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Old 12-31-2013, 11:14 AM   #1
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I'm now the proud owner of a 1972 Compact JR. Bought it a few days ago in a storage lot near Ogallala NE. It has been just sitting for 5-6 years at this point.
Before I tow it back home to Northglenn CO, I will have new tires (plus a new spare tire) put on it and new wheel bearings.

The side windows are glass and the font window is plexiglass. Anyone know if the original front window was real glass ??

There is no exterior "covering" for the front window so I am concerned about rocks, etc. hitting the window. I plan on duct-taping a 2x4 piece of Masonite over the window for the trip home.
Since the window is plexiglass, should I bother with the Masonite??

Any advice here?? Thanx Tom Justice
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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Howdy, neighbor! The plexigass front window in my 32 YO Burro has never been bothered by flying debris. Making a window cover is on my list but (cross my fingers) so far I've been OK. You should be fine.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:29 PM   #3
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Welcome Thomas, how about some pictures when you get a chance.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:18 PM   #4
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to the Forum Thomas..............
As Ted says........................we love pictures ><
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:57 PM   #5
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Congratulations and welcome!! I'd be more worried about the residue from that duct tape than rocks. Just keep your speed down, and don't take the gravel shortcuts
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:19 PM   #6
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FWIW: I think covering the window with heavy cardboard is enough, and you don't really have to worry about tape residue. Goo-Gone will take it off after you get home. Tape left in place for a couple of years is bad news, but not for just a week or two.

As you may have trouble with finding new bearing seals, ask the mechanic to remove the old ones carefully in case they have to be reused. Last year, in all of Los Angeles, I had trouble finding exact matches.

I'd also suggest buying a set of cheap Magnetic base trailer lights at Harbor Freight and duck taping them to the bumper. The chances of the existing lights working without repairs is about zero to none.

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Old 12-31-2013, 07:59 PM   #7
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Welcome Thomas. I think your Burro and my UHaul are cousins.
Maybe see you at a gathering sometime.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:38 AM   #8
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Thanks for the advice, folks. Yep, the heavy cardboard sounds like it will do the job and I won't have to fiddle with Masonite.
And I have been wondering about the wheel bearings/seals. I'll be doing it myself so I'll make sure I have new bearings, races, and seals before I start.
I'll try to remember to take a couple of pix as I pull it out of the weeds in Nebraska. TJ
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:44 AM   #9
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Many of the Hunter products did not use generic size bearings and seals. Ya gotta take the old ones out and get them matched at a real auto supply store. The bearings are easy, it's the seal that's a problem.

Valley RV in SoCal, who has an entire axle department, couldn't match the seals on my Hunter Compact-II. When I told them what it was off of they knew the problem. We finally found a set at an industrial supply house. BUT... some Hunters do have std parts, just not all.
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Added to the Above:
Hunter did not make theie own frames, they had an outside vendor build the frames. Mine was made by "Ward & Sons, Industry, CA". Add to that, I have seen at least three variations on the drop axles they used, so hard telling what yours will have.
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:45 PM   #11
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Thanx, Bob..
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:22 AM   #12
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72 compact jr

Well I finally got my tug and tow "new" 1972 CJr from Ogallala NE home to Northglenn CO during the bad wx over this last weekend. Wasn't able to take any pix while pulling it out of the weeds, but here's one showing my rig sitting at a rest stop at Sterling CO. Quite a little beauty if I say so myself. All in all it is a low-use unit and almost exactly factory as best as I can tell. Propane tanx and spare tire mount have been stripped from it, but most other exterior and nearly all interior look pretty much straight out of the factory. Flowery cushions, ice box, 3-burner stove, no oven (heater is where oven would have been installed.
Can hardly wait to start spending money on it !! Actually, my first projects will be to get it back to "factory" as best as I can this spring. That shouldn't be too hard except for the pop-up canopy rebuild, including fabric, support ribs, and windows in the fabric.
TOM J.
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That is one FINE lookin' trailer! Congratulations.
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Very cute, we need inside pics now!
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