreciated.

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Old 07-17-2014, 05:41 PM   #6
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If the price is right ya better grab it fast, it looks a lot nicer than most I have seen.

There are three compacts
Compact Jr. Has flat sides, full length pop-top and a 4 piece shell. They are basically, a tent with a kitchen and were very basic inside. On the flip side they have a very large bed and more headroom at the front.
Compact-I Has the sculptured shell as shown, but again had few options, they are actually fairly rare.
Compact-II had a number of options available including the bathroom and bunk beds. Bathrooms are fairly common, but the bunk bed option is very rare, don't wait until you find one before buying.

Just this week I took the fixed toilet out of my Compact-II. It uses up a lot of space and is only used 2-3% of the time, not a good space investment. I now have a slide out porta potty and tons more storage and clothes hanging space. Here are two links to mine, both before and after the most recent updates.
Hunter Compact II Photos by advocateone | Photobucket

Hunter Mods 2014 Photos by advocateone | Photobucket

There is a description of the modifications in my post in the Modifications forum.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:39 PM   #7
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Yes, the potty still works. I only just bought the trailer so haven't used it extensively. No bunk beds. The rear table makes into one large bed about 78 inches side to side and 59 inches front to back. I have seen mods to make two narrow beds on each side in the back by removing some of the front cabinetry. I think the Jr. And the Compact 1 have beds that are longer front to back, which would make it easier to have two beds side by side.

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Anne, thank you once again for your reply'

I received three more photo showing the insides:








What does the inside photos tell you?

Thanks or you help. Would you mind mking a guess as wha would be a fair price for this Compact?

Thanks again,

Bill

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Yes, the potty still works. I only just bought the trailer so haven't used it extensively. No bunk beds. The rear table makes into one large bed about 78 inches side to side and 59 inches front to back. I have seen mods to make two narrow beds on each side in the back by removing some of the front cabinetry. I think the Jr. And the Compact 1 have beds that are longer front to back, which would make it easier to have two beds side by side.

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Old 07-18-2014, 08:55 AM   #9
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The inside looks similar to the 1973 Compact II trailers that i looked at. No shot of the right side cabinets, which include the double rooted cabinet for the marine toilet and the adjacent drawers with the refrigerator on top. Pictures can not really tell you what the condition is. Ask more questions. Has there been any leaks? Any modifications? What works, what doesn't. Axle, brakes or no, etc. There is a buyer's checklist on this site, i believe in the document center.
Price is wildly subjective. First you must determine what it is worth to YOU, then get a feel for what it is worth in your area. For example, if you want bunk beds, how much is it worth to get a trailer that has them? Are you willing/able to modify to get them? Determine what you can pay for a trailer that has everything you want and then subtract from that price the amount it will cost you to repair or modify. If demand/price is higher in your area (as it seems to be here in SoCal), you may have to adjust your price vs expectations.
In my case, my list included weight under 1500 lbs, a dedicated sleeping area, excellent ventilation and solid walls. I preferred to be able to stand and have a place to sit if it rained. I looked for some months at teardrops, T@B trailers, and A liners in CA and AZ. Oh, did I mention my price point was $3000? Yeah, that wasn't working so well. That is why I chose to get an older FB and fix it to what I want. You may or may not have the same vision.
Read lots of posts on the forums here and look over the classifieds, both current and archived to get a feel for the kind of pitfalls and expectations of condition/price you might encounter. Keep in mind that asking price is not necessarily the final accepted price. And let us know how it turns out for you!

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Sorry, that would have said double DOORED cabinet, not rooted.

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Anne, again thank you very much for your comments!

As soon a the seller has a good clear title I'll take a look at the trailer, and know better what I'm going to do. My wife keeps telling me to just go look now and decide if it's worth worrying about!

She is right most of the time...but, it's raining, the seller lives on a muddy road, and I don't want to get my hopes up if they can't clear the title.

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If you wait until the weather is better, the roads are dry, and the title is sorted, about 10 other buyers will have already bought it.....

If it were moi, I would go look at it and give the seller a deposit to hold until the title was cleared. Also get a bill of sale (showing the balance due) to discourage it being sold out from under you. There just aren't that many out there.
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Your wife sounds like a wise and understanding woman! If that pesky rain is bothering you, try sending it west! :-)

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Old 07-18-2014, 06:17 PM   #14
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Ha! I'd be a fool to say otherwise!

But, yes, she is that, and much more! As many people have told me...they can't understand why she ever married me!

We are indeed very lucky to be getting rain in July. Useally in Oklahoma, in July, it's 95 to 100 plus degrees, and dry as an old bone. However, I'd be glad to share the rain with you if I could!

I'm going to look at the trailer in the morning....if I can make it down a very muddy farm road!~

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