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Old 09-23-2013, 01:09 PM
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I am a woman, 71 years of age, camping in pop up's for 31 years, with the last 14 on my own. I have been looking at the Hi Lo's because the last trip in August my knees and back were a problem, putting up the camper. Problem, what do I have to consider about owning and maintaining a Hi Lo??? Putting it up I saw the video but what about storing it for the winter, taking care of it during the camping season, putting any fluids in somewhere, tires, water, heater, sewer, etc.??? This is where I have to have all the answers because as they say "your not getting any younger" and boy do I know it. So any help would be more then appreciated. Janice Gealey IS THERE ANY SITE I CAN GO TO WHERE OWNERS OR RV PLACES ARE SELLING HI LO'S I HAVE SPENT HOURS TRYING TO FIND HI LO'S AND BY THE TIME I FIND ONE IT IS SOLD. THANKS FOR ANY HELP AND I FORGOT HOW TO START A NEW POST SO I ADDED ONTO THIS ONE. MUST BE GETTING OLD

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Old 09-23-2013, 09:14 PM
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First you are very wise to ask us HiLo owners. The HiLo is a beautiful trailer. However it requires bending to crank the stabilizer legs down. We have a power jack to lift the trailer up for leveling. You need to be able to get down on the ground to put chocks between the wheels. You have to hoop up electric cord and water hose. Routine maintenance requires crawling under the trailer to grease the cables and guide rod. DH describes this process as being a contortionist. The hitch on our truck is very heavy. When it is time to dump the grey and black water you have to get down on the ground to do this chore. DH is 67 and he has his share of aches and pains. I hope this helps you.
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What Sam describes is common with any type travel trailer with the exception of the cables and guide rod. What sets the HiLo apart from the others is ease of towing. You have a lower center of gravity and less wind resistance while towing a HiLo.

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Old 09-24-2013, 10:09 AM
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Depending on your "pocket book" - you could have the standard maintenance items performed by a shop including winterizing etc. There is more to do in terms of checking systems etc than a standard pop-up. The one thing that may be an issue is that a Hi-Lo really requires a "weight distribution hitch" which has parts to it that need to be put on taken off everytime you tow the trailer and some of those parts can be heavy. You likely did not use one on your pop-up.

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Old 09-26-2013, 07:04 PM
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Thanks for all the input I received. I have to look at one to see if I can handle this or not. will let you all know.
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