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Old 11-22-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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trailer for hunter compact body

looking for plans or like for hunter compact 2 trailer (not body). found the body sitting but no trailer and trying to determine if worth building. any info suggestion or recommendation on dimensions, mounting, etc. appreciated. thanks

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Old 11-22-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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this may work for you. (from )

RV There yet??
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:42 PM   #3
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My Compact II frame was made of 1.5 or 2" channel Iron. It was a very light weight but not a very strong frame. I am now working on a Mini Rover frame (An East Coast Trails West type camper) The MR frame is made of 2" square tubing. It is basicly the same trailer frame but about 2-3 times stronger.
Years ago someone on the site built a trailer frame for a Compact II and they extended the frame several feet up front and used the area for storage. The Compact II is usually nose lite so a little more weight up front is not a bad thing. The longer trailer will also make it easier to back up.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:46 PM   #4
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does anyone in NorCal resonably local to SF area have a HunterCompact that i can come and look at? i need to visualize the trailer/body connections and axle config to determine if i need to raise height of frame or extend axle to get tire size 15 with a wider tread. as said this is modified to go light to med off road
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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John, I may know someone that can help you. Send me a PM with your e-mail address and I'll pass the message along.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:31 AM   #6
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I drew that and while it's strong enough for a Compact II frame, it's not based on the Compact II dimensions, so it may not fit.

2"x2"x1/8" (11ga) for the main rails and 2"x2"x1/8" angle for the cross-members would seem to be plenty strong enough, but the best plan would be to get the dimensions from someone with an existing Compact II frame.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:53 AM   #7
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There was a bare Compact-II frame sitting in Yucca Valley for several years but the owner scrapped it just last summer, bummer....
You can come on down to Riverside and measure mine if you like.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:54 AM   #8
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My wife and I are Donna D's Northern California Compact II (1973) connection. We recently purchased our Compact to be used as a loner trailer to friends and family that would love to camp, but don't enjoy tents anymore.

We are in the I-80 foothills above Sacramento, and you are welcome to come/visit/measure almost anytime (I work from a home office). I will likely be removing the trailer body from the frame this spring in order to clean, repair, and paint the frame.

I'll PM you with contact info.



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