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Old 08-02-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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VIN for Compact Junior?

Does anyone know where the VIN number for a compact junior is located?

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Old 08-02-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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Hi, Angie

I've only ever seen one of the Hunter/Compact line of trailers.
This is a picture of the ID tag on one I saw this summer.
It's labeled "Hunter" but I understand it's the same company.
As I recall, this tag was on the back of the trailer to the right of the door.
More pictures of this trailer at "Hunter"/ Compact II Yard Art???


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Old 08-02-2011, 08:05 PM   #3
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Angie,

Our 1973 Compact Jr. has a 4 digit serial number on a pop riveted aluminum plate at the bottom of the exterior front wall. It's on the street side about 1" up from the bottom and 8" in from the corner. The paint is very faded but the serial number is stamped and legible. You can see the plate at the lower right of this photo.

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ID:	38634Ours had a clear and notarized title, but no label like the one shown in Francesca's post or any evidence in the gelcoat of it's ever been in that location.
Tom; Did it look like the label in the second picture?
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:12 PM   #5
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Angie,

Our 1973 Compact Jr. has a 4 digit serial number on a pop riveted aluminum plate at the bottom of the exterior front wall. It's on the street side about 1" up from the bottom and 8" in from the corner. The paint is very faded but the serial number is stamped and legible.
Man, that trailer in Okanogan has got to be an early one...
It's got a four digit number, too- but the first digit is "0"
Full number: "0125"

Here's a blowup of the ID plate in my first post- is this pretty much like your tag, Tom?



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Floyd,
Yes, that is the same location and size as mine.
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Yes, that is the same location and size as mine.
Looks like a good place to mount one if it's missing!
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Francesca,
Mine is similar but not the same as your photo. It says:

"Mfg By: Pat. Pend.
Hunter Structures Inc.
Chatsworth, Calif, 91311
Date of Mfg 3 73
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This vehicle conforms to all Applicable Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards in Effect on the Date of Manufacture Shown Above

Ser # 1349
type trailer"
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:03 PM   #9
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Mine was manufactured 6 72 and the number is 1083. Label is on the front and more like Tom's for info.
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Thanks! I am going to look at one and wanted to make sure I knew where to look. Cross your fingers for me.
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Let us know how you make out!
After my recent search, I fell I know more than I should about VIN locations

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Thanks! I am going to look at one and wanted to make sure I knew where to look. Cross your fingers for me.
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Hi, Angie

I think I was wrong about the label location on the Okanagan '71 trailer.
My memory's hazy about that short encounter- I now think it more likely that the label's on the front, like Tom's '73.
That object at the left of my picture looks like a propane inlet or something...
Here's a link to another pic in Tom's collection- when magnified, I think you can see a label next to the point where such a fitting is attached.
Compact :: trailer fits inside standard garage picture by tomNjo - Photobucket

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There seemed to be a lot of wild geese flying in Ohio today.......sigh.....
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:03 PM   #14
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I have a plate like that on mine, but also stampped on the tounge.



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