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Old 09-13-2012, 08:42 PM   #29
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Hi, my name is John and I purchased a derelict 1972 compact Jr back in August of last year to renovate for me and my wife to enjoy. Basically gutted it and started over with minimal carpentry skills and made it into a fiberglass tent with a super queen size bed oriented longways instead of the usual layout. It had already been deprived of all interior galley and such, and I didn't want those items as I do all my cooking outside. Most of that space was converted to storage. I am excited about learning more about the glass campers from this site, Thanks
Oh your trailer is beautiful, you did a very nice quality job. I hope you enjoy camping in it.

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:55 PM   #30
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There may be no battery or any kind of charging system unless that option was ordered or a power chassis was installed. A stock Hunter Compact-I, II or Jr. is little more than a furnished tent on wheels with an extension cord, one circuit breaker, a couple of light bulbs and two outlets for a power system. I would suggest installing a Progressive Dynamics 4045's power chassis, toss everything that's still there and start from scratch. Just a suggestion...

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Old 09-14-2012, 07:56 AM   #31
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I forgot your question about the water storage tank. It is located under the front street side bench and fills through an exterior small trap door under the street side window. The sink has 2 water faucets. The right side is a hand pump to move water from the storage tank. The left one is to turn on city water. No hot water heater in mine.
1980 Bigfoot 17' & 1973 Compact Jr
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:11 AM   #32
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I gave a little though to a constant hot water module, but realized we would probably not be hooked to 120v most of the time and it is high wattage.

So, here is my plan, partly, after fixing the crack and other stuff. I plan on putting in two 12v deep cycles in parallel, with an inverter/charger while we are in a campground and a portable solar panel for charging while we are not hooked up. Plus adding a 12vdc to 120vac converter. I am a ham radio operator and like to try new places, plus, I write and do digital editing for a living and like to work on the road, (why we have a motorhome), so I need electricity for down time (I like hiking too). Thats my current plan.

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