I recently bought a modified Compact II and plan to tow it to Missouri and back to California in July. See below for summary of modifications.
I'm 6-2 and sleeping is just fine for two large people.
The door is fine too although you must be careful. I wish there was a handle to help me pull myself up and in. I may install something.
The pop-up is not perfect, at least in my unit, but I'll learn to be more careful. My head found the clips at both the rear (raising head near cooktop) and front (raising head near bed). I stopped cursing within minutes. Standing is fine, as long as you're in the zone.
We like our camper and had a great time on our first trip.
It's been outfitted with a great awning
over the door by Shady Boy. Very easy to set up and take down. 10 feet wide by 6 feet deep. Use of poles optional for windy conditions. We didn't use them. Guy lines were fine in light
Our camper had several changes made by the restorer including new windows
, door and hatches for exterior access to water tank and batteries that were not present on the original. He extended the tongue by a foot and replaced the entire frame with much heavier steel tubing and a 2500 lb. axle
. I was surprised to find that the dry weight
of the trailer is now 2500 lbs! In this regard, our Compact II is not comparable with a normal one. I like the higher ground clearance and look forward to taking it on unpaved roads.
The light front problem persists in our trailer. Even with the inverter in place on the tongue and water tank and Road Shower filled, I'm concerned that tongue weight
is less than it should be. Thanking about solutions.
You may have purchased a camper long before July but, if not, we might be able to stop by and let you have a look at our unique Compact II.