I'll start this by saying that I really, really like the Compact Jr. and I'd like to own one someday (they match my car so perfectly! - totally rectangular
) So I'm not dissing them here.
If it really, truly was full restoration, I'd say... maybe high, maybe not.
But I have seen few trailers where the restoration was as extensive (or as well done) as I would like. They are out there, to be sure, but is this one of them?
Both CJ's I looked at had a sag in the pop-top roof, and many others have reported it. Does that exist and has it been taken care of?
The frame can be a bit "light"; has it been beefed up if it needs it?
Are the walls insulated or just painted (that can be a big job and insulation is more generally present on other brands of trailers).
The interior furniture is "stick built" Is there any rot at the bottom where there may have been leaks
Is the outside shiny? If it has been painted, was it a one-part paint
or a long-lasting two-part paint
Will the new pop-top have screened windows
? How about the attachment points from the top to the body?
Some of the above is not directed at this trailer in particular, and I don't remember the ad exactly as it was a few days ago that I looked at it. But it seems to me that CJ's generally go in the $800 - $2000 range unless they are really, really special.
I guess the ending price will tell us if it was worth $3500 or not.
PS: curtis, did you see that Tom Trostel reported his CJ's interior height with the pop top up at 73" in the new "interior height" thread? I mention it as we discussed it inconclusively above.
Here's a link to the thread with interior heights:
So far it seems as though of the typical brands of 1970s and 1980s 13' campers (Burro [actually Cloud]and clones/Boler and clones/Trillium), the Burro
are the highest at 74"