1978 Hunter Compact - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-17-2017, 04:52 PM   #1
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1978 Hunter Compact

Hello from Southern California. I just purchased my first trailer. Searching for some help to rebuild the trailer Iíve come across this site. All the information I need I here. Looking forward to posting my progress along the way. Thanks to all that have contributed!
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:16 PM   #2
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Welcome Tyoni! Keep us posted on your progress!
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:06 PM   #3
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Welcome Tyoni Your trailer is an excellent choice. We currently have a Trailswest Campster ( also a pop top ) and a Hunter l . I am sure you will have a lot of great experiences with yours. Lee and Norma
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:42 PM   #4
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We also have a 1970 Trailswest Campster. I believe ours was completely refurbished by a previous owner. Did a pretty good job but could have done better in some areas. We previously had a Casita, then a Class A. Ours is small but it works and we love it.

Welcome to the group. Lot's of helpful info here.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:29 AM   #5
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Welcome Tyoni. We camp in our Hunter Compact II often. What renovations are you considering?
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:34 AM   #6
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nice looking rig


welcome


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Old 11-18-2017, 09:33 AM   #7
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Thanks JBB
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:35 AM   #8
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Originally I was looking for a Scamp. While searching classifies I ran across the Hunter. I had never seen one before but I thought it’s shape went well with my Jeep. I’m happy with my purchase. Thanks.
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:38 AM   #9
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Dave, this is my first trailer. I figured I’d stay small and light weight. Eventually the wife and I may upgrade to something bigger. This project is small but it sure is becoming a handful. I’m ready to take the plunge.
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:41 AM   #10
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Brian, I was originally thinking a few interior upgrades, then I started to dismantle. When I pulled the counters and bench seating I exposed some very sloppy work and some wood rot in the floor. At that point I feel into a rabbit hole and cleared the entire shell out. I’ve got a blank canvas to work with. So I’m now into a full restore project. I’ve got some ideas but they will manifest along the way.
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Old 11-18-2017, 11:05 AM   #11
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Tyoni, you've picked an easy to tow trailer. If you've removed all of the inside supports be sure to replace them with temporary supports. The roof will sag badly with out them.
I have had a '72' Hunter Compact Junior since 2001. My wife and I have thoroughly in joyed it. Now, in our sixty's we need bigger beds and an inside bathroom so we purchased a '02' Scamp 16 last year which meets are needs now, but I still miss towing the Compact. I'm getting ready to remodel it for my daughter's family.
Be sure to closely inspect the frame especially where it goes under the trailer. Mine broke there. It's a common problem. There are some excellent threads on complete rebuilds of these trailers. Do a search.
Good luck and enjoy.
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