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Old 04-02-2010, 09:38 PM   #127
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I have been steadily working on the trailer .

12 volt system is in and working, pump works, and 120 volt circuits are done and working fine.

I've actually been cooking in the trailer in order to use up the propane that's in the 'old style' tank that came with the trailer, since it can't legally be refilled. There must have been quite a bit of LP in there because it won't quit!

I need to sew covers for the cushions and finish storage areas. Been working on a table recently; my trailer did not come with one when I brought it home.

I put in counter space opposite the sink and stove for some prep space. Underneath will go the portable toilet and table when not in use. Above counter is a storage space with a (not finished yet) plexiglass-panelled door.

Working in the garage is great; finally don't have to share it with my husband's car since it's beyond frost season here.


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Old 04-03-2010, 09:02 AM   #128
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Francene,

Thanks for posting so much, its been wonderful stealing so many ideas...

Harry

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Old 04-04-2010, 01:13 AM   #129
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Hi Francene,

Ooh my, that's a wonderfully large water heater you have! (see center picture in the bottom row of your post of 4-2-10 7:38pm).

It's really nice to see postings of your wonderful remodelling and refurbs of the CII again -- I look forward to seeing it in the flesh someday.

Have a great Easter!

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Old 04-04-2010, 01:31 PM   #130
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Wow Francene, your Compact will look much better than new once you have it finished! Nice looks!
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Old 04-04-2010, 01:40 PM   #131
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Wow, Fran, you are doing a great job. Are you leaving the fridge out to get the counter space opposite the stove or did you just move it?
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:59 PM   #132
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Thanks for the encouragement Harry, Dana, Gerda, and Bobbie.
The fridge is still there, Bobbie; I didn't move it ( it's got a new front panel and it's in one of the photos).
What used to be where there's a counter now, was a pair of double doors covering the 'bathroom'.

Hope to get on the road this summer and meet up with some of you!

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(My Mom just passed away this morning so I'm kind of out of it and sad, but it's good to hear from you folks.)
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:12 PM   #133
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Fran,
LOVE your coverage of your renovation, keep up the good work, keep the pics coming, and of course feel free to give me a yell anytime you have a question about our unusual trailers! hehe

Not to take over your thread Fran, but I thought I'd toss my two cents in on the 'privacy room' for the bathroom.
My CII has an actual plumbed in commode, and I've seen at least one or two others like that in pics online, on Ray Horner's UHaul site. I have a feeling that our little rigs could be, as so many trailers, ordered very customized, with whichever accessories you wanted. So I'm betting that there were some that came with just the privacy room, no plumbed in commode, some that had no privacy room but even more cabinets/drawers/etc. I believe mine's had the commode replaced as it is plain white, not avacado green like my other appliances, and it faces the rear of the trailer. One of the other CII's equipped like mine, that I saw pics of online, had an avocado green commode that faced into the walkway of the trailer. Anyway...hehe

As far as how tough or easy it is to add a built-in if you don't have it, I can't imagine how tough that would be, but I would bet just having a plain old porta potty like Fran is planning would be the simplest way to go. I know I always feel like an ant when I pull into line at the dump station, often between GIANT motorhomes...lol

Anyway, keep the pics coming Fran! GOOD JOB!!
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:22 PM   #134
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Wouldn't that be nice to have that much hot water, Dana! Good eye you have there!
Thanks for the humor.

We'll be using it this summer, for sure.

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Old 04-05-2010, 06:24 PM   #135
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Thanks for your comments, Joe. Hope to meet up this year to compare 'washrooms' as the British call them.

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Oh I truly look forward to seeing your rig in person sometime Fran, to get to see and appreciate all that you've done through your renovation!
In a way I think my CII is the oddball, as I've done very little to it mod-wise, and it's mostly original. All you other folks who have really jumped in and modded or reno-ed away are the brave ones! hehe

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Old 04-07-2010, 01:17 PM   #137
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Safety Alert!!

On the frames of the Compact Jr. and Compact II, there is a weak spot where the tongue attaches to the frame. Have this checked and reinforced if needed.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:27 PM   #138
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F I N A L L Y got the refinished poptop with newly sewn fabric, padded vinyl inside, new hardware and refinished lift mechanism and hold down latches, put back on! Whew!

I am currently working on my hunter compact jr and was wondering if anyone knows where to get the blue hardware to make the roof pop up. I only found a place in the UK that has some.

Thanks

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Old 06-25-2010, 11:09 PM   #139
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F I N A L L Y got the refinished poptop with newly sewn fabric, padded vinyl inside, new hardware and refinished lift mechanism and hold down latches, put back on! Whew!

I am currently working on my hunter compact jr and was wondering if anyone knows where to get the blue hardware to make the roof pop up. I only found a place in the UK that has some.

Thanks

May
Hi May,
I don't know where to find the lift mechanism, though Cheri S was given the name and address of an RV salvage lot when she was looking for a door to her trailer. Search her posts to find it. The place was in S. Cal. BTW, I will be moving down to SCal this summer, so eventually I'll be able to meet up with fellow Compact/Hunter/Astro/Trailswest owners.
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:50 PM   #140
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Hi May,
I just saw Fran's post....the place is called Walt's RV Surplus in Fontana, Ca. The address is 16616 Valley Blvd. and phone # is 909 823-0563. There's is also another address of 372 West Turllock, Rialto, Ca. 909 421-1107. I haven't been there yet but hear it's "the place" to go when looking for parts for older RV and trailers. I'm planning on going real soon, just go to get my list together of what I'm need. I too am going to need a new lift mechanism, one on the arms on mine is broke in half....not really repairable without looking bad. Well, good luck, and if I get down there soon I'll let you know how it is.
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