Winter Project Hunter Compact II - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-26-2014, 11:37 PM   #1
Member
 
Name: Captain Longbelly
Trailer: Lots
Kentucky
Posts: 56
Winter Project Hunter Compact II

I bought this Hunter some months ago and it had been sitting for the last 16 years...I began using it and pulled it a couple thousand miles so far...I finally cleared up some room in the garage to begin a Winter upgrade project to make it more user friendly to us...I will post the upgrades and modifications as I go along..we have already booked some EGG Rallies next year and can't wait to get camping with it again...I dare say it may become my favorite of our campers



Started pulling it apart




I've got a gallon of Tilex waiting for this camper




I have a lot of stuff planned and looking forward to this little camper
__________________

__________________
KyMoonshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2014, 11:21 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
BAMA & Pachyderm Posse's Avatar
 
Name: Herschel
Trailer: Casita
Arkansas
Posts: 681
Registry
Looks like it is in very good shape, when you finish it should be fantasist , of coarse I don't know if we ever finish one , something that we always want to do next
__________________

__________________
HERSCHEL AKA BAMA
BAMA & Pachyderm Posse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2014, 04:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Lora's Avatar
 
Name: Lora
Trailer: 89 Bigfoot 17G & 73 Compact II
Northern Neck, VA
Posts: 342
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by KyMoonshine View Post
I have a lot of stuff planned and looking forward to this little camper
I'm enjoying your posts as you share what you are doing. Keep 'em coming!
__________________
Lora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2014, 03:38 AM   #4
Member
 
Name: Totie Fan
Trailer: Tote N Tarry
West Coast
Posts: 81
Yours looks like a Rolls Royce compared to my shell. Ha
__________________
Tote-n-Tarry No.2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2014, 09:57 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: Patrick
Trailer: R-Vision Trail Lite
New York
Posts: 592
I noticed you have a propane tank still attached on your unit. As it is now inside a building please be aware it is a major safety hazard and if a fire should occur with this tank inside your garage your insurance company will not honor any claim because the tank was in the building. Remove the tank from the garage ASAP.

Never store a propane tank inside any building...empty or full these tanks should always be stored outside.

I have been told of insurance companies refusing claims for fire damage if a gas grill was discovered on an outside deck attached to a residence!!

Safety First.
__________________
Uplander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2014, 11:00 PM   #6
Member
 
Name: Captain Longbelly
Trailer: Lots
Kentucky
Posts: 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uplander View Post
I noticed you have a propane tank still attached on your unit. As it is now inside a building please be aware it is a major safety hazard and if a fire should occur with this tank inside your garage your insurance company will not honor any claim because the tank was in the building. Remove the tank from the garage ASAP.

Never store a propane tank inside any building...empty or full these tanks should always be stored outside.

I have been told of insurance companies refusing claims for fire damage if a gas grill was discovered on an outside deck attached to a residence!!

Safety First.
Thanks...never even thought of the propane tank still being on the camper...but you are correct and I'll remove it...and that is my motto "Safety First(as I bypass this safety feature )

I did manage to get a couple of hours in on the Hunter today...after the initial scrubbing the wall under the kitchen cabinet is almost white but will require another cleaning




I finally got around to installing the custom decals my friend made me



This kitchen exhaust vent was way past it's prime




I have a replacement on the way...
__________________
KyMoonshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2014, 11:01 PM   #7
Member
 
Name: Captain Longbelly
Trailer: Lots
Kentucky
Posts: 56
Then I started on the new outlets I plan to install...we send a lot of time outside at rear of camper so an outlet here is essential....







I will be out of town this coming week so I'll get back on it next weekend...
__________________
KyMoonshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2014, 12:09 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
francene's Avatar
 
Trailer: 13 ft Compact II
Washington
Posts: 435
Registry
Looks familiar

Hi Ky,
Your trailer looks pretty good on the outside. The inside looks very similar to mine when I got it, but yours looks in better shape. My interior fabric was moldy due to rain coming into the trailer via the old bathroom vent.
I don't know if you've seen my trailer rehab posts, so here's a link below.
Good luck and enjoy the progress. I like your idea of an outside receptacle!

'74 Compact II restoration started

Best,
Fran
__________________
francene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2014, 01:01 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Lora's Avatar
 
Name: Lora
Trailer: 89 Bigfoot 17G & 73 Compact II
Northern Neck, VA
Posts: 342
Registry
Hey KY, Your vent looks like mine. I'll be interested to see what your replacement looks like. I also like the idea of the exterior outlet.
Attached Thumbnails
compact II 077.jpg  
__________________
Lora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2014, 07:23 PM   #10
Member
 
Name: Captain Longbelly
Trailer: Lots
Kentucky
Posts: 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by francene View Post
Hi Ky,
Your trailer looks pretty good on the outside. The inside looks very similar to mine when I got it, but yours looks in better shape. My interior fabric was moldy due to rain coming into the trailer via the old bathroom vent.
I don't know if you've seen my trailer rehab posts, so here's a link below.
Good luck and enjoy the progress. I like your idea of an outside receptacle!

'74 Compact II restoration started

Best,
Fran
Wow!! you really brought that camper back to life...it will last another lifetime now...I love these little campers and see me hanging on to this one a long while...

To those that did not follow my introduction post this was the camper when I purchased it....It was owned by an older lady that used it twice in the 16 years she owned it...her husband passed and she was selling her home to move to a cabin on a lake and needed to sell the Hunter as well...



I brought it home and immediately pulled the A/C from the window and plan to install one under couch area opposite fresh water tank..I pulled the entire front window and cleaned it up






Installed new wheels and repacked bearings



Installed/Fabricated new door lock and knob



And immediately pulled it over 2000 miles through five states




Now I'm addressing the items we found that needed changed to make it more camp friendly to us
__________________
KyMoonshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2014, 07:26 PM   #11
Member
 
Name: Captain Longbelly
Trailer: Lots
Kentucky
Posts: 56
I'm an Airstream guy and usually travel in Vintage Aluminum...but really love this little fiberglass camper

__________________
KyMoonshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2014, 09:50 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Bob Miller's Avatar
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
California
Posts: 7,912
I took the original kitchen vent from my Hunter into my local RV dealer and he quickly found a perfect match in his supplier catalog. Don't even know the part name or number, but it was still available about 2 years ago.
__________________
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 11:27 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
francene's Avatar
 
Trailer: 13 ft Compact II
Washington
Posts: 435
Registry
Looks like you've done quite a bit of work here, KY. I followed your photobucket with some nostalgia, or rather, memories.
It's very satisfying to finish the project and finally using it was even better.

Enjoy,
Fran
__________________
francene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2015, 07:37 PM   #14
Member
 
Name: Captain Longbelly
Trailer: Lots
Kentucky
Posts: 56
Unfortunately all the parts I ordered over a week ago have not shipped yet so no work this weekend on the Hunter

I did receive my new shore power connector



and will install it here where the city water inlet used to be...It leaked and I have little use for a cold water only city water hook-up that only feeds the sink
__________________

__________________
KyMoonshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Campster/Hunter Compact PROJECT WANTED: xmansurfer Wanted: Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailers 5 12-25-2015 03:41 PM
Compact/Compact Jr./Hunter, etc. owners POLL JenPB General Chat 22 03-17-2014 10:31 PM
CA | 1973 Hunter Compact II Project SOLD Doug in Sacramento Classified Archives 7 02-24-2014 12:09 AM
Compact/Compact Jr./Hunter class owners JenPB General Chat 21 06-05-2009 03:10 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.