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Old 10-22-2002, 11:53 AM   #1
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Compact Junior - photos

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Old 10-22-2002, 11:57 AM   #2
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Old 10-22-2002, 12:02 PM   #3
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Pictures look great - trailer looks in nice shape for you to add your personal touches. Have fun and keep us informed! ;)



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Old 10-22-2002, 01:33 PM   #4
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Roomy little sucker. :) I like. Did you tell us how big it is? I don't remember. I like that rear door. I think I saw one of these before I knew what fiberglass trailers were and was looking at aluminum. Terrible to think I might have missed one of these.



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Old 10-22-2002, 01:42 PM   #5
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dimensions

I'll have to check the dimensions and get back to you. I haven't a clue!



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Old 10-22-2002, 01:56 PM   #6
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dimensions

Unless I am mistaken - the total length of any TT is from the tip of the hitch to the back of the trailer (therefore my 21.5 Bigfoot is actually only about 19 feet.) - make sure you include that.



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Old 10-22-2002, 04:12 PM   #7
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Wow. You all really know what you're talking about! I'd have just measured the exterior dimensions of the "box".

The box is 6 feet wide and 10 feet long. If you add the hitch it's 6 feet by 13 feet. Anticipating that someone will ask (I'm catching on to you guys) the height with the top popped is about 7.5 feet, and all closed up it's about 6.5 feet.

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Old 10-22-2002, 05:08 PM   #8
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I'm really impressed with that large storage area just past the stove and sink..... Wow! shelves and all.......;) ;) ;)



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Old 10-22-2002, 05:15 PM   #9
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Pete

Pete ... I'm not looking at the storage ... I'm looking at the stove ... in a 13 foot trailer no less! Dang, I hope my wife doesn't see this!

Suzy ... even if the stove doesn't work, it should be easy for you to find a "plug and play" new oven/stove top. Looks to be standard size dimensions.

Ok, so we've decided ... no body tell Pam you can fit an oven in a 13 foot trailer ... and M-Suzy is in charge of cooking pizza at some future North American Fiberglass RV rally.



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Old 10-22-2002, 05:25 PM   #10
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Wow!

Suzy,

You did good! Glad to know your husband is pleased. Would love to see one in person.

Is that a dimmer switch on the wall next to the fridge?



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Old 10-22-2002, 06:45 PM   #11
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Compact Jr.??????

I am impressed at what they have packed into your unit, without the cluttered or forced look. Very thoughtful in concept and execution.

Not only that but you have a whole trailer to play with. Have fun, I will catch up with you over a campfire somewhere, Fx.



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Old 10-22-2002, 11:23 PM   #12
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Similar to Lite House

MontanaSuzy, your C-Jr. trailer reminds me of the first molded fiberglass travel trailer we ever looked at, Lite House, manuf. near Albuquerque, NM. It had the rear door, with dinette/bed at the far end. The Lite House, though, didn't have your trailer's other amenities. (It was a 13 footer, so the box must've been more like 10 ft.) The real stove with oven is impressive! You get to do the turkey at any Thanksgiving rallies!

Congrats on your find!



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Old 10-23-2002, 11:21 AM   #13
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Boy, I'm feeling smug, and very lucky, to have had the opportunity to get this trailer. Yes, it's a dimmer switch next to the fridge. It works the lighting over the table. And yes, that's an oven you see. I was thinking I might try brownies in it this weekend!

Last night we started cleaning. Yuck. I've never seen so many pails of brown water go down the drain. For now I think we'll clean and maybe give it some fresh paint inside. My sweetie is really hot to tear it apart and rebuild all the cabinetry and beds. It looks like what's in it is someone else's re-model, and it's really quite sloppy. So we may have a big winter project. Good thing we have a heated garage.

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Old 04-06-2003, 03:12 AM   #14
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Suzy,
Do you happen to have any pics of how the pop-up is latched to the top? Also, are your windows screwed into a wooden frame? Pics would be great. My 71 Astro had a very similar layout when I got it and I'm trying to get some ideas for the re-build.

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Old 04-11-2003, 01:15 AM   #15
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I too would love to see photos of what montanasuzy has done with her trailer.
I just got a C-Jr. and will post photos this weekend of the windows and poptop latches for you to see. The window frames are screwed through from the outside with a metal frame, and there is wood trim on the inside. One of the windows opens, and there is a screen
How about pics of your trailer?
Los Gatos is only about 2 hours from me, so we are almost neighbors!
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Old 04-11-2003, 01:32 AM   #16
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unfortunately no one has seen or heard from montanasuzy for quite some time. perhaps she is overseas.
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Old 04-11-2003, 04:28 AM   #17
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Fantastic!! I'll get some pics posted. Right now it's pretty much gutted, but I do have some earlier pics around here somewhere. The windows sound the same. The wooden frames were rotted, so they've been rebuilt. One thing I'd really like to do is to put in one of the flip-up front windows, but I haven't found anyone that carries them. The cabinets have been completely re-done. The sink, stove (will be installing a microwave) and water tank have been removed; the closet has been moved from the ice box side to the 'kitchen' side and enlarged. The ice box side was kept the same, including the original closet (which will be fitted with canvas shelves). I don't know about the Compact Jrs, but Astro didn't take a lot of pride in their cabinet construction. The whole thing was held together with cheap staples. The new frames are held together with lots of fluted dowels, metal brackets and exterior contruction glue. Rock solid! ;) Pretty much anything that could have been rotted was and has been rebuilt. I don't know what the interior walls are like in the Compact Jr, but the Astro is rough fiberglass (poorly painted, too). I really like the idea of the Casita's foam-backed carpet walls, so that's the project we're really not looking forward to. The floor between the benches had been saggy, so we had a support bar welded to the frame. Lots more done/to do, but this post is too long as it is:hap2 It should be really nice when it's done...we just need to get in gear and get to it!! :)
A friend of mine lives in Valley Springs...not that far from Jamestown.
Great to hear from you!
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Old 04-11-2003, 04:31 AM   #18
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Hi Liz
No post is to long.Looks like you guys have done lots of work so far.Keep us posted on new developments.:wave



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Old 04-11-2003, 05:02 AM   #19
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It pays to have really good friends who are willing to help lift a trailer. Taking them out to lunch doesn't hurt, either! :) You can see what the frame looked like before the additional support was welded on and all the rust removed.
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Here's the frame with the support bar and 2 coats of rustoleum. Since then the shell has been set back on the frame, the battery rack relocated and a spare tire rack welded on (friends who weld are priceless!!).

I'll post more pics when I find them!
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Old 04-11-2003, 05:07 AM   #20
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Great shots.:wave



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