General Hi-Lo camper discussion The perfect place to discuss your Hi-Lo camper
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-28-2013, 01:28 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 5
Default 1974HiLo Hydraulic Lift Battery Location?

Greetings All! New here and in a bit of a fix. Set up the camper for sleepover and the lift won't engage. Just clicking. I can't find the battery(it must need charging). Anyone know where that might be located? Is there another way to raise the top, perhaps using an external power source? Thank You in advance.
__________________

chay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2013, 02:05 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
RCREYES's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Far West Texas
Posts: 1,182
Send a message via Yahoo to RCREYES
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chay View Post
Greetings All! New here and in a bit of a fix. Set up the camper for sleepover and the lift won't engage. Just clicking. I can't find the battery(it must need charging). Anyone know where that might be located? Is there another way to raise the top, perhaps using an external power source? Thank You in advance.
Welcome to the forum! Most batteries are located in the tongue compartment. You should be able to flip it open and attach jumper cables. It's a tight fit but can be done. It sounds like a weak battery may be your problem. Good luck!
__________________

__________________
"Ruben"
2404T, 2003 2500HD 4X4 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab w/Astro camper shell and 2003 Chevy Tahoe LE 4X2
Far West Texas
RCREYES is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2013, 07:44 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 5
Default

OK I didn't notice a tongue compartment in my search. I thought I had poked into every nook and cranny possible. I guess I was too hopeful to think I could just plug in the power to the garage and it would charge up the battery... Thank you for the info. The kids want to sleep in it all squished up, submarine-style. Remember when things like that were an adventure and not a crisis? I REALLY love my HiLo!
chay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2013, 09:02 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
RCREYES's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Far West Texas
Posts: 1,182
Send a message via Yahoo to RCREYES
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chay View Post
OK I didn't notice a tongue compartment in my search. I thought I had poked into every nook and cranny possible. I guess I was too hopeful to think I could just plug in the power to the garage and it would charge up the battery... Thank you for the info. The kids want to sleep in it all squished up, submarine-style. Remember when things like that were an adventure and not a crisis? I REALLY love my HiLo!
Do you have the owners manual? This one is close to your year model. They don't change much between year models.

1971 Hi-Lo 14ft Owner's Manual (Single Axle)

Check the reference library as well and keep use posted.
__________________
"Ruben"
2404T, 2003 2500HD 4X4 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab w/Astro camper shell and 2003 Chevy Tahoe LE 4X2
Far West Texas
RCREYES is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 04:16 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 5
Default

Well I recall using the lights on battery power, and I am sure the guy mentioned it recharging itself. This manual confirms my hopes. However, he completely re-wired the trailer and put in all new plumbing, lift cables, foam etc etc.(No complaints-it is wonderful!) The battery is not under any of the bench seats but I KNOW it exists because I have used it! Thank you very much for posting the manual. I may have to go crawling with a flashlight. O well!
chay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 07:07 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
JackandJanet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pine, AZ
Posts: 2,691
Default

It should be very close to the lift motor. And, as was mentioned before, it's probably between the rails in the tongue.

- Jack
__________________
Hi-Lo 1707T - Tire Minder TPMS on Tow Vehicle and Trailer, 300W Solar Battery Charger, Equal-i-zer WDH
2014 F150 Platinum 4x4 3.5L EcoBoost SCrew
JackandJanet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 11:18 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 5
Default Found Battery!

I found it! Thank you all for your help. Based on the fact there is no such thing as magic, and the switch DID power on weakly...I crawled back in and checked under the front bench seats: nothing. Then I noticed a very small "bulkhead" running along the front of the trailer at floor level under the table. Impossibly small. The lid lifted right off. The battery is located just off centre-line in that narrow trough. Posts easily accessible. I have no idea if this is the manufactures location but it makes sense and frees up a lot of storage. Now I can raise up my camper and start scrubbing.
chay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2013, 08:21 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
69hilo2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: near Tampa, Fla
Posts: 277
Default Luck

Good Luck with everything. Enjoy the kids with your hilo.

Later Tim
69hilo2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 01:35 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 5
Default :)

Yes! It's a beauty! You can't even feel it under tow.
chay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2014, 04:04 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: nevada
Posts: 3
Default

it is located under the front dinnet table next to the wall so is the resorvor for lift
__________________

Forest is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Hi-Lo Trailers Worldwide or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
HiLoTrailerForum.com Copyright 2010