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Old 04-26-2017, 10:42 AM   #1
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Is there anybody making or sale a tent top for a Hunter Compact 2. I picked up this camper a few months ago and the top is still there but in bad shape. Not having any luck finding someone to make another one for me.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:22 PM   #2
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Try canvasreplacements.com, they don't list Hunter Compact but may be willing to custom make what you need. Maybe even you could convince them there is a market for them.
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Old 04-26-2017, 02:46 PM   #3
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Thanks, I contacted them and I'm waiting on a quote and a time frame
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Scott; did they know what a Hunter Compact is, or did you have to give them the specs on what you need? Hope it works out for you.
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:30 PM   #5
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be careful with the top

If you find some place to make a new one they will need to have the old one for a pattern.
There are places that make boat covers that may be able to help you out.
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Old 04-27-2017, 02:35 AM   #6
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Is there anybody making or sale a tent top for a Hunter Compact 2. I picked up this camper a few months ago and the top is still there but in bad shape. Not having any luck finding someone to make another one for me.
Finding speciality services online is all about having the right keywords. In this case those keywords are "missouri custom canvas tent work" . I found more companies than the ones listed below but had to stop researching as there are so many of them. Seems like custom canvas work is a very popular small business in your state

Here are companies for you to contact. Services | Jefferson Tent & Awning Co. - Saint Louis, Missouri

http://www.mallorycanvas.com/

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Old 04-27-2017, 03:30 AM   #7
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If you find some place to make a new one they will need to have the old one for a pattern.
There are places that make boat covers that may be able to help you out.
When I was a kid I remember my mom making a new top for our small Coleman camper. She used the old one as a pattern and it took weeks for her to sew...now all this was done in a 5 room apartment with a family of 5 kids....but she did it and sew can you
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:13 AM   #8
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I can already see that this is going to be a great community to be in. I have a lot to learn about this camper that I have now.

Thanks for the new websites in Missouri, Ill start checking them out today!

And yes I have been giving it some thought on sewing it myself, I think my sister has my grandmothers old sewing machine.
I didn't know if anyone made them already or not.

Thanks again!
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:23 AM   #9
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Scott; did they know what a Hunter Compact is, or did you have to give them the specs on what you need? Hope it works out for you.
When I talk to them they had know idea what I was talking about. Had to send them pictures, they said they would get back with me today
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Finding speciality services online is all about having the right keywords. In this case those keywords are "missouri custom canvas tent work" . I found more companies than the ones listed below but had to stop researching as there are so many of them. Seems like custom canvas work is a very popular small business in your state

Here are companies for you to contact. Services | Jefferson Tent & Awning Co. - Saint Louis, Missouri

http://www.mallorycanvas.com/

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Called and talk to these company's today and no one does this kind of work. They won't do little projects anymore.
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Karin Corbin has a good writeup on making one for a Campster, which is very similar. You can do windows and all or just make it as a straight fabric, no windows. I like the windows but I've seen a lot of tops done with none. Other places to check to see if they'll do it- marine canvas shops, VW restorers (they might know who does, they are similar to the original camper tops VW had).
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Karin Corbin has a good writeup on making one for a Campster, which is very similar. You can do windows and all or just make it as a straight fabric, no windows. I like the windows but I've seen a lot of tops done with none. Other places to check to see if they'll do it- marine canvas shops, VW restorers (they might know who does, they are similar to the original camper tops VW had).
Thanks Bobbie, I'll check it out
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