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Old 08-31-2009, 09:26 AM   #1
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Making new curtains for windows in our Compact Jr. Noticed screws with wing nuts on them about 1 inch from each side of the side windows.There are 2 on each side-anyone know what these were for? Would like to remove them because they stick out about 1/2 inch inside the camper.
Still looking for a wheel for a spare tire-can`t find any the right size-salvage yards have had non either. Thanks to all who have tried to help-anyone else have any ideas-thanks again. Mrs. C
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:02 AM   #2
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Maybe part of hardware for a past outside window cover (rock guard)?

Can you post a photo?

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Old 08-31-2009, 11:32 AM   #3
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On my sister's Compact Jr, there are studs like you describe on the outside of the front window; she uses them to hold a piece of plexiglas over the window as a rock guard.

But, you, know, it's your trailer; if you don't like them, take them out!
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:50 AM   #4
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We have the rock guard for the front window-these screws are next to the side windows-didn`t want to take them out if they were used for some part that we don`t have and may need to find. They are not bothering us-just need to cut them so they don`t stick out so much- if we take them out-then we have 2 holes on each side of the windows-was just wondering if someone knew what they were for.

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Old 08-31-2009, 01:08 PM   #5
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Our Compact Jr. has 2 flat screws in front and 2 behind both side windows. They are there to hold side window shade mounting hardware. This was an option on CJs. They seem to have no other function. Here is a picture of the side of a CJ with the shades.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/files/Co...r-Brochure.pdf

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Oops, I should have read more carefully - you said side window!

Sorry

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Old 08-31-2009, 04:14 PM   #7
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Thanks so much-this is what the screws are there for-ours are in the same place as in the picture. Mystery solved-Thanks again.

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Our Compact Jr. has 2 flat screws in front and 2 behind both side windows. They are there to hold side window shade mounting hardware. This was an option on CJs. They seem to have no other function. Here is a picture of the side of a CJ with the shades.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/files/Co...r-Brochure.pdf

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Old 09-08-2009, 09:21 AM   #8
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Thanks so much-this is what the screws are there for-ours are in the same place as in the picture. Mystery solved-Thanks again.
Just picked up my CJ and was wondering too, thanks.
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[quote]Just picked up my CJ and was wondering too, thanks.
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What is on the outside of you trailer-paint?
Had thought of painting the outside but don`t want a mess to clean up if it goes wrong.
Do you mind telling me what you paid for the trailer?
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My Compact II had the holes for the side shades as well, though a previous owner siliconed them in/over. I THINK (not 100% sure) I've seen pics of some kind of shade for the door also, that goes with those side shades. I bet it would be kind of neat to see a Hunter sibling with those shades intact.

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Just picked up my CJ and was wondering too, thanks.
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What is on the outside of you trailer-paint?
Had thought of painting the outside but don`t want a mess to clean up if it goes wrong.
Do you mind telling me what you paid for the trailer?
Sorry Richard , I just saw this. yes it was painted with latex wall paint. I cleaned it off and repainted w/ car paint.
Price : $1300 on E-bay
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