Before Video the Trailer Restoration


A few months ago, I announced that I bought a 1972 Hunter Compact Jr fiberglass trailer. Before I get too far along in the restoration, I shot a video tour of the current state of my project. In this video, you can see the “before” and hear what I have planned for the future. Hopefully you’ll be impressed with the transformation!

Watch the before video of my Vintage Trailer Restoration :

As you can see, there’s a good amount of work to be done. My goal is to have my trailer finished (or partially finished) by late May or early June. That’s only 6 weeks away! I’m not sure I will be able to do it, so wish me luck!

This is what I’m planning on doing to my vintage trailer:

  • Fix the leaky plumbing
  • Raise the pop top roof 2-3″ using pistons
  • Replace the curtains
  • Paint the cabinets
  • Remove the refrigerator and replace with a Dometic CFX-28*
  • Upgrade the solar system with a Humless system*
  • Redo the floors
  • Purchase an outdoor shower system (TBD which kind, still shopping)
  • Repainting the outside
  • Replace two broken windows

*Sponsored items/affiliate links

My Trailer is Getting a New Paint Job!

Perhaps the largest, and most expensive project of this restoration is the paint job. I know some of you are saying “don’t do it!”, but I feel that it’s important for the outside of the trailer to be just a beautiful as the inside. The trailer’s current paint job is in good shape, it’s true, but it does have a fair amount of scratches, chips, and sun damage. There is a dullness to the paint, and I really want my trailer to be bright and shiny. I am hiring a friend to do the paint job, and the color we chose was a brighter yellow. The red decal strips will be removed, as they aren’t original and I don’t like them very much.

Stay Tuned for More Vintage Trailer Updates!



  1. August 22, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    Have you figured out the lift pistons for the roof yet? Please please please share photos and explanation of how you got it to work, because this is something I’ve been trying to work out for a couple years now on my Junior!

    • User Avatar August 28, 2018 / 11:16 am

      Sorry we haven’t figured it out. Not sure we will to be honest. It’s more complicated than we originally thought, and we might go back to the old system. I’ll update everyone when I know more!

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