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Old 08-11-2021, 11:58 PM   #1
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Well Hello there Fiberglassers! I'm Eddie and I have a newly (1973) acquired Hunter Compact Jr. that needs A LOT of work. I'm ready to get to it!
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Old 08-12-2021, 06:49 AM   #2
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Welcome, Eddie! The Compact Jr. is a very simple, easy-to-work-on design: boxy, with mostly straight walls and a flat floor, a perfect first project. Best wishes with your renovations! How about some “before” pictures to start?
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Old 08-12-2021, 08:27 AM   #3
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Well Hello there Fiberglassers! I'm Eddie and I have a newly (1973) acquired Hunter Compact Jr. that needs A LOT of work. I'm ready to get to it!

I have a better idea, you could start on my '95 Scamp 19' 5th wheel.
And welcome to the forum.
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Old 08-12-2021, 03:36 PM   #4
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I have a better idea, you could start on my '95 Scamp 19' 5th wheel.
And welcome to the forum.

Hey! Tow it over! Haha 😂
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Old 08-12-2021, 03:39 PM   #5
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My compact Jr. renovation start

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Welcome, Eddie! The Compact Jr. is a very simple, easy-to-work-on design: boxy, with mostly straight walls and a flat floor, a perfect first project. Best wishes with your renovations! How about some “before” pictures to start?
Welp.. I didn’t think the power wash would do so much transforming.
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Old 08-12-2021, 05:19 PM   #6
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Nice trailer. Looks like it is in good shape. What are the planned renos? Are you going to totally gut it and rebuild it from the ground up? Or, some paint and new tires then head out on the road?
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I like the color. Some polish and wax should have it looking pretty sharp. I've used Meguiar's 3-step Marine Fiberglass Restoration Kit with good results.
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Old 08-13-2021, 01:20 PM   #8
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reno thoughts

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Nice trailer. Looks like it is in good shape. What are the planned renos? Are you going to totally gut it and rebuild it from the ground up? Or, some paint and new tires then head out on the road?
Not that I want to get to extensive and I could probably get away with doing minimal work with it, but I think certain things area a must. I want to start with patching the crack in the pop top dome. A 4 inch crack and very thin. A 10 in. by 10 in. area looks oddly weak and crystalline in pattern. a good layer of glassworks and and reinforcing the dome with stainless ribs for the concave problem to give it back the convex shape, a start should be good to go. Tires, wheels, repack/replace the bearings, fresh linoleum, cabinet doors paint or replacement. a cracked window needs replacement. Dome vinyl needs replacing, new tail lights are a must, new cushions for the seating. The fridge is gas/electric but it looks pretty rough.. rusty and webs.. it might work though.. A shot of clear coat! or wax/polish... The trailer frame... its pretty rusty but the integrity seems strong. I'd like to separate and give it a good grind/naval jelly and painting. Media blast? A new trailer? haha.. The Trailer cost me nothing and came with current registration. So any $ invested up to a few thousand isn't a big deal. I think I can keep the cost down. I was a machinist(not a welder) at a fab shop for 12 years.. I know how to work metal.
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Old 08-13-2021, 01:22 PM   #9
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I like the color. Some polish and wax should have it looking pretty sharp. I've used Meguiar's 3-step Marine Fiberglass Restoration Kit with good results.
how often do you need to reapply this kit? I was thinking a little bit of color sanding and doing a single clear coat of PPG's finest.. but a 3 step kit sounds interesting!
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