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Old 01-18-2008, 09:31 PM   #1
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I'm not sure how to start, but I found this site and thanks to Lynne's referral I just bought a 1970 Campster. The previous owner gutted the trailer, frame off restoration. Lengthened the frame 2', installed a battery box, metal storage box and double tanks on the tongue. Frame strenghtened, new 3/4" floor, vinyl, cabinets, all new wood, paint, resealed windows, new wiring and plumbing, countertops, etc. I'm pretty happy about it. Here are some pictures the previous owner took.

Oh, I'm calling it the "Clam Shack", since I bought it to take to the beach to go razor clamming.

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Old 01-18-2008, 09:49 PM   #2
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Thats a nice looking unit. I had a Compact J. It was almost the same as yours. Good camping.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:24 PM   #3
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That's VERY nice. Do you know what it weighs now? I really like the more open look with the kitchen wall down.

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Old 01-18-2008, 11:34 PM   #4
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WOW, that sure is a nice looking trailer.

You'll get lots of ooos and ahhhs when you attend fiberglass gatherings, like the NOG in September, or Oregon Gathering in July.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:45 PM   #5
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I might have to invite myself to stop by and see it when I'm in Washington in the summer. Cory's Compact is in Olympia, too.

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Old 01-19-2008, 02:15 AM   #6
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No Bobbie, I don't know what it weighs. I will stop at a scale when I get a chance. I think it is nice being more open. I'm not sure if the wall provided structural support, but it does make them seem a little claustophobic.
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Old 01-19-2008, 02:23 AM   #7
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That's a great looking little trailer! I'm glad to hear that my posting led to your finding this little gem.

If you come to one of the fiberglass gatherings -- the Spring NOG event or the July Oregon Gathering in Bandon -- I'll stop by to say hi and see it in person.

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Old 01-19-2008, 06:07 AM   #8
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Great trailer! Welcome to our little group of square egg owners.

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Old 01-19-2008, 08:16 AM   #9
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Very nice looking trailer!!! Welcome....
the name is really cute!
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:08 PM   #10
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Lengthened the frame 2', installed a battery box, metal storage box and double tanks on the tongue.
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That's a pretty big spare tire. Is it for the tow vehicle?
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DEFINITELY a nice looking rig, I'm really impressed by the clean lines and quality look of the drawers and cabinets. Is that a refrigerator though, or an icebox? Just curious...
And I LOVE the name for our crowd Tom, the Square Eggs, Excellent! hehe

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Old 01-20-2008, 10:33 AM   #12
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How is it on tight turns or backing into tight spaces?

The box overhang is quite big, even with the xtension. Does it negate the overhang?
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:58 PM   #13
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How is it on tight turns or backing into tight spaces?

The box overhang is quite big, even with the xtension. Does it negate the overhang?
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:01 PM   #14
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G Scott,
I love your trailer! I love the exterior color too with the contrast of the canary yellow canvas pop-up center!
Heck with the skirt. Take the other one off, and you are set. I love Trillium's by FAR... that ain't no LIE, but your campster is very retro KOOL!!!!!!!!!!

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