Compact II clone - Virginia $600 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-09-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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Compact II clone - Virginia $600

This needs rescuing!



small fiberglass camper. B/O - Richmond
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:28 PM   #3
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Rescued but needs CPR. Carpentry, Paint and Reconstruction.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:14 PM   #4
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Eddie, did you buy it? Is it really called a Mini-Rover? I think that's what I see over the front window....
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Yes I am the new owner. It was only about ten miles from my house. I saw it Sat. morning while going to a yard sale and it popped up on CL Sun. night.
Yes it's a Mini Rover M-R. I have not found much info. on this trailer, only about two posts. Kind of like my Compact II. but different. It has a short pop-top like a II. Very basic sink, stove and ice box. It has a drop axle but it has 5X4.5 lug pattern. It has wheel well covers unlike the II. Not very many rivets and the top shell laps over the bottom shell with no trim band. The top has two tall ribs in the front top and it looks like it has a 9" vent up front. The Compact II. has the fiberglass cut out under the floor. This trailer has a full fiberglass floor. No liner looks like the inside of the shell is painted. The windows are square frame unlike the II. And the trailer frame looks stronger than the II. frame.
Kind of like the Johnny Cash song, One Part at a Time. The trailer has a lot of features from many different Hunter/ Trails West campers.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:30 AM   #6
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Tried to edit my post but waited too long. When I was comparig trailers I have a Compact II not a Compact Jr. Anyone else own a Mini Rover?
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:19 AM   #7
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #8
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It looks like the trails west campster with the rouned openings on the wheel wells. Do the covers over the wheel wells come off. The windows are a different shape than my 71 trails west, but might be worth pursuing that avenue.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:23 PM   #9
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What ever it is, it's cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Great buy Eddie! Enjoy! Please do post pix of the inside, more outside........
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:26 PM   #10
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It was worth that much for sure.....good buy
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Tried to edit my post but waited too long. When I was comparig trailers I have a Compact II not a Compact Jr. Anyone else own a Mini Rover?
I fixed it for you
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:26 PM   #12
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Thanks for fixing my second post. I think it is closely related to a Trails West camper. They both have 5 lug hubs, removable wheel well covers and the frame has a step up at the hitch V. As for inside pictures, the interior is trashed and the trailer is full of trash. It will be a complete rebuild. The layout from the rear door is sink and stove on left, Icebox drawers and cabinet on right and two long benches and table up front.
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Thanks for fixing my second post. I think it is closely related to a Trails West camper. They both have 5 lug hubs, removable wheel well covers and the frame has a step up at the hitch V. As for inside pictures, the interior is trashed and the trailer is full of trash. It will be a complete rebuild. The layout from the rear door is sink and stove on left, Icebox drawers and cabinet on right and two long benches and table up front.
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My Campster has only one of those things. I am pretty sure it has 4lug hubs. And I ow it has no step up at the hitch V. Interior sounds the same. Windows are not square, no roof ridges outside (kind of a t inside but not sure if that is original.). Top shell does lap over the bottom shell. Full fiberglass flloor, something looks different in the picture but I can't put my finger on what it is.

It must have been very cheap to produce fiberglass molds at that time as there are so many lookalikes that did not use the same mold. Seems odd as nowadays I would expect same mold, different features rather than different molds, same features.
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