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Old 05-10-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. This is my very first post. I purchased a very neat little camper from a guy here in Minnesota last fall. It had very few markings on it and the title plate was very vague. I have been doing lots of research the last couple days to figure out what it is and I have run into several dead ends. I have figured out it is a Hunter Compact, but don't know much more about it. It is 6x10 with a pop up in the kitchen area. It is white in color, but has a massive stripe decal running from the top half to the bottom half. I have found many photos similar to it, but not exactly like it. I can't figure out what model year it is either. It is in pretty good shape. The pop up material is pretty roughy and so are the cushions, but all other issues are very minor. I paid $300 for it. My questions are 1) was it a good buy 2) what is it worth 3) can anyone tell me exactly what I have?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:08 PM   #2
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Hunter Structures in Chatsworth, CA made 2 models, the Jr. and the II. The Jr. has a raised upper roof that is almost the full length of the trailer and has rectangular side windows. The II has a raised upper roof that is about 1/2 the length of the trailer and side windows were parallelograms. Here is a link to photos of my 1973 Jr. Some models were labeled "Compact" and some were labeled "Hunter". $300 is a very good buy.

First Sight Of 1973 Compact Jr. Photo by tomNjo | Photobucket
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:13 PM   #3
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Do you have any idea what year mine may be? The pop up is the half length kind. Do you have any idea the value or resale market?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:37 PM   #4
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Can you post some pictures?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:44 PM   #5
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I tried
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:46 PM   #6
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You scored! No matter what............ $300 trailer don't come up often. So what ever you put into it will be well worth it. And the memories your going to create are priceless! Welcome to the forum and Enjoy your new trailer.





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Old 05-10-2013, 11:47 PM   #7
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Why wouldn't your picture load? Did you get a message as to why?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:50 PM   #8
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No. I made my camper my profile photo too but can't see it.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:54 PM   #9
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I created an album on my profile if anyone can view it.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:00 AM   #10
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You got a great deal, it looks in good shape in the pics.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:02 AM   #11
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So you can see it! Good! What can you tell me about it? What year? Value?
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:12 AM   #12
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Oh you scored alright! Adorable!
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:16 AM   #13
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I think you'll find that the trailer is a Trails West Campster.

Look at the trailers in the Gallery. The Hunter Compact II pop top has the scissor lift for the pop top on the inside, plus the front is not flat. The basic look is very similar to the Hunter Compact Jr., but you need to find a Campster to look at.

I can't guess the year, but others will know more. You might check the serial number to help with that. It should be stamped on the tongue area near the front coupler.

Good luck. Check the for sale trailers to see what they are asking.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:19 AM   #14
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This has a California inspection plate just to the left of the door. Serial # 0293. Nothing on the hitch
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