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Old 10-07-2017, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default 2002 Hi-Lo

We have been looking at Hi-Lo trailers and just found a 2002 19'. It is extremely clean. My question is what happened in the 2002 ! This 2002 looks like it was built by a different company. Your info appreciated !
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:19 PM   #2
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Don’t know what you mean by your remark, but they were built by the same company. Are you referring to the “ripple side” vs the “flat side”?

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Old 10-07-2017, 08:22 PM   #3
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Yes I am I just did not know if perhaps the company had problems around then that caused a change in quality etc. Whatever....we closed the deal while I was away so will travel to pick it up on Monday !!!
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Welcome to the HiLo family!

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Old 10-08-2017, 08:52 PM   #5
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Default Some times suppliers change material

Some times material goes out of stock. HiLo probably went with the smooth sides to give the RV a more modern look.
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my 2001 is smooth. Pretty much standard these days and easier to work with is my guess. You will likely notice that the bench seats in the dinette are made from the same stock as the sides including the sandwiched styrofoam. More efficient and , in some cases, the cutouts from the windows. Less waste.

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OK...these campers (at least this one) tow like a dream. I came back home (Sanderson Texas) from Peoria Az. in really windy conditions on I-10. Never a complaint from the Hi-lo ! The overall condition of the trailer is very good, however there are a few issues...as always. The biggest is this. I got to my overnight camping spot (Wal-Mart in Las Cruces NM) and the top would not raise all the way. Now the seller demonstrated to me the top raising and lowering at his home so I saw it work. I hemmed and hawed about what to do in the morning and decided to get two new batteries from Was-Mart. To do this I had to lower the top, which I did...finally. Got ready to go around the store to service and realized the top will now not raise and my battery compartment is completely inaccessible with the top down. So....I came home and here I am. My question is .....WILL THE HYDRAULIC MOTOR RUN OFF SHORE POWER ? I am with out manuals so will find them here and print them. Also why would HI-lo put the battery box in a place where the top covers it when down ??
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Mark, I suspect the reason HiLo put the batteries there is because there is room for them there and it's better to have batteries (with their sulfuric acid) "outside" the trailer rather than inside the trailer.

How the heck did you get the batteries OUT with the top down?

Do you have the manual raising feature on your trailer? If not, can you reach in to the front of the battery door (you might have a small section there that lifts up), and pull out the battery cables? If you can, you can connect them to a battery (may have to use jumper cables to reach it) and then you can raise the top electrically. No, the top will not raise on shore power - it doesn't have the needed Amperage.

If none of this applies, you'll have to raise the top with jacks, or the help of some strong friends and then prop it on 2x4s cut to length while you connect the battery(s).

Consider this an introductory lesson in HiLos. We've all had to learn, sometimes the hard way.

Added note: Your tow vehicle may not be charging the trailer batteries when you are underway. If you have the refrigerator on, it will rapidly deplete the batteries. Check that you have charging voltage at the trailer plug on your tow vehicle. That circuit may not be "live".

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Welcom to the forum Mark2; NO the top will not raise on shore power. My pump on my 28' HiLo pulls around 115 amps when raising. Yours maybe around 100 amps as you are shorter and the top weighs less. Your converter puts out at best 30 amps so you must have a good battery/batteries to provide the majority of the power. At this point plug in the shore power and hope that the batteries take a charge. Leave it plugged in for 24hrs. When you try to then raise the top leave it plugged in to shore power also. Before replacing your batteries take them to a auto parts store and have them do a load test to see if they are good. Do you know if you have a manual hand pump on your hyd pump. It was an extra that you could purchase when new. If you do you should see a slot in the front of the Battery/pump box. The slot would be about 20" wide by 3" high. Takes a pump handle simular to a bottle jack. Mark2, there is too much info you need to know to type here on the forum. If you would like to talk on the phone, I will send you a private message here on the forum with my Ph#. Check your private messages.
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Mark2; If you did not get a private message from me let me know here on the forum. I may be having a problem sending a message here in the mountains today.
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