CA 1973 Hunter Compact II Project SOLD - Fiberglass RV

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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1973 Hunter Compact II Project SOLD

1973 Hunter Compact II 13 foot project.

Improvements already made:
- stripped the frame and the axle and primed and painted them.
- gutted the interior and cleaned the fiberglass.
- replaced the plywood subfloor with 4 x 10' plywood with multiple coats of polyurethane on the bottom for waterproofing.
- repaired and cleaned all the windows.
- rebuilt the door.
- rewired the trailer traveling lights, with a new junction box for all wiring.
- repaired two minor cracks in the fiberglass.
- sanded the entire exterior, primed it with Interlux Pre-Kote and painted it with two coats of Interlux Brightside Polyurethane Topside paint.
- built the faces for the side cabinetry, using solid birch lumber. I planned to replace all the wood walls, drawer faces and cabinet doors with birch plywood, which will look beautiful when completed.

It has:
- high ground clearance for off-roading but low profile for low wind resistance.
- pop-up fiberglass roof for plenty of headroom inside.
- lots of windows
- sink
- potable water holding tank
- three burner propane stove
- ice box
- bathroom with built in rv toilet with black water tank.
- lot of cabinet and drawer space.
- dinette becomes a queen size bed, much larger than similar 13' trailers.

I have around $2,000 into this trailer so I am selling it at my cost, with no charge for the hours of labor I have put into it. My wife got tired of waiting so she bought me a new Scamp 16 foot for my upcoming 65th B'day. Now I don't have time to finish the Compact. This will be an awesome trailer when it is completed.

This will be a great project for someone who is handy and wants a great lightweight (probably around 1,200 lbs when done) small, self-contained fiberglass trailer. If I don't sell it, I'll eventually finish it myself but I'd rather put my time into going "Scamping."

$2,000 OBO. E-mail me or call me at 916-541-4816.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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WOW... if I hadn't finished mine I would be right up to buy this one. Looks like all the real hard stuff is done.

You didn't mention it, but it also looks like it came with the bathroom option

Forgot to mention, If they are needed, I have a full set of cushions.


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Old 11-19-2013, 07:10 AM   #3
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Very nice! You have done a wonderful job.
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:19 AM   #4
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Thanks for the nice comments. I sold the trailer to a photographer couple who are going to convert it to a mobile darkroom. They do old time tin-type wet-plate photography and my trailer was just what they were looking for. Somewhat sad that it won't be a travel trailer but it is getting a new, interesting life.
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #5
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Sounds like a great use for a most unique trailer. So often "Projects" get bought and just sit forever. (Just look at the response here when someone advertised that they wanted a project!) This way it wil get a lot of attention and I can raise the price when I am ready to sell mine LOLOLOL....

Make sure they join in here for help and so we can see the results.

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Old 11-23-2013, 11:03 AM   #6
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I would very much like to see photos of the rebuild on the door. Your work looks very clean and professional.
If photos of the door aren't available, then please write up a little description of the procedure you used to disassemble the door.

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Old 02-23-2014, 11:38 PM   #7
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has this been sold?
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:09 AM   #8
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Yes, if you read the fourth post down it states it was sold

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