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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-05-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,035
Posted By francene
A friend had their used van totalled in a chain...

A friend had their used van totalled in a chain reaction accident. He paid $45k for it and State Farm gave him a check for $55! So get State Farm on it to deal with the trucker's insurer. You deserve...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-04-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By francene
HibMichelle, the exterior window frames on my 74...

HibMichelle, the exterior window frames on my 74 Compact II had a matt finish, not shiny. Aluminum polish on them is the best you can do to create a little lustre and protect the metal from the...
Forum: General Chat 05-01-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By francene
Hi Juana, Let me know what price you find out...

Hi Juana, Let me know what price you find out from Calmark. I have a Calmark cover from a Scamp 16 I had. It has a couple of small patches caused by wasps eating through it, of all things....
Forum: NEW Fiberglass RV Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Trade 04-22-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
For Sale: Hunter Compact II
Views: 1,383
Posted By francene
Hi David, I will soon be selling a Hunter Compact...

Hi David, I will soon be selling a Hunter Compact II such as this one, but mine has been completely renovated. I haven't decided on a price yet, but thought you might be interested. It's a great...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-27-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 34,344
Posted By francene
Jan, Thank you and yours is not a stupid question...

Jan, Thank you and yours is not a stupid question at all. I did build a wood frame for the bed/seating area. Frame in a rectangular bed platform and cover with the 1/4" luan on the front. The tops...
Forum: NEW Fiberglass RV Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Trade 02-15-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,625
Posted By francene
Compact Jr. Facebook group add

Who’s ready for a project. Camper will be road ready. New tires. N temporary lights. Nothing tested located in louisville Ky. call n text will get answered first, if no Answer leave a message...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 02-15-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,380
Posted By francene
Welcome, Perri. I winter in San Diego where the...

Welcome, Perri.
I winter in San Diego where the little Meerkat trailer is made and sold. I've seen it in person. It is very minimalist but not cheap. They've been selling a lot of them, so it might...
Forum: Money Matters 02-12-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By francene
This looks to be in good condition. John and...

This looks to be in good condition. John and others have made excellent suggestions. Looks underneath the trailer, check to see if everything works, and go from there. If you find some problems but...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-14-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,828
Posted By francene
Great job! Very cool.

Great job! Very cool.
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 12-28-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,559
Posted By francene
IKEA Stove

Here's a low tech solution for you. Lots of character, though, and so much fun to use. Get the real camping experience. This boils water surprisingly fast, in 4 minutes, I'd say. An Ikea stove. Look...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 12-28-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,559
Posted By francene
I've got one of these made by Coleman....

I've got one of these made by Coleman. Inexpensive and works very well, on Amazon.
Fran
Forum: General Chat 12-17-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By francene
Wow, great photos! Thanks for sharing. You...

Wow, great photos!
Thanks for sharing. You certainly put up with a lot of smoke.
Interesting journey~

Fran
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-29-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,492
Posted By francene
Thanks, K. There are helpful tips here, and I...

Thanks, K. There are helpful tips here, and I appreciate you taking the time to share them.

We've decided to travel on I-5 the entire way, as boring and congested in spots that it is. This time...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-27-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,492
Posted By francene
Hey, K Corbin, thank you for responding. I am...

Hey, K Corbin, thank you for responding. I am more like you, in spirit. My choice is to travel myself or have my husband fly up from San Diego to accompany me. He had gone down there for gallbladder...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-26-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,492
Posted By francene
I am starting off in Bellingham, WA, but that's a...

I am starting off in Bellingham, WA, but that's a good point that I forgot about .
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-26-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,492
Posted By francene
Snowbird travelling caravan?

Are there any caravans going from Canada and the PNW southward to SoCal?
I am looking for fellow Travellers for company on my way down. Any suggestions appreciated.

Thanks!
Fran
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 10-23-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 15,316
Posted By francene
Good one, Donna, thanks! Appreciate a laugh...

Good one, Donna, thanks! Appreciate a laugh today. It's 39 degrees and raining. Fall in the PNW.
Rain is good, though!
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 10-11-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By francene
Interesting find, Steve. Thanks for sharing.

Interesting find, Steve. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-30-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By francene
Agreed. Beautiful job!

Agreed. Beautiful job!
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-24-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By francene
Welcome, Kelsey. What brand is your trailer? ...

Welcome, Kelsey. What brand is your trailer?

Fran
Forum: Hi, I am.... 07-27-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By francene
Congratulations, looks pretty sound--what's left...

Congratulations, looks pretty sound--what's left of it.
Strange it had no floor. The floor is supposed to be plywood.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 07-22-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By francene
Congrats, Loren. I have a '74 Compact II. ...

Congrats, Loren.
I have a '74 Compact II.
Complete renovation done.
They are easy to tow and functional.

Enjoy,
Fran
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-17-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By francene
Very nice, Tom! What kind of wood panel did...

Very nice, Tom!
What kind of wood panel did you use? Was it pre-stained or did you stain it? Did you use PL adhesive to attach?

Thanks,
Fran
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-14-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By francene
Kim, There's a lot of wisdom in what...

Kim,
There's a lot of wisdom in what 'vintageracer' Mike has stated. Heeding his advice would be wise.


