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Old 10-11-2015, 10:50 PM   #1
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Smile Hello All! New Hunter compact II owner

So good to finally be making a post vs perusing the threads. I had the opportunity to pick up a well cared for 74 Hunter Compact II, I am so excited!!! It has been 2 years of chatting and letting the previous owner know I really was interested. There's a little work to do as they have never used the water tank or pump, so as well as cosmetic cabinetry I think this will not be as involved a project as expected. I can camp tomorrow! There is a vintage trailer rally at the end of the month so I am going to go there to meet the gang. Hope you're there, it is in Morro Bay in Central California. After I go out a few times I will see what needs to be addressed as a priority. Can't wait to check out all the rest of the forums. Thanks so much already.
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:26 AM   #2
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Welcome to the fiberglass community, Cathie! Please post photos of your new Hunter!
Which vintage trailer rally did you attend?
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:10 AM   #3
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Hello All! New Hunter compact II owner

Welcome, Cathie!

I guess in your case persistence paid off! For some of us and our eggs, it's a case of "you'll have to pry it out of my cold dead hands."

I agree that using it for a while before considering upgrades and modifications is smart. Meantime how about some photos?

Happy camping!
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:18 AM   #4
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Hi Cathie and welcome to the world of molded fiberglass RV's, Hunter Compact Division....
Where in California are you located?

Here's are links to some of the work I have done on mine, feel free to steal any ideas you see:
Hunter Compact II by Robert Miller | Photobucket


Hunter Mods 2014 by Robert Miller | Photobucket
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:35 AM   #5
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Welcome cathe
But as other will say
Unless we see pictures it is only a story
Fyi
You should try to come to the rally over halloween weekend at lake casitas ( in Ojai.... 10 minutes from Ventura).....
Again welcome... Did i mention we need pics



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Old 10-13-2015, 01:22 AM   #6
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I just parked her in the driveway this afternoon! Pictures were taken and when I figure out how to upload them on the forum I will get them shared.
I've been reading all the Hunter posts and feel as if I know all of you already : ) So you won't mind when I ask questions about your water systems, wiring, cabinet mods and fun adventures. I am hoping to go to the vintage trailer rally at Morro Bay strand over halloween weekend. Its cooler than Ojai at this time. Is it Fall yet these 90 degree temps miserable. Thanks for the welcome!!!
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:15 PM   #7
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Welcome!
We are the oddballs in the hunter crowd so if you have any off the wall plans we may be able to offer encouragement! 😉



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Old 10-14-2015, 11:12 PM   #8
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ah shucks! didn't know about the Lake Casitas gathering. I am going to the vintage trailer rally at the Morro Bay Strand. A couple of hours north of me, in Morro Bay. I am hoping it will be Fall temps not the hot 90 degrees we've been having. Is anyone going to the Morro Bay Strand gathering? I'd love to meet you!
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Welcome to the forums, Cathie. I think those little Hunter Compacts are really cute. Looking forward to seeing pics of yours.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:09 AM   #10
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Ok Here it is ... a couple of pictures. The neighbor thinks it looks like a classic coleman cooler, I am leaning toward a lady bug as there is one that was painted on the side and then painted over (still visible) may have to release the bug. : )

Ok I'm new - I added pics to my album but can't insert them here.

But it is now my Avatar!!
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Hello All! New Hunter compact II owner

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...Ok I'm new - I added pics to my album but can't insert them here.
Yep, it got me at first, too. It's a 2-step process: upload, then insert.

To upload, start a post and look for the paper clip icon in the tool bar. If you don't see it (depending on how you initiated the post), click on "Go Advanced." The paper clip takes you to a new tab called "Manage Attachments." Choose up to 4 pictures and hit "Upload." Depending on the size of the pictures, it may take a while.

To insert, return to your post. Place your cursor where you want the picture to appear. Click the paper clip icon again, and this time you will see a list of your uploaded pictures (if not they're still loading). Choose one. You'll see an attachment ID pop up in your post. Reposition the cursor and repeat for the remaining pictures.

You're done, but I always hit the "Preview" first. Now you can see the pictures to make sure they're displaying as you want. Then "Post Reply."

If you have a high resolution camera, you may want to resize them before posting, both to conserve server space and as a kindness to those of us with slower internet connections.
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Old 10-17-2015, 12:29 PM   #12
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Thanks for the tutorial! I am looking forward to contributing project pics as I go along. and asking all of the folks who have experience for help. As they say a pictures says a thousand words.

I spent a year on the forum learning from all you and dreaming, now its my turn to add to someone elses dream of finding that perfect little camper.
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Old 10-17-2015, 12:32 PM   #13
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Odd balls in the Hunter clan? what did you paint your little guy black... black sheep in the family : )

Can't wait to read what novel idea's you came up with.
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Well for one, we took out the noisy 12v water pump and the useless hand pump and put in a marine foot pump.
For another we put a couple of small solar panels on the pop top
We also replaced all the lights with LEDs
Next up is new pop top canvas with four way ventilation and a built in cat walk
Well and I got those Costco rope lites with the remote color control to go around the ceiling....


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