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Old 02-24-2008, 01:39 PM   #1
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Hello fellow campers! I just joined this site and wanted to introduce myself. My husband and I own a 1973 Compact Jr by Hunter. It's a funky green colored fiberglass trailer about 10' long. Our friends call it the 'toaster' because the ceiling lifts up allowing us to stand in it comfortably (I am 5'9" - he's 6'2"). We live in NJ and love to get away for weekends.

I come from a camping family. There are 4 of us kids and summer vacations were always camping trips. My parents bought this Compact Jr for themselves in the later 70's since we were all grown. One year when my vacation plans fell through, My Dad and I took it up to New England to visit some museums he wanted to see. My parents used it for many years before getting a class C and then loaned it to my brother who used it for storage. After several years of unuse and abuse, my parents gave it to us and we 'restored' it. We finished it and my parents visited us at a campground to see it. They loved it. Dad passed away three weeks later so I was happy he got to see the renewed camper he'd loved. As you can tell, I have a strong sentinmental attachment to it.

If I can figure out how to, I will post photos of our little compact Jr.

Thanks for reading my first post and I am glad I joined this group! - Kathi (& Bob)
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:49 PM   #2
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Kathi & Bob, Welcome to FiberglassRV we're glad you found us! And, yes by all means post some pictures, we all love to

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Old 02-24-2008, 02:01 PM   #3
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welcome and thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. There are lots of nice folks in the forum here.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:01 PM   #4
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Our friends call it the 'toaster' because the ceiling lifts up allowing us to stand in it comfortably (I am 5'9" - he's 6'2").
I like that.
I have fond memories of our first trailer, a 1971 Compact Jr. that I rebuilt after the previous owner gutted it out.

Frederick - The Scaleman
1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:14 PM   #5
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I like that family history. Unfortunately, if I had inherited from my folks I'd be using a worn canvas tent! (Well, later they had a FourWheel Popup truck camper but it fell into disrepair when they bought a truck it didn't fit.)

Show us pictures of your "toaster."

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Old 02-24-2008, 02:25 PM   #6
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Great story, thanks for sharing! I'm sure you made your Pop really happy. That must feel good. I too, would love to see pics of the toaster....

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Old 02-24-2008, 04:41 PM   #7
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Welcome Kathleen! Wow, a one family Compact Jr. I'm sure that is very rare. My '73 was originally green but was painted by a previous owner. Hope you can post some photos.

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Old 02-24-2008, 05:10 PM   #8
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Hi Kathi & Bob, and welcome to this terrific site! Thank you for sharing the wonderful story of your family history with the Compact Jr. - that is really something! And yes, we all love to see pics.

We wish you safe travels and lots of continued happy memories. Take care, L 'n D
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:39 PM   #9
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Welcome, Another square cracked egg! We love pictures.

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Old 02-24-2008, 08:30 PM   #10
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Welcome Kathleen!
Tom, that's a really nice album of pictures. Nice work on the trailer.
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