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Old 03-21-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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A minimalist's 1973 Compact Jr. $3500

Selling this gutted & re-designed "open floorplan" Compact Jr.

The total weight (packed for camping) is 1120 pounds. Our buddy Frederick weighed it with special scales at a rally the lightest fiberglass trailer he has ever weighed.

Features:
- New exterior paint
- Beautiful new plywood floor
- New insulated walls (EPS covered with canvas fabric)
- Original windows cleaned & reinstalled, sealed
- New plywood benches run the length of the entire trailer
- Original sink & 3-burner stove, new countertop
- Custom tongue that carries spare tire, battery and propane tank
- New spare tire

Fits in a garage. Has been towed by a Mitsubishi Lancer.

Well-documented renovation at this tiny house dot com.

Please private message me if you're serious about making an offer.
It currently resides in San Diego, CA.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:02 AM   #2
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Pictures would be most helpful...does the lack of mention of heat and refrigeration mean it doesn't have those things?
Also:
What's your asking price?

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Old 03-21-2013, 12:06 PM   #3
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These are old photos but they show specific things:

1- the exterior look of the trailer
2- the varnished floor we put in
3- the plywood benches and center piece to make a bed. You can also see a corner of the aluminum plate countertop we installed and the original 3-burner stove.
4- the rigid EPS insulation we ended up gluing directly to the fiberglass. Very nice R-value. The walls are now covered in canvas cotton (not pictured). The original vinyl has been kept in the pop-up portion of the ceiling.

We removed the 1973 refrigerator & water tank. No heater -- cooking dinner provided enough heat for us. No wired in lights, 2 DC outlets we used for plugging in small appliances. Solar battery charging circuit. Probably needs a new battery.

Asking $3,500.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:24 PM   #5
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Looks real purty!

How's the condition of the upper vinyl/canvas, and what can you tell us about the exterior paint job? (Prep, application method, type of paint used etc...)

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The total weight (packed for camping) is 1120 pounds. Our buddy Frederick weighed it with special scales at a rally the lightest fiberglass trailer he has ever weighed.
This trailer is item #3 on my spreadsheet:
Trailer Weights in the Real World

I would say it is the lightest complete trailer I have ever weighed.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:31 AM   #7
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price?

whats the asking price?
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:00 PM   #8
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How's the condition of the upper vinyl/canvas, and what can you tell us about the exterior paint job? (Prep, application method, type of paint used etc...)
Michael did a fine paint job. I don't have details except that it's regular exterior paint. No gel coat or any fancy stuff. (This is Hillary typing in Michael's account.)

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I would say it is the lightest complete trailer I have ever weighed.
Thank you for the clarification.

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whats the asking price?
$3,500

Again, please private message us if you're interested. We could be open to delivery to CA, OR, WA.
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I am interested. Where is this located? I would like to see it.
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Sorry, I don't know how to private message.
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