The beginning of "They call me Mellow Yellow" - Fiberglass RV


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Old 12-11-2010, 06:03 AM   #1
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The beginning of "They call me Mellow Yellow"

We are new owners of a 1971 Compact Jr. Picked it up yesterday in Gorgia and pulled it 350 miles to Punta Gorda Florida. It will spend the winter there while it will be renovated so that it can be camped in from Florida to Texas and then to Ohio where it will live it summer months. I have included a couple of pics more to come.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:16 AM   #2
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Wow; it's beautiful. I'm looking forward to photos of the interior.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:23 AM   #3
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Contratulations! I took look forward to more pictures and I bet you're looking forward to making lots of camping memories
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:03 AM   #4
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Welcome to forum. May your compact junior be the place of comfort and shelter in many adventures. Love the colour.
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:55 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. We may have seen the twin to your trailer several years ago in California.

Compact :: Mellow Yellow in Crescent City, CA picture by tomNjo - Photobucket

My father-in-law attended the University of Findley years ago and we love the candy store downtown (can't remember the name). He was born and raised in Bellevue, OH. We get up your way every other year as the DW has a favorite cousin there. DW was born in Arcanum, OH near Greenville.
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:17 PM   #6
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looks great! any interior shots?
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:18 PM   #7
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The compact junior is my favorite space design (dont tell my boler)
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:26 AM   #8
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:56 PM   #9
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I like it
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:32 PM   #10
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Welcome! Enjoy working on your new find. It looks cool in yellow. What is your tow vehicle? It looks kind of like a Vibe or Matrix. How well does it tow the Compact? I have a Compact II and am looking for a better tow vehicle than the Camry 4 cylinder we currently have.

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Old 12-24-2010, 04:45 AM   #11
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Great Can't wait to see finished product. All the best
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:47 AM   #12
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We towed it with a Vibe and did fine 65- 70 on flat roads without laboring, however you do have to realize your pulling with a 1.8 liter motor. I think your Compact II is heavier so you should have bigger motor. We will be pulling it with a Chrysler mini van from Florida to Texas then Ohio in May. Then I will probably pull it with a Subaru Forrester that I have in Ohio.


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Welcome! Enjoy working on your new find. It looks cool in yellow. What is your tow vehicle? It looks kind of like a Vibe or Matrix. How well does it tow the Compact? I have a Compact II and am looking for a better tow vehicle than the Camry 4 cylinder we currently have.

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Old 12-24-2010, 07:00 PM   #13
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Thanks for the reply. Our Camry did fine pulling the Compact II home the day we purchased the trailer. Loaded down with gear and towing up inclines is another matter, as you imply. The CII doesn't have trailer brakes; I am thinking of towing with a Tacoma or 6 cylinder Forester.

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Yeah boy! Really awesome! Think my wife will gonna like it!
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