Hi all. I am a recent owner of a 1972 Hunter Compact Jr., and have already used this forum as a resource in doing my research. I wanted to join because I'm sure I will have questions.
Like...I'm getting around to doing deep dives on the camper now to see what need serious maintenance. The person I bought it from had it for 5 years and it was "restored" by someone prior. I wouldn't call it a thorough restoration but it is what it is. One thing that bugs me - the axle
and springs are original. The axle
is a spring axle
with a 4" drop. It looks to me like the tire tread is good and is being worn down evenly. The leaf springs look ok as far as I can tell. 50 years seems a bit old for these parts though.
A drop axle is a requirement. A straight axle would lift the camper and prevent me from easily getting it in and out of my garage - one of my requirements in getting it. If I do replace it, would a 3500 be too much? This is a light weight
trailer and ordinarily I'd get 2000 but I can't find that option. I would probably get 2000 leaf springs. Also those are an odd size - 27" - which is another reason I'm hesitant to do this immediately.
I'm kind of hoping I can take it on a few trips before really tackling this if I need to. Looking for thoughts and experiences with this. Thanks!