Compact II - Functional rebuild - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-09-2014, 09:47 AM   #1
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Compact II - Functional rebuild

Well, lurked long enough I guess...

Here is my compact II. Got her about a year ago to take the pooches, kids and wife out camping and hunting. It has been fun to tinker with. Mostly interior mods as I continue to try to find more space to fit 2 kids, 3 dogs and only 1 wife and myself for camping and hunt tests. Made a service type window out of the fridge vent area, bunk beds that eventually became shelving and went with an open floor plan feel...I seem to modify it after every few trips, yet think I may be where I want to be with the interior....Mostly just keeping her working and clean, maybe some day a full rebuild is in order, or perhaps just may go bigger...we will see. Though I would share, enjoy.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:09 AM   #2
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Lookin Good.
You mentioned that you took out the bunk beds. As the "Childrens Bunk Beds" were a rare option did you, by chance, happen to take any pics, showing the original bunks, you could share?

Here's some pics of mine to share a few ideas.
Hunter Compact II Photos by advocateone | Photobucket

Let me know if you ever need a new home for yours, my son wants one too... Just Like Dad's (How Sweet?)

Many Thanks
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:26 PM   #3
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Bob,

Thanks, I crafted my own bunk beds when I first got the trailer, unfortunately not the original ones you were looking for a picture of. They were on the passenger side of the trailer. I replaced the fridge, bathroom and drawers with bunk beds...if you imagine the above pictures, the curved double shelves were the bunks. In the below pics, the top bunk was used for storage, on this trip we left the girls at home.

I was able to extend the original master bed when I took the shelves out that were next to the stove and we sleep front to back now.

You have a very nice Compact. I think I might just have to copy your curtain rod idea

If I sell, it won't be for about a year...I'll let you know first
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:11 PM   #4
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Thanks for the pics Jamie.

Those look to be very close to what is mentioned in the sales literature, but only shown on the floorplan drawing. I like the pic of your young-one in the bed.....

The curtain tracks are from IKEA (As is a lot of other items in RV's I redo).. If you buy them be sure to order twice as many trucks (sliders) as you need as not all flow through the joints and the curve as easily as others. I just put all the "bad" ones in one package and return them as defective.

Where about are you in AZ? I am just down the I-10 road in Riverside, CA. Free parking & beverages for Hunters if you come by this way.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:49 AM   #5
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I'm in North Phoenix.

Thanks for the invite, if I pass through and have time I may take you up on the beverage
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:09 AM   #6
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Nice looking little rig and it looks like you're already having lots of fun with it!
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:22 PM   #7
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Nice redo, Jamie. I like how you modified to suit your families needs. Bunk beds look comfortable! Also like the idea of a pass-through window, but I couldn't see a window there; just looked like open space. Am I missing something, or do you cover it up from the inside, when not in use?
Like the camo fabric top.

I am finally finished with my Compact II. ( Need a more recent photo in there; drawer is now finished!)

'74 Compact II restoration started

Thanks for posting your trailer project~

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Old 06-10-2014, 12:58 PM   #8
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Read back in Post #3.... There was a refrigerator there and those are the holes for the original vents.
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:55 PM   #9
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Nice photos!!!

Jamie, I love the camo tent material! what kind of material is it?

and Bob, I think that sink/stove combo looks great!
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That's an SMEV stove/cooktop and they make a number of different RV items. I think that the only retail dealer in the U.S. is:

SMEV

They show most of the SMEV items on the webpage.
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The material is a UV resistant rip stop fabric, like the military pant. Seems to do the job well, will see how long it lasts.

...liking the SMEV too
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