Been there, done that...
Fran
'74 Compact II
totally restored, by myself, tho. ;)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-08-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By francene
Denece, looks like you're on your way. It was 11...

Denece, looks like you're on your way. It was 11 years ago when I renovated my trailer, so my memory is not too sharp. But I took a peek under my new counter, and could see I used glue and screws to...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-08-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By francene
Yes, Denece, the counter is screwed in from...

Yes, Denece, the counter is screwed in from below.

Good luck,
Francene
74 Compact II
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-21-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By francene
I suspect the cooktop has it's own regulator. ...

I suspect the cooktop has it's own regulator.
When it didn't start, it was NOT getting GAS. I heard no gas sound. When working properly, there was a gas hissing sound. So it wasn't the igniter....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-20-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By francene
Cooktop didn't work at altitude

I have a new Dometic cooktop. Tested it several times at sea level and it lit immediately. Took the trailer up to 7,000 feet. Turned on the knob to 'ignite' and nothing, no sound of gas flowing....
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 06-20-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By francene
Thank you for the feedback, Guide Guy. Nice to...

Thank you for the feedback, Guide Guy. Nice to have positive CG comments.
Yes, I think we are taking the Standish cut-off, my mistake.

We've been to Crater Lake, last early June. Still had snow,...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 06-20-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By francene
Thanks to all who suggested campgrounds. ...

Thanks to all who suggested campgrounds.

Starting from San Diego to CA395, we're heading to the New Shady Rest Campground outside of Mammoth Lakes, in Inyo National Forest.
Next day explore...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-19-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,903
Posted By francene
That's what the Clore website says, you are...

That's what the Clore website says, you are correct. I just saw Floyd's post where he said these could be used.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-19-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,903
Posted By francene
Power Pack

Hi Floyd,
Do you think one of there could charge up an Interstate deep cell marine battery size 24, if one was to run it down a bit dry camping?

https://cloreautomotive.com/product/jnc660/
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-15-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,863
Posted By francene
Nice job!! I love the license plates. :p

Nice job!!
I love the license plates. :p
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-13-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,675
Posted By francene
Thanks, Mike for your calculations. One thing I...

Thanks, Mike for your calculations. One thing I did goof was the tire brand: They are not Michelins, they are Bridgestone Duelers, P235/55/R18, max load 1709 lbs. at 350 kPa, 51psi max pressure. (I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-13-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By francene
Floor

Hi Kris,
It's been 11 years since I restored my Compact II, but I'm pretty sure I used 3/4" or slighly less exterior plywood, 4 x 8 sheets, for my floor. I wrote in my thread what kind of...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-12-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,675
Posted By francene
Thanks to each of you who have replied so far....

Thanks to each of you who have replied so far. Good information.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-12-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,675
Posted By francene
Tow vehicle in question

So I'm towing with a 2009 Lexus RX350 with tow prep package, which has a 3,500 lb. tow limit, 350 lb. tongue weight limit. I know, it's not the ideal tow vehicle, but it's what I have available. I...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-12-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,675
Posted By francene
Tow Vehicle Tire Inflation for towing

Hello there,
How many of you add more tire pressure before towing your trailers?
If so, how do you calculate how much to add? And do you add to all four TV tires, or just the rear ones?
...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 06-07-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By francene
Thanks, Paul, for your suggestions. Do you know...

Thanks, Paul, for your suggestions. Do you know if they have water, or are they 'dry camping' campgrounds?

Francene
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 06-06-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By francene
Where to camp

We'll be heading north from San Diego to northwest Washington state. We're considering CA 395, instead of our usual I-5. Does anyone know or recommend nice, easy access campgrounds not far off CA...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-06-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By francene
Please post some photos of your new 'Cadet'....

Please post some photos of your new 'Cadet'. Perhaps someone here can help you identify what it is. :cool:

Francene
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 06-05-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 15,316
Posted By francene
Great video. That guy is really creative!

Great video. That guy is really creative!
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-05-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By francene
Thanks or the photos. Your Cadet interior has a...

Thanks or the photos. Your Cadet interior has a nice clean look. Enjoy using it!
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-04-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By francene
Sleeps 5? I'd love to see pictures o the...

Sleeps 5? I'd love to see pictures o the interior. Please share your renovation.

Thanks,
francene
Compact II
Forum: General Chat 05-23-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By francene
It works for you, Jack, that's what counts. Good...

It works for you, Jack, that's what counts. Good ideas.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-21-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By francene
Very good, thorough instructions, k corbin! ...

Very good, thorough instructions, k corbin!

Fran
Forum: General Chat 05-20-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By francene
Nice Puck, Jack! Where did you install a water...

Nice Puck, Jack!
Where did you install a water heater?

Fran
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-20-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By francene
Yes, no problem. Good luck with your windows. ...

Yes, no problem. Good luck with your windows.

Francene
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-20-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By francene
window gasket

Hi Chin Chin,
When I did my renovation, I don't recall replacing the rubber gasket. I suggest taking the window to a window shop. They would be the most helpful to address that issue. Shouldn't...
Forum: General Chat 05-08-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By francene
Hi Ria, Thank you for replying back. I did...

Hi Ria,
Thank you for replying back. I did watch the youtubes you recommended as showing a very similar trailer to yours. Please keep me informed if you decide to sell it. Till then, enjoy your...
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