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Old 02-20-2018, 07:58 PM   #1
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Is there a forum that helps me with information about renovation on a 1989 Hi lo tow lite ? I have a few questions .
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:20 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum!!

There is plenty of info here. Just stick around and someone will come back to help you.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:52 PM   #3
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One what is the exterior made out of ? Can I paint it completely with some kind of sealant ? Like Kool seal the whole thing . Even though I don't see any visible leaks just to ensure none happen . Then paint the whole thing a standard tan color ? What are major problems or issue I need to look for . I purchased a 1989 Hi Lo fun lite today and have no idea how to ensure I have years of use our of it .
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I'm a bit confused. Do you have a Towlite or a Funlite? The construction and repair methods are somewhat different. The best way to ensure no leaks is to do preventive maintenance. On units of this vintage iit is a must to carefully inspect the roof caulk and all caulk points on the HiLo. Next I would pull all the windows and reseal with butyl tape and Lexell caulk. Watch the operational videos. Ask any questions and we will answer them.
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Ha I thought a tow lite and fun lite where the same . I am not around my paperwork but I believe it is a fun lite . Would I be able to paint the material after I put sealant on it ?
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Ha I thought a tow lite and fun lite where the same . I am not around my paperwork but I believe it is a fun lite . Would I be able to paint the material after I put sealant on it ?
If you really wanted to paint it I would remove all trim , exterior doors , appliances such w/h door , furnace exhaust vent , kitchen exhaust vent and windows
Then paint and put back together
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According to the brochure collection the Towlite first came out in 1992. The Funlite continued for a few more years. It was a cross between the Towlite and the Classic.
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KellyAnn, If you want to SEAL it do as campthewestcoast suggests, but I think I would first get rid of any shiny spots with sandpaper, then prime, then paint. This will seal it very well. I do NOT suggest applying sealant to the entire exterior, depending on the type paint selected, it probably won't stick well.
Resealing the windows are a must. There are several posts covering this. Use the "search" heading at the top. You can also find the operational videos there.
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And, KellyAnn - what kind of roof does your trailer have? If it's metal, then KoolSeal or another elastomeric equivalent will work well. But, if it's a rubber roof, you need to use a product that is especially formulated for that kind of roof.

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