A few fixes for the Compact Jr. - Fiberglass RV

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Old 05-10-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Just spent 2 weeks on the road. While I'm going to keep it campable for about another year; some things need fixing.

The drawers are in need of repair. They used particle board (moisture sponge) for the back of the drawers and they are falling apart. Also the center guides are in sad shape so will replace with side guides. The boards supporting the bench area are failing and need bracing.

A previous owner had replaced the screens in the pop-up by using silicon . . . .the velcro won't stick to it; I used safety pins to close the windows (it was 26 degrees on Wednesday morning st Shasta!)

Have 3 weeks until the S.WA gathering so shouldn't be a problem

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Old 05-11-2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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Of course you're going to post pics of your project, right??? hehe


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Old 05-11-2010, 09:21 PM   #3
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I replaced the kitchen cabinet in my Compact Jr because I couldn't stand the drawers (your description is so apt!) and I wanted to use the cabinet space more efficiently.

Here's the link to the some posts on that topic:

And here's a photo that shows the end result, 5 drawers instead of only 2:
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:13 PM   #4
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Thanx Dana, quite nicely done. This is fix for now to keep it campable while I build a foam core FG teardrop; then it will go thru a complete restore. The lower parts of the framework is beginning to suffer dryrot so I have to drill thru and add backing plates for screws to hold. She did very well on my 2 week 3000 mile meander thru NorCal and Oregon. Have a few more gatherings comimg up next month so these are just patchwork fixes.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:30 AM   #5
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Had a big windstorm Wednesday night. Tree branch broke the other glass on the door so I went to HD for another piece of Lexan. Found a 5000BTU Zenith AC for $99; nice and compact.

After walking around the trailer several times trying to figure out placement, it dawned on me . . .I need a tonguebox! It will blend in with the lines and give more storage. I'll enclose the propane tank also.

Yea, I know . . . .pictures . . .
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:49 PM   #6
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I too have thought of a tunge box for my compact JR. but think I will wait till next year for that project. I got lucky in that all my interior is in good shape and can't see repaceing it all right now. But I am planning on a big project for it soon. Needs torsion axle with brakes, longer frame and all new interior when IO have the time. and you are correct. Pictures pleases! How can I take everyones Ideas and steel them if there are no pictures.

